New Year's IrresolutionWednesday, January 04, 2012
We take New Year's Eve seriously, here in Scotland. One bank holiday is simply not enough to do it justice. We need two, damn it. Finally, the one day of the year when I get to experience a little Bank Holiday Smugness of my own! Take that, May Day! In your face, St Andrew's Day! They can take my August bank holiday, BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE MY SECOND OF JANUARY!!
Unfortunately, I have been so busy luxuriating in what feels like my twentieth straight day of gorging on cheese, downing prosecco and rotating around different couches that I haven't really addressed the fact that a new year has, in fact, started.
2012, you say? Already? Are you sure?
Is it a bad sign that I haven't made any resolutions this year? Everyone I know seems to be busy shredding their Christmas decorations with one hand and nibbling edamame beans with the other, all while doing laps of the park and plotting their route to world domination. I, meanwhile, am focusing my energies on lounging around, bathed in the faded glow of a drooping, decaying tree, counting down the hours and minutes until the next episode of Sherlock. As someone who usually believes lists are the answer to all questions, I fear my lack of any sort of What To Do In 2012 List does not bode well.
It's not like I haven't got *any* goals, though. I mean, I'm contemplating possibly knitting myself a snood. And of course, there's always Don't Kill The Dog. Mustn't forget that one.
Yeaaahhh, I'm not sure that's going to get me very far. Anybody made any good resolutions that I can steal and pretend I thought of them myself?