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  • Off-Topic Fun Times: Your Personal Goals for 2023

    Dom has given the entire forum the blessing of discussing off-topic stuff on the main forum. This is a great way for the community to come together and stay strong leading up to the hiring of Denver's new head coach and the 2023 NFL Draft.

    It's a New Year. A dawn of a new era.

    What are some of your personal goals for 2023?

    What are some of the things you want to do?

    Any places you want to go?

    Things you wanna buy?

    Planning for or anything special?

    Memories will be made. Mountains will be climbed. Let's have some fun this year!

  • #2
    Break 70 just once golfing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DD55 View Post
      Break 70 just once golfing.
      That's a good goal if we are talking 18 holes. But if this is in reference to only 9 of them—I suggest you find a new hobby!

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      • DD55
        DD55 commented
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        Agreed! Probably won't happen though but a goal of mine. I've been under par 3 to 5 holes a few times for 9 but it is hard to keep it going. You get nervous and just try and hold on the last nine.
        Last edited by DD55; 01-09-2023, 09:01 AM.

      • Allen_C
        Allen_C commented
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        That would be me. I golf almost as bad as Charles Barkley used to golf.

    • #4
      I’ve been sick with Ulcerative Colitis and have insanely high inflammation in my stool sample. Number was 644. Average
      is less then 50. So, I can’t work till I get it back to normal. In the mean time I’ve been doing a lot of Ventriloquist stuff. I’m hoping to be a really good one. I
      need a good writer since it’s not something Im great at. Im great at not moving my lips
      and making the doll seem real. When I bring it to parties everyone cracks up when I do it, lol









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      • #5
        FInish in the top 10 of the OM (now BB) mock draft

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        • #6
          Car paid off credit score is high finally after a 8 year journey, goal for 2023 is buy a house.

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          • 76er
            76er commented
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            Awesome, congrats and good luck!!!

        • #7
          Checking a few items off my bucket list before settling down at a beach house somewhere on the gulf coast or in the Caribbean.

          No stress, good food, and warm weather.
          Last edited by Fireball; 01-09-2023, 07:28 AM.

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          • #8
            Two chicks at the same time.

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            • #9
              Boats and Hoes?

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              • #10
                Workout more and reduce weight

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                • 76er
                  76er commented
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                  I finally figured out the trick! Started just before Thanksgiving... had a great dinner for Thanksgiving then picked it back up. Down 18 lbs in a little over 8 weeks. PM me if interested. Not easy but I don't kill myself with workouts either.

              • #11
                Moving back to CO finally. Been living on the West coast for 20+ years and ready to go home now. Centered on Golden and just waiting for the market to bottom out.

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                • #12
                  I have several goals... would love input on one of them.

                  1. Keep my Desk Clean and organized. Challenging because I work from home and my daughter loves to play on the home computer which sits on the opposite side of the office. Oh, and I have about 80 hats and my office seems to be the place where my wife loves to pile them up. Maybe time to downsize the hats?

                  2. 25th Wedding Anniversary trip. Thinking about a Norwegian cruise. Would love suggestions for this one. Never been on a cruise. Matter of fact, just about every one of our vacations over the last 25 years have been related to the kid's sports. Where they had a tournament we would spend extra time and treat that as our vacation.

                  3. Lose another 20 lbs. Not that I ever plan on putting my AF Uniform back on...but the weight that I would need to be at in order to do so is the goal. I am well on my way of this journey, just have to stay the course!

                  4. Inspire someone to follow the Lord's path. I wear two FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) bracelets every day... just waiting for the opportunity to give one of them away!

                  5. Get rid of un-needed bills. I will expand on this in a future post.

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                  • #13
                    So #5 above. The amount of wasted money is absurd. Prior to November we ate out approx. 6 times per week. The average cost of this was around $300 per week. Often times we were above $400 per week. This included fast food (In N Out baby!) and our regular go to for dinner (Outback Steaks or Salmon). A single dinner out to Red Robin for example (for 4 or 5 of us) would be right around $100. In N Out for 4 or 5 was about $40 (value! lol). So, we have cut back significantly. Down to only twice per week with almost zero fast food. Savings = $400/month minimum... probably more.

