Despite my absolute hatred for New Year's, I've made a few of resolutions for 2005:
1) Re-establish contact with people from my past. I've already started this one, actually. I feel bad for not falling out of contact with some of these people. I've got more than a few on my list. Also included in this resolution is to maintain better contact friends and family I already talk to.
2) Drop some El-Beez. The obligatory resolution everyone makes, but I need to get to a more appropriate "dating weight." Plus, it would help to have my suits fit better when going in for job interviews.
3) Cut back on my media spending. As long as I don't have a job, I can't affored to go to Best Buy every Tuesday and drop $100 on music I'll only listen to every once in a while and movies that I thought were only passable when I saw them in the theater (if I saw them at all). Again, I've actually got a jump on this one a few weeks ago. I can wait the few weeks it takes for a used copy of a DVD to show up at Hollywood Video. And I'll just download more music, thus pissing off the RIAA.
4) Get better at writing thank-you notes. From when I was a young age, my parents instilled the importance of writing thank-you notes after receiving a gift. Lately, though, I've kind of slacked off in that department. I'm going to start by sending Christmas thank-yous out this week.
5) Learn how to tie a bow tie. Former Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca once speculated on why men wear bow ties: "to show off the fact that they know how to tie them." Well, I now have two in my arsenal and am still clueless as to how to tie them. That'll change this year.
So, there you have it. I think that these are more or less easily obtainable. I still hate New Year's.