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Time to look forward - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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Time to look forward
I haven't really updated here in a while... not properly anyway.

Christmas was good... quiet but good.  I spent the day at the 'rental abode.  We ate and watched TV... which is what Christmas is about... right?

I didn't have much time off over the Christmas period, although I had a hacking cough and felt like several shades of poo and was owed a lot of holiday.  What little time I did take I spent playing on the computer.  My main on WoW is now an impressive level 67 going on 68.  I was going to try and hit 70 before the New Year, but the lack of time away from work put a stop on that.  I will be 70 before February though... in good time for the next patch.

I didn't do anything for New Years, I just wasn't in the mood, and my health being what it was made a good excuse to stay in and play on the computer.  Late in the evening I celebrated the approaching New Year by raiding the Under City with my fellow guildies who it would appear were also boycotting the whole celebrate New Year thing.

So 2008 came... and a New Year is as good a time as any to take stock in what you have in life, and what you want in life, and try to reconcile the two.

I have decided I spend too much time looking back, and not nearly enough looking forward.  Learning from the past is one thing, living in it is another... so time to move on.

This year I will do more "stuff."  I will spend less time worrying about things I can not change or influence.  I will spend more time on things I can change and influence.  2007 will probably go down as perhaps the worse year I've had... but that's not to say every moment was bad.  I will keep the moments worth remembering, and try to loose the rest.

I am going to give up reading the news.  I don't care if that make me ignorant, because ignorance is bliss.  I'm going to listen to more music radio.  I have heard quite a few new (for me) bands/singers lately and it nice to have something new to look forward to.  I'm going to start going to the cinema regularly again - even if that means going on my own.  I past caring if that's "sad" or not.

I am going to see more live music... even if it's just down a local pub.  I'm going to start going to karaoke more often.  That's not to say I believe karaoke is live music, quite the opposite! ;)

I will also sort out my finances.  This may take a bit of time, but by the middle of the year I want to be out of debt, except the mortgage of course.

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teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: January 8th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oi .. thought I was your cinema buddy?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 8th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are that and so much more...

... but you also have other commitments! How abuot you get first call to come see a film with me - but if you can't make it or don't want to I go on my own?
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: January 8th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Deal
nuala From: nuala Date: January 8th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm gonna sulk that you never call me to go for a film. *sniffle* Mondays I have class, other days are available. *hint*

And because you've been ill and not even taken proper holiday, I will not finger-shake at you that I've not been invited back out for pool. However, this too should change. Just getting out is good. :-)

I have decided I spend too much time looking back, and not nearly enough looking forward. Learning from the past is one thing, living in it is another... so time to move on.

Ditto. Preach it, mah brutha.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 8th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think a "pool night" might be the thing to do - I like habits! :) How about the 3rd wednesday of the month or 2nd thursday or something random like that?
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