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A List of New Year’s Resolutions We Can Keep

Its that time again when people feel compelled to make New Year’s resolutions even though statistics show that somewhere in the vicinity of 97% of the New Year’s resolutions we make won’t be kept. These wishful utterances leave our lips only to arrive at our ears a mil a moment later as self defeating prophecies. Most New Years
resolutions are abandoned by the 2nd of January. Let’s say though that you are more dedicated than the rest of us and you stick to yours until… oh… um… January 7. Now you have 51 weeks to think about what a loser you are and to resolve to have better resolve next year.
To the 3% of you that keep your New Year’s resolutions, this post isn’t for you. Its for the rest of us. Wouldn’t it be great if for the first time we were actually able to keep ALL of our resolutions? How great would THAT feel? What an esteem boost! That’s why I decided to make a list of resolutions for us that we can actually keep this year. Ready?

1. Gain 20 pounds.

2. Take up smoking or drinking. If you’re really ambitious, do both.

3. Spend less time with the family. It cuts down on the fuss’n and

4. Stop dieting and excercising. They don’t work anyway.

5. Personalize your work cubicle. Make it scream “you” and plan
to be in it for the next ten years. Promotions and advancements
are for overachievers.

6. Be messy. Organized people are just too lazy to look for things.

7. Eat more fried foods and deserts.

8. Dip into the retirement savings. You can have more fun with it
now than when you’re old.

9. Play more video games instead of volunteering in the community.

10. Save money on Yoga classes and calming gadgets to help you
deal with stressful and annoying situations. Buy a
gun instead.




This one has been busy circulating. I’ve seen it twice now. Author unknown. I think its funny. I’m posting it for those of you who haven’t read it yet. Its quite a chuckle.


1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly! It’s rare. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It’s a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It’s later than you think. It’s Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother? It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other
people’s food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year’s. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don’t budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They’re like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you’re never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don’t like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it’s loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don’t feel terrible when you leave the party or
get up from the table, you haven’t been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Do you have any tips to add to this list?

Shoe Fly Pie and Apple Pan-Doudy

Shoe fly pie and apple pan-doudy.
Makes your eyes light up
and your stomach say howdy.
Shoe fly pie and apple pan-doudy,
I never get enough of that wonderful stuff.

The first thing I heard about when I woke up this morning was the shoes that flew past Bush’s head. So I had to watch the video. It barely missed him, didn’t it? He was quick. I don’t think he “got it” though. I know he’s down playing it but I don’t think he understands the insult fully.

The sight or touch of the soles of the feet is a grave insult in that culture. Even I know that. The jubilant Iraqis who whacked the fallen statue of Saddam Hussein with their shoes (April 2003) were subjecting the tyrant to the worst humiliation imaginable. I’m not going to go on and on about this. I only want to mention one thing… The reporter who was quickly wrestled to the ground said this as he flung shoe number one

“This is a gift from the Iraqis, this is the farewell kiss, you dog.”

And hurling shoe number two he added

.”This is from the widows, the orphans, and those who were killed in Iraq.”

And our wise and diplomatic leader responded by saying this

“It was a size 10 shoe that he threw.”

Later he told reporters Bush

“I thought it was interesting, I thought it was weird and unusual to have a guy throw a shoe at you but I… uh… I don’t… I…uh…I’m not insulted.”

Well, you should be.

Random Bush Quotes
Throw A Shoe At Bush

Then I heard all over the radio about Bernard Madoff and his rip off scam. You know he was paying off the first investors with money he was getting from the more recent investors and it was our shakey economy that brought the house of cards down on him. I think the minimum you could invest was one million dollars. Is that what you heard? Aren’t these people suppose to be intelligent? Did Madoff not forsee the effect our unstable economy would have on his little scheme? I mean, he knows all about finances and investing and the big world of money and business. And these investors, with millions and billions of dollars, couldn’t they smell a rat or didn’t they research deeply into the whole thing before putting so much money into it? Now they’re crying “we lost our life savings.” I don’t understand.

I guess they’ll have to start buying generic brand items and include more chicken, beans, potatoes, and rice in their meal planning like I do. Boo Hoo for them. I’m sorry but I can’t muster up any sympathy for them. Even in their “poor” state they probably have more money than you or I will ever see. They might even have to start shopping at Save-a-lot. I was going to say Wal-Mart but now Wal-Mart shopping is a luxury for us. By the way, who has the new ad campaign that goes something like this… “The crummy economy is now your shop-ortunity” Is it Wal-Mart? Is the economy hurting you? Are you losing your home? Do you still have a job? Is everything pretty much the same and you don’t really see any significant changes to your lifestyle? I’m curious. I’d like to know. Maybe you’ve come up with some really creative and frugal ideas to make ends meet. If so, what are they?

But I wasn’t going to write about this. I was going to write about a second interesting tid bit of information I gleaned from the web about why people read blogs. I’ll post it soon. And I’ve got something I want to tell you about.