Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We drank a toast to now


December 29th 30th  31st is as good a time as any to make some New Years Resolutions and I'm going to try something new. I'm making resolutions I can keep.

1. I will begin and end several fitness regimes including walking when it's convenient and buying a grocery cart full of produce and unprocessed groceries on Sunday, eating healthy on Monday and Tuesday, and consuming mostly candy, pastries and fast food the remainder of the week.

2. I resolve to always find a way to make matters worse. Why deny my gift?

3. I will watch movies and forget the details 20 minutes after the closing credits thus driving The Electrician a little insane.

4. I will fret about money because my personal economy isn't growing so much.

5.  I will let my gas tank run down to fumes on I75 and wait until the last minute to stop for a pee because 2015 can't be all about a calm and balanced life.

6. I will continue my struggle with not using the Oxford comma and not having two spaces after a period because that was what I was taught all those years ago. One did not defy our typing teacher Mr. Neaman and live to tell about it.

7.  I resolve to Google everything except when I'm driving and then I will give Siri the task of Googling everything for me. And what Google can't answer, I'll turn to IMDB. Oh, I've learned. I've learned.

8. I will think about writing. Thinking is almost like doing, right?

9. I will watch the same episodes of British murder mysteries repeatedly to put myself to sleep because the squirrels in my brain won't quiet down without assistance so they must be drowned out.

10. I will procrastinate. Obviously.

Your turn. Resolutions?

24 comments:

  1. Wry humor. Dry wry humor. (#5 makes me itch only because I came of driving age in the mid-'70s, and when the gas gauge indicated half a tank, that was the time to panic. Lines weren't only cocaine in those days...)

    Also, here's to drowning out your brain squirrels with Barnaby and Morse and Tennant and Wimsey. Or whoever.

    Happier New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year, D! I'm so glad you're here.

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  2. eat pie, share pie, other things with pie

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    1. Pie is great, pie is good, pie is one of my favorite food(s).

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  3. We're even worse about produce. We buy it, put it in the fridge, then wait until it's gross enough to throw out. We're convinced that buying the vegetables somehow gives us some health points!

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    1. Wait, Professor Chaos, you mean buying veggies isn't enough?

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  4. I will continue to fantasize that Sam Winchester is not only a real person, but my secret boyfriend.

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    1. Sue, that sounds like an exciting resolution. I'm a little secret jealous.

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  5. I resolve to take pictures and put them on the internet.
    ~

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  6. OMGoodness! These are all so good! And thunder--no. Just no.

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    1. Thanks, kkryno. I had to limit myself to 10.

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  7. I resolve to consider another foray into social media. I will investigate, open a page, see twelve cat pictures and fourteen snarky ads featuring The Lies of Ellen DeGeneres, and shut that window of opportunity. Again.

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    1. You are missing so little, Averil. I consider killing mine every day.

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  8. HA! Excellent plan! Bonus points for honestly facing yourself, I say!

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    1. Thanks, Hart! I just can't take anymore failure.

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  9. Resolutions are so much fun, right? Like a new issue of People without a Kardashian on it. The opportunity! The possibilities!

    I resolve to lower my blood pressure, lengthen my telomeres, and rekindle my libido. Simple, right? And on the writing front? I want it all.

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    1. You're right, Suzy. You are so right. I'm confident that you'll be able to accomplish your goals AND you're inspiring me. So there's that.

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  10. Yep, it sounds like you have a lock on the coming year.

    For my part, I'll continue to read the latest updates about how and why our modern world is going to hell in a handbasket and then I'll go for a walk to clear my head. Of course, when it's winter that means braving high winds and temperatures in the teens, never mind the ice. So once again I'll endeavor to not break any bones. All being well on the uninjured front, it's likely I'll keep painting pictures and reading books. Books are so much more restful than the news.

    I'll also be looking forward to reading more of whatever you get around to writing.

    Best wishes for the New Year, my friend.

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    1. susan, you manage to make not breaking bones, etc. elegant. Happy 2015, my friend. I'm glad you've stuck with me.

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  11. i find the one space after a period to be rather refreshing...perhaps because of my typing teacher....and if you got the gift, you might as well use it eh?

    happy new year.

    i pledge to be here

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