Sunday, December 27, 2009

My New Year's Resolutions

1. No more politics. I'm sick of it.
2. Declutter my house. Nobody needs three copies of any book, CD or DVD.
3. Use the word fuck and its variations approximately 15 percent fewer times.
4. Match up all my socks. Nobody should have 50 unmatched orphan socks.
5. Give 40 percent of my shoes away to Goodwill.
6. Same with my clothes.
7. Update my passport.
8. Learn a lot more French.
9. Sleep 8 hours a night.
10. Lose three pounds (just keepin' it real, folks)
11. Drink more water.
12. Learn to take better photographs.
13. Make a lot more money.
14. Stop all credit card use.
15. Be more grateful.



nonnie9999 said...

if you have 50 unmatched socks, you should change your resolution to starting an unmatched socks fad. there are so many people out there with unmatched socks that you might be the leader of an entire movement. in fact, you can open an unmatched socks store and make all that money you've resolved to earn. you'll be the bill gates of the sockosphere.

Iain said...

I'm recycling some of my old resolutions, and reusing some of yours, if I may KZ?

1. Sounds like bliss, but in an election year with the venal competing against the spineless (sounds familiar), I'll probably fail.

3. See 1 - I'll end up with Tourette's.
7. USE my passport
8. More effort with Spanish
10,11. Gain 7 pounds, while eating less sugar, drinking more water--possible?
13,15. Make some money and be able to show some people how grateful I really am.

Add a bit of cycling and fitness. Enough to feel depressed come next year when I haven't achieved half of the list!

deb said...

Wow, KZ! You're ambitious. My goals are to try to do more creative things with my time off in 2010. :)

okjimm said...

ok. first off.... #4 is un-real. The Maytag Dryer God needs lint sacrifices.

Secondlyish &stuff... 15 resolutions? C'mon! Ya gotzta be real!!!! I go for .065 resolutions a year.
Works lotz better than the 10 Revolutions a Year previously.

All that did was make me dizzy.

bigsis said...

I like most of your resolutions but #3 is out for me. In fact, I intend to use the word more often and in more creative ways because in some situations, especially at work, it soothes me.

Next year I'm going to try to have more faith that the big things in life will just work out the way they're supposed to.

Fran said...

As for socks--- my theory is there IS a sock monster-- save them & use for a Halloween costume?

I have not figured out resolutions just yet. We have a few parental relatives up there in their 80's w major health issues, I have much trepidation as to how 2010 will go- especially w my Mom, who turns 85 in January. I live cross country, far away from them, so that makes the situation tougher.

I would love to find another job. My current place of employment exploits workers, and treats us like robots. Why have I stayed? Health Insurance & nothing else out there.
The place is literally on a dead end road!

I like your idea of cutting out (or up) credit cards. We've been paying them down & only use in emergencies. Still, they are constantly upping the ante, even as we phase out.
They punish customers who pay on time & more than is required. If enough of us revolt, maybe they will get the message? Either way we are outta there, adios w the fine print & excessive rates & everchanging rules.

You are on a roll here KZ..... good choices

Lulu Maude said...

1. Get back to practicing guitar.
2. Create a diet that works for me.
3. Write regularly--practice the habit of art.
4. Find a spiritual discipline that fits.
5. Pick up more around the house.

dguzman said...

Okay, I have to admit that I'd rather use the word fuck and its variations at least 15 percent of the time, no matter where I am. That ought to win me some friends and influence some people.