Happy New Year!

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We've gone around the sun again!  Just like we do everyday (see my follow up post if you're not following)... but I wont be a debbie downer... Happy New Year!!

 

I hope everyone gets what they want out of this coming year.  What resolutions will you be making?  What resolutions do you think you'll give up on in 2 weeks?

 

 

 

- Brian Sapient


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Answers in Gene Simmons's picture

Well Brian, let me be the

Well Brian, let me be the first to point out that we simply do not go around the sun every day. I will assume that you meant every year. Once in every 365.25 days is close enough to make a calendar that is accurate out to a few centuries (while 2000 was a leap year, 1900 was not and 2100 will not be either).

 

Anyway, now that I am done being a prick, let me tell you about 2009. It started for me with a case of salmonella. It ended for me with two untimely deaths (one was a person who had a heart attack, the other was TASERed to death by the local police). In between, it was other wise a pretty average year. I probably spent around $1,000 on various musical gear. I definitely spent $1,000 on a new camera. My boss praised me when I did well and yelled at me when I fucked up.

 

My hope for next year is that things go pretty much the same with the bad bits not happening quite as often.

 

As far as new years resolutions, I don't even bother. Even when I was a theist, I was not really into that. The fact is that the last resolution that I made was about 30 years ago. That was to never make a promise to myself that I did not expect to or plan on keeping. This many years later, I have a perfect record on that.

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Answers in Gene Simmons

Answers in Gene Simmons wrote:

Well Brian, let me be the first to point out that we simply do not go around the sun every day. I will assume that you meant every year. Once in every 365.25 days is close enough to make a calendar that is accurate out to a few centuries (while 2000 was a leap year, 1900 was not and 2100 will not be either).

 

No I meant every day, I just figured nobody would think I was dumb enough to think we actually go around the sun every day.  I meant that on April 10th we will have gone around the sun once from the past April 10th.  On September 2nd we will have gone around the sun once from the previous September 2nd.  We make the day symbolic but it's just as symbolic as every other day of the year for the same reason.  My error is not writing it more clearly, I figured it would be obvious.

To extend on this... I don't have any new years resolutions, I make changes when they're needed.  I make improvements every day because every day represents the same thing that today represents... another trip around the sun.  

 

 

 

- Brian Sapient


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Brian37's picture

Happy New YearI resolve to

Happy New Year

I resolve to be even more silly and corny. And it is obvious to me that the Redskins haven't made any resolutions since 91.  Gotta have a sense of humor if you are a Redskins fan.

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shelley's picture

I only make one resolution a

I only make one resolution a year.  While I'm sure Brian's perspective of changing things when they need to be changed is more appropriate, I find that the whole single resolution thing is a great motivator.  I'm happy to say that I kept my resolution in 2009!  I typically do follow-through when I stick to only one resolution.

Renee Obsidianwords's picture

I have decided to tackle

I have decided to tackle 2010 in a way I have never before ~ no resolutions!

For as long as I can remember I have always made a laundry list of things I wanted to change/accomplish at the beginning of the year. The idea behind this was to enjoy meeting goals and deadlines ~ the satisfaction of crossing things off 'the list'. The act of reflecting on the accomplishments the first of the new year has become very structured, very controlled, very managed ... very self-fulfilling.

 

I am throwing caution to the wind and heading blindly into 2010.

I am not going to set my normal yearly resolutions for myself.

I am not going to 'make a list' and monitor said list throughout the year.

In a way I guess I am making a resolution to not make resolutions.... so have I already broken my resolution?  Smiling

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Vastet's picture

Happy new year. I've never

Happy new year. Smiling

I've never been one for resolutions myself. Like Sapient, I address problems as they occur. I don't wait for some celestial event.

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smartypants's picture

 Happy New Year!I think the

 Happy New Year!

I think the NY Res that I'll fail to follow through on should be to be a more active member on RRS.

 

Atheistextremist's picture

Happy New Year, Brian et al

 

I must say one of the better things that happened to me in 2009 was stumbling across this place. Have a great new year everyone.

My 2010 resolution is to not smoke when I get on the turps. It sounds easy to do but although I would never dream of smoking when sober, tip a sixpack aboard and I chain smoke like a...chain smoking thing.

Wish me luck...

 

 

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Thomathy's picture

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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