Hyppo and Critter: Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions comic strip

In my previous post about resolutions, Brea had wondered if Hyppo and Critter had made any New Year’s resolutions. I happened to overhear this conversation and it think it sheds some light on that.

I had also written that I couldn’t even remember New Year’s resolutions I made just a year ago. I think that means it is probably safe to say I didn’t do much about keeping them. So I’m going to document mine in this post so I can come back in a year and see how I did.

  • Be more honest
  • Go out to restaurants less
  • Be a better listener
  • Go ovo-lacto vegetarian for the entire year
  • Find some way to finally give Jane her birthday present
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Publish a podcast on my blog
  • Eat less processed foods
  • Be more moral and ethical
  • Drink more water (using my Klean Kanteen to avoid bottle waste) and continue to abstain from things I’ve already given up like sugar, soda, coffee, and World of Warcraft
  • Commence work on my book and produce at least one publishable sentence
  • Keep my refrigerator as minimal as possible in the pursuit of 100% food efficiency
  • Successfully complete the 2011 Shutterboo weekly photo challenge
  • Blog every single day for the 2nd year in a row on the Abyss and blog every single week on my new blog

I’m going to try to conduct monthly self-assessments on my progress on the first day of each new month. The change to a new month seems like a good sort of reminder to help keep me on track.

8 responses

  1. Prodigious goals. Rock on


    1. I can only assume you are referring to Hyppo.


  2. Wow, I fear for your sanity! Good luck…


    1. Good God, man. Why? 🙂


      1. Hell man, any two items from that list would be more than I’d dare take on!


  3. I admire your willingness to take some of these on – I know there’s NO way I could do any form of vegetarian!

    I am an omnivore. I always feel like I should be standing up at the back of a room full of recovering meat-eaters when I say this.

    “Hi, my name is Brea – and I’m an omnivore.”

    Poor Critter. Always with the backhand full of knuckles. Maye there should be some sort of “Critter’s Revenge”. Nah, Critter’s too tactful. Good comic! 🙂


    1. Glad you liked it! And vegetarian isn’t so hard. It’s mostly the same stuff you already eat. I’ve made three meals so far this year my wife has absolutely raved about.


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