Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolutions - Be it Resolved...

New Years resolutions are promises to yourself that you don't really mean to keep - but in a PERFECT WORLD, you just might.

There is also the Lunar New Year coming up on February 14, the year of the iron TIGER. People who are born in the year of the Tiger (as my friend WLC is) find this year to be a dreadful prospect. But you have to hand it to the Asians, who seem to celebrate the Lunar New Year with more circumspection. They don't resolve anything. Their hope is to make it through the year.

I drifted through the things I want to do next year and the things I resolved to do better at, irrespective of the Lunar New Year's drear predictions. (Being born in the Year of the sheep, this year isn't dreadful for me in astrological terms)

1. I want to see my novel published. WHITE POWDER: A Novel of the CIA and the Secret War in Laos is a book whose time has come. So I resolve to help peddle my own book in 2010, not so much for profit as for the vanity of having people read my work and (hopefully) appreciate it.

2. I resolve to complete my next novel, already in the works, in 2010. (Working Title: Penitent Man)

3. I resolve to take more time on vacation/holiday in 2010. (you wouldn't think this one is difficult to keep but it always turns out that way) As life sits now, every meal is a banquet, every paycheck a fortune, every formation a parade - but I don't get away as much as I'd like to.

4. I have no bad habits, but if I discover one, I resolve to consider quitting that bad behavior.

5. I resolve to buy more toys. It's true that (a) he who dies with the most toys wins and (b) the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

In my reckless list making and resolving I had resolved to make a longer list, but decided to break that resolution right off the bat to set a trend for the coming year.

Happy New Year 2010


WoFat said...

2010. We still have to wait another year before we can cut back on the zeros.

LL said...

New Year's Eve is boring if you don't drink and you're home. There is NOTHING on tv.

darlin said...

There sure wasn't much on the telly at all, kind of miss old Guy Lombardo and his New Years Eve specials.... oh no, I just sounded old there!! It's New Years, I'm home and I'm missing something my mother used to watch! YIKES, one resolution, I resolve not go grow old anytime soon!

Wishing you and your loved ones all the best LL!

Xmichra said...

LL - I went to bed early because any year that starts and ends with a good night sleep is totally awesome by me. lol...

nice resolutions though. I am not one with the promises. I am far too oftent he breaker of my promises to myself.

Azra said...

Happy New Year LL. May the coming year bring health and prosperity, and everything you've hoped or wished for and more... for you and your family :)

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