Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let it be resolved...

I'm not a big one for New Year's resolutions. Rather, I make resolutions every day.

It's quite common for me to proclaim (quite loudly) that I have decided to move to Paris. Or that from now on I will walk around the lake every day while learning Italian. Or that I will dance naked around the house naked to Billy Idol whenever I can't think what to write next.

Happily for me, my friends and family are accustomed to my heartfelt declarations...and even more used to witnessing those resolutions fall by the wayside in favor of new ones. Since they are my friends, they don't judge me too harshly when, quite predictably, those resolutions don't quite come to pass.

So this year I'm taking a new tactic. I will only resolve things I do already. Since I don't do a lot of things that are good for me, these are fairly easy to innumerate.

Let it be resolved...

...I will not take up smoking cigarettes (unless I'm diagnosed with six months to live, in which case Sophie and I have vowed to start smoking like chimneys)
...I will enjoy sleeping (new fleece sheets for Christmas, yay!)
...I will write two more books (fingers crossed, and Billy Idol at the ready)
...I will --from time to time-- drink too much, say and do inappropriate things, and have a fabulous time
...I will never, ever, wear yellow pants (I was visiting family over the holiday and saw several pictures of me as a young girl wearing bright yellow pants. Disturbing at best. Yes, it was the seventies, but still...there's simply no excuse for that kind of behavior.)

And finally, with a nod to my dear blogmate Rachael, who stole my idea for this week's blog: I resolve not to stab anyone this year.

Unless, of course, I'm provoked.

--Juliet

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hav no idea why you were so unhappy about the yellow pant incident, you looked adorable. Yellow is a good color on you. I would have been more concerned about the wild curls.

Rachael Herron said...

Did I REALLY steal your idea? Oh, how funny! The last I could trace mine back was to this post: http://www.yarnagogo.com/blog/2006/12/runagogo.html in 2006 -- back when I used to run a lot. Ahem. I'm a better non-stabber than a non-runner. :)

Rachael Herron said...

(And that proves that Martha is right. We ARE a stabbidy bunch.)

Shelby said...

Finally, some resolutions that make sense. And I resolve also not to stab anyone.

:)

Gary Corby said...

I guess this means you won't be stabbing anyone while wearing yellow pants and chain smoking.

Have a fantastic 2010, Juliet, and looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Sophie Littlefield said...

They make sheets out of *FLEECE*???? Seriously? OMG, must get me some of those poste-haste...

I wish someone out there would resolve to develop cigarettes that are actually good for you. And instead of smelling smokey, maybe smelled like...Aliage. Wouldn't that be nice?

Sophie Littlefield said...

Oh Gosh, did you see that our client Gary popped in there, J? Wonder how he's doing on that homework we gave him? Speaking of pants, and all.

Martha Flynn said...

That's it - I'm bringing knives to our next event. I cannot let this no-stabby resolution go unchallenged!

Gary Corby said...

Hey Sophie, I'm having a bit of finding the cowboy boots. Will high heels do instead if I can get them in my size?

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