Happy New Year's Eve!
What are you doing tonight?
I asked this on my blog last year and most of us were staying home and eating junk food.
We are going to a friend's house. It's potluck. But we're also having a blind taste test - in a Hell's Kitchen fashion. I don't know anything about it because that is actually one reality TV show I don't watch. I completely went down a notch in my friend's eyes, that's for sure. Anyways, I'm not a fan of eating blindly. I like to see what I'm going to eat.
For example, if I see chocolate, I'll eat it.
If I see pasta, I'll eat it.
If I see a vegetable, I have to think about it.
If I see a sloppy joe, it's not happening.
Call me crazy, but I may just be watching this "fun" little activity unfold tonight.
Before the festivities begin, I want to link up with my good friend, Jen, at The Teacher's Cauldron.
It's all about resolutions. Personal and blogging. And I only need to come up with one of each.
Well, obviously, my personal resolution is not to eat food blindly.
My personal resolution is to react slower than normal. Not with falling -- I will continue to catch myself as fast as possible so that I do not injure myself too badly, but with other things.
I tend to react to situations very quickly. If, for example, a friend tells me that we are having YET ANOTHER STAFF MEETING EVEN THOUGH WE JUST HAD ONE LAST WEEK, I tend to react quickly with ARE YOU KIDDING ME WE JUST HAD A STAFF MEETING LAST WEEK WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD WE EVER HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THAT WASN'T ALREADY SAID ON THE INTERCOM OR IN AN EMAIL OR IN A MEMO OR AT THE LUNCH TABLE? And, THEN, after I have reacted so quickly and vented, it always turns out that my friend actually said LET'S GO OUT TO LUNCH TODAY BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T LIKE WHAT SHE PACKED AND COULD I POSSIBLY DRIVE BECAUSE SHE IS LOW ON PETROLEUM?
Yes, it's sort of a problem.
I need to use a Q-tip and react slower.
My blogging resolution is to figure out how in the darn world to get the whole "reply to comments" on my own blog. I try to hop around from blog to blog and leave bloggy love whenever I have extra time . . . but I have never been able to reply to all of the wonderful comments on my own blog. I tried once or twice to install that wonderful thing and then right before I saved it, it told me to be careful, I was going to erase all that ever existed on my blog and why in the world am I messing with it so I canceled out.
I was afraid.
But I am determined to figure it out because I think it would be really polite of me to answer some of your questions and/or thank you for some of the things you say.
And, just for the record, I'd react sloooooowly before typing.
So that's that.
Now let me read all about yours!
Link up with Jen!
And Happy New Year and All That Good Stuff, Too!
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