We’re just hours into 2017 and I’ve already broken my New Year’s resolution. I drank a Monster Energy Drink. I’ve tried to stop drinking these things for years. I told myself 2017 was going to be the year I finally did it. The year I finally cut all that caffeine and sugar out of my diet. And just like that I’m popping open a black and neon green can.
My resolution will start tomorrow. I swear. Starting tomorrow, no more Monster.
They say misery loves company. And Twitter Search allows you to read tweets from total strangers. So I did a search to find people who broke their resolution on day one, like me.
In my searches for resolution breakers, I came across a couple of tweets that were… interesting.
Do you remember the all too important campaign question of “Who would you rather have a beer with?” It’s the question that helped George W. Bush not win the popular vote in 2000 and defeat John Kerry in 2004. W was the guy you’d rather sit next to at bar because Al Gore and Kerry lacked personality. They were said to be too stiff. Maybe they would have been great presidents, but we’ll never know because you would not want to share a cold one with one of those lame-o’s.
And so we got eight years of George W. Bush.
As you might have noticed, there isn’t much on television this week. Unless, of course, you like watching bowl games. I don’t. I think college football’s postseason is unwatchable. Half empty stadiums, mediocre teams, announcers contractually obligated to say the names of corporate sponsors you’ve never heard of because someone convinced them to hand over a barrel of cash to put their name on an unimportant football game.
Sorry for that rant. I guess I just have some feelings about bowl games.
Instead of watching hours of meaningless college football games, I decided to spend my day today binge watching “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.” I like it. I don’t know if it’s for everyone, but if you like a good docuseries, especially a docuseries that investigates controversial religions, than I’d say give it a watch. It’s really well done.
The thought of losing a hypothetical election to the current president getting under your skin? Can’t compete with the internet’s heart warming tributes to Carrie Fisher? How are you ever going to get people to pay attention to you?
Oh I know.
Send out a tweet.
Not just any tweet. A tweet that tells everyone that you’re doing a good job. That will get their attention.
But what will really get their attention is if you ended that tweet with something extra, really extra.
I got it. Two words. “Thanks Donald.”
Yes! Thank yourself… in third person.
It’s been 49 days since Election Day and 49 days since I began writing this blog. And while I may have mentioned him once or twice along the way, I have not once dedicated an entire post to Senator Bernie Sanders. So, let’s do it today.
What motivated to bring up Bernie was this tweet he sent out yesterday.
I know, I know. I already wrote about President Obama on Day 44. Why am I writing about Obama again today?
- It’s my blog and I can pretty much write whatever I want to write.
- He’s the president and he made some news today.
- He made that news on a podcast, and I love podcasts.
- And I know I said three reasons, but I just came up with another. Because the news he made on a podcast isn’t as important as something else he said.