“Good resolutions are like babies crying in church. They should be carried out immediately.” Charles M. Sheldon


Good news today, the guy finally came to install the shade in my office so people will stop staring at me like I’m a fish. Bad news today, the guy installed it so that the right side is about 1.5 inches lower than the left… so there goes my productivity. Because if you think I am able to concentrate on work instead of wondering how the hell that happened and then digressing into the erosion of the American work ethic then… well, you’re probably a first time visitor.

This year I was determined not to do all my shopping last minute, so I attempted to buy things throughout the fall and have them shipped to my parent’s house. The downside of this is I have absolutely no recollection of what I bought and had to buy more last minute stuff this week. So, it’s possible that it is going to be a great generous Christmas, and it’s equally possible that I have almost nothing to wrap. I like a surprise.

Luckily, I will probably have another opportunity to shop because my dad saves his shopping for the last possible second and will of course drag me and one of my sisters to the mall on Monday night so that we can go through our annual ritual of “Dad, who are you buying that for? Because, perhaps you know someone who would wear a yellow shirt with fringe on it, but our mother would not. Move away from that whole section and just give us your credit card. Go grab a coffee and sit down, you look a little peaked.” It’s a fun little tradition.

So far, here are my New Year’s resolutions –

1. Stop buying Groupons. (short term goal – use all 15 Groupons I bought and then let expire in 2012 for their face value)

Well, that’s all I have so far… but I’ll keep you posted.


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