Friday, December 31, 2010

Go Ahead Break that Resolution, or better yet don't start one.


Well tonight it is the last day of the last month of this year.

Good Riddance.

Big deal!

"What are you going to do for New Year's?" is a question that is asked by many this week.

My answer is usually about the same for each person asking.

Probably in bed by 10, sleeping, that's about it. If I feel really wild and crazy, maybe watch the parting people in Times Square go wacky on the TV around 9 or 10 and go to bed......

"Oh how boring"

"What about your New Year's Resolutions?"
What about them, I don't make any......

What is the preoccupation of thinking that a New Year is somehow going to make you do things that you never seem to accomplish other days or months of the year?

"Oh, I am going to lose of few pounds" or " I will read more" or "I will get up early and exercise"

Oh, come on , give me a break.

If people really wanted to do that stuff they would already be doing it. Maybe that is the reason that all these good intentions fizzle out after a day or two anyway.

If you really wanted to shed a few pounds or save some extra money, you would already be doing it.

So stop the crap and quit fooling yourself, or is it that you just want to sound cool to your friends by having something you have good intentions about doing.

How about just promising to yourself that you won't BS yourself and actually just do it.

If you say that you are going to lose a few pounds, starting the 1 st of the year, then you are doomed for failure. If you were serious, you wouldn't need a date to start, you would have already resigned yourself in doing it the moment you made that decision...plain and simple.

Besides we live in a place that there are no interesting things to do or see, no big band celebrations, no dressing up to go our parting, other than showing up at a restaurant, paying 3 times more than the food is worth, listening to some thrown together trio playing off tune dance music, drinking some God awful cheap sparkling wine and generally wanting to go home 6 minutes after midnight......
Now, if we were in a big city, with a classy dance band, other people who enjoy dressing up, having a table with your friends to have a good reason to party......now that's a reason.....

Or maybe if we were on a nice cruise ship, on it's final voyage before being scrapped, sailing on New Years Eve, and getting an invitation to have dinner at the captains table. Joining you that night are a retired detective Lieutenant Mike Rogo, and his former-prostitute wife Linda, Frank Scott, a minister questioning his faith and believing God helps those who help themselves, a retired Jewish hardware store owner Manny Rose and his wife Belle and Haberdasher James Marin.......

A no thank you, I already know how that evening is going to end.....

So anyway, Happy New Year to you and your family, make the first day of the month, be what you want, do what you want, do what you enjoy, make a difference to others , just because you can, and don't be too grumpy.

Cheers!

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Happy New Year to you and your wife also.
We also won't be partying and never make New Years Resolutions, I agree that making them is senseless.

Leslie Limon said...

No big plans for New Year's Eve here either. We usually have an "early" dinner with the family at 8, then home by 10. Very rarely do we stay up until midnight! :) BUT we will be having a late lunch/early dinner at the ranch tomorrow to start the year off right! :)

Happy New Year to you and your wife!

Tancho said...

Brenda and Leslie, thanks for the wishes, now I know that we are not the only ones that do party hearty for New Years....Hope all you have a great and pleasant January and the rest....The meal tomorrow sounds like a better plan all-around.

Steve Cotton said...

I will be partying with some Canadians who have just returned from teaching in Cairo. I went over there last night thinking it was the night of the party. Now, you understand why I don't make resolutions.

Happy new year, pal.

norm said...

Took Gramps to mass(the standing up and sitting down almost killed him), we had a shot when I got him home. The evening is going to be Sousa shots with the biker couple down the hill-if I can get Linda up from her nap...Happy New Year!

JerryL said...

Mappy New Year for Mr and Mrs Tancho, I stopped making resolution years ago, the moment that I realized that wisdom by growing older would allow me to make decisions every day, not just on the beginning of a new year!

Calypso said...

We will make a few resolutions - and as you suggest probably not stay on that course - but it couldn't hurt to think about a little self-improvement I think.

Tancho said...

I already broke my resolution from last year which was not to make any resolutions.....
Yes it is always good to do self improvement....