Monday, December 31, 2007

Be Careful Where You Screw

Jesus might get mad at you.

Last New Year Hoop and I got busy in a church yard, and then our year sucked.


This year Hoop and I are being dragged down town to celebrate New Year's with his Dad, his Dad's girlfriend, and Nash, the party-friendly singleton. I would rather snuggle up on the couch with a bottle of rum and no clothes on. But if I did that, I would be snuggling alone. So instead I'm driving home after work just to turn around and drive the hour back. Then Hoop and I are going to try and stay sober so we can make the hour long trek back home at one. I want to scream. Can I scream now? Do you think they'd fire me for wasting company time by having a mental breakdown?

I will not be sorry to see 2007 go. Unless, that is, 2008 turns out to be worse. Between the house buying, house renovating, quitting smoking, buying a new car for Hoop, wrecking the car a month later, getting engaged, AG dying, and having several horrific meltdowns along the way... I'm EXHAUSTED! It would make sense for my New Year's resolution to be to relax more. But I'm anti-resolution. Too much pressure! Why promise ourselves things that aren't going to happen? So this year I've decided to set my goals really low. That way I won't be too disappointed.

1. Don't die. (Well die eventually, just not this year.)
2. Don't kill anyone. (Unless they're really asking for it.)
3. Keep your sanity. (I will guard this last marble with my life.)
4. Walk more. (Instead of scooting across the office in your chair yelling, "Beep-Beep!")
5. Buy new clothes. (Well if you insist.)
6. Take up a new dirty habit to replace smoking. (Like gardening... Or crack.)
7. Create a new slang word and see if it sticks. ("Yo Blo." BLO: the shorthand of Blogger. Also referred to as a Homebloy.)
8. Spread some love through the Blogosphere. (Next month, Spork Awards!)

Don't forget, the
WWC words for this week are Brown and Pattern. Because of the holiday, the pictures won't be due until WEDNESDAY.

Happy New YEAR!



At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Backpacker momma said...

Love your resolutions, though considering my current place of employment I refuse to commit to number 2.

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger rudecactus said...

Awesome resolutions. I think I'll try and adopt a couple of them myself.

Happy new year!!

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Did we hear about last New Year's Eve's shenanigans?! Although, come to think of it, I was so ill for the first few days of the year, I could've read and commented and not remembered...

Hey, you could take up knitting. ;) Happy New Year to you and Hoop - here's to 2008 being better for all of us.

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

Yeah, #2 is going to be the biggest challenge. Although you did add the "unless they're really asking for it" caveat, so I think your good there.

#6 has great potential to be A LOT of fun!

Happy New Year Tink!

oh alright ... and Hoop! ;-)

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger fiwa said...

Tink, i hope 2008 is as great as 2007 sucked. I LOVE #7, the boy and I have tried doing that too, but with a phrase. We printed it on small bumper stickers and put it on our cars.

Happy New Year to you & Hoop.

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Peggy said...

Happy New Year Baby! I hope that 2008 has lots of love and money in it for you and Hoop!

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Alli said...

geez..girly! I hope you do have a better year. :)

Good for your for making resolutions. That is one tradition I refrain from. Probably b/c I probably won't stick to them, so why bother. ;)

GIRL! Go shoppin for some clothes. If I was near you, I'd drag you with me kicking screaming.

Have a happy & safe (& BETTER) New Year!

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Sparkling Red said...

Yo Blo!

Happy New Year.

(See - it's catching on already!) ;-)

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger Pamer said...

yo Blo!!!

HAve a great new year's eve although...i must say, Hoop is crazy to be passing up choice number know, the couch one

be prepared for drunk emails tonight..imma get my crunk on

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger flutter said...

May the spork be with you

At 31 December, 2007, Blogger meno said...

I'm going to get you a "Just Say NO" T-shirt.

No to stupid trips that you don't want to take.

Yes to run and nudity on the couch.

At 31 December, 2007, Anonymous mary said...

wonderful goals, and I know 2008 will rock the ho-blo for you.

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger Kell said...

