Wednesday, January 17, 2007
New Years Resolutions of a Retired English Teacher
Well, finally, we're back on. None of us took too kindly to our blog being hijacked. Computers. Really, I think the world was better without them. Anyway, although it's rather late now to run a New Years resolution post--it's what I had ready two weeks ago; therefore 'tis what you will get:
If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it, as my mother always said. So it’s about time that I start exercising this mind of mine before I lose it--like certain other people I know. So here are ten of my New Year resolutions:
1. Clean out the boxes leftover from teaching.
2. Sign up for one of those high-tech word-a-day lists.
3. Buy an updated copy of my writing manual.
4. Memorize one grammar rule every week.
5. Read two classic books every month.
6. Write a book analysis every month for the library’s “What’s New?” newsletter.
7. Memorize a new poem once a month.
8. Encourage my best friend to stretch her literary horizons once a week.
9. Post biweekly how my resolutions are going.
10. Write a 1,000-word essay on why anyone would be crazy enough to keep these resolutions.
As you can see, I'd rather just ring in the new year and leave it at that.
I like #10 best. So, how long can we "ring" the New Year in? :-)
Wilbur, I don't see that Bev used your name anywhere. Might you be a bit too defensive?
11. Quit trying to run best friend's life - she really doesn't appreciate it.
BTW - Bev's idea of stretching literary horizons is classic books and non-fiction. Personally, I love fiction, suspense, historic, chick-lit, legal dramas, etc. The authors don't have to be dead for it to be a good story, and many will be classics one day.
Speaking of books, you know all the stuff that's gone on here lately would make a great book!
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