The Most Important Things In Life

“Comin’ close together with a feelin’ that I’ve never known before, in my time.
She ain’t ashamed to be a woman, or afraid to be a friend.
I don’t know the answer to the easy way she opened every door in my mind.
But dreamin’ was as easy as believin’ it was never gonna end.

And lovin’ her was easier than anything I’ll ever do again.”

It is the end of the year and posts about what you wish you had done or plan to do are a dime a dozen. Hell, it is a damn good thing that they aren’t physical objects because it is a guaranteed fact that 23 people would inadvertently trip over a post about New Year’s resolutions and die as a result of the injuries suffered in the fall.

How embarrassing would that be. “Jack the dad blogger died from injuries received when he tripped over a post about his desire to eat healthier, exercise more and tell those he loves most that he loves them. He was 42.”

Well,  I may still trip and break my neck but fortunately it is not going to be because my feet became fouled up in the errant of my post or yours. The more superstitious among us might suggest that I am being foolish in mentioning that. They might even suggest that my words are bringing undue attention from the wrong sort of powers upon me, but I am not worried.

Told you that after the year I have had the devil doesn’t dare show his horny head nor hide anywhere near me because I will defenestrate his ass…twice. Yes, I said twice. After I throw him through the window I will walk downstairs for the sole purpose of carrying him back up so that I can do it again.

Stupid devil should have realized that I am a better fiddler than that guy Johnny in Georgia. Don’t believe me? Go ask Tevye or Mottel the tailor and they’ll confirm.

Oy, my poor head is pounding in a way that makes me most unhappy. I would like to say that it is because the boys and I went out and closed down a few bars but that is not the case, no sir or no  ma’am. You can pick.

Nope, I have got one hell of a nasty cold. It is the reason that I am not with the family watching “Chipwrecked.” I will join them for my son’s birthday dinner. Please don’t tell my son that I really didn’t want to see the movie.

But as I explained to him the most important things in life are a mix of what you do and who you do it with. You can have a fine time wandering through the grapevines of the world or climbing the Covent Trees with people, but when you do it with the right person it makes a significant difference that only fools ignore.

And that leads us back to the point of producing a post about New Year’s Resolutions. It is not to create a nice document that lists all the things that you hope to accomplish. It is to create a blueprint of accountability for yourself. It is to put yourself on notice that these are the things that you want to do and the things that you HAVE to do.

Once you figure out which is which life changes and you can focus on determining how to make those things happen. The rest is simply commentary. And by special request here are your lottery numbers:

8 31 68 5 9 69

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  1. Adrienne December 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Got another chuckle while here Jack. I was visualizing you kicking the devil’s ass not once but twice. That will teach him to jack with you. Loved it!

    In my post on Monday I’ll share what I intend my readers to hold me accountable for in the new year. As you already know, my last post wasn’t about what I didn’t do or all my pats on the back. Nope, it’s over with, it’s done so let’s get into what the new year will hold for us all.

    Thanks for sharing this Jack and I’m sorry you are down with a cold. Not a great way to end the year or spend your son’s birthday. So get well soon and enjoy your weekend with your family.

    Happy New Year Jack!


    P.S. Since you added Chris’ video, I thought I would share this one with you to see if you knew all of this about him. Boy was I ever surprised. What a guy.

    • Jack December 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Adrienne,

      Thank you so much for that video. I really didn’t know about his service but am quite glad that you helped to rectify that.

      Looking forward to reading your next post. Happy New Year!

  2. Elena Patrice December 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Wonderful post … don’t know how good it is to be reading this late and after a hard day and a good drink. 😉 Your song choices always leave me either rockin’ or cryin’ and I don’t know whether to bless you or curse you! Wah! But … no matter, I’m always grateful for you.

    Wishing you and your loves a very safe, very wonderful and very, very Happy New Year!!



    • Jack December 31, 2011 at 12:32 am

      Hello Elena,

      The wrong sort of blessing could be a curse so… 😉

      I am always happy to see you here. Have a very safe and Happy New Year too. 2012- we are well into the second decade of the 21st century.

      Damn, how did that happen to we children of the 70s.

  3. Ruth Long December 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    New Year’s Resolutions as a Blueprint of Accountability? Kudos on putting a monumental gremlin in perspective.

    Happy New Year to you and yours. 🙂

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