I make New Year’s Resolutions every year-only two.
One is to have more fun then I did the year before:
That’s an easy one, as I get older it’s easier to have fun.
I’m not as concerned about trivial things like how big my butt is or what I look like when I cry or about being right about anything.
Do you know what a carbon footprint is? It’s basically the damage you do to the environment and the idea is not to leave any footprint behind.
I intend to leave behind a trail of fun that will scorch a trail across the face of the Earth.
Enviros will hate me until the day the Sun turns into a Red Giant and burns the Earth to a crisp for what I did to the Earth.
However, on that day the Earth will melt and then get fried. At that point in time any of the stupid things I did for a laugh won’t matter so…
What the Hell.
My second Resolution is to Write more.
I clear that one every year because I’m afraid of going Robert Johnson in desperation
Legend says Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads to achieve success.
In those Deals you get screwed, so Johnson got famous…after he died.
I know, what a burn right?
By the way, I don’t believe that legend at all. Johnson was a great musician and giving the Devil credit for his talent is like saying Aliens built the pyramids.
My point- and I do have one, is that writing means so much to me that I’m afraid if I don’t work at it and become the writer I’ve wanted to be since I was 9 years old I could get a little desperate and end up at the Crossroads myself.
There they are in all their glory
My New Year’s
I know, I know.
New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rap because we promise to do things at the beginning of the New Year and most of the time it doesn’t work out.
The thing of it is, when we don’t follow through on those promises doesn’t matter. Who remembers what you said on one night in a roomful of other people who are all talking about themselves?
So I’m all for adding the fear factor into the deal.
If you’re serious maybe you should up the stakes, sign on the dotted line and strike a bargain.
It’s an option- so legend says.
Or you could keep your word to yourself.
And have a Happy New Year.