Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

OK, I'm not a huge fan of resolutions. In fact, I usually sneer at people who make them, thinking, "yeah, that will last until January 2nd." I think it's mostly because people think too big. Here are some examples of
Resolutions Doomed to Failure:
  1. I'm going to quit smoking, and never slip or lapse.
  2. I'm going to lose 100 lbs.
  3. I'm going to meet someone and get married and live happily ever after.
  4. I'm going to stop watching 12 hours of TV and playing XBox and smoking dope and moving out of my mom's basement and wash my clothes and get a haircut and stop stealing from the neighbors.
  5. I'm going to finally dig up the body I buried in the back yard and confess.

So without further ado, I humbly present my resolutions for 2008:
  1. Become a better father. Be patient and kind.
  2. Get my novel in front of some agents.
  3. Run at least 3 long-distance races.
  4. Keep my job.
  5. Win a Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics.
  6. Become famous, and not for dying recklessly.
OK, maybe the last couple are a stretch, but a man can dream, can't he?

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