Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I had a feeling about Brussels sprouts

Yesterday, A sent me a link to a cute piece about 20 resolutions for 20-somethings.  The truth is that I'm just barely clinging to the upper end of my 20s so my gut reaction was more "hey, you kids, get of my lawn" than "hmmm... that was insightful.".  Except #13.  That one is for real.  Also, what is Instagram?

20 New Year’s Resolutions For 20-Somethings
JAN. 2, 2012 

1.       Before you status update, Tweet, Tumble or Instagram, pause and say to yourself, “is it entirely necessary that I share this morsel of thought with my entire social network?”and if the answer is not, “yes, I absolutely must,” then step away from the Internet.
2.      Know which candidate you’re going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, and know why.
3.      Enough with the 14-day juice cleanses. If you want to lose a little weight quickly, eat less and exercise like crazy. If you want to lose a lot of weight slowly, do whatever Jennifer Hudson did.
4.      If you really like the person you’re hooking up with and would like them to be your boyfriend/ girlfriend, find a way to tell them, and hope for the best. If you don’t and wouldn’t, stop.
5.      Find a way to save approximately 300 dollars and spend it on a flight to see a friend or family member who lives far away.
6.      Please stop liking the Kardashians, all of them. It’s not helping anyone, least of all the Kardashians.
7.      Spend less than or equal to the money you earn each month.
8.     Wear clothes that fit you, especially to work.
9.      Call someone on the phone at least once a week, and speak to him or her for at least ten minutes.
10.  Start preparing now to get over the fact that Facebook is probably going to change again in six months. You’re not going to deactivate your account. You don’t know how.
11.   Wait 30 seconds before you look up a fact you can’t remember on your phone, and try to remember it using your brain. This is what the olden days were like.
12.  Replace one terrible reality show you’re currently watching with one wonderful scripted show currently available on television.  Swap suggestion: Real Housewives of Anywhere for HBO’s Enlightened.
13.  Try that food you think you don’t like but have never actually tried, unless it’s brussels sprouts. They really don’t need any more attention.
14.  Cut one person out of your life who you truly do not like and add one person who you truly do. Note: not on Facebook, on Earth.
15.   If you’re still blacking out regularly, you should stop.
16.  Volunteer once over the next 90 days.  You’ll feel really good about it, and probably end up volunteering again over the next 275.
17.    Tell someone who you love that you love them on a more regular basis. To their face, not in a text.
18.  Back up your entire online life onto an external hard drive, especially your photos.
19.  Crap or get off the pot. This applies to whatever thing you’re not doing that you should just sack up and do already.
20.  And in the eternal words of Tom Haverford, “TREAT YO SELF!”

On the menu last night:
Cooking Light slow cooker beef Burgundy (which doesn't appear to be online).  I'm pretty sure we would have starved to death by now without this old standby.

Operation declutter: 
Nightstand drawer is officially clutter free.  Only cough drops, a flashlight (that works, I checked) and emergency nighttime Chapstick remain. 

I work out:
Early morning yoga class.  ZOMG I'm sore from lifting weights yesterday.  Fortunately strength and muscle tone are things that seem to come back quickly for me.

Bible: Jacob and Laban cheat each other.  Jacob and crew leave for Canaan.


  1. i love that email. and i could probably apply most of those things to myself. gah. except the blacking out thing, thank goodness!

  2. Glad the email made T&G! Also, I think your nightstand drawer is too clean - surely you have more stuff laying around that could be added!