Eight 2008 Resolutions I Will Keep, Mostly

I will give my cell phone to the bartender upon entering any establishment at which I plan to drink more than one glass of wine. I will instruct him or her not to give it back to me until my tab is paid and I solemnly swear on the name of my ancient cat that I will not text or dial ANYONE.

I will eat a bag of chips or a plate of fries before I go out so that I won’t really feel tempted to text or dial the number of ANYONE, because after consuming said chips or fries, I will not be drunk after two glasses of wine.

I will never forget where I lost my credit card ever again, having only done that once in my life–last week.

I will learn to like a wine spritzer, because two of the horrid things equal one glass of wine, and then I won’t be tempted to text or dial ANYONE or need to eat greasy foods before I go out, and thus I will not forget where I left my credit card.

I will make my GM smile once every day, no matter what kind of mood he’s in, because he’s a good guy with a big heart, and he makes me laugh when he laughs–on those all-too-infrequent occasions.

I will give a shameless and continuing promotion to the folks who are getting RG Daughter and me to the Orange Bowl in style–ShuttleMiami.com. Thank you Gus and Michelle for your incredible generosity.

I will not give a crap about my age.

I will go to the beach every single day, if only for a moment while on a walk or run, because I can.

So maybe 2008 won’t be so bad.






12 responses to “Eight 2008 Resolutions I Will Keep, Mostly”

  1. m Avatar

    Sometimes you crack me up. Happy NY, and good luck with the resolutions!

  2. Lex Avatar

    Been drunk-texting, have ya? Happy New Year! I wish I could resolve to go the beach everyday. Some people have it all…beach, eat fries daily and lose weight…

  3. k Avatar

    Happy New years to you!!!
    Here’s to a fun year for all of us ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hear you on the drunk texting… I should have spell-checked mine before one of mine went out at 1am…

  4. Kim Ayres Avatar

    Do you actually know anyone who ever kept to their New Year resolutions?

  5. Michelle Avatar

    Happy new Year! Just because you wrote your resolutions down, and shared them with the world, you will probably keep most of them.

    Back in the day, I wrote a few things down that I thought could not posibly come true, Well, wouldn’t you know, each eand every one came true. Subconciously you can do things without even realizing.

    Have a great time at the game ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Michael Avatar

    Happy 2008 RG!

    I am a very long time reader but have not commented before today. Let’s just say that the new year inspired me to speak up.

    Your writing evokes in me the entire range of human emotions. I look forward to each new post. Just keep writing wonderful stories.


  7. namaste Avatar

    Great resolutions. Just remember: Friends don’t let friends drink and dial. Be your best friend this year, and you can’t go wrong!


  8. Manuel Avatar

    The beach everyday? Wish I was in the position to put that on my list…..if i did it would be bloody hard work……..have a great year….

  9. Artful Dodger Avatar

    Happy New Year RG. My resolution..not being afraid to leave a comment on blogs. Looking forward to another year of wonderful posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Julie Avatar

    I’m with Namaste. Drunk-dialing has always caused me problems, though they’ve usually been easy to fix. (Thank goodness!)

    Happy New Year, RG!

  11. Ali Avatar

    Those look like some awesome resolutions ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially the one about eating lots of fries. Best of luck keeping them.

  12. Jenni Avatar

    sounds like 2008 is off to a good start.