It's that most wonderful time of the year -- New Year's Resolutions! The 2018 edition is here, and the entire series of prior years are collected here.
As always, we begin by seeing how we did last year.
Met: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (steak farm reopened!), 12, 14, 15 (and how!).
Missed: 6 (but I should be doing something early 2019), 13 (I think?)
Pick 'em: 4 (definitely an improvement on last year, though!)
Damn, I sure am resolved -- and/or, am good at picking resolutions I feel confident I can meet!
Onward to 2019!
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1) Have completed drafts of at least three dissertation chapters.
2) Complete a draft of a political theory article (it's okay if it draws from a dissertation chapter, but it has to stand alone as an article).
3) Attend a hockey game.
4) Have a permanent plan of attack regarding at least one of the following bodily ailments: knee pain, sore calves/shins when walking up hills, cholesterol deposits around the eyes, and/or cross-link surgery for keratoconus.
5) Do one Vegas trip with friends.
6) Have one fantastic honeymoon in Hawaii.
7) Read a political theory book (broadly defined) by an author whom you've never read before.
8) Read a new political theory book (broadly defined) by an author whom you have read work from before.
9) Publish an article in a non-Jewish "popular publication" or appear on a television segment.
10) Organize one visiting speaker somewhere at UC-Berkeley.
11) Get over 2,500 Twitter followers (current count as of December 24, 2018: 2,298).
12) Add a new home-cooked meal to our regular rotation.
13) Find a new binge-able TV show.
14) Host a Passover Seder.
15) Put up the Mezuzah.