Written by Scrappy Perez Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect. Thank God you have yet another opportunity to make your life a bit better with resolutions you will be sure to remember for two whole weeks! Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle and we all know it, so why go through this again? How about some resolutions we will be sure to keep like spending more time watching TV, read less, put on at least 30 pounds, drink some more or take up a new bad habit?
This is the time when millions of people will be flying out to be with their families and be searched and molested by TSA officials long before their creepy uncles get the chance. We will celebrate with friends and loved ones and remember last year as the year we claimed triumphs and overcame adversities: a tsunami, earthquakes, the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy is repealed, the independence of Southern Sudan and Egyptian revolution, the last launching from our space program, the death of Osama bin Laden, the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Ford, Amy Winehouse and Steve Jobs, and one overrated royal wedding! So raise your glasses and say it loudly, WE MADE IT!
However you decided to spend your New Year's Eve, I hope you were safe and that you enjoyed counting down the end of 2011. Let's toast to a wonderful new year filled with promise, less of the Kardashian sisters on TV and the return of Que Pasa USA? Happy New Year!