Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year’s resolutions


Wow, what a year! I'm not looking back, how about you? Let's begin with a clean slate and try to remember what didn't work, but stay in the now. This time of year, we try to make our resolutions, which, we hope, will make life easier and more enjoyable. Our intention is to avoid the same pitfalls that uprooted our smooth sailing last year. We all stand to be corrected. These are my vows for 2012:

1. I will not wear a name tag all year.

2. I will not watch the NBA. They've ruined the game with greed.

3. I will watch every Seattle Mariners game and hope they won't lose 100 games or more.

4. I will not watch Andrew Pujois bat for the Angels this year. He deserted the St. Louis Cardinals, the world champs in Major League Baseball, for a fat contract.

5. I'll spend every day of 2012 in the Wood River Valley.

6. I'll buy all the furniture on my neighbor's lawn.

7. I've decided not to climb up any ladders in the coming year.

8. I will work no more, forever (Chief Joseph—1870s).

9. I will not drive to Jackpot in the middle of the night.

10. I will jack up my heat a lot if it gets really cold.

11. I will finish all family histories.

12. I will fill my children and grandchildren with hope in lieu of cash.

13. Instead of a diet, I'll buy smaller plates.

14. I'll walk every day, whether I want to or not, past my garage.

15. I'll designate my 1984 Cadillac Coupe Deville as my religion and take all repair bills off my income tax.

Have a wonderful 2012 and nice talking to you.

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