Malazan Empire: 2020 Resolutions - Malazan Empire

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

2020 Resolutions don't lose sight of them(Sic)

#1 User is offline   Macros 

  • D'ivers Fuckwits
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 7,390
  • Joined: 28-January 08
  • Location:Ulster, disputed zone, British Empire.

Posted 01 January 2020 - 07:35 PM

its that time of the year again.


we lay out ambitious goals that we have no real intentions of achieving


Big definable targets:

- Finish apartment (we are in but its no where near complete)
- Get the Driving Range open
- The majority of the working year be done on a 4 day week
- Build my Workshop


Generic Life styles :

- Get a bit fitter (as usual)
- Save some more money
- Keep learning German
- Write/ draw something on a regular basis (unlikely but we can hope)

Personal goals

- Run a 10k
- Build and sell a piece of furniture from scratch
- Avoid drawing from savings at all (pretty much wiped them out last year, that was driving range/apartment related in my defense)

This post has been edited by Macros: 04 January 2020 - 10:52 AM

1

#2 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

  • Faith, Heavy Metal & Bacon
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 10,350
  • Joined: 08-October 04
  • Location:T'North

Posted 01 January 2020 - 08:42 PM

My main aim is to get my novel edited and sent to a (or some) agents. I think it's quite sellable so I'm hoping I actually get some time to work on tweaking it...
A Haunting Poem
I Scream
You Scream
We all Scream
For I Scream.
2

#3 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

  • Malazan Yo Yo Champion 2009
  • Group: Mezla's Thought Police
  • Posts: 2,263
  • Joined: 03-September 04

Posted 01 January 2020 - 09:30 PM

Go plastic free in the bathroom and more plastic free in the kitchen. Cos you know, that will totally help with the coming climate apocalypse. Maybe delay it by a nanosecond or so. Doing my bit.
Burn rubber =/= warp speed
0

#4 User is offline   Gem Windcaster 

  • Bequeathed Overmind
  • Group: LHTEC
  • Posts: 1,844
  • Joined: 26-June 06
  • Location:Sweden

Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:13 AM

I don't really do resolutions. I do plans. There's mainly some stuff I need to get off my ass and learn, and then I want to make a trip to somewhere interesting happen. But it depends on a couple of things. Plans change.
_ In the dark I play the night, like a tune vividly fright_
So light it blows, at lark it goes _
invisible indifferent sight_
1

#5 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

  • [MAXIMUM DISGRUNTLEMENT]
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,296
  • Joined: 11-November 14
  • Location:Lether, apparently...
  • Interests:Redacted

Posted 02 January 2020 - 08:08 AM

- finish Manifest (currently at 143k words)

- have Manifest proofed and edited

- publish Manifest

- guillotine a Tory



Facebook - www.facebook[dotcom]/MaarkAbbottWriting / Twitter - @MAbbottWriting / I'm on Goodreads somewhere as well

XBL - Shoryukos / Steam - Angryμaark / PSN - AngryMaark

Debut novel 'Incarnate' now available on Kindle
1

#6 User is offline   Mentalist 

  • Martyr of High House Mafia
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 8,205
  • Joined: 06-June 07
  • Location:'sauga/GTA, City of the Lion
  • Interests:Soccer, Chess, swimming, books, misc
  • Junior Mafia Mod

Posted 04 January 2020 - 04:33 AM

Last year I ended up not making any, and it was... an alright year. Not particularly exciting, but nothing really bad, either.

I'll probably add to this when I think about it some more, but here's a starter:

Money/Financial- 2019 was actually kinda good with this. I got rid of my student loan, and the only other excessive debt is the money I borrowed from my parents for down payment on my flat. (not counting the mortgage itself, cuz that's just a fact of life). I didn't spend nearly as much on travel and books.... but I spent a ton on games, and also I built a new PC.

So basic goals for 2020:
-limit my spendings on personal entertainment (books and games) to under $250/month
-Maintain a balance above 10K by end of year, while increasing the money I'm paying back on the loan.
-I'm planning a vacation trip for September, and I want to have about 3-4 K set aside for that.

