Monday, January 3, 2011

Standing Resolute in the New Year

I’m not one for traditional New Year’s resolutions, but I do come up with a few fun ones each year that I know I’ll enjoy trying to keep. These resolutions usually involve bringing something from the past back into prominence. In the past, I’ve brought back the high five, the horseshoe mustache and the thumbs up by incorporating them into my life and the lives of those around me.

For this year, I have three resolutions:

1. Be funnier. I think most people who know me consider me to be a pretty funny guy, but I feel like my sense of humor and razor sharp wit declined somewhat in 2010. This year, I’m bringing the funny in a big way. I’ll apologize ahead of time to my close friends, workmates and relatives for the practical jokes, zingers and general hijinks that will be visited upon them in the coming months.

2. Bring back the two-handed handshake (AKA "The Glove"). That’s right, it’s not just for funerals anymore. What better way to show someone that you’re REALLY EXCITED to meet them than with a two-handed shake?

3. Bring back the word “rad.” In recording and editing ten podcasts a month (between Secret Identity and lbobi), I get to listen to myself talk quite a bit. Two words I use way too much are “awesome” and “phenomenal.” In my effort to reduce their use this year, I will take inspiration from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So, get ready to be transported back to the early nineties, dudes!

As the year goes on, I’ll be sure to update people on my progress toward these resolutions. And instead of vowing to go back to the gym this January, why not come up with a fun resolution that yo'll actually follow through on?