Saturday, January 1, 2011

Obligatory New Year Blogging

I really wanted to play the "top-ten [blank] of 2010" game this year, because everybody's doing it and all I really want in life is just to be cool. Other obligations got in the way, unfortunately, like the frantic process of obtaining my bitchin' new ride after my Olds decided to straight-up die on me (being a one-car household sucks sometimes) and naturally, the holiday frenzy.

So here I am on New Year's Day cursing other blogs for totally reading my mind and stealing all my ideas, like reminiscing about the decade (ten years ago I was putting the final touches on my backpacking trip around Europe while unaware that I was about to be fired laid-off from my job, still went, ended up in debt, but totally worth it), posting clips from C-Span (THE GENTLEMAN WILL SIT! THE GENTLEMAN IS CORRECT IN SITTING! is still one of my favorites, but how the hell does Maddy the Anti-Socialist Baby not make that list?) or just being all fucking meta about the whole deal just to show how aware of all internet traditions I am. But alas, this is all said and done (better) by others.

So should I go into resolutions? I think I have the same general ones that will never be accomplished like most people (quit smoking, drink less, exercise more, become a chef, etc) and always some that are just personal to me (stop snarking about how much politics sucks and figure out some resolutions for the problem, start putting your writing out there again, get back into the social justice debate, contact your goddamn friends and family more, don't fear the break room, that piano isn't going to play itself you know, finish "Nixonland" for fuck's sake). But I never saw the point in stacking all these life changes up for one day and yelling "GO!", I feel like that just dooms you to failure*.

So it comes down to this: I started 2011 the same way I ended 2010 - Pushing some random dude's car down the street (this one happened to be out of gas). And maybe that's really all there is to it.

Or, as my husband just walked into the room and cheerfully said, "New Year, new toothbrush". I suppose I'll leave it at that.

Have a great year, everyone. Be excellent to each other.

*Had to include a link to this, by far my favorite comic of the year.


Mary said...

Happy New Years Stacy!

I agree, you should spend more time with your friends. So let's figure out what the coldest day of the season is going to be and go meet up with Ben at Broadway Pizza. Still wondering how we always manage to meet up when weather is at it's worst...

Stacy said...

Happy New Year, Mary!

I never really thought about it before, but you're right. We do have awful timing for our get togethers, don't we? I think we should go for an ice storm this time. :)

Love the hat, by the way.

~ Stacy