Health- towards the end of the year I REALLY slacked off on this, due to combination of work and dealing with the condo/tenants

Basic goal is:
-lose weight again, get back into the regular weight range of 81-83 kilos
-resume swimming twice a week
-exercise every morning
-get back to proper sleep patterns- go to bed no later than 1 AM on a weekday, and shut the computer down at 11:30 on a weekday

Leisure
-Stop buying so many games; play more of the games I own
-Read all the books I have at home and buy less books until I do
-improve my passing with the left foot and participate in meaningful offensive plays at least 3 times per game.
The problem with the gene pool is that there's no lifeguard
THE CONTESTtm WINNER--чемпіон самоконтролю

View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
0

#7 User is offline   Morgoth 

  • executor emeritus
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 10,226
  • Joined: 24-January 03
  • Location:the void

Posted 04 January 2020 - 10:41 AM

This feels like a repetition of last year:

Get back into shape. I was in such great shape back in 16-17, but I fell out of the routine. I need to get back into daily sessions with the rowing machine.

Learn Spanish - I've actually gotten pretty far, relatively speaking. Far far from being fluent obviously, years from that, but slowly improving.

Start hiking again - Laura and I went hiking a lot, spent the night in the woods, cooking over an open flame. In 2019 we almost didn't do any of that though, we were too 'busy'. So, this year will be better. I love hiking, and love the solitude we get in the woods and in the mountains.
Take good care to keep relations civil
It's decent in the first of gentlemen
To speak friendly, Even to the devil
0

#8 User is offline   Tsundoku 

  • Make the Empire Great Again
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,365
  • Joined: 06-January 03
  • Location:Maison de merde

Posted 04 January 2020 - 01:43 PM

The way things are looking, I'll be happy just to not be dead somewhere near the Iran-Iraq border by the end of the year.

Other than that I don't "do" resolutions as I accepted reality years ago. :p
"Fortune favors the bold, though statistics favor the cautious." - Indomitable Courteous (Icy) Fist, The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

"Well well well ... if it ain't The Invisible C**t." - Billy Butcher, The Boys

"I have strong views about not tempting providence and, as a wise man once said, the difference between luck and a wheelbarrow is, luck doesnít work if you push it." - Colonel Orhan, Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City - KJ Parker
0

#9 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

  • Malazan Yo Yo Champion 2009
  • Group: Mezla's Thought Police
  • Posts: 2,263
  • Joined: 03-September 04

Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:18 AM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 01 January 2020 - 09:30 PM, said:

Go plastic free in the bathroom and more plastic free in the kitchen. Cos you know, that will totally help with the coming climate apocalypse. Maybe delay it by a nanosecond or so. Doing my bit.


I have started using shampoo bars instead of bottles. Like bars of soap but bars of shampoo. They come wrapped in paper, totally plastic free. I recommend you all convert now. Same with conditioner but if you are wary just try shampoo first.
Burn rubber =/= warp speed
0

#10 User is offline   Slow Ben 

  • Ranger
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 4,139
  • Joined: 29-September 08
  • Location:Southern Illinois

Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:30 AM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 06 February 2020 - 01:18 AM, said:

View PostMezla PigDog, on 01 January 2020 - 09:30 PM, said:

Go plastic free in the bathroom and more plastic free in the kitchen. Cos you know, that will totally help with the coming climate apocalypse. Maybe delay it by a nanosecond or so. Doing my bit.


I have started using shampoo bars instead of bottles. Like bars of soap but bars of shampoo. They come wrapped in paper, totally plastic free. I recommend you all convert now. Same with conditioner but if you are wary just try shampoo first.


Are they still as good?


The only resolution I made this year was to stop scrolling on my phone and start reading again when Iím in the bathroom. So far so good.

Reading Dresden > Being sad reading the news.
I've always been crazy but its kept me from going insane.
0

#11 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

  • Malazan Yo Yo Champion 2009
  • Group: Mezla's Thought Police
  • Posts: 2,263
  • Joined: 03-September 04

Posted 06 February 2020 - 09:20 AM

View PostSlow Ben, on 06 February 2020 - 01:30 AM, said:

View PostMezla PigDog, on 06 February 2020 - 01:18 AM, said:

View PostMezla PigDog, on 01 January 2020 - 09:30 PM, said:

Go plastic free in the bathroom and more plastic free in the kitchen. Cos you know, that will totally help with the coming climate apocalypse. Maybe delay it by a nanosecond or so. Doing my bit.


I have started using shampoo bars instead of bottles. Like bars of soap but bars of shampoo. They come wrapped in paper, totally plastic free. I recommend you all convert now. Same with conditioner but if you are wary just try shampoo first.


Are they still as good?


