The New Year 2011
New Year’s Day is almost here! Of course I’m talking about the one without the red envelopes, dragon dancers and lovely animal association. That’s right, we be representin’ the Gregorian calendar up in this biatch. Although, I have to say, I do like the concept of having an animal figure representing each year. For 2011 I nominate we use the Penguin. The little guy can stand on a shrinking iceberg, clutching a bottle of Coca-Cola, desperately trying to avoid the cross hairs of Sarah Palin. Sorry Pingu, but it just so happens that you’re not only formal and flightless, you’re also forgettable. Pardon the alliteration, but you’re definitely in some hot water my fine, featherless, friend.
It’s not every writer that can seamlessly transition from a penguin tangent to the actual topic at hand. And with that said, lets discuss the topic at hand: the New Year. Contrary to what people believe Christmas is not the happiest time of the year, it’s New Years Eve. Why? Because people are dressed better, and more related to the point of happiness, they’re drunker. There’s also a feeling of change in the air. Everyone treats the New Year as a kind rebirth. We collectively cast of the shackles of yesteryear and replace them with the shiny, newer shackles of the New Year.
Many of us, certainly not all of us, make new years resolutions. Some say it’s a waste of time, while others disagree and argue it’s a complete waste of time. I happen to think it’s a positive and healthy exercise. Every once in a while it helps to objectively evaluate your own life, to analyze your past successes and failures, and to plan goals for the future. But just remember, these final days counting down to the New Year are your last opportunities to make a big mistake. I’m sure everyone has a mistake they wouldn’t mind making, or wouldn’t mind making again. On New Years day your sins shall be cleared, so just make sure it’s a good one.