I Resolve to Make a Resolution

When I was asked to write about New Years resolutions this week, I was initially hesitant. I have never really been one to make resolutions because I don’t believe in them. They are meant to be broken, like a cheap pair of sunglasses or the promises/declarations made by Rex Ryan. If there is something I decide should change in my life, I try right then to do it. Why wait for a date on the calendar to dictate that I begin my journey of self improvement? With that being said, if I WERE to make any resolutions this year, I think that my list would probably include one or more of the following:
*Blog on a more regular basis. This one is tough because if I don’t feel like I have something to say or my wit is all dried up it is hard to find the motivation. But I should try.
*Finally begin my ninja combat training.
*I have been pretty good about this one over the past year, but I would like to continue my efforts to not talk smack to others who root for the wrong sports teams. It’s bad football karma. I will revel in “my” teams victories, and not gloat when others lose. Losing sucks. I know.
*Be more spontaneous. Stop planning as much and stress less when I don’t plan. Learn to accept surprises.
*Stop threatening to cut people. They are usually surprised when I respond to something they say with “I’ll cut you”. They will be 100 times more surprised if I just stab them with no warning. Surprises are fun. Except for me (see above).
*Run fewer marathons. The grand total of marathons and half marathons I’ve completed or even considered participating in is zero, so I feel optimistic that I can achieve this goal in the year 2012.
*To show optimism about the Orioles season past the end of April. I’m going to try to maintain it until at least early June this year.
*To eat fewer foods out of boxes. Pizza notwithstanding. As a matter of fact, I resolve to eat more pizza.
What are your New Years resolutions? Have you broken them yet? Don’t worry, you will.