Wednesday, January 04, 2006

So you say you want a resolution...


It’s an evil word, isn’t’ it?

As I’ve been hopping around reading other people’s blogs since January 1st, I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers have been posting their resolutions for the new year…

Never one to pass up a chance to be a lemming and ‘borrow’ from other blogger’s blogs, I’ve decided to do it as well. We will ignore the fact that research has told us that the majority of people fail miserably with their resolutions, with most people even making the same resolution year after year after year… not me. I blow off new resolutions every year, none of this repetitiveness for me.

So where do I start? I have absolutely no idea.

Well, uh… let’s see… resolutions… um…

I got it!! (Don’t give it to anyone else {rimshot}) Mine will be part funny & part humorous, part serious and part satirical.

I now present to you, my dear readers, a list of my “Resolutions in honor of the New Year of 2006.”

  • A no brainer, one that is usually on everyone’s list; lose weight. Not jut for myself, but for my wife, my daughters, and my family. I want to stick around on this planet for a very long time, and in order to do that, I need to lose some weight. It won’t be easy, and it won’t be quick, but dagnabit, I’ll get it done…
  • Be a better husband & father. (And for today only, I’ll throw in being a better friend as an extra bonus. Act now to take advantage of this exciting and limited time offer!) Everyone can be better at what they do, and everyone can work to make that happen. It’s just a matter of doing it and following through. As MetroDad himself stated via DadCentric “Shouldn't we all be doing these things on a daily basis? Aren't they all part of the human experience?” Well, sure, but who has the time??
  • I resolve to be a better dresser. After Christmas, I now have two pairs of blue jeans (as opposed to the 142 pairs my daughters have… each). I have to dress-up for work (dress shirt & tie, occasional suit), so I need to buy some new dress shirts. Various colors. They way I look now, I have mostly white… hell, I look like an Old Republican at a Young Republican rally (not that there’s anything wrong with that… who am I kidding, yes there is) who isn’t that young… nor Republican. And apparently I need a pink shirt, since that is the ‘new, hip’ color.
  • I resolve to work harder at making my dreams and my wife’s dreams come true.
  • I agree with MetroDad when he says his daughter has way too many toys. So do my two. Our toy room (which used to be our enclosed sun-porch) looks like a daycare center. Therefore, I resolve to not allow people (or my wife and I) to buy them any more toys. Unless someone out there wants to buy me— (sorry I meant them) a new X-Box 360… 3 ½ years old isn’t too young for one of those, right?
  • I resolve to go to (and take my daughters, and, if she wants, my wife) to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game in the “new” Busch Stadium. I took them to one last year so they could proudly proclaim that they attended a game at “Old” Busch Stadium. Also, I resolve to take them to their first Cardinals-Cubs game at Wrigley Field. One is never too young to get sprayed with beer and hear the assorted swear words one hears at a Cardinal-Cub game.
  • Keeping with the sports theme, I resolve to take my daughters to their first Rams football game next season. Hell, they could be on the sidelines with me since I know that I have to be a prospect as the new head coach… everyone else is so why not me?
  • I resolve to not be reading 3 or 4 books all at the same time. One at a time, like a normal person.
  • I resolve to stop annoying my blogging friends with games and memes… yeah, like that’s gonna happen.
  • I resolve to become a better player at Halo, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Call of Duty. It may take hours and hours of game play but, damn-it, I’ll make that sacrifice and get it done!
  • I resolve to download every CD I have to my new 60 GB iPod. Even the ones I’ve had since I was 12 or 13 and haven't listened to in 20 years… like Debbie (excuse me, it’s now Deb-or-ah) Gibson… (Don’t ask, I was a "pre-teen", she was hot, and my hormones were a-raging!) Why all of them? Because you never know when you may have to ‘rock-out’ to “Only in My Dreams”... ok, now I'm REALLY starting to worry about myself...
  • I resolve to stop doing lists on my blogs. Not much chance of that, is there?
  • I resolve to try and do a better job of keeping up my number 3 blog.

That’s about all I can think of for now.

How about you, what do you resolve to do this year? Leave me a comment and let me know.

And I thought about tagging a few of my fellow bloggers with this monumental task, but seeing as how I am already being villfied by MetroDad and Mr Big Dubya for tagging them earlier, I decided against it.