Saturday, December 31, 2005

Be It Resolved...

Drink: The old favourite, the Talisker, "The King o' Drinks"

Songs: Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground and Trouble Will Soon Be Over

Occasion: The planet caught halfway between one year and the next.

Purpose: Eclectic Resolutions for the next 365 rotations. Overly ambitious, sure. But no one expects to honour every promise they make with themselves. Without further adieu, here are the supposed plans of 2006:

1. Read (and record quotes/notes from) the following: the Old and New Testaments, the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Tao Te Ching and the I Ching, the Kojiki, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and the Iron Cow of Zen. I've dabbled in many of these thus far. Time for a systematic exploration of our world's wondrous mythology.

2. Commit to memory my two favorite poems: Ithaka and Ulysses.

3. Audition for a play

4. Enroll in Spanish lessons

5. Resist the urge to return to Europe, but insist on at least one revisit to the Pacific ocean

6. Volunteer with a literacy group at the local library

7. Find new anonymous letter carriers headed to Indianapolis

8. Open and Close the Old Triangle on March 17th

9. Record a tape on June 8th, a la Krapp

10. Buy Christmas presents for my sisters and parents before December

11. Write 10 Short Stories

12. Go to Winnipeg for the 92nd Grey Cup

13. Buy a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue in January and finish it in December

14. Run the Bluenose Half-marathon

15. Find me somebody to love

Enjoy the extra leap second this time around. We'll see where this gets us to on the flip side. And what doesn't get done? It's Nobody's Fault But Mine Time to see where the last party of 2005 and the first of 2006 leads. Onward.


Blogger Shari said...

I'm strangely satisfied that I influenced you to putfile.

Also, bonus points for Blind Willie.


P.S. Apparently those who reside or visit Indy abhor being my carrier to Nova Scotia. Much ado about nothing.

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