                    - Cancelled pet's insurance. $110 per month and we got very little return on the investment.
                    - Cancelled Direct TV. $150 per month. Honestly the only reason I have it is because of the Sunday Ticket. We watch streaming service much more than DTV.
                    - Cancelled Daughter's Jiu Jitsu - $240 per month. She is so busy with school and extra curricular that she was going maybe twice a month for the last three months. The cost supports up to four sessions per week which would be worth it if she had the time available to attend regularly.
                    - Cancelled Two of our Car's Car Washes - $80 per month.
                    - Cancelled several subscriptions that I didn't even know we had (Spotify, Etsy, Home Foods) - $40 per month.

                    All in all, I was wasting a lot of money for services that we didn't really need. Total savings so far - $1020 per month! ABSURD! But, I had so many of these services set up to autodraft from my CC and then just sent a regular $1500/mo payment to my CC. But, I got 2% back so I was smart (NOT!!!).

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                    • DD55
                      DD55 commented
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                      I blow a lot on eating out too. I would hate to add it up. I would think 500-1k depending on the month. 1k during football easily since I spend about 100 every sunday at the bar.

                  • #14
                    Originally posted by 76er View Post
                    So #5 above. The amount of wasted money is absurd. Prior to November we ate out approx. 6 times per week. The average cost of this was around $300 per week. Often times we were above $400 per week. This included fast food (In N Out baby!) and our regular go to for dinner (Outback Steaks or Salmon). A single dinner out to Red Robin for example (for 4 or 5 of us) would be right around $100. In N Out for 4 or 5 was about $40 (value! lol). So, we have cut back significantly. Down to only twice per week with almost zero fast food. Savings = $400/month minimum... probably more.

                    - Cancelled pet's insurance. $110 per month and we got very little return on the investment.
                    - Cancelled Direct TV. $150 per month. Honestly the only reason I have it is because of the Sunday Ticket. We watch streaming service much more than DTV.
                    - Cancelled Daughter's Jiu Jitsu - $240 per month. She is so busy with school and extra curricular that she was going maybe twice a month for the last three months. The cost supports up to four sessions per week which would be worth it if she had the time available to attend regularly.
                    - Cancelled Two of our Car's Car Washes - $80 per month.
                    - Cancelled several subscriptions that I didn't even know we had (Spotify, Etsy, Home Foods) - $40 per month.

                    All in all, I was wasting a lot of money for services that we didn't really need. Total savings so far - $1020 per month! ABSURD! But, I had so many of these services set up to autodraft from my CC and then just sent a regular $1500/mo payment to my CC. But, I got 2% back so I was smart (NOT!!!).
                    Great work in that regard. Especially with cutting back on the eating out and such. Definitely one of the biggest areas to reduce spending for individuals and families.

                    I did a similar process myself before the New Year and made some cut backs like you. I'm just a single dude, but I've come up with ~ $350-400 in potential savings monthly from cutting back or getting rid of habits/services I don't need. It might not seem like a lot, but that ends up being tens of thousands of dollars within five to ten years. A good chunk of change.

                    With the ease of automatic payments and being able to do everything online or digitally—it's crazy how many costs a guy (or family) can accrue without noticing. FWIW, I'm still old school and request a receipt any time I use my debit card. Don't really want to be swiping my debit card as much.

                    I'm making sure that my main bank account's ledger will show only income coming in and dedicated bills going out. I want as minimum of transactions as possible. Unless there is some sort of emergency or major purchase—I won't be spending any money outside of bills for this. I told myself I'd take a set percentage of each check and transfer that over to a separate bank account. I'll use that for casual spending outside of bills. That's play money and for gas and groceries, etc.

                    I'm sure there might be a slip up from me a time or two, but I really want to keep to this. Honestly just might withdraw "X" amount from my checking each time I get paid and use only that cash to get by for the month. That's pretty savage penny pinching, but maybe it will help.

