New Year's Resolutions

I've got some tricky rules for New Year's resolutions. First, they have to be something that can be accomplished that year. For example, "lose weight, make more money, and travel more" are all bad resolutions because there is no way I would say at the end of the year, "No, I don't need to lose more weight... I have too much money... I don't want to travel anymore". Those resolutions might as well be perennial. So, all the resolutions should be "quantifiable" with incremental metrics. My other pet peeve is that resolutions aren't binding... they're sort of a contract between my better nature and myself. I won't beat myself up if none of these things are accomplished, but I hope they will remind my conscience of the person that I want to become.

"*" Denotes mission accomplished

"!" Denotes want to do soon

New for 2018
Eat at Aquavit Travel
     Bilbao Guggenheim
* Eat avocado toast
Eat chilled strawbeery soup Take a mud bath
Get into Disney's "Club 33"
Swim with dolphins (or is that a bad idea?)
Eat a Halal Snack Pack
* Eat at Jollibee (caveat, it was take-out)
Go see Mummenschanz
Eat at all 72 Michelin starred restaurants in NYC
Do more volunteering
     Work with Brick Theater (again)
     Find gay promming group
     Volunteer with a startup (See General Assembly)

Get a job
Make abelskivers
* Make lefse
* Eat fiddleheads
Get into the Magic Castle
Make more Ukranian eggs
Read art (big) books
Cake decorating/ fondant class
Do an isolation chamber
Play beer pong
Do a keg stand
Dye hair blue
Get CDL license
Pottery class
Buy a tuxedo and find somewhere to wear it
More welding classes
Take plumbing classes
Learn German
Whistle with two fingers
Eat lutefisk
Fix sleeping bag
* Eat even more varieties of apples
Learn the musical saw

High Priority
Pay off credit cards
Pay off taxes
* Re-do my will
* Learn Pro Tools
! Get certificates
     ! Confined spaces
! Take an AI class
* Work with Brick Theater

Medium Priority
Helicopter tour of NY
Learn to play violin
Cook molecular gastronomy with Jeffey
Scuba certification for both wetsuit and drysuit
Do another mud run
Make a fursuit
Help pump out boat/ station
Acrobatic flying lessons
Go to Upright Citizen's Brigade
Practice with Gotham Knights rugby
Volunteer at GLBT Center

Low Priority
COS Songwriting
! Learn to double-dutch
     Cooking class
     Juggling class
     Pro Tools class
     Programming bootcamp
     Web development
Take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
Help Thor get driver's license
Clean up a beach (Gowanus? New Town?)
Do another rodeo
Read Dante's Inferno
Read Marcel Proust
Read War And Peace
Read Moby Dick
Attend smokejumper school
Go to Delta again
Go to Inferno again
Go to IML again
Go to Dark Odyssey again
Go to Australia (Sydney and Alice Springs)
Hang out with NYFD/FDNY
Be more political
Go to SxSW
Practice wrestling
Learn boxing
Learn massage
Do civil war reenacting
Go skydiving
Learn French
Learn Japanese
Learn Italian
Organize a hunting trip for gay guys
Get a concealed carry permit
Go on a diving vacation
Go prospecting
Try geocaching
Get a buckle in rodeo
Take Master Thor
Get a motorcycle license
Buy a gun
Go hunting
Buy an ATV
Get a biweekly massage
Join the police citizen's brigade
Go caving
Start painting
Find purpose in life/ reason to wake up in the morning
Play more
Join gay hockey team as full-time player
Be more political
Go to SxSW
Go back to school
Ride a horse
Find a farm to work on
Go on a diving vacation
Go ATV mudding
Go whitewater rafting
Visit a slaughterhouse
Cultivate local friends that can be invited over for game nights, movie nights, and cigar & poker nights
Read Don Quixote
Do the Navy Seal Challenge
Take a class from Coursehorse
Produce more than consume
No more than two drinks a day
Find some more good recipes
Learn to eat healthy
Do a feeding weekend
Do an entire dog weekend
Get a high c
Hang out with police
Take shooting classes
Take mining classes at the Colorado School of Mines
Start SCA sword fighting again
Learn the butterfly stroke
Play three of my own guitar songs at an "open mic" night
Finish programming projects
Don't complain about anything more than once
Don't eat after 6:00 PM

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* Eat a good italian sandwich
* Read more books
* Drink bone broth
* Eat ramps
* Learn to sew
* See a Pink Floyd laser light show
* Learn to weld
* Find a good po-boy in NY
* Make pretzels
* 10 hour OSHA
* Watch comedy
* Watch MST3K
* Eat a variety of apples
* Make pretzels
* Be better (and also worse, as it turned out)
* Jog or exercise at least five days per week
* Watch blood pressure
* Go to a dude ranch
* Win something in a claw machine
* Do a "mud run"
* Get an apartment with Thor
* Move
* Go to a shooting range
* Go to Further Confusion
* Go to Coachella again
* Find a new job in NY
* Always have good food at the apartment
* Plan a trip somewhere
* Get finances in shape by end of 2010
* Organize stuff
* Rip records and CDs to digital drive and back-up
* Ride roughstock at the rodeo
* Go to Iceland
* Have a lot of s
* Sell things on ebay
* Go outside and get muddy
* Eat better
* Record a song on my computer
* Build up tolerance and stamina
* Play in the 2006 Bingham Cup rugby tournament in New York City
* Play in the 2010 Bingham Cup rugby tournament in Minneapolis
* Read 'Lolita'
* Jog or lift weights every day
* Go to Japan
* Learn Japanese (try to)
* Get finances together
* Level to 60 in World of Warcraft
* Learn bootblacking
* Play water polo
* Try "chute dogging"
* Play rugby somewhere
* Move into new house
* Floss every night (yeah, it's an boring one, but still...)
* Get really good at wrestling
* Play hockey with the Colorado Climax
* Play in a "drop in" hockey game
* Work out like a maniac
* Graduate with a master's degree in computer science
* Don't be so sarcastic
* Do projects
* Win friends and influence people
* Everyone will stay healthy
* Don't be late for plays
* Wait until people get out before entering elevator
* Stop saying "knowwhatImean"
* Keep working out
* Get down to 200 lbs/ 34 inch waist
* Don't run for plane flights
* Show up early for all meetings
* Turn around work requests quickly

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