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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Resolutions From The Revisionist

I always worry about New Years Resolutions. I mean, they are in that barrel of monkeys called the-be-careful-what-you-wish-for.......you-just-might-get-it category. I mean, if you resolve to be more patient, does that mean that the universe is going to send you lots more opportunities in which you HAVE to be patient? If you resolve to lose weight, do you end up with a tapeworm or something which MAKES you lose weight?

Be careful what you wish for.....

Last year, I resolved to stop using the word DUDE. Just stop. Cold turkey. And I did pretty well...except that then there were so many experiences thrown at me that simply REQUIRED the use of the word DUDE (in a bit of a disparaging way....naturally.)

And I resolved to eat more vegetables, not realizing that the state would cut the education budget in a way that will pretty much force teachers to start their own victory gardens if they want to feed their families. (Okay, yes, I am exaggerating some....but be careful what you wish for.....veggies will soon be all many of us can afford.)

So this year, I am resolving to laugh more. Just laugh. A lot. And then some more.

I am trying to figure out a way the universe can spin this one....maybe I'll go all mental and end up laughing about pots and pans in some padded little room somewhere....ugh.

I sign this post The Revisionist because that's what my writing goals revolve around. Revision. A lot. And then some more.

But more on the writing goals next time. Right now I have to go and laugh at all of the dog poop my daughter's sleepover pals are tracking into my house......ha.....ha.......(it's not coming out right....) ha......ha...

The Revisionist


13 comments:

Yat-Yee said...

Shelley you crack me up. Hahahaha!
Hey! I think that's how the universe will spin this: you'll laugh and you'll make others laugh! (though not at your children's friends dragging in dog poop. No, never.)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

It's so clear you're a writer of fairytales. Be careful what you wish for, indeed. Even so, I'd rather die laughing than crying. Let's laugh ourselves silly. 2011 is looking bright already.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness, this post did a fantastic job of making me laugh! The ending was priceless. I like your resolution to laugh more!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Laughing is a good resolution :D

And what is it with sleepovers and poop? My daughter had a friend spend the night and the cat pooped in her closet! Ugh.

Myrna Foster said...

You sure made ME laugh. I hope 2011 is even better for you than 2010.

Julie Dao said...

You are definitely a person with a life full of laughter! Happy New Year, Shelley!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shelly! wow that a really got resolver. i did a post one time on laughing. did you know kids laugh 300 times in a day and adults just only 17. laughings good for you! mostly im not gonna laugh at dog poop except when its someone else that gotta deal it out. ha ha. i hope you could laugh lot and lots in the new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
...laughs and hugs from lenny

Laura Marcella said...

Happy New Year, Shelley!!! May 2011 be your best year yet!

Catherine Denton said...

You are so fun! How creative to make laughing more a resolution. I couldn't help laughing along with you. Way to spread the cheer!

Margo Berendsen said...

That's the best resolution I've heard so far! Love it! Never thought about how the universe has a way of twisting our resolutions but now I understand why I never manage to keep them past February!

Jemi Fraser said...

I love it!! Laughing more is always a good idea. I hope your new year is full of joy! :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Laughing more. How wonderful! LOL, Ha ha ha. Hope your 2011 is filled with much happiness and laughter. LOL, Ha, ha, ha!
: )

Dawn Simon said...

I like that: laughing more. Your posts are always so fun. :)

I wish you a very happy 2011!