As we discussed in my previous post, most resolutions for the new year tend to fall under a few typical categories. Almost everyone uses the new year to make commitments toward bettering themselves in their health and wellness, their career, and their interpersonal relationships. But what about the everyday stuff? What about the things we see and experience on a day to day basis; those are the things that truly make the difference between good days and bad days, good months and bad months, good years and bad years. Today myself, Most, WIS and of course you guys are going to spend some time talking about our more unconventional resolutions for the new year, the little things we can do better that might help make 2012 a year to remember.


Keep my gas light off for the entire year  

Anyone who knows me knows that my gas tank stays on D the entire time. yes, I said D as in >>THIS<< close to E.  I have no real excuse for not keeping my gas tank at respectable levels. Mostly it’s because I’m too lazy to fill it when it needs gas. I already paid for this the countless times I’ve run out of gas on the road. This year I will learn my lesson. I think.

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Avoid parking/traffic tickets in 2012

At one point, I felt like the state of New York had a bounty on my head for tickets. Jersey too. I’ve significantly improved, but I’m looking to make it a perfect record in 2012. No more riding filthy and parking without fucks to give, I hope!

Learn to unplug from the net/life

I put in a lot of work on the computer in 2011, but I got burnt out quick. Between my career, this blog, and leisure, I spend a lot of time on the computer. I need to take more breaks to recharge my mind and give my eyes a break. Unless we get ports in our necks like the Matrix, I think it’s good for my personal and professional health to step away at times and regroup.

Mr. Spradley

I hate when people say stuff like “I don’t believe in resolutions for the New Year.” It sounds so annoying and pretentious. It’s usually followed by something along the lines of “I believe in constantly improving myself, every day of the year.” Good for you, thanks for sharing. That said, I’m kind of one of those people who doesn’t believe in resolutions for the new year. Not necessarily because I’m working everyday toward making myself better, I wish I was, but I’d be lying if I said that was the case. I don’t usually make resolutions for the new year simply because for me, it doesn’t seem like a new year. My birthday is in July. January 1st just means I’m another day older. I don’t usually make a big deal about pointing this out, but since we’re on the subject it seemed appropriate. I hope this doesn’t sound all pretentious.

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Why then, am I on this post? Why not just sit this one out? I’m glad you asked. Since I don’t have any particular goals that coincide with the start of 2012, I am curious to know if I’m the only person out here who’s never really bought into the whole “new year, new beginning” ideology. For me, the years changing are more a matter of astronomical logistics than anything else. I’ve always put more stock into my birthdays. When my birthday rolls around, I start thinking about new goals and what I’d like to accomplish in this new year of my life, ways I want to be better – all that good stuff. Is anyone else like this? Anyone else find themselves feeling completely blah about the difference between December 31st and January 1st?  Maybe in 2012 I should work on caring more about the fact that another year has passed? Am I bugging or does anyone else feel this way?


I vow not to fight via SMS

In 2012, I shall not engage in any argument via short message services (SMS). This includes but is not limited to: Blackberry messenger (BBM) and/or text messages. Additional services include gchat, email and basically any electronic medium that may be stored and shared at a later point. First, I can’t convey tone in text. I’ve had simple stuff like “good night” turn into an argument because someone thought I was saying it with malice intent. Chill. Plus, there is nothing more satisfying than telling someone “I hate your face” to their face. You can’t get that kind of immediate emotionally devastating satisfaction and fulfillment through text message. Oh, oh are you crying? Mmmm, yesss, yesss, let me quench my thirst with the sweet salty nectar of your tears

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