Yeah with the new year comes the dreaded New Year resolution. Of course there are always the standard “lose weight, stop smoking, stop swearing at my dog” on the list, but this year I have some original ideas for you.
1 – Try a new place to eat. Better yet, try a new place every month. That could get pricey though, and let’s face it you don’t want to blow what could be your only outside meal on a place that might suck. So try at least ONE new restaurant this year.
2 – Buy a record. Yeah, a record. Good old fashioned wax. I tried this last year and it actually turned me into a record geek. There is something that kids today will never understand about the feel of a grooved record in your hand and being forced to listen to the whole thing instead of skipping through 463 tracks on iTunes. So track down an album that you never had a chance to get and listen to it on a turntable.
3 – Rent a sports car. It’s not as expensive as you might think! Vegas is RIGHT THERE. OK, so you can’t see me pointing. But you know where it is. For about the same price as a ticket to the zoo you can rent your self a Ferrari for the day. Plan ahead and you can get one for the week! Take that and a half dozen Poison songs and you’re a rock star.
4 – Take up a new hobby. Who knew putting ships in bottles could be so fulfilling. But seriously, find something you like doing and get REALLY good at it. Nobody can argue with a guy who is good at SOMETHING. Think about it. I can’t dribble a basketball to save my life, but I can talk about guns for three days solid without a break. And that makes me manly.
5 – Be completely honest, regardless of the consequences. We all say it, and we all mean it. But really, really try it and I think you’ll dig it. Think of how cool it sounds when people say “well at least I know where I stand with that guy”. Worst case scenario, people think you’re an ornery old coot. At least they’ll stay off your lawn.
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This article was written by JON SMITH