Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Suck It 2010!

The final days of 2010 are here, and I, for one, am thrilled!  Each year brings both good and bad times to everyone, but for some reason 2010 seems to have just flat out sucked for a lot of people.  Untimely and unexpected deaths have affected more of my friends this year than any I can remember, including my immediate family.  I am not the only person I know who lost his/her job in 2010, and I am still an unpublished author while both Sarah Palin and George W. Bush have bestsellers.  I will say it again, 2010 sucked.

Now I know that there were probably an equal number of good things that happened this year.  I have friends and family who got married, had babies, got job promotions, and lost weight.  But you see, none of these things happened to me, so back to my original statement, 2010 sucked.  If you fall into any of the "2010 was great" categories, congratulations, but get your own blog and toot about it there, in this blog if Keith ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

However, the point of this post is not to whine and moan about my crappy year.  It is to say farewell to it and helllooooo to 2011.  According to my place mat at a local restaurant, 2011 is the Chinese Year of the Rabbit (surprisingly, this was not a Chinese restaurant, don't you just love southeastern Kentucky).  How could the year of the rabbit go badly?  Rabbits are cute and soft and cuddly and always make people happy, they fornicate a lot, and their feet are said to bring good luck.  If I can have a year of being cute and cuddly with a lot of fornication and good luck thrown in, I will be one happy camper!  By the way, 2010 was the Chinese Year of the Tiger.  Stupid tiger.

I always think really hard about my resolutions for each new year.  I ponder for days on how I will improve my life.  I concentrate on it so long and so hard I finally convince myself that I am going to make the change I have resolved myself to do.  I will live as Oprah tells me to do.  I will read only "literature."  I will fully abide by "The Secret."  I will eat only healthy, organic foods.  I will lose 184 pounds.  All of this while helping build a water line for a small village in west Africa on my "charity vacation."

These resolutions usually wear thin around January 4th, and by mid-March, I am gorging myself on buffalo wings and beer, watching basketball on television, being my old sarcastic and jaded self, and not even thinking about that village in west Africa that I mentally adopted in December, let alone considering actually going there.

So this year, I am really going to work at hard at finding some ways to change for the better in 2011.  It has to be something attainable and realistic.  Flying to west Africa and building a water line is one thing, but not reading trashy novels and only eating healthy foods?  Yeah, good luck with that.

I will let you know what my resolutions are in the next few days.  Any suggestions are more than welcome!  Please let me know what your resolving to do in 2011 as well!

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