New Years’ resolutions

Love them?  Loathe them?

 Make them? Fake them?

Keep them? Break them?

I’m following Macdoctor’s prescription  for them this year.

5 Responses to New Years’ resolutions

  1. Colin Lucas says:

    I didn’t make any so there are none to break!


  2. kismet says:

    LOL I always make some. I make some more on my birthday too. The thing that takes all the pressure off is that I stopped putting time limits on them now. If I don’t manage it this year it doesn’t matter, next year is another year. Sometimes after a year or two they cease to be priorities and I can consider them dealt to anyway.


  3. gravedodger says:

    S I L last year pledged to himself to try a ‘Subway sandwich’ and decided last night to alleviate the failure and subsequent guilt that had ensued he would have two this year, sort of puts it in perspective a little.
    ps I am pleading not guilty on the grounds of diminished responsibility for any failures alleged on my part over the years.


  4. Tom Degan says:

    My plan was to quit drinking on New Year’s Day. I’m starting to have serious second thoughts however. Watching the utter implosion of the country that I love so much has definite advantages from the vantage-point of the bottom of an empty vodka bottle. In fact it can be a lot of fun! Better to giggle when shit-faced than to weep with your faculties intact. The last ten years have been such an utter train wreck that it is difficult – if not impossible – to take it all in in any other condition than complete, alcohol-induced giddiness. When one is forced to witness the total decline of what used to be a grand civilization, it generally is a good rule-of-thumb to have an artificial stimulant at the ready. Heroin is too expensive and marijuana gives me terrible anxiety attacks. So make it one for my baby and one more for the road, Joe….

    Was that decade just a horrible nightmare? Of course I’m being facetious, but there were more-than-a-few times during during the last ten years – particularly during the time the Bush Mob was in power – that I would awaken suddenly in the middle of the night and say out loud,

    “Did I dream that?”
    “Is Bush seriously president?”
    “Did we actually invade Iraq?”
    “Are the Spice Girls really number one?”

    And a special tip of the old fedora to George W. Bush. Anyone who can make me nostalgic for the likes of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has a certain talent, no doubt about it. His entire eight-year-reign seems almost surreal in hindsight. In a twisted and cynical paraphrasing of Charles Dickens, “It was the worst of times. It was the worst of times.” What a long, strange trip it’s been. As the great Hunter Thompson liked to say, “Buy the Ticket. Take the ride.”

    Tom Degan
    Goshen NY


  5. Inventory2 says:

    I resolved not to resolve 🙂


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