New Year's Resoutions: No Spare Change

Gay Guy,

I'm not much for New Year's resolutions. We all need goals, and I have plenty. But I also think that it's hard for people to change. Resolving
NOT to be who you were before -- and hoping to transform into something new and better -- is a recipe for unhappiness. Take it slow, have good intentions, be honest, and see what happens. (Unless you're a habitual drunk driver or addicted to something dangerous. If you are hurting yourself or someone else, then get help and resolve to start a new chapter ASAP.)

That said, I did a search for "top resolutions" and, surprise, the US government has a site ready to go with links provided to all appropriate branches and offices. Want to get out of debt? Let the Federal Trade Commission help. Want to drink less? Bring in the National Institutes of Health.

Anyone else remember when you could order pamphlets on just about any self-help issue from the government distribution center in Pueblo, Colorado? Well, the internet hasn't killed that group just yet. They have a link, too. (

I don't know if I'm frightened or impressed that they can get involved on so many levels of my personal life. Are they like a big brother, or like Big Brother?

Here's the linked list from
Readers, I need to do less of a few things and more of a few other things. But I'm not going to promise to stop doing anything, or to start doing something I've never done before.

Anyone else willing to share a resolution or two? Best wishes for a happy new year.

--Straight Guy


Michael Rivers said...

I'm still fine tuning my resolutions but I will let you know. Happy New Year and best wishes for a wonderful 2010!

Spot said...

I don't do New Year's resolutions, as you said you're merely setting yourself up for failure. I have made a few promises to myself and my wii fit however. Lol.

Happy New Year Guys!

Kathryn said...

I resolve to be a good person and try not to procrastinate so much.

With that said, I'm gonna go open my Christmas cards...

Happy Twenty-Ten, guys!!

Gay Guy said...

Hi, SG and Readers,

Happy New Year.

I know I've been AWOL on the site, but I will get back into blogging quickly. Just a lot of distractions. Too much vacation? Do I need the discipline of work?

Anyway, here's to 2010!

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Tinkerschnitzel said...

No resolutions, but definately some goals I've been working on..a never ending process. Upgrades to the house, which I am doing myself, cleaning out my closet again, and paying off my car. Happy new year!

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