New Year is finally here. Thank fuck for that. I always find the build up to Christmas stressful and then end up eating and drinking far too much, to the point that it’s no longer any fun between Xmas and New Years Eve but a kinda ‘Man Vs Food’ marathon that I’m starring in. I can finally draw a line underneath all of that stuff and get on with life. Yes I am a grinch, it has to be said. I can’t wait to take the tree and the decorations down and give the house a good old vacuuming and cleaning, don’t you find the place never seems that clean with all of the crap of Crimbo everywhere? Maybe it’s just me?
Well with a New Year comes resolutions and a lot of people think they are stupid, and I can understand that. If I had wanted to give up smoking and drinking I would have simply done it rather than hang on for extra weeks and months until the New Year to try. But I make them anyway. Usually I go for really silly ones like write a book and make millions of pounds but this year I’m keeping them simple.
The first thing I’m doing is taking down my Facebook page for good, why? You might well ask. Well I find that my main enjoyment of the internet is ranting and waffling on about things that please or annoy me, and I find when I don’t have enough bile to sit and write about on wordpress I leave little sore-mangina opinionated updates on Facebook and would you believe it, it turns out that many of my family and friends and acquaintances aren’t interested and even take offence? I can understand that! They have to see these posts in their feeds and as it’s a friendly place mostly, a place for friends and family, it’s odd to keep seeing mentally ill rants and downright crazy talk from me. So it’s gotta go. Which is a shame. I’ll lose touch with a few people I have only recently re-made contact with on the site, I’ll also lose touch with several writers and creative souls I’ve also had the pleasure to engage with in recent months, and of course I’ll lose out on getting tagged in a photo where I appear way back in the distance and you can barely make out a figure (Oh I shall miss that!) But if it repairs relationships with people who I know and who openly shun me for having strong opinions then it’ll be worth it. At the end of the day if they seek out my stand alone wordpress blog which is written under an assumed name and then read it and then get offended that is up to them. I’m no longer infecting their Facebook feeds and their Facebook experience. They can go back to updating the world hourly about what they are eating/drinking/what road they are stuck in traffic on. Riveting!
Also I’m doing the perennial resolutions this New Year. Stopping smoking, which should be relatively easy as I’ve quit hundreds of times before, and I’m raining in my alcohol intake, which will also be made easier by the best Xmas present I had this year, no not Modern Warfare 3, but a teapot! Yes the humble teapot makes it easy for me to go back two or three times and fill up my cup when I’m thirsty. Usually I’d make it with a bag in a cup but I find one cup never quenches the thirst, and as I’m lazy and would rather just lean into the fridge and grab a can, this tea pot solution will cure my evening thirst needs. Gotta get back into the old routine:- Fridays and Saturdays are for alcohol, every other evening is a school night!
Wish me luck in my new Facebook and Tobacco free, tea filled 2012.
Happy New Year everyone.