New Year’s Resolutions


Ahh…those freaking New Year’s resolutions that as a norm we never follow. Even if we finally change the “Should I” for the “I Should”, they still seem to dance around the fire making fun of our willpower, like the vision of a candy store seems to make fun to his desires in a child’s eyes.

So close…so far away!  Human instincts at war with human logic. Memberships forgotten; books with a growing topping of dust; written lists that slowly fusion with the walls, to the point of never being seen again…or at least with normal eyes. Instead the surrounding walls become the screaming consciousness to the senses for the avoided promises, bringing another point to the score of weight to be carried in tired shoulders for the years to come.

And yet, every new year the memories from past promises join the new ones, to conform the new bulk to avoid by the inner thoughts that fight the logic of it all.

Don’t take this post seriously…I’m just making fun of us all, including myself. It is not a criticism of our willpower, but a celebration of our humanity.

So what is my New Year’s resolution?  I think I’ll let my sarcasm flow more freely in 2011  :)

By the way…I took this picture at night while doing my delivery job. I don’t know if Santa is taking a nap after so much work, or if the party was so good that he ended up on the lawn completely drunk!  Those inflatable decorations can be cute when up and funny when down.

Funny though that somehow it resembles our own ways at this time of the year: The spirit of Christmas combined with the party attitude that can be seen all around.

One of my wife’s colleagues told her of something funny that happened when taking her 3 years old grand-kid to see Santa at the mall: While seating in Santa’s lap, Santa asked him: “What would you like for Christmas?”, and he answered: “What do you got?”

Smart kid, no doubt!

Happy 2011 to everyone!   :)


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8 Responses to New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Nacho Jordi says:

    “written lists that slowly fusion with the walls, to the point of never being seen again…” -> Looks as if you’ve seen my walls recently, hahaha…

    Very funny the old Santa. I guess the poor fellow has been trough too much pressure lately…

    Thanks for the funny post, and a great 2011 to everyone!
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    Raul Ojeda Reply:

    Hi Nacho,

    Thanks for stopping by. Well…I guess walls get dirty because of the resolutions more than the common use. I wonder how many people would be in this club? Hmmm… :)

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  2. Kelvin Kao says:

    Well, I guess Santa deserves a big celebration after all the work he’s done. But it’s not even new years eve yet. His pre-party has started too early!
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    Raul Ojeda Reply:

    Hi Kelvin,

    Well, I guess since the toys were all delivered by now, he gets time off from the 26th, so he’s been celebrating for a couple of days already! :)

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  3. Raul,

    Wishing you very happy 2011 and freely flowing sarcasm is welcome too!

    I am not in to making resolutions as I break it by Jan 15th, so I am in to making small goals and take one day at the time. Wishing you much success and joy this year.

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    Raul Ojeda Reply:

    Hi Preeti,

    Thank you for the good wishes, and a very happy 2011 for you too and your loved ones.

    Why you don’t make resolutions? The fun part is to see how long they will last before we break them! :)

    Have a happy 2011 blogging!

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  4. Your Hermana says:

    For the past three years my New Year’s Resolution has been the same: “to demmand satisfaction”…So far so good…I demmand …sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t….But at least I have not break it!!!
    Have a wonderful, healthy, prosperus, full of sarcasm 2011!!!
    Te quiere, tu hermana

    Raul Ojeda Reply:

    I like that! Usually resolutions are about giving from ourselves to a situation we don’t like, thus, we break the process. Demanding satisfaction implies the opposite: Receiving what is wanted, so it should be very difficult to break that resolution. Maybe it is all about applying a different perspective by the time of writing down the “infamous” resolution list. Hmmmm….

    Have a wonderful 2011 you too! And never give up on demanding the sometimes difficult to catch satisfaction. :)

    Con cariño, de tu sarcástico hermano
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