My New Year’s Resolutions

I never do this, but I thought I’d give it a try. Here are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2012. Because it’s my first time I’ll go easy and see how it turns out. I’m shooting for at least five.

  • Tweet once a week or more.
  • Wait at least a week before buying the new Apple gadget.
  • Solve one interesting differential equation (interesting to me, of course).
  • Memorize the NATO phonetic alphabet, and use it when I spell words on the phone.
  • Not let the milk in the fridge go bad.
  • Turn off all electronic devices before takeoff. No airplane mode, no cheating.
  • Resist the constant impulse to buy a Boeing 767.
  • Take a picture of a tourist taking a picture of other tourists. The more meta, the merrier.
  • Wait until the last beep of the microwave before opening it.
  • Stay the course. Keep flossing.
  • Read one random book from the Gutenberg project. If possible, enjoy it.
  • Stay hungry, stay foolish until lunchtime.
  • Learn a new programming language, write “Hello World!” in it, and promptly forget about it.
  • Honk at a stranger for no reason on the 4th of July.
  • Avoid climbing Mount Everest. It’s dangerous, and I already have plenty of conversation topics for cocktail parties.
  • Wash the car once, and celebrate it with a shot of the best wheatgrass money can buy.
  • Live every day to the fullest extent of the law.

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