Thursday, January 03, 2008

Revolutions

I think that should have been resolutions for 2008, but not being a very resolute character I think I'll go for the revolution. Funny how one letter can change the whole essence of a post - anyway, things to revolt about, or be revolting about in 2008....

I shall revolt about the things that are good for me. This includes exercise. I stumbled onto the shopping channels yesterday. There were orange skinned people doing strange things with nasty looking equipment. I revolt against this. Legs were made for walking and running away from tigers. I live in a modern world - running is unladylike and makes you sweat - ugh!

I shall set up a revolution against the word 'yes'. The word I am looking for is 'no, sorry, can't do that I haven't got enough time'. This includes the ongoing revolt against housework. Dishes will have to done by other members of the tribe and the Feckers will have to fashion small legs for their revolting socks in order to get them to the revolting linen basket.

I shall revolt about the empty spaces in my head. With a head like a sponge but a memory like, umm, that strainy thing with holes in it, I shall endeavour to remember to go to the dentist on the appointed day and not leave friends stranded in coffee shops.

I should be spending more time adding to novelish things so I should also lead a revolt against blogging. It won't work because I am a weak character. Maybe I should revolt about that as well.

Up the revolution for 2008!

pee ess - I am also revolting about my need for chocolate - I am sure I can live without it - hah!

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19 comments:

gregra&gar said...

we should always revolt against blind obedience and knee jerk reaction to external demands. For our own urges, careful consideration of the consequences of our actions should be of a revolutionary nature.

I like the results in changing resoulution by two more letters than you — New Year's Revelations. I expect quite a few revelation of the depths to which gummint can sink, and the heights to which good people can rise. No Rature, just folks happy with being themselves.

gregra&gar said...

Resoulution!!!whoa
Rature!!!hah

Coining new words like the US treasury mints money, but with more meaning in the misspelling than all those dollars are telling.

Roberta said...

Funny! You change one letter and let'er rip!

Jon M said...

Life without chocolate? yeah right.:)

Minx said...

Coin away, G&G, I loves a new wordy!
I am in rature!

There are many words that could benefit from letter amputation, Roberta. Can't think of any ....

Oh all right, Jon, no I couldn't - I have a revolting need of it and so have the people who live me!

monsoon said...

Chocolate is the devils food

Minx said...

And witches eat it too - by the pound!

Cailleach said...

I am very revolting without chocolate!!!

Minx said...

I know.

Taffiny said...

I revolt against making any tight precise resolutions, so that it is very hard to say that I have broken any, and broken my word, so that any sort of improvement no matter how short lived, I will get some sort of credit for.

Like if I would say (though I never would say that) I will try and eat less chocolate, then if I go any amount of time, thinking about but resisting eating it, like seconds, or possibly minutes, then I have succeeded in trying to eat less chocolate.

I'm liking g's resoulutions, but I think I'd rather avoid the rature. (seems like it might bite)

Shameless said...

These are great. The socks one is the best! :-)

handmaiden said...

Happy revolution!!!
I did not realize what opposites we are...I hate chocolate & I fall for exercise hype. I have one of those home gyms & belong to a club. I can't help it, I'm anal I guess. I keep all appointments . Today though, I spent 3 fucking hours at the dentist. I'm a wreck & am fast getting drunk.

I do agree other people should be doing housework.

Minx said...

Resolutions are usually there to be broken, Taff. Why torture yourself about them? You will make changes when you are ready.

The socks are not good, Seamus. At the moment there is a game going on to see who is wearing whose socks - male members of the tribe only, I hasten to add. My socks are deliberately pink and fluffy!

No, not anal, Handmaiden. I spent 20 years playing netball at a high standard - I only got sloppy in the last few years! I would like to keep what I've got so I spend a lot of time thinking myself thin!!

Up the revolution - looks like you are all revolting!

barb said...

May I suggest the removal and refusal to say 'sorry' after 'no'. We must never apologise for having better things to do. Even if it's staying at home to wall gaze.

john.g. said...

A revolution against the word "yes","but the words I am looking for are: no, sorry, I don't have the time"

No sex then Minx?(I'm off).

Jan said...

A friend says saying no to stuff you havent time/dont want to do is actually empowering...WOW!

Minx said...

You might, barb, but I would still be sorry that there wasn't enough time/energy/interest etc. Wall gazing? Now there's something I never have time for!

Good job you're on wheels, John G, otherwise I would smack you when I caught you!

This is true, Jan, and I do on occasion, otherwise I would never get any writing done.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Here's to all things revolting.

By the way, there are some "things" for you, over at my place. You may choose to revolt against them or not.

Debi said...

Chocolate is never revolting.

And you know I speak as a revolutionary with many years' of activism to my name.