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Hyppo and Critter: The Theory of Effing Science

Hyppo and Critter

Do you need change?

changeIt had been an enjoyable meal. At least until it all went sideways.

The waitress approached our table, looked me directly in the eye and said, “Do you need change?”

Wait. What? You don’t even know me! How dare you?

I had to admit, though. She was right. I did need change. A lot of it. I decided to start with a slice of New York cheesecake (is there any other kind?) drizzled with strawberry syrup.

Luckily 2014 was right around the corner and I’d soon have the opportunity to issue false platitudes and reassuring justifications to myself and pretend that I’d try to improve.

Since she was there, I decided to ask her for her assessment and she gave me the following list.
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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.