Totally Pointless New Year’s Resolutions

Ok, I’ve been away from this so long that I feel I owe somebody an explanation, although I think my blog stats suggest that no one really cares that I haven’t been posting for more than two months.  I’ve got a lot of really good excuses.  First would be I’ve been REALLY REALLY BUSY.  But I was busy before, so that one doesn’t wash entirely.  Though, to be frank, it is the case that administrative work takes more takes more time and energy than I ever used to have to give to anything.  Still, I think it’s really more the case that I just lost some of my blogging mojo, not really thinking I had much worthwhile to say and not really having much interest in saying it.  This is a poor excuse since i started out thinking of this thing as just an interesting way to keep writing even if a lot of it was really bad and pointless.  It is however, the best excuse I have.

In any case, on to my totally impossible and pointless new year’s resolutions.  My first goal is to make resolutions I know will be impossible to keep because I will then feel less bad about breaking them.

I Resolve to Write on my Blog at least once a week–Actually this seems doable.  Why not.  No one says I have to be original or even interesting.

I Resolve to lose 60 pounds–Ok, this is what Oprah and I really need to do, but is beyond the realm of reality.  Still, maybe if I say sixty I’ll actually get to thirty.

I Resolve to read one book a week–totally implausible, but why not fanatasize.

I Resolve to be a better husband and father–this one is really safe because if my kids refuse to say that I have achieved this goal I can cut off their allowance and send them to bed without supper.  Ok, they are far too big for me to send them to bed without supper, but I could threaten.  As for my wife, well, maybe she will humour me.

I Resolve to regularly attend church–always good to have a resolution that you are already achieving.

I Resolve to give up smoking–always good to have a resolution to give up something that you don’t actually do.

Ok, enough.  Some good things that I have done in the past two months–

1. Wept on election night in November while watching the victory speech.

2.  Wept several days thereafter upon watching reruns of the victory speech.

3. Read several books–maybe I’ll talk more about them later.

4. Visited Pagosa Springs Colorado–in fact, I’m sitting in the Albuquerque airport at the moment writing this blog.

5. Started working out again after a two month hiatus–makes me feel better about overeating.  Also makes me feel better about going to the gym on January 2nd.  I won’t have to feel like one of those folks that joins the gym in January and lasts for two week

There’s more, but that’s all I can come up with for now.

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