With the New Year just under ten hours away (for East Coasters), Bwog waves goodbye to 2008. If you’re around New York, and enjoy a big party, there’s always the Times Square celebration (where police expect a million people this year).
We have already written our year in review, but the new year also brings yet a round of things to be forgotten – New Year’s Resolutions. We have compiled our own list of resolutions, and encourage you to add your own (or, of course, ridicule ours) in the comments. Happy New Year!
Actually pay attention to the “difficulty” part of CULPA ratings.
Keep a regular gym schedule during exam period
Read at least one book for fun.
Finish at least one seminar book.
Wean myself off of Gchat.
Figure out how to sync my Google Calendar to my phone, and actually use it
Learn to ride my bike on the street, not illegally on the sidewalk
Increase the ratio of homemade coffee to coffee I buy
Visit friends at other schools more often (corollary resolution: actually keep in touch with friends at other schools)
Not work on a Friday night.
Go to a concert (free or otherwise) once a week
Be active in all of my classes
Write 1 paper at least 2 days before it is due
Get a summer job before spring break
To spend less money on dispensable goods – i.e. coffee, diet coke, cabs, booze, cigarettes
Skype more and facebook less
Take up swimming
To be on time, to do my homework, to clean my dorm and do my laundry once a week, and to practice what I preach
Leave Morningside Heights more
Stop complaining about taking the subway on weekends
Work in places that arent butler
Watch more TV
Stop talking about how much I work all the time
No more passive aggression
Go to >80% of my classes
Go to every institution made free by my Columbia ID that I haven’t been to yet
Go to Orgo Night, 40s on 40 unless it sucks, and at least one entire sports game
Play more frisbee
Get a job
Learn the name of the sweet lady who cleans Claremont
Do as well in engineering classes as in humanities classes
Actually read TheEconomist the week each issue is published
Prove that Columbians aren’t too neurotic for relationships
Rotate the libraries I study in so friends can’t find/interrupt me
Make an effort to understand football
Make progress in my research project
Manage my time more effectively (get at least one physics problem set done early)
Attend more office hours
Check cell voicemail within than two days of receiving a message
Learn the password to ROLM voicemail (so I can listen to the message that’s been there since orientation)
Keep in touch with my high school friends
Call my parents and grandparents more often
Spend less time on calls that have automated prompts
Travel to the other boroughs more often
Learn the names of all the people who live on my floor
Win an entire poker match, not just a couple of hands
Write more for personal enjoyment
Master the mystery of the Broadway-facing Lerner turnstile
Maintain a normal, healthy sleep schedule
Fold and hang up laundry after removing from the dryer rather than using the “giant, wrinkled pile” method of clothes organization
Hire a private investigator to find out my Calculus III grade
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