New Years’ is often a time of making promises you don’t intend to keep. It’s fun to envision making something come to fruition, but honestly, if you’re going to do something you don’t need a silly holiday to get you started. So instead of setting myself up for disappointment or playing the “I’m too cool for resolutions” game, I’ve found myself in a much sillier state. I only make funny resolutions that are sure to make someone smile (or laugh at/with me).
I’ve been really bad about keeping up with my Wacky Wednesday videos and posting them on YouTube. Instead of pretending I can pull extra hours out of my ass, or that being a pregnant writer with virtually 3 different jobs I am a mystical creature who never needs sleep or rest, I have instead decided to just make what I can when I can and do my best to make it matter! (By matter I mean entertain-my videos are never quality enough to compete with the odd TV programming alternate reality that has become YouTube.)
What the hell does this all mean?
Why am I rambling about silliness and resolutions?
Last year a FB writer friend found out I had never eaten Nutella OR seen Showgirls. Yes, I know! What a crime!!
He joked that I should resolve to experience both and I decided that doing both at once would be even cooler! So I made it known to the land of social media that I would, in fact, sit down and watch Showgirls while eating Nutella from the jar. I mean eating directly from the jar is always better. At least that’s how it is with me and peanut butter. But I am addicted to George Washington Carver’s greatest contribution to my life.
I still have 5 days to fulfill this ridiculous promise I made to myself and it WILL happen. I may even film some of it, because if it’s not at least captured in a picture it didn’t happen, did it? And the authenticity of video is worth the share.
While I’m still working to finish last year’s resolution, as stupid as it may be…
I decided to take things a step further.
I hate serious resolutions that often make people beat themselves up, but I love being festive and ridiculous. So keeping with last year’s fluke, I am now leaving it up to you to decide what I will resolve in the coming year. On twitter. Because my tweepoles are the best tweepoles. @jessmbaum
Hop on and vote in this VERY IMPORTANT POLL!!!
(not really, no old ladies should have a heart attack over this teehee)
Unicycle, Pogo Stick, or Skateboard?
I’ve already received a healthy number of votes, but I wish to be a democratic as possible so please vote early and tell your friends. I may be halfway through my pregnancy, but this summer will be all about riding a unicycle, mastering the pogo stick, or FINALLY FINALLY after all these years, learning to ride a damn skateboard. I mean life isn’t exactly short but it should always be filled with new adventure and one of these will definitely leave me with some writing material. Maybe a few battle scars to boot.
See you on the pavement!