So, in the spirit of the season, it seems that we must focus now on our New Year’s resolutions. I’m sure I’ll think of more in the days to come (I’m much too occupied today with sitting around and eating), but I’ll start us off with a few.
Keep up my grades through the 1st semester.
Treasure my last season as a high school student in FIRST.
-Keep the grades going. 3.600 first semester.
-Drop fifteen pounds by the Championship (functionally the end of the spring semester), or get back to wearing my size 38 pants comfortably. (I figure that either would be beneficial to my health.)
-Get a job on campus. Like one where I get paid. (After all, I already have an unpaid one.)
-Proceed to help 1293 kick graciously professional butt this season. (Now, I don’t plan on helping the team kick anyone else’s butt–I just want the team to kick generic butt.)
-Raise my grades(taken a dip so far this year)
-Score 1320+ on SAT’s
-Finish learning how to drive my Car and then getting my license.
-Take off 15ish pounds before NJ Regional
-Help win a regional event for team 25, hopefully two.
-Get to Einstein(winning to get there, not just walking on it)
-Go to WPI for the Robotics Summer Program
-Get all other small life problems out of the way before Senior Year
To quit breaking something off on people’s vehicles and than say “Uuuhh…You brough it in here that way.”
But seriously now -
It would be healthy to shead a few extra pounds
Move back out of my parent’s house
Get a new Jeep brand vehicle
Maybe pick up a new girlfriend
Shave more often. Beards are cool but itchy
Dye my hair agian
Make it to nationals this year.
I’m a firm disbeliever in New Year resolutions. Especially since I believe it’s just a way for people to assuage their guilt over holiday excesses, with the resolutions forgotten before tax time rolls around. To me, a resolution is a promise you make, mostly to yourself, and I take promises very seriously. I’m very, very careful in making promises because once I make one, I won’t break it. I’m very stubborn in that. But I see so many people make these resolutions and break them that I can believe nothing other than they are meant to be broken. Now, assuming resolutions are meant to be broken, then I can say I resolve to stop picking on poor Dave…
Now, there are some things I would like to accomplish in 2005, including getting more exercise and writing more as well as getting a gallery of my more creative photos on my website and as soon as build season is over, going house hunting again but this time, hopefully, with more serious results. And if said house hunting is successful, I’ll have a new office to decorate… and of course, I always have the goal of being a better person, being nicer and more patient and such but these are things I would want regardless of the year changing over.
Yes, I do have a list of answers to give to people who ask me directly about my New Year resolutions, including: “To stop giving sarcastic answers to dumb questions.” And it gets worse from there…
1.) Pick up my geometry grade…
2.) Get my license…
3.) Try out for driver…
4.) Meet some of my FIRST buds at the web hug (if there is one…)
5.) Have fun without making fun of freshman since I was one last year and keep my patience with 'em.
I’d like to:
–get all my college stuff done
–do well on my SATs
–study for my SATs
–pass Calculus for the second quarter and year
–do well on the AP test.
–get my license before the summer
–get a VP or Pres position on my team for next season.