Vacation Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are such a cliche. Having become wiser I have stopped making customary resolutions on the onset of a new calender year which I have never been able to adhere to anyway. In my present work, I get a whole month summer vacation and that is the time when I make resolutions to do certain things and complete certain tasks every year. So taking a break from my usual quite vocal posts about social issues and being currently uninspired; I have decided to enlist my Vacation Resolutions ( or rather a To-Do list) as my blog page is always open and it will constantly remind me.
  1. Assist Maa in the kitchen and catch up on cooking.
  2. Begin my annual one month morning walk.
  3. Read The Complete Adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray (vol 1 & 2), start and finish A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner (both gifted by a dear friend who didn’t know my taste is mystery and humour…though I think Freakonomics is in humor category isn’t it?)
  4. Clean my room obsessively.
  5. Learn MATLAB 7.0 and practice it.
  6. Watch movies like You’ve Got Mail, Thelma and Louise, The Sting, The Royal Tennenbaums, The Terminal, The First Wives Club, Bonnie and Clyde, Amos and Andrew, Sweet Home Alabama, Space Cowboys, Sleepless in Seattle, My Fair Lady, Severance, The Merchant of Venice, Death at a Funeral, The Devil’s Advocate and more.
  7. Read the 15 blogs I have bookmarked and comment and not to bookmark any more blogs till I have read these.
  8. Convert my baby steps into the blogging world to a stride.
  9. Being alert while filling cooler with water and not to forget the tap is on. (read: Save the Earth!!)
  10. Indulge in food (mostly non veg and pizzas) and mango juice.
May the Force be with me!!

P.S. My vacation started on 18th. Shit! I’m running late by 4 days. (At least got around to make a list today!!!)

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20 thoughts on “Vacation Resolutions

  1. Hmmm….vacation resolutions. Thats a new one. :D Well, best of luck and you must also write a post about how many of them were you able to achieve after the vacations are over. :P
    And your 10th resolution doesn’t look very healthy. How about Green leafy vegetables and fruits?? ;)

  2. according to my horoscope I was a lioness in my earlier birth. As a human now I have still some of its characteristics mostly food habits left!!

  3. A Pizza eating lioness!!!!
    I think Pizza Hut can definitely use that….lol
    Best of luck for your vacations. :)

  4. Wow, resolutions! Looks fancy. I better keep away from them :D
    Matlab? You want to study something in vacation? Are you okey?

    Now I can help you for one resolution. Here, I can convince you to use switch to wordpress so that you baby blogger can take a big leap. If you need any help, mail me, I am there. Today is good day. Why don’t you start?

  5. learning matlab 7.0 in vacation … :P interesting …and junk food on the cards :)
    well,all i can say is enjoy ur vacations .and good luck for ur resolutions ;P

  6. @Vaibhav Thanks!

    @Suda..Kya kare..when the session is on I dont get time to learn it and I have to!! Hey are u wordpress agent?/ :P just kidding…I notice u have pnly wordpress bloggers on ur blog roll (Why this discrimination?). Is that why u asking me to switch over? I’m a person who is little resistant to “change”. Pehle ek jagah settle ho jau fir change :) :)

    @Arvind welcome to blog. Thanks!

  7. Reema, its not like that :D and I am no agent :D
    Its just I think WP is better.
    And about blogroll, I am little lazy. WP has a admin bar like blogger at top of page where we have option to “add the blog to blogroll” directly. So even I like the blog, I am lazy to go to links section and create a new entry there. :-)
    Aayi baat samazme?

  8. The Terminal is a good movie. It drags a bit but is still good. I saw it a while back on Star Movies.

    Best of luck with your resolutions! :)

  9. First one (helping my mother in kitchen) has been on my list too when I was at school. Sadly, I never could do it as I was busy reading up books. And now I can’t do it even if I want it. :(

  10. @Ashish ..thanks!! need all the luck I can get as I’m nowhere near the resolutions :D

    @Poonam..sorry to hear that. Hope u get a chance soon like a long vacation.

  11. A long vacation in job now mean a hefty cut in pay packet :(

    Perhaps things change in future. :)

    Btw, what you have written about yourself in the sidebar about having good laugh and intelligent conversation. That is all I want. I look for these in my men too. :)

  12. @Sandeep Mostly we do simulation of faults in power systems on MATLAB or design of circuitry and simulation.

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