New Year’s Revelations

Every New Year most of us, in some way, shape, or form, make New Year’s Resolutions.


We don’t necessarily keep them we just feel obligated to make them. I have a few that I make every year. They are pretty much the standard resolutions…they go like this ~

  1. I will eat right.
  2. I will lose weight (because I will eat right).
  3. I will go organic. But then, to go organic is really expensive, so…I will peel my fruit.
  4. I will be more organized.
  5. I will exercise. (I know, beforehand that I probably won’t do this one, but it always looks good on the list.)
  6. I will finish my projects that I started three years ago.
  7. I will paint the baseboards in the house. (Who am I kidding? I will try to hire someone to paint the baseboards in the house.)
  8. I will clean the tops of the door and window frames, not really, but my sister does this and it makes me think I should at least think about it.
  9. I will train my dog to be more obedient.
  10. I will not be so distracted…SQUIRREL…while working on things.

I could go on and on…but why bother…you know the routine, make a resolution, start out strong and motivated, sit and eat a cookie, watch people exercise on television, and…DONE.

So, I decided instead of making resolutions, which tend to make us all somewhat disheartened; I will make *revelations and give you a little something to think about. Here goes ~

  1. Just one step by an adult human uses up to 200 muscles.
  2. “Silver Bells” was originally called “Tinkle Bells” until co-composer Jay Livingston’s wife told him that “tinkle” had another meaning.
  3. The word “slang” stands for “short language”.
  4. The first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong. If you spell his first name and initial of his last name backwards it spells “Alien”. Coincidence? Hmm…
  5. Sea cucumbers eat with their feet.
  6. The entire state of Wyoming only has two escalators.
  7. The collective noun for a group of pugs is called a grumble.
  8. Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo cartoon has a real name – Norville Rogers.
  9. Winston Churchill’s mother was born in Brooklyn.
  10. Dust is no harder to clean no matter how thick it gets. (This one is my personal favorite and one I discovered on my own.)

I wish you all a Very Happy, Very Healthy New Year! And remember, New Year’s Resolutions are really not that big a deal.

*Many thanks to for most of these!


About Not That Big a Deal

Roxanne has a gift for writing and making people laugh. She enjoys sharing both with as many as she can.
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