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                    • #15
                      A salmon weighing in at more then 37 .8 pounds. Also more then 19 salmon this year. Gonna make both happen.
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                      • #16
                        I'm hitting the point in life where travel has been taking over priorities. I don't buy lots of new cars and crap, I have a reasonable house payment (should be paid off in a few more years), so I put my focus on experiences. I've worked really hard to get my business set up so it can run "without me" which means I can be away for longer periods if I have my cell phone and computer. BTW - I had kids young, and didn't spend a ton of time traveling the world, "backpacking across Europe" or "taking a gap year." So, I'm making up for it while I'm still relatively young and healthy (fit and strong for 52).

                        February has become "practice retirement" month. Heading to Cayman Brac for a month. Im going to snorkel, dive, and drink rum until I turn into a salty, molasses flavored prune.

                        June - biking across the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Game of thrones meets "Tour de France."

                        September - Oktoberfest in Salzburg and Munich. I'm not sure whether I'm going to wear the Lederhosen or the Dirndl - I guess we'll see which is the most fun...

                        Who know what else. I'm a "points whore" so much of my travel (at least the flights) are free. Travel doesn't always have to be expensive if you have a spirit of adventure and get off the beaten path.

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                        • Vera Hara
                          Vera Hara commented
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                          That sounds awesome! Do you have a travel card that you recommend for getting the most points, etc.?

                      • #17
                        Originally posted by quoydogs View Post
                        A salmon weighing in at more then 37 .8 pounds. Also more then 19 salmon this year. Gonna make both happen.
                        Nice catch

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                        • #18
                          Originally posted by oubronco View Post

                          Nice catch
                          I caught more Salmon then Wilson had TD's this year. LOL Thanks.

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                          • #19
                            Salmon is good eats.

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                            • 76er
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                              Had Salmon last night!!! Salmon and fillet. Salmon in the air fryer is the perfect way to cook it. SOOOOOO Good!

                            • 76er
                              76er commented
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                              Had Salmon last night!!! Salmon and fillet. Salmon in the air fryer is the perfect way to cook it. SOOOOOO Good!

                            • quoydogs
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                              Alder plank , thin coat of mayo ( Not for flavor, keeps moisture in ) dill , garlic , onion and lemon . Smoked at 375 on Traeger . Boom.

                          • #20
                            Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                            Salmon is good eats.
                            It's not quite a shit sandwich but it's close .

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                            • #21
                              Originally posted by quoydogs View Post
                              It's not quite a shit sandwich but it's close .
                              Yesterday I made a pork loin roast, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I got tired of poop sandwiches!
                              Last edited by Vera Hara; 01-09-2023, 12:32 PM.

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                              • #22
                                1. Lose a little weight. It’s not crazy but I didn’t close out the year in great shape. I’ll get back on the bike soon.

                                2. Propose to my girlfriend. Aiming for sometime this summer.

                                Nothing crazy 🙂

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                                • quoydogs
                                  quoydogs commented
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                                  Lose the weight before you propose. It's all down hill after she says yes. Congrats.

                                • 76er
                                  76er commented
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                                  hahaha... laughing at QD's comment. Truth! Congrats!!!

                              • #23
                                Originally posted by Requiem View Post

                                Yesterday I made a pork loin roast, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I got tired of poop sandwiches!
                                That sounds amazing as long as you didn't put fruit in the stuffing. Why do they want to put fruit in stuffing, I don't get it. Just like salsa, fruit does not belong.

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                                • #24
                                  I would like to get a different job. I’ve been doing the same thing for over 30 years. I’m kind of burned out and looking for something totally different. Doing a work-from-home job would be nice.

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                                  • #25
                                    Originally posted by qbronco View Post
                                    I would like to get a different job. I’ve been doing the same thing for over 30 years. I’m kind of burned out and looking for something totally different. Doing a work-from-home job would be nice.
                                    We're looking for a Lube tech

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