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This year I'm most looking forward to ...

by Arunbear (Parson)
on Jan 01, 2012 at 12:24 UTC ( #945789=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Happy new year everyone!
A new job / career move
[bar] 170/23%
A new automobile
[bar] 20/3%
A new mobile gadget
[bar] 19/3%
A long postponed vacation
[bar] 29/4%
A move to a new location
[bar] 28/4%
A new bundle of joy
[bar] 27/4%
Getting married
[bar] 34/5%
Getting back in shape
[bar] 90/12%
A new personal project
[bar] 66/9%
A work-ready Perl 6 release
[bar] 62/8%
The apocalypse
[bar] 152/20%
Other
[bar] 52/7%
749 total votes
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Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by johngg (Abbot) on Jan 01, 2012 at 14:20 UTC
    I answered "Other" as I'm hopefully looking forward to not being one of the poor devils being shown the door in the latest round of redundancies announced, with typical good cheer, by my company just before Christmas! I might, of course, be disappointed :-/

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by ww (Bishop) on Jan 01, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
    • A year without another Washington-inspired war
    • Congress-critters abandoning the notion that acting on problems is a zero-sum game
    • Several yards of manure or rich compost for my veggies
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by cavac (Chaplain) on Jan 02, 2012 at 01:42 UTC

    I think there are several points missing:

    • A new Perl project at work (getting paid for your hobby is always fun)
    • World domination (think big!)
    • Vacation
    • Finally getting a girlfriend
    • A better office at the monastery
    • A new law approving the use of my chainsaw-based L.A.R.T.

    BREW /very/strong/coffee HTTP/1.1
    Host: goodmorning.example.com
    
    418 I'm a teapot
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by chacham (Curate) on Jan 02, 2012 at 05:21 UTC

    I think of the new year as nothing more than a day off. It's just some arbitrary date chosen to count solar revolutions. So, what's the big deal? I don't look forward to anything more today than i did yesterday.

    Nonetheless, corporate budgets are also renewed on this date, and that means the possibility of new hires. Therefore, the way i see it, "A new job / career move" is the only choice with any real meaning here.

      While you are technically correct (it's just another day), it nevertheless is the date when most people take some time to look back and to think what needs to be changed. So for those it's more than just another day.

      And (at least in Germany) New Years Day is the end of the celebration-time, starting around Christmas. With much great food and more alcohol than in regular times. Thus for me "getting back in shape" is the first goal in this year. Especially as the whole family plans to participate in this event (german only).

      Happy New Year to all of you! Rata

      I've never understood why nobody celebrates New Month's Days? OK, so they're more frequent, but what if I only celebrate them one twelfth as much?

        I've never understood why nobody celebrates New Month's Days?

        Because it's a solar calendar. Month's are merely a convenience. That would be like celebrating a new hour because it's more often than a day.

        People who use the lunar calendar, however, do celebrate each new month. And considering there's a few billion of those people, it gets its fair share.

Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by fisher (Priest) on Jan 03, 2012 at 09:57 UTC
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Jan 03, 2012 at 13:42 UTC
    Has The Apocalypse been rescheduled to this year now? Woo Hoo!
      Some people think the ancient Mayan calendars predict the end of the world on or about 21 December 2012 but I understand that the people most likely to know, the current Mayans, think this is a great distortion of their ancestors' beliefs.
      For Harold Camping, most likely!
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by pileofrogs (Priest) on Jan 04, 2012 at 00:09 UTC

    My 2 year old sleeping through the night!

Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 04, 2012 at 02:46 UTC
    Even the pollsters must admit that a work ready perl6 will come just before the apocalypse.
      ... or more probably shortly after.
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by mertserger (Curate) on Jan 04, 2012 at 10:19 UTC
    Here in the UK I think we're supposed to be looking forward to the Olympics but as I wasn't able to get any tickets :( and my son wasn't chosen to be a torch-bearer :( :( :( I am less excited than I would have been
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Jan 04, 2012 at 14:43 UTC

    Definitely several personal projects:

    In no particular order:

    • Build out of new beer brewing setup incorporating two pumps, a plate wort chiller, motorized grain mill and HERMS.
    • Scratch built kitchen cabinets
    • Scratch built linen cabinet
    • Finally fixing the hole in my family room ceiling


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
      I'd be happy with just a plate chiller this year!

        Bought the plate chiller last year but I haven't integrated into my setup yet. I thought I'd wait until I built the new setup since the old setup's days are numbered.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by cdarke (Prior) on Jan 04, 2012 at 16:54 UTC
    ...5.16
Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:58 UTC
    paco's return...

    fnord

Re: This year I'm most looking forward to ...
by Voronich (Hermit) on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:06 UTC
    Frankly, the way my year started I'll take any of the above. Except Perl6 project. That doesn't much interest me.
    Me

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