LOGUE: Live, learn and love in New Year

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I hereby resolve in 2012:

- not to curse when some humongous van, truck or SUV pulls up beside me in traffic and blocks my view of the cross-traffic at the intersection;

- to eat less pizza and more salad;

- to venture into parts of Rutherford County I usually don’t visit all that often;

- not to be surprised by any unfunded mandates at any level of government;   

- to continue to be allergic to anything with the word “Kardashian” in it;

- to increase my ever-increasing appreciation for small acts of kindness, some individual and some organizational, that don’t revolutionize the world but brighten people’s lives;

- to drink a little beer during the Super Bowl, which I usually don’t do, although some Super Bowls have been such blowouts that they’re difficult to watch in anything but an inebriated state;

- to find out what the heck those children are chanting in those “Play 60” promos during NFL games;

- to watch more hockey on TV as long as Doc Emrick does the play-by-play;

- to read more real books—you know, the ones with spines, not icons;

- to be decent and respectful when I tell people who park their golf carts on a veterans memorial that they’re not being decent and respectful;

- to play more brain games on the Internet—they can only help;

- to write more purely for the sake of catharsis and not for publication;

- to meet the new bishop of the National Cathedral, Mariann Edgar Budde, who seems like a very intriguing person;

- to stop and actually look at the deer who gather beside the road instead of speeding past because I’m afraid one of them will jump out in front of my car, totaling both;

- to tell more people they need to stop being afraid of al-Jazeera and check out its English-language website;

- to encourage local groceries to stock more pomegranates because their seeds are a great source of antioxidants;

- to believe the economy will get better despite all evidence to the contrary;

- to believe people will become less materialistic and greedy despite all evidence to the contrary;

- to explain the word “measure” to little children with video of Drew Brees talking to Elmo on “Sesame Street;”

- to continue my self-imposed ban on watching so-called “reality” television programs;

- to shop at fewer big-box retailers and patronize more small local merchants, who truly are the backbone of business;

- to stop lamenting the fact that “customer service,” “urban planning,” and “affordable housing” continue to be oxymorons;

- to bring fresh flowers into the house whenever I can afford them;

- to live, to learn and to love.

Happy New Year!
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Members Opinions:
January 01, 2012 at 11:50am
haha I cant even get past the first one. I hate when oversized vehicles block your view, then they do not want to pull out for anything. Glad that was first, it was funny.
January 01, 2012 at 11:54am
watch whose coming at you. who's coming through? a little to the right then we got two. (yards) My best guess to the song
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