Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The resolution list of DEMOCRACY AND HOPE




"We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by."
- Dame A.S. Byatt in her book Possession


True Story: So, this year was the first year I've every voted in a major election. It was great. I had researched, and weighed and balanced my opinions. I was one of those dream-voters who had researched everything about both candidates and proudly wore my obnoxious "I 'FREAKING' Voted" (Note: "FREAKING' has been a dramatic addition to the said sticker. The authoress believes that the addition of the word 'freaking' ,to the otherwise mundane phrase "I Voted", portrays what she feels said sticker , in reality, signifies when worn by a person such as said authoress on an election day.) sticker on my lapel.
I did, however, have a split-second of crisis when, when asked which party I chose to be affiliated with, the "Party of DEMOCRACY AND HOPE" showed up, next to the more blandly named "Republican", "Democratic", "Independent", "Libertarian" and "Green" parties.

I mean...was I honestly going to vote against the Party of Democracy and Hope?

But then I remembered something very wise that I learned from my world travels and political interests: The friendlier the name, the scarier the place.

Greenland started the trend, but now try buying some real-estate in say..."The People's Republic of China"...or the "Super Smiley Happy Rainbow Democratic People's Union of Congo" (Run for your life.)

So, I just ended up voting for the the regular old boring party of my choice, but the crisis stuck with me.

This brings me to the title of my post. I mean, I KNOW that everyone and their Aunt Allison ( I, for example, have an Aunt Allison...in my familial possession) are currently writing a Blog list of their New Year's Resolutions. I just didn't want to get lost in the cyber-deluge so I thought I would call it the Resolution list of Democracy and Hope...because, I mean...I think that somewhere inside you'd feel a little guilty about not reading it. Seriously, who's gonna be like, "Meh, Democracy and Hope...no thanks."


So, Here We Go! (Note: Must be said like Mario in "Mario Cart")...

My Resolutions for 2009 are
to actively seek opportunities to be social again. If someone invites me to a game night/movie night...just go.

to go to the gym AT LEAST once a week ( I usually go about 4 times a week..but some weeks just suck with a passion. I dare you disagree.)

to make a strict budget and live on it. (I make loose budgets....but never strict budgets. I'm talking like...know where every dollar goes. It's gonna be a hit and miss thing until I figure out a system that works for me.)

Knit once a week.

Avoid Homework on Sunday...as if homework on Sunday resulted in death. Avoid it with that type of ferver.



Hold me to them my Favored Ladies and Gentlemen!

Happy New Year!

3 comments:

Pinto said...

Ha ha! "Here we go!"

Tara and family said...

I love your blog Megan. HAHA! love it! That sassy and spunky side of you I knew when you were a beehive, just got bigger and better! You rock woman!

jeans said...

I'm a knitter too, if you need inspiration or encourgement, drop me a line.