Don’t worry, the Doctor saved us. It will be just shiny and it’s not a trap.
So, out with the old, in with the new.
Every year, hordes of people gather together in party clothes and funny pointed hats. They drink too much cheap champagne. Some couple gets in a fight. Some couple finally gets together. A couple of people make some bad decisions and everyone makes a lot of promises that they keep for about three and half weeks.
This year, as with most years, I and many others will be those promise makers.
But rather than vow that by hell or high water I will fix my thighs or remember to do yoga every day, I propose making happy Nerd Year resolutions.
Let me explain.
Instead of worrying about how I’m going to change myself, I’m going to worry about the fun I need to be having.
1. I resolve to not get behind on Dr. Who and will spend more time discussing the episodes with my fellow Whovians.
This is simple and elegant. I kid you not, I was so busy with things this year that I didn’t get caught up on Dr. Who until the last three weeks. No joke. Just shameful really.
2. I resolve to FINALLY make some of that crap on my Pinterest craft board.
For realsies. This will happen. No more endless stream of hopeful chalkboard paint-mason jar-re-purposed whatevers. Some of these will become real, even it if it hurts me. I will burlap the $#^! out of some clever throw pillows. Bitches.
3. I resolve to put together that tabletop catapult.
Think of all the fun I haven’t had because it has not been put together this past 2012. Horrible.
4. I resolve to see the good movies in a timely fashion.
Still have not seen The Hobbit. Point made.
5. I resolve to update my programs and backup my data.
iCloud or no, I need to play by the big kids rules of the digital age. Save early, save often, back it up . . . like a Tonka truck . . . wrong thing, sorry about that.
6. I resolve to not force the Fella to watch Downton Abbey unless he is interested in the story line.
Did you see that, Internets? Hold me to this one. But really, who among can resist the charms of Maggie Smith snarking at proper folks?
“I’ll take that as a compliment.” “I must have said it wrong.”
7. I resolve to just do the things I want to do. When I want to do them.
Want to see snow (it’s a California thing)? Go. Want to go to the beach? Go. Want to go feed the squirrels? Go. Want to go to the fancy library? Go. Want to go the botanical gardens? Go. You get the idea.
If you haven’t caught on, the theme is to be nerdy, be geeky, have fun and enjoy it. Forget your thighs. Forget the last 7 pounds. Be happy.
Nerd Out, and have a safe, Geeky, Happy New Year!
All the Best,