They are. Especially for a gentleman's hair when I assume you aren't really that arsed. It's exactly the same as shampoo but you just rub the bar on your head first. You might have to try a few brands. I have settled on Ethique (terrible name). The main inconvenience is that if they get splashed a lot in the shower they wear down quicker but I got a little soap dish with a lid for mine and now it's all fine. Plus the smug feeling totally makes up for it.
Burn rubber =/= warp speed
1

#12 User is offline   Macros 

  • D'ivers Fuckwits
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 7,390
  • Joined: 28-January 08
  • Location:Ulster, disputed zone, British Empire.

Posted 06 February 2020 - 10:37 AM

I've started my 4 day week as of this week.
Woo, one goal already!
1

#13 User is offline   Tsundoku 

  • Make the Empire Great Again
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,365
  • Joined: 06-January 03
  • Location:Maison de merde

Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:21 PM

View PostMacros, on 06 February 2020 - 10:37 AM, said:

I've started my 4 day week as of this week.
Woo, one goal already!


Bourgeoisie. :p
"Fortune favors the bold, though statistics favor the cautious." - Indomitable Courteous (Icy) Fist, The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

"Well well well ... if it ain't The Invisible C**t." - Billy Butcher, The Boys

"I have strong views about not tempting providence and, as a wise man once said, the difference between luck and a wheelbarrow is, luck doesnít work if you push it." - Colonel Orhan, Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City - KJ Parker
0

#14 User is offline   Macros 

  • D'ivers Fuckwits
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 7,390
  • Joined: 28-January 08
  • Location:Ulster, disputed zone, British Empire.

Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:26 PM

That's me all over Sombra!
0

#15 User is offline   Tsundoku 

  • Make the Empire Great Again
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,365
  • Joined: 06-January 03
  • Location:Maison de merde

Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:40 PM

Yo used to be against The Man. Now you are The Man.

You've gone all "Apple". :no

I guess you'll have to console yourself with your wads of filthy cash, golf range and private bar. :p

BTW:

"That's me all over Sombra!"
Oh, for want of a comma to clarify context ... :ermm:

This post has been edited by Tsundoku: 06 February 2020 - 12:54 PM

"Fortune favors the bold, though statistics favor the cautious." - Indomitable Courteous (Icy) Fist, The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

"Well well well ... if it ain't The Invisible C**t." - Billy Butcher, The Boys

"I have strong views about not tempting providence and, as a wise man once said, the difference between luck and a wheelbarrow is, luck doesnít work if you push it." - Colonel Orhan, Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City - KJ Parker
0

#16 User is offline   Macros 

  • D'ivers Fuckwits
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 7,390
  • Joined: 28-January 08
  • Location:Ulster, disputed zone, British Empire.

Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:00 PM

Surely telling my boss I'm moving to a four day week is sticking it to the man.
Fuck the system, against the workaday grain, out of the rat race, insert inane statement here?

Commas are for losers
0

#17 User is offline   Morgoth 

  • executor emeritus
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 10,226
  • Joined: 24-January 03
  • Location:the void

Posted 06 February 2020 - 02:38 PM

Good for you, Mat! Work is a necessary evil and should be limited when possible.
Take good care to keep relations civil
It's decent in the first of gentlemen
To speak friendly, Even to the devil
0

#18 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

  • Faith, Heavy Metal & Bacon
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 10,350
  • Joined: 08-October 04
  • Location:T'North

Posted 06 February 2020 - 02:51 PM

Yeah! Down with the system! And the man! And all authority! And working far too many days in a row!

Oh wait...
A Haunting Poem
I Scream
You Scream
We all Scream
For I Scream.
0

#19 User is offline   Morgoth 

  • executor emeritus
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 10,226
  • Joined: 24-January 03
  • Location:the void

Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:52 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 06 February 2020 - 02:51 PM, said:

Yeah! Down with the system! And the man! And all authority! And working far too many days in a row!

Oh wait...


Yeah man! Let's fight the man all proper like. Let's go out you and I and beat up some Bobs!
Take good care to keep relations civil
It's decent in the first of gentlemen
To speak friendly, Even to the devil
0

#20 User is offline   King Lear 

  • Une belle quelquesomething sans merci
  • Group: Mott Irregulars
  • Posts: 675
  • Joined: 01-October 09

Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:13 PM

View PostMorgoth, on 06 February 2020 - 02:38 PM, said:

Good for you, Mat! [Commas are] a necessary evil and should be limited when possible.


Maccy the Consistent.
*Men's Frights Activist*
Ebenezar McCoy is my patronus
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users