Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A few resolutions for the new year that should be made, never minding that they would probably be broken after about three months. It's still better to make them in the first place so that they would be kept at least for three months:

Reading a few books with a lot of focus instead of reading many books with little focus: I need to concentrate on actually finishing a book in a short time rather than condemning books to be read sometime in their, and my, natural lifetimes, by tagging them with indestructible bookmarks.

Cutting down on Mexican food...ok, cutting down on food

Exercising (Why do I even bother to write that down?...)

Work (Not too bad as a third or fourth priority)

Getting my PhD. done ASAP (Corollary of above)

Talking less and doing more. Talking less and listening more. Writing more and talking less. Procrastinating less and doing more. Drinking more milk and less orange juice. Taking the intolerable pains to read at least one lengthy, boring technical journal article per week.

To "Just chill, chill; just chill chill..." more

As of now, I am caught between two or three necessities of graduate life, so blogging may be a little haphazard in the next three months. But I have not forgotten, and I will not forget. Happy New Year, by the way!

6 Comments:

Blogger Vivek Gupta said...

Hi Ashutosh,

Good to see you back! I was missing your insightful posts on both mundane and revealing. Speaking of resolutions, I too have made one- learning to play guitar, hope I can keep it up for 3 months. Good luck with your resolutions and yes, have a wonderful new year! Hope you had (having?) a great India trip.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Sumedha said...

Those sound a lot like mine; with the exception of the diet :)

5:09 PM  
Blogger Saket said...

Good plans. Good luck and I hope you reach your goals. Happy New Year.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

Thanks. I missed blogging too, especially with the really bad dial-up connection at home...

4:45 AM  
Blogger Hirak said...

So you are going to be a part of the 'Resolution Effect'? or not ...

The effect that causes gyms, running tracks etc. to be very crowded in the first 3 weeks of the Jan. By mid-Feb it's back to normal.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anirudh said...

Happy New Year to you too! And please help in the revival of the Helicon Book Blog.

9:30 AM  

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