Friday, December 26, 2008


This time is a perfect time to reflect on your life goals. What do I wish to accomplish? Where do I want to be in one year? How many pounds will I weigh next year? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

I'm compiling a list of things I want to accomplish this year. They may not be lofty goals like solve world hunger or health centered like lose 40 lbs. That's my secret list. These are things I just feel I may need at some point so I'm making this the year! 2009 will be a year full of challenges!

1. Increase my "Head Shoulder Knees and Toes" foreign language collection. I've got English and Japanese and that's it folks! My goal is to attack my youngest brother when he gets home from his mission and learn it in Spanish. Why? Because you never know when you might be on TV and need to fill about 30 seconds of time. Just following an essential boy scout rule…be prepared!!

2. In 2009 I will learn to make rolls. Mine always fall flat, always! This is to further seal my team position on the "Red Dawn" team. You people need me…I make delicious carbohydrate fillers!

3. Beat Guitar Hero III on medium. Yes, that means adding the fourth pinky button. I will conquer it with the Band name "Crazy Chickens." Prepare yourself Guitar Hero for a dance with destiny. You will be defeated!

4. Create a cd of silly songs for my nieces and nephews. If I'm super ambitious maybe I'll write a few songs and sing a few on the cd but maybe it will just be a collection. I must do it because if I have learned anything this year, it is that music is impressionable to children's minds. Not only do they love it at the time but they will remember it 22 years later in the middle of the night and won't be able to stop singing the song for days! Peek into my mind for a minute and you'll hear: "I've got a new way to walk, walk, walk. I've got a new way to walk and it feels just fine!!" Thank you Sesame Street!

5. Spend more time with our friend, D. Because he may be a genius and one of the last truly individual thinkers in this world. He is the most quotable man on the planet.

6. Fight a french-canadian. I'd love to monkey punch one of those suckers! (that is a D line - see #5) Maybe it doesn't have to come to fisticuffs but I think it would be seriously satisfying. I suppose I could just flick a FC with my fingernail.

7. Lastly, start a croquet club. It's a classy game in need of a revival.


The Wixom Zoo said...

Good list! I think I can help with the roll thing...add a touch of sugar to your yeast while it's proofing. Yeast eats sugar - salt kills it. (I had to learn that lesson the hard way.)
Good luck with your goals - you're awesome!
P.S. Tell Joshie thanks for helping me out the other day with my "Santa" issue. He rocks. :)

Jen Johnson said...

I love it. Especially the part about crazy chickens. You better let me help you. You have given me some good ideas for goal setting....