A New Year

With each new year, millions of people make resolutions to make themselves feel as though they're contributing to the "greater good." This year, I've decided not to make any resolutions. Rather, I've listed a series of desires I'd like to see come to fruition this year. This is, of course, between me and my journal, but I thought I might share just a few that relate to society as a whole.

Emily's Wishes for the New Year:

1. That people would stop driving while angry. That makes me angry, which makes the person driving next to me angry, and the cycle continues. It needs to stop.

2. That, just once, I'd get a normal waiter at the Cheesecake Factory. It's not every day that I go there, but each time that I have, I either get someone hopped up on Prozac or hyper friendly or unattentive. I'd just like a normal person, for once.

3. That Hollywood would get an epic right. The last few attempts (Troy, The Alamo, King Arthur, and Alexander) were miserable failures. I'd like to see something incredible again...hasn't seemed to happen since LOTR retired. And even then, they were in a league of their own...nothing even in the running against them.

4. That Sinead O'Conner would release a new album. I think the world could use a little more of the crazy former Catholic priestess, or whatever she is now.

5. That Donald Trump would go broke. Oh, I'm only joking...On a practical level, I wish people would stop calling him "The Donald." That drives me almost as crazy as Jesse Jackson does.

And finally....
6. World Peace. :) 

Good luck to all who start school again tomorrow, including myself. Back to the halls of liberalism!!

Posted by Portia at January 3, 2005 12:13 AM