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Four New Year’s resolutions

The silly season is once again upon us. As the years go flying past, I find the 'silly' in silly season has been toned down a tad.


The silly season is once again upon us. As the years go flying past, I find the ‘silly’ in silly season has been toned down a tad.

Oh, I still can soar with the eagles, but those occasions are getting fewer and farther between. On those special occasions when I do manage to greet midnight with a glass in-hand, I find the next morning, afternoon, night and the following day a painful, drawn-out body ache. I just don’t bounce back like I used to. Sorry, I regress…back to my planned subject matter for this month’s column.

So we’re about to welcome 2012 and with it comes the annual ritual of making resolutions. Ninety nine per cent of mine have been broken before I flip my Truck News calendar to the month of February.

But that doesn’t stop me from making them, so here’s my list for 2012. I like to make more than one in the hopes that by some fluke, one of them will actually stick (unlikely, as history has proven).

They’re in no particular order of importance:

Resolution #1: Eat healthier. A healthy meal doesn’t consist of dough, tomato sauce, double cheese and pepperoni. I’m going to limit my pizza consumption to once a week. I’m asking Santa for a pizza oven for Christmas so maybe this one won’t kick in until after Super Bowl. Nothing like tucking into a slice or two while watching football.

Resolution #2: Reducing my wine consumption. Since I often whine (no pun intended) about the morning after, I’m going to switch to a smaller glass. If nothing else, I’ll be pouring more often which translates to a good workout, in my books.

Resolution #3: Running. Now that I’ve been given a clean bill of health, I’m going to start running again. Wait a minute, I never ran before. I better start with a nightly walk with my dog. No use rushing into these things.

Resolution #4: Don’t give up on the Leafs. They will make the playoffs (click your heels three times and say it: “They will make the playoffs, they will make the playoffs, they will make the playoffs…”) It worked for Dorothy, so anything is possible.

So there you have it, four resolutions with a lot of wiggle room. If they don’t happen, I wouldn’t be surprised. They may not be life changing, but in my world that’s the way I prefer it. Happy holidays everyone!


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