Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Year Resolution

I do not usually make New Year resolutions. I do not like setting myself up for failure. But this year I thought of a good one. I thought, I can actually DO that! What a good idea! I'll even enjoy it!

I went around feeling smug about it for a few days, because I had actually made a New Year resolution I knew I would be able to keep.

This evening at dinner after work, one of the guys told us that his New Year resolution was to cut sugar out of his diet. As he has a very sweet tooth I do not expect him to last very long, but I was impressed to hear that so far he has managed. Ten days is a long time without sugar for a person with a sweet tooth.

This success story inspired me to tell everybody about my New Year Resolution, so that I, too, could be recognized as a ridiculously self-disciplined person who succeeds at keeping New Year resolutions. But just as I opened my mouth to speak I realized I had forgotten what it was.

I closed my mouth again and stared at my curry.

I thought it was just a temporary glitch, a brain fart brought on by a long day at work. I listened to music on the train on the way home, relaxing and hoping it would come back to me, but it didn't. After I got home I sat here for a while staring at the computer trying to think of something to blog about today, and thought, rather sadly, that my New Year resolution would have been a good topic.

But I still can't remember what it was.

You have no idea how irritating this is.

(On the bright side, however, it is entirely possible that forgetting my New Year resolution is the most interesting thing that could have happened to it.)


Contamination said...

Better late than never, ne?

Good luck with sticking to them.

Ms Mac said...

Oh errr, yeah, I've forgotten my New Years resolutions too!

Lia said...

That happens to me all the time. Forgetting, I mean. Not specifically resolutions, but anything that I told myself I had to do.

kenju said...

I never make any, so I don't have that problem. You may have forgotten it on purpose without knowing it....LOL

Kay said...

Mine is to get back to blogging; I borrowed the DVD for "Learning Blogger" the ed program from Let's see how I do....Kay

Amy said...

Then I would assume the best and be glad you are keeping the resolution. Great job!!!

Faerunner said...

I made mine on the computer. They are all typed up with full explanations of exactly what they entail and printed and hanging on my wall. Now I have no excuse not to improve! (I hope)