Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year's Resolutions
It's going to be different for me this year. I'm going to actually do what I promise. Given my dogged nature, there's some certainty in that.
I have a few resolutions -- including two secret ones. I'll tell you them, but you have to keep them a secret. Okay?
Here are the public resolutions: I plan to learn how to take better pictures (with my new Nikon camera); I want to exercise more and, like everyone else, I hope to lose a little weight -- or at least find tighter Spanx. :)
Here are my secret resolutions -- for half a century, I've had two dreams, neither of which I've ever experienced and, to be frank, I'm not sure how I can achieve either one. I invite you to offer suggestions for my predicament.
My secret dreams are: (1) to wear a prom dress -- one with a big, pouffy full-skirt; and (2) try on a wedding gown.
I'm not sure how to achieve these dreams since I'm really shy and never make a scene in public. I can't just walk into a bridal-store and say, "Show me what you've got." It takes all the courage I have just to shop in thrift- and discount-stores where there is no sales-help. The essential problem is that while I'm not embarassed by my yearnings, I don't want to discomfort anyone while pursuing them. I'm extremely empathetic and would never ask a saleswoman to indulge my unconventional wishes because I worry about disturbing her tranquility and that of other female-shoppers in the store.
Do you have any ideas for making this a reality? Making a gown out of toilet-paper?
And what are your New Year's resolutions?