Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 begins

So, another year rolls in and we're once again bombarded with the notion of creating the good 'ol New Year's Resolution.

Not happening here.
I refuse.
Totally nada.

Wait, that's not considered making a resolution, right? Just because I'm being resolute in not making a resolution does not necessarily make it a resolution.

Right?

Just for the record, that's my stand on the topic.

I came across a list of the top ten resolutions Americans make (according to the South Carolina news...it's cold here, so I'm checking news in a warmer region of the country):

1. Spend more time with family
2. Get in shape
3. Lose weight
4. Get out of debt
5. Enjoy life more
6. Stop or control drinking
7. Quit smoking
8. Get organized
9. Learn a hobby
10. Volunteer

That's a nice list. A respectable list. Can't really argue with anything on it, I mean they are all noble pursuits, the kind that look good on resumes.

But it's the first one that kind of confounds the other's on the list.

Think about it a moment. I mean, spending more time with the family usually means eating more, less exercise, more debt, the need to drink more, etc., you get the picture. It essentially gets in the way of the other resolutions.

I suppose one solution is to get a Wii. We decided to spend more time as a family so what better way than play video games together. The Wii-playing family looks so happy and "together" on the TV commercial.

So, for Christmas we got a Wii.

We actually got a Wii with Wii Fit Plus.

Initially I was excited about the idea. But then I stood on the electronic platform and attempted to prove my agility during the balance portion of the program.

I'm 43 years old, but after I nearly fell off the two inch high platform exercising like a Russian contortionist, the Wii Fit Plus proclaimed that I am the equivalent of a 56-year-old male.

Thanks for the pep talk Nintendo. Way to kick a guy when he's falling down.

You know what, I've changed my mind on that resolution thing.

I am going to make a resolution.

Tomorrow, I'm returning the Wii.

Happy New Year.













1 comment:

  1. Joann McGillicuddy MarchandJanuary 4, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Oh, Joe...you have me laughing so hard my sides hurt. Cheer up. My husband got on the Wii and it said he was the ripe old age of 73 (real life age = 47). Depressed, he condemned the machine. But, try, try again, and the Wii fit gave him the new age of 42. I said "WooHoo, I'll take that!"

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