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Last post Author Topic: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .  (Read 23303 times)

iphigenie

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2008, 10:24:15 AM »
After 5 years of working around the clock for peanuts in a company I started, I got "engineered" out in 2006 (and divested of all my investment in it too, long story, and yes i let it happen cause i couldnt destroy the company i had started, and it was a painful choice). 2006 was the year it all crashed down and i realised I had stopped seeing friends and having hobbies due to work work work... 2007 was the year of emerging back from this

I took a long time to get out of it but then in 2007 I first had a very lucrative 6 months contract which turn into a slightly less lucrative but still very nicely paid job, in a setting which is respectful of people, life, time etc.  And having a lucrative job when you learned to live spending very little and buying everything second hand means I am quickly rebuilding financial health and not spending much of it  :Thmbsup:

This year I am ready to start having a life and hobbies again - and since I dont need to code in my day job anymore (i only coach and manager people who do, from the cto position) I am pondering how to take it on as a hobby again ;)

So I am looking forward to enjoy a stable year with space for things outside work  :Thmbsup:

In short for me 2008 will be a year of

Regrouping
Get back in touch more with all these friends I lost contact with.
Revive hobbies and projects I have left behind when things got busy - photography, painting, hiking, programming for fun and a few others
Read the books I already have, play the games I own, listen again to all the music I have....

Refocusing
Get rid of clutter and useless things.
Stop wasting time - there are enough good things to get entertained with not to waste time on empty stuff.
Start doing the things I always want to do but never get around to - write a few more things, develop my dusty site, start a more "promotional" site, scan all my photos, and more

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2008, 09:26:06 AM »
At the top of the list, adopting a son.

Also:

2. Planting my first vegetable garden.
3. Fixing both sets of doors on the barn and other misc barn repairs.
4. Settng up a paper making station and a silk-screening station in the barn.
5. Pruning the wild raspberry patch out back into someting that will produce fruit.
6. Building and using a cider press for the old untended apple trees out back until I can get *them* pruned into usefulness.
7. Hopefully, admiring the rosebushes I transplanted last fall, bloom into splendiferousness.




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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2008, 04:03:12 PM »
Nice list, Daleus! I hope you are succesful in realising the first of your goals  :Thmbsup:
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2008, 04:14:05 PM »
5. Pruning the wild raspberry patch out back into someting that will produce fruit.
6. Building and using a cider press for the old untended apple trees out back until I can get *them* pruned into usefulness.
7. Hopefully, admiring the rosebushes I transplanted last fall, bloom into splendiferousness.

I don't think that pruning really does anything for the productivity of raspberries -- at least not mine. They grow like the dickens, and also produce piles of fruit. But last fall I mowed over most of my raspberries, they were completely taking over the landscaping beyond my control. If they come back, maybe I'll be able to control them; if not, well, I've still got the ones in the woods.

Rosebushes are positively my enemy. They grow wild everywhere, and cause some serious bleeding when I'm mowing near the edges of the lawn where they are trying to encroach. The best answer to these, I think, is Round-Up early in the spring.

Do you have any more information on pressing cider? I've got a mess of old apple trees way out in the woods (I suspect it was an orchard way back when) and I sure do love cider. Next fall I could have DonationCider  :P

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2008, 04:27:10 PM »
Hey! Donationcider... I like it. Sounds like a nice new direction to take Donationcoder  :Thmbsup:
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2008, 09:33:12 PM »
Thought it would be a good time to review how things went.

0. Stop drinking
Well, I've stopped completely over the last 8 months or so. Never felt healthier and I don't feel the need to drink, even for social reasons anymore. Also helped me with item 4 below.

1. Graduate
Done, but no spectacular ceremony.

2. Work with my new start-up company
Tried, but ended up with a full time job somewhere else. Its hard to be a worker and operate a business at once. Might try again after leaving my current job next month.

3. Code better
Definitely gotten better, but not as good as I'd like to be. Work in progress.

4. Run a marathon
Fractured a bone and out of action for 5 months, which made me miss out on training. But, after recovery, I've at least managed to train back to the level I was prior to injury. Can do a half marathon comfortably now, plan to hit full distance by March or so.

5. Find the answer to life, universe and everything...
Still seeking, but I've become a lot better at communicating and working in different kinds of teams, including ones with very odd and different people.

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2008, 12:24:56 AM »
I hope to be a lot more busy this year, can get very boring only working for half a day. I fell like I am under worked and over paid some times.

Oh and I hope to save a lot more cash so I can
A buy a apartment or B Open a cafe here in China.

