Blog: We Offer New Year's Resolutions

Resolutions for some famous people in 2013.

2013 promises new beginnings.  We make New Year's Resolutions in the
hope of improving our lives.  A resolution is basically a commitment to achieve certain goals.  Even though 88% of us fail to keep resolutions we go through the same routine year after year in order to: stop harmful habits, to live healthier, more productive lives and become nicer, happier people.  The most common goals are to lose weight, exercise more, pay off debts, stop smoking or drinking,
stop biting nails, learn a new language, volunteer and make new friends.
In the spirit of hope for a healthy and happy New Year we are making
suggestions based upon the news events of 2012.  We would like to see these changes come about.

Congress - We will show up for work on time and try to be responsible,
honest, efficient and productive.  We will stop renaming post offices, passing useless new laws, obey the ones we have and stop leaving everything until the last minute.  We will try to be more cooperative and responsive to the needs of the country.

President - I resolve to curb my spending.  Sometimes things that seem to
be too good to be true really are.  Remember Solyndra.

General Petraeus - Next time I choose a mistress, it'll be one who can keep
her mouth shut.

Sandra Fluke - I will try to stop talking about my sex life at conventions.

Tom Cruise - I must stop marrying every woman I like.

Joe Biden - I resolve to think before I speak.

Clint Eastwood - I'll try to stop talking to furniture.

Mitt Romney - I resolve to get 47% more people to like me.

Mark Zuckerburg - I will be more selective and stop "liking" everybody on the

Lance Armstrong - Just Say No!

Bashar al-Assad - I'll make an effort to stop killing my own people.

Psy - I promise to think of a new dance that drives eveyone crazy and will have
more hits on youtube than Gangnam-style.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Geraldo Cruz December 31, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Wonderful! Happy New Year to the port laureate of Patch. May 2013 be a little kinder to all of us.
Irene DeBlasio December 31, 2012 at 09:45 PM
@G.Cruz Thank you. Thank you. If I am indeed the port laureate of Patch, that makes me an eminent fortified wine from Portugal. If that's a typo -- which I hope -- then it makes me the official poet of Patch. YAY! I echo your sentiment -- may 2013 be kinder to us all.
Ilona Saari December 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM
LOL - I can think of a few more - but we're in "polite" company as my mom used to say. ;o) Happy, happy New Year, Irene.
Irene DeBlasio December 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM
@IlonaSaari Can't you just whisper them so nobody hears? Or, write them in pig latin? The only "Cliff" I ever want to hear about again is the Postal worker at the bar in Boston on "CHEERS" Happy New Year to you and Richard. xoxoxo
Geraldo Cruz December 31, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I'm glad you don't mind being wine, Ms. DeBlasio. Can you talk to the people who run the site and ask that they allow us to edit our posts? With the only options being delete and reply I'm afraid you will always be port to me.
Irene DeBlasio December 31, 2012 at 11:53 PM
@G.Cruz You can depend on me. I'll be your port in any storm, even though I'm not from Portugal. Don't get me wrong, I've visited the place a few times and have enjoyed being there. I'm just not "portial" to it.
William Bauer January 01, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Don't worry about the port; any port in a storm will do. Spme people think Hyannisport is a wine
Geraldo Cruz January 01, 2013 at 01:26 AM
I'm behind on my addictions but I finished catching up on many things including my WSJ reading and once again there you are on Best of the Web. Brava! Pretty soon you'll become a paid staff writer over there and forget about your fan club here.
Irene DeBlasio January 01, 2013 at 03:57 AM
@WilliamBauer Do they really? Don't mention that to the Kennedy Family.
Irene DeBlasio January 01, 2013 at 03:59 AM
@G.Cruz I love contributing to Best of the Web at WSJ. I've been lucky to have made the list for the past month or two. Thanks for noticing!
Bob Blanchard January 01, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Ms. Deblasio, I didn't think you were a whiner. Anyway.. I'm wondering if Harry Reid will promise to get a new voice coach in 2013. Will Gov. Christie promise not to heap praise on someone prematurely? And what about our dear Lindsay Lohan? She's been in enough wrecks she should promise that her next car will be a Humvee. In any event, my dear Poet Laureate, promise to keep bringing us the fun reading in 2013.
Ilona Saari January 01, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Hmmmm - post a new comment last nite and it seems to have been deleted. Oh, well. Happy New Year.
Irene DeBlasio January 01, 2013 at 04:06 PM
@BobBlanchard No, I've never been a whiner. If Harry Reid mumbles and Governor Christie wants to heap praise on the President, so be it. They can make their own resolutions. As for LiLo, God Bless her - her struggles are daunting and nobody can judge her or force her to do anything against her will. It's going to take a lot more than resolutions to get the help she needs. I hope she'll consider taking a year off and away from the forces that are destroying her physical, mental, financial and emotional well-being. Many thanks for being such a vocal fan -- I do appreciate your support and comments. I hope to continue providing fun pieces in 2013.
Irene DeBlasio January 01, 2013 at 04:09 PM
@IlonaSaari WHAT? You left a comment and it disappeared? Can you remember what it was about? I promise you, I would never delete any of your comments. Try to remember... xoxoxo
Mike Szymanski January 01, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Don't see any post that was rejected or deleted by anyone last night in the files, so maybe you were sleep blogging Ilona? Watch out for that :) Anyway, I hope to spend more face time with both of you this next year, and truly appreciate your contributions to Studio City Patch! Happy New Year!!!
Dive Turn Work January 02, 2013 at 03:56 AM
It's Zuckerberg, not Zuckerburg.
Irene DeBlasio January 02, 2013 at 04:24 AM
@DiveTurnWork You are so right! Many thanks for the correction! There's nothing worse than getting a name wrong. There's no excuse. I appreciate your input.
Irene DeBlasio January 02, 2013 at 04:31 AM
@MikeSzymanski Thanks so much for checking, Mike. If you find some extra comments floating around you can post them here. I appreciate your checking on any errant ones that may have been deleted by gnomes -- in error, of course.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something