Monday, January 02, 2006
Well, THAT Didn't Last Long!
I'm pretty sure I just set a record for breaking a New Year's resolution the fastest. I had vowed to stop making fun of handicapped/retarded people - it lasted about 20 minutes.
We went to dinner on Saturday downtown with our friend Renee and a group of others. Afterwards, we stopped by a house party to see Michelle. Then, it was on to my brother's house where we played a few games of Scene It while munching on shrimp, cheese and crackers, and drinking homemade hard lemonaide - nummy!
As we neared the end of the second game (the music version where my brother Tony and his wife Michele won on a COMPLETELY bogus question), Michele suddenly said, "Oh, by the way, HAppy New Year!" It was already 3 minutes after midnight and we all raised our glasses in a toast.
When the game ended, we switched on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Commercials ate up about 5 minutes, then we got to see host Hilary Duff lip-synch to one of her horrendous songs. A promo popped on the screen telling us which awful recording artists were coming up, but we kept watching. The Duff girl blabbed on for a few minutes and then said, "...and how cool is it to have Dick Clark with us tonight?" We all knew Clark had been ill for a while, not sure if he had a stroke or what. Then he came on the screen and could barely speak. He was slurring and could hardly move. A look of shock and horror came across all of our faces. Then, simply because my brother and I are horrible people, laughter. Lots of laughter and bad jokes started popping out of our mouths!
I know, I'm damned for hell. Trust me, it's been coming for a while. However, I will try to defend myself here just a little. Why the hell was he on TV? He was obviously in no condition to do the show, but for some reason he was there. When he tried to say "resolution" and it came out "regoolutim." Well, let's just say my brother and I have secured a suite next to Hitler.
Maybe next year I will make it at least a day before breaking my regoolutim?