Why I quit making unrealistic New Year's resolutions: Dennis McCarthy




So, how’d your 2016 New Year’s resolutions work out?

Did you lose that weight, eat healthier, save money, or volunteer? How about getting organized, going to the gym, or spending more time with your family?

Did you achieve any of the top resolutions almost 50 percent of Americans make every year at this time?

No? Don’t feel bad, most people didn’t. All the goals I set to improve my life failed miserably, but my vices had a banner year.

I played more poker, ate more pizza, bet on more horses, and dedicated just about every Sunday this pro football season to the Red Zone.

I spent less time with my family, more money on eBay, and I put on 10 pounds. About the only vice I didn’t pick up was smoking, but I enjoyed a cigar once in a while.

I’m not bragging, I’m just confessing. I quit making unrealistic New Year’s resolutions back in 2000 when the world was about to be thrown into total chaos. Y2K, they called it. Remember?

As the New York Times explained — “Computer networks that control power, water, and phone systems will freeze; railroads, airlines, and trucks will be idled as dispatch and traffic safety systems crash; and the financial universe, from stock markets to automated teller machines, will go on the blink.”

Armageddon was coming, and I was making resolutions about getting back into my 32-inch waist pants and cleaning out the garage.

Well, we all know the world woke up on Jan 1, 2000 and everything was the same. Y2K was a big New Year’s lie, just…

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