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2008, 03:52:39 PM »
thanks for prompting me to even think about this icekin !
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2008, 04:30:31 PM »
(Along with probability of accomplishment)

1. Getting a grip on my OCDs. - (3%)
2. Getting much better at time management. (30%)
3. Daring to do some of the things that scared me this year. (40%)
4. Working out consistently. (80%)
5. Being way more constructive. (70%)
6. Controlling my temper. (20%)
7. Being a better person. (60%)



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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2008, 04:33:15 PM »
I can't wait to build my new computer.
I can't wait to start grad school (assuming I get in).
I look forward to doing some interesting things with my music, if I have time.
And, of course, continue to have unsuccessful relationships.  One of these has to hit!

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2008, 08:33:24 PM »
And, of course, continue to have unsuccessful relationships.  One of these has to hit!
Oh, that one might just work! Although I think I just might skip relationships and girls altogether.
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2008, 09:17:40 PM »
You guys are so ambitious. I'm jealous. I've saved all year and by Spring 2009 I should have enough money to buy a Bumper Dumper. Life will be so much simpler. The Romans may have had running water, but damnit, I've got plastic baggies!

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2008, 09:19:44 PM »
I think I just might skip relationships and girls altogether.

Don't. Trust me on this. ;)

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2008, 09:44:43 PM »
1. Starting a new band.  8) (I miss playing live!)

2. Finishing at least one of the three stories I'm currently writing.

3. Being here.

« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 09:47:14 PM by 40hz »

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2008, 09:51:41 PM »
You guys are so ambitious. I'm jealous. I've saved all year and by Spring 2009 I should have enough money to buy a Bumper Dumper. Life will be so much simpler. The Romans may have had running water, but damnit, I've got plastic baggies!

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Are you sure you want this? Looks kind of crappy to me, Zaine  :o
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2008, 10:49:21 PM »
You guys are so ambitious. I'm jealous. I've saved all year and by Spring 2009 I should have enough money to buy a Bumper Dumper. Life will be so much simpler. The Romans may have had running water, but damnit, I've got plastic baggies!

(see attachment in previous post)

Are you sure you want this? Looks kind of crappy to me, Zaine  :o

Introducing BUMPER DUMPER !!!

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2008, 01:40:59 AM »
You guys are so ambitious. I'm jealous. I've saved all year and by Spring 2009 I should have enough money to buy a [


Why pay 69.95 I can get you a bucket for 5.00 plus postage.

 

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2008, 01:47:20 AM »
I think I just might skip relationships and girls altogether.
Don't. Trust me on this. ;)
I don't plan on doing so forever, but it might be beneficial doing it for a while - focusing on other things etc.
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2008, 09:39:33 AM »
Phil, oh god, I'm hurting from laughing so hard!

And f0dder, go sit in family court for a day and then see if you want a woman. They're expensive, man, and besides, you're too young. If you wait long enough, nursing homes are full of women, and you'll probably be the pick of the litter!

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2008, 10:05:26 AM »
This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to ______________ .

1. Increasing my ability to be organized.
2. Continue Programming for more knowledge.
3. Meet the girl of my dreams (its really boring not having a girlfriend in college, lolololol)
4. Make straight A's
5. Pass my Software Engineering Entrance Exam
6. Maybe find a better job/internship involving something more with Programming
7. Hanging out at DonationCoder and learning tons of things from my friends :)

Edit:
8. GOING TO BED ON TIME.
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2008, 01:43:51 PM »
- congratulations with your homepage, Codebyte :-)  Really nice work!  :up:

Please take an almost old man's advice: College is not for seeking a spouse. It simply doesn't match your other wishes!

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2008, 05:55:26 PM »
Yes - congratulations, codebyte. Very attractive - clean, simple, and accessible  :Thmbsup: Thanks to Curt as well for drawing it to my attention!

Now... This coming year I am most looking forward to watching my children explore the world around them  :)
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2008, 06:53:22 PM »
Thank you both and Thanks DC for making web hosting available!!! Ill be using it wisely, filling it with more fun apps :) lol And ya Curt, i haven't been seeking a spouse cause frankly I don't have time to... but, it would be nice if one just came along and swept me off my feet... lol
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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2008, 08:09:46 PM »
This year I have resolved to be less sensible and responsible, and since I brought the new year in in a state of inebriation for the first time, it looks like I might succeed....

I also want to go Base jumping, :-\
Move away from home to find a hard work/high paying job
Do lots of flying (I got my pilot's license)
Get serious about learning to code.

And start a band if I could. Best I'll get to is busking with a friend when we meet at music festivals.

Oh well, Base jumping is the important part.

and, yeah, a girlfriend might be fun as well. but it might conflict with other hobbies. :P

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Re: This coming year, I am SOO looking forward to __________ .
« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2009, 12:02:02 PM »
and, yeah, a girlfriend might be fun as well. but it might conflict with other hobbies. :P

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