Happy New Year you guys! Hope 2008 is amazingly great for y'all.

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger R.E.H. said...

Getting it on in a church yard ;)

Love it! hehe

Great resolutions too. You might have to fight tooth and nail for that last marble though... I could sure use one ;)

Hope New Year's Eve was great, and that 2008 will be the best year ever!

Peace, Homebloy!

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger Newt said...

Yo Blo! Happy New Year! I love the resolutions. I think, if you don't mind, that I will adopt several of them myself. Maybe try gett'n it on in a public garden. Then all things beautiful will happen in 2008.

Or, maybe a farm field, that way a roll in the cow shit so to speak pretty much means, been there, done that, and no more crap will fall into your life.

Give a hug to Hoop for the New Year! Your Homebloy, Newt

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

that explains that horrible 1999, i knew me and the ex shouldn't have had sex in the retirement home bingo room on bingo night.

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger Christy said...

I think 2007 was an evolving and adventurous year for you. Doesn't sound bad to me at all. 2008 will be even better!

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

2007 sucked arse for the husband and I too. I may or may not blog to as why, but it did. It started out horrendously and got somewhat better. But the entire year was a weary challenge.

We are hoping 2008 will be better. It has to be. It can't possibly suck as much as 07 now, can it? (Please say no, please say no. . . .)

Happy New Year, Tink & Hoop!

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger mjd said...

Happy New Year Tink
I usually cling to number three myself, but there were moments this past December that all my marbles were lost so...

Here's to a Sane 2008 for us all.

At 01 January, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

I would offer to snuggle naked with you but, aside from Hoop probably having a problem with that, I'm just not a rum drinker. Sorry. =P

At 01 January, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homebloy! I love it. I'm with you on the resolutions. Sometimes the best thing about today is tomorrow. Happy New Year. Wishing you only the best!

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger mjd said...

I don't think Jesus will get mad at you.

At 01 January, 2008, Anonymous AB said...

Above all...please don't die. Because that would suck. A lot.

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger Maggie said...

You know I'm thinking I should adopt your resolutions as I made none. But I think I could definitely do a decent job of pulling off number one and number two. Number three, well I might find that one difficult to do as I'm on my last marble also. Number five would be torture, oh yeah, but I think I could force myself out there, muahahaha.

Happy New Year Tink, it's gonna be a grand one.

At 01 January, 2008, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Happy New Year!! Hope you guys had fun and made it home safe!

At 02 January, 2008, Blogger coffespaz said...

Happy New Year to you and the Hoop!! I am so happy this year seemed to end on a psoitive note for your both. Here's to a wonderful year ahead with less stress, and even more laughter!

At 02 January, 2008, Blogger Freakazojd said...

Yo Blo! (Love it)
Happy Nude Year to you and Hoop. And don't worry about Jesus, he was just jealous. 2008 is going to be AWESOME! WEDDINGGGGG! :) That may have been the best blog post title ever, though.
I played WWC this week...kind of. Trying to get back to posting full time...feeling optimistic that nothing more happens to get me off the rails again.
"See" you soon!

At 02 January, 2008, Anonymous susan said...

Those have got to be the best non-resolutions evah!

Happy 2008!

At 02 January, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo blo is kewl! Good luck on those resolutions and Happy New year!

Mine is up :)

At 02 January, 2008, Blogger Terri said...

hey Tink; happy new year to you and Hoop! I too couldn't wait to see 2007 through my rear view mirror - hallelujah. Here's hoping to a much better 2008!

At 02 January, 2008, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Happy New Year, Tink and Hoop! I do hope 2008 is a great one for you also. I was so happy for 2007 to end too! :)

At 02 January, 2008, Anonymous Paulyn said...

Happy new year! you've got a great blog here!

At 02 January, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

Your resolutions are awesome, Tink. No doubt you'll keep up with them.

Happy New Year!

At 03 January, 2008, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

Absolutely love your list of resolutions :)

At 04 January, 2008, Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...

this is why i never have sex on an indian burial ground.

At 10 January, 2008, Blogger TK Kerouac said...

Love your resolutions, you are funny!


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