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2008 New Years Resolution(s)

Well, it’s that time of year. When we are supposed to look inwards, reflect on the previous year, and decide what changes we need to make in our lives, or at least set some goals for the upcoming year.

I have tried and failed every.single.time.every.single.year. to uphold any sort of resolution.

Last year, I tried to quit smoking…which DID NOT go over very well. And I vowed to finish ‘the book’…ya’ll know how that worked out for me. (I am still only on Chapter 16 the rough draft.)

Hence, this year, I was thinking of toning it down. I want to make a resolution that will be attainable. Then I don’t have to feel like such a failure when I can’t maintain the grandiose declarations of change.

For 2008, I proclaim to be nicer. To Myself. And maybe even those around me.

Wait. Conversely, THAT, just might be…the hardest resolution of all. I am very big on (and quite good at) beating myself up. Plus I am pretty good at being mean. Why would I give up the two things I am so talented at doing? Yeah. Never mind. Bad idea.

Besides, I am shooting for something a little less advantageous.

Instead, My 2008 New Years Resolution will be: To learn cusswords in all the different languages.

Yes. Now THAT I can do.

[REVISED: Ah yes… If you would like to read about My New Years Eve, please see this post!! ]

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  • nothing like a guilt free resolution… love it!!!!

  • I like cuss words. They are a guilty pleasure.

    Let us know how it goes 🙂

  • Lee

    Maybe you tried it, but when it comes to quitting smoking I have one word for you…Chantix!! Both my wife and I had smoked for over 35 years and were able to quit with this marvelous drug. We’ve both been smoke-free for 4 months now, with no desire to go back.

    But, I agree with you about resolutions. I quit making them a long time ago. I just promise to try to keep doing the next right thing. If I can do that, failure is not an option. And the operative word there is “try.”

  • Meleah


    Hell Yeah


    I love to cuss. Now I want to perfect it in every OTHER language!


    Thats GREAT for you and your wife. CONGRATS! That miracle medication worked on my boss too.

    As for me – Not Gunna Happen.

    I used chantix, and I thought I was going to DIE. (see my archives) I had a terrible reaction to Chantiix due to the 2 million medications other I have to take for Crohns.

    I am a smoker.

    The End.

  • I wish I’d thought of that. Now THAT is a resolution I can get behind!

  • Olly

    I have to quit!!!!

  • Meleah


    Ha ha! Do it with me! We can learn cuss words in foreign languages TOGETHER!


    Good Luck. I am never trying to ‘quit’ smoking again…..

  • My resolution is not to make one, since I never ever keep it anyway!! LOL!! I LOVED Olga’s post about her visit with you…..That was hysterical!

  • I don’t make resolutions anymore…I never follow thru and why waste my time? lol

  • Being nice to people? Where the hell did that come from? Who are you? I don’t even know you anymore. Just stick with the cuss words and all will be right with the world. Jeez! Don’t scare me like that!

  • Meleah

    Chef Mom:

    Olga was a HOOT and a half.


    I know, thats why I chose CUSSING baby!


    Agreed! 🙂 Welcome Back!! I’ve missed you

  • Am glad to see you are aspiring to even greater heights my dear! I’d love to help support you…I can cuss like a drunken sailor ya know! Which brings me to my New Years Resolution…lay off the sauce! (just a bit.)
    I had soooooo much fun hanging with you on New Years! Thanks for the mammaries! 😉

  • I like the idea of leaning all the cuss words in different languages a lot! 🙂

  • I think you may have one of the better resolutions I’ve seen lately. And the best part of it is that you can mumble some unintelligible sounds and claim you were cussing. 99% of us aren’t going to know anyway. 😉

  • Now that’s what I like, a woman with her priorities straight!

  • Now that is a resolution and a half…and one I wish I had thought off….. I shall have to use you as a tutor…Nothing like expending your cuss word vocabulary….:):):)

  • Meleah


    That was one of my best new years eve’s. Thank YOU. xxoo


    Ha ha. me too.


    Hell Yeah.




    I will be more than happy to ‘tutor’ you in cuss words in different languages.

  • Good luck with your resolution! Resolutions never work for me. The moment I make one is the moment I’m tempted to break it, and I’m just no good at resisting temptations like that.

  • Good luck with the smoking; I smoked for over 35 years. When I had my nasty heart attack in May of 2005, I quit cold turkey; haven’t had a bit of tobacco since. The odd thing, is I still dream about it at times.

  • HollyGL

    Great post, Mereb. Laughed out loud. xoxo

  • Now that is a resolution I can relate to. People think I am all nice and polite and everything but there is nothing I enjoy more than a good swear. Let me know when you learn some unusual cuss words (like from Uzbekistan or Somalia or somewhere) because I’d love to include them in my swearing repertoire ! You are brilliant – I’m still laughing!

  • Just stick with an Un-Resolution… then when you do accomplish something you’ll feel great without the pressure!

  • I know the ‘f’ word in 4 different languages. I could share them with you, but what do I get? lol.

  • Meleah


    Well, this isnt exactly a ‘resolution!’


    I am NOT quitting smoking. Not now. Not ever. But WOW. Congrats to YOU.


    xxoo I love when I make you laugh. YOU NEED A CHUCKLE


    He he he…. Yeah. I want to be able to tell people to go fuck them selves without them even KNOWING it!


    I really do want to learn cuss words in another language. But I *heart* the Un-Resolution!!


    Oooh! Pleeeease tell me!

  • Please, please share those words you learn with me. Pretty please with a double damn on top?

  • Yes…you’ll have to do a ‘cuss words in other languages’ post in 08!

  • cmk

    About the only Finnish I remember from when I was young are the cuss words! ‘Paska’ was probably the most used word I knew/know–it means ‘shit.’ It also was used as a phrase ‘haista paska’ which means ‘smell shit.’ The one that I remember simply because if I EVER would have said it in front of The Parents I would have gotten hit upside the head is, ‘perkele.’ ‘Perkele’ literally means ‘devil,’ but it symbolized so much more, I guess, because it was REALLY terrible to say it around my family. It also is used as ‘hell’ or ‘damn,’ I guess. ‘Saatana’ means ‘satan’ and is used very regularly to cuss. I would explain how to pronounce the words, but they really have to be HEARD to know the pronunciations.

    Living in this part of the country, we have the highest concentration of Finns outside of Finland, so I can’t use the words without someone knowing exactly what I’m saying. Good luck on your resolution. 🙂

  • Meleah


    But Of Course My Dear.


    Wont that be fun?!! 🙂


    Yes! Thank You! Whooo Hooo. Im already on my way learning new Paska!

  • One of the first words I ever learned in Greek- malaka.
    Literal transaltion- chronic masturbator, which somehow seems more fun that “asshole” 🙂

    And yes, PLEEEEEEZ share as you collect your new vocabulary!

  • Lis

    HAHAHA AWESOME resolution. I used to be able to swear in a few other languages but I’ve since forgotten them through years of disuse. Maybe, it’s time to pick up some new ones.

  • Meleah


    Thank you! And of course I will be peppering my posts in 2008 with the new verbiage!


    If you remember ANY…comment or EMAIL them to me! xxoo

  • HollyGL

    What an amazing year you’ve had, Mereb! Focus, direction, purpose, an open heart, better health, security… I’d say that’s more than most of us accomplish in a decade!

  • Meleah


    Thank you honey. It has been a LONG and HARD, year…..

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