The one with the most toys wins

In a daring attempt to economize on words, I’m going to try to combine the sweet afterglow of Christmas and welcoming the New Year in one brilliant blog. Barring that, there will at least be lots of pictures.

Not content to let my Christmas toys sit on the shelf, I’m incorporating them into my 2011 New Year’s resolutions.

For 2011, I resolve to:

Stay within my budget. Will work for recipes involving beef sticks;

We won't go hungry.

Figure out my favorite stations on my new satellite dish network. Now all I need is a crystal ball and a lucky rabbit’s foot;

I just want to watch The Deadliest Catch

Learn the finer points of using my new camera. This is the best picture I’ve taken so far;


Develop a cheap hobby—one that does not include robbing convenience stores;

Nobody breathe!

Quit smoking. Shock collar sold separately;

Shut up, it's bad for you. (Weeping)

Finish my book. Sixteen more how-to books, then I can start writing.

I hope there's not a quiz later.

Sadly, my husband didn’t get his padded toilet seat (sob). Fill in the appropriate resolution here:

Do your worst, 2011. I’m ready for anything you can dish out, as long as it doesn’t involve clowns, spiders, brussel sprouts, bleached underwear, or a Rolling Stones comeback tour.

All the best in the New Year to my virtual friends, family, and neighbors. I love you all (as always, in a strictly platonic and not creepy way).

P.S. Go Dawgs! (for my fellow UW fans)

9 thoughts on “The one with the most toys wins

  1. Here I thought you might be going for the abstract with that picture of dirt….

    Now we need to use all fifty two cards in the deck to build a beachhouse of cards.

    Happy New Year!

  2. I love the picture of the dirt…LOL I like how your camera gives a little caption under each picture. Cool.

    I think I have as many How-to books as you do, but none of them have been extremely helpful. Each one contradicts the other…LOL

    Quitting smoking would be good. I did that many years ago, and thank goodness. Once in a while I’ll have a drag off of a friends smoke and that’s all I can handle. The taste is absolutely disgusting to me now.

    I wish you all the best in 2011…and many many book deals!!!

  3. I have to agree with these two. Love the dirt photo. What’s next? Paint drying?

    You should get hubby that padded toilet seat.

  4. Some random randomness on my thoughts regarding your post (probably could have said that less words):

    Already ate the beef stick. What can I get for a turkey stick?

    All those people above saw dirt. I saw a brilliantly displayed array of pine needles and leaves and …………well, dirt. Art is in the eye of the wino holding the camera.

    And what the heck is wrong with the Rolling Stones? They are some rockin’ dudes. I tell ya. I smoked some of my best stuff to their music. But I digress.

    • Scientists are still trying to determine time of death for Mick Jagger. I hear they’re considering carbon dating.

  5. I didn’t realize writing required so much research. Why don’t you just make it up? That’s what I do for school.

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