snapshots of an idle mind

January 2, 2007

there goes another one…

Filed under: life,seasonal,Uncategorized — sassinak @ 6:21 pm


la la happy new year la :)

this doesn’t feel anything like new year is supposed to feel. it isn’t snowing, there’s no ice on the roads and people are walking around in their shirtsleeves.

how the hell are we supposed to have winter if it’s nine degrees ABOVE zero?

i know that it’s odd for such a thing to affect my feelings about the time of year but it really does. i just cannot get it through my head that it’s the new year. i mean it’s freaking warm out.

what’s strange about my little failure to trigger is that i thoroughly enjoyed christmas AND i’ve celebrated new year’s eve in places significantly warmer than this and still felt like i was celebrating a new year.

perhaps it’s that i knew that back home it was snowing.

perhaps it’s that i knew that where i was the weather was right.

either way i’m just not feeling it this year… well i was feeling hungover on monday but that’s from all the sugar in the champagne and chocolate fondue (with fruit natch) on new year’s eve. interestingly i was drunk but not drunk enough to explain being awake at three am LAST night with that same headache.

not to fear, a pair of tylenol threes and a glass of water took care of it enough that i could sleep badly for about four huors and a touch of pilates this morning took the rest of the edge off.

so long as i stay in tonight and get some sleep i should survive without incident.

i don’t ever really know what to do about new year’s you know? i just want to drink beer and hang out with my friends but then i make the mistake of drinking that champagne and overindulging on sweets and i’m miserable for hours the next day.

it’s like it’s just not worth it… and yet… champagne at midnight, it’s what you do!

i guess next year i’ll just get a couple of bottles of prosecco and drink that all night instead of getting killed by the mixing. tragically i’m pretty sure the sugar content in the chocolate fondue isn’t helping any either.

please don’t tell me to drink more water when i drink, i already DO.

guess it’s time to admit i’m 35 and i can’t drink like i did when i was 25. that’s kind of a relief.

as for resolutions, i have made my standard one which is ‘to have more fun’ but that feels incomplete this year and it hasn’t for the last five.

i feel like something is missing or lacking and i have to figure out what it is. i don’t think that making a decision at midnight while drunk is the right way to do it mind you, but i do think that there’s something positive in the whole resolution thing.

i mean after all neurons that fire together wire together right?

so the habit of making positive decisions is a good one. what isn’t so good is the guilt habit that’s really being reinforced.

i know very few people in the universe that stick to their resolutions and in light of that i’m not sure they’re that healthy to make, i mean all they do is make you feel guilty for failing again…



except maybe wrong. i mean every time you quit smoking you get closer to kicking the habit for good right? so maybe resolutions are like that?


this year i resolve to make a new resolution next year

happy new year kids, stay safe!



  1. I suck at the resolutions.

    I make them and never get past Feb. with them.

    so yeah.

    It’s 60 and sunny in Kentucky…weird.

    Happy New Years Sass

    Comment by Kristen — January 2, 2007 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  2. i’m with you, on the resolutions. i kinda feel like i should always resolve to improve my life… not just at the begining of a new year.

    yeah, i don’t much stick to those non-new year’s resolutions either.

    prosecco. yum!

    happy new year, sass!

    Comment by terry — January 2, 2007 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  3. Happy New Year, Sass! If you want snow, we have plenty here in Colorado. After two big storms within a week’s time, I have at least 2 or 3 feet in my back yard…

    I believe in New Year’s resolutions. I know it’s corny, but if you truly think them out and plan how to accomplish those goals, not just saying them vaguely and arbitrarily, they can really provide focus for the year ahead and allow you to really make some positive changes in your life. Guilt only comes when you set yourself up to fail. Don’t just say you are going to lose weight, but come up with a good plan that you know you will stick to. Your resolution is to have fun. How do you define “fun”? Make a list and then make definite plans to do those things. I know, it’s corny, but I believe it works. In fact, I quit smoking cigarettes years ago on a New Year’s resolution and I haven’t had a single puff since. Good luck in the year ahead!

    Comment by John — January 3, 2007 @ 10:02 am | Reply

  4. You should resolve to have Sass dots again!!! I am just glad to see you posting.



    Comment by Natalia — January 4, 2007 @ 1:28 am | Reply

  5. This weather is unnatural. I want to move farther north.

    I’ve resolved to get fit and take a pilates class. So there.
    Give me a call sometime.

    Comment by clarity — January 4, 2007 @ 1:56 am | Reply

  6. I didn’t make any this year, not a one. The kids and I talked about making family resolutions…thought about it, and couldn’t come up with anything we really wanted to change. I think that means it’s pretty good as it is. :)

    Comment by kathi — January 4, 2007 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  7. You know I read this the other day and I could swear I commented but it’s not there. Perhaps it’s the Nyquil.

    Anyway happy new year! That’s a great new year’s resolution. Damn you for taking it! :)

    Comment by Jmai — January 5, 2007 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

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