Yeah, yeah I know this is late but at least it’s here….
I learned many important life lessons in 2010 and for my own safety and health, have finally composed some New Year’s Resolutions based on what I have learned from the hazards of, well, being ME.
1.) Even if it is a neighborhood I am familiar with and my car is only a few yards away, I WILL ask that ALL the porch lights be turned on at night and that I have an escort until I am safely in my vehicle, after which I will DOUBLE check to make sure all car doors are locked immediately. Because, as much as it pains me to admit this… I am a small and easy target. (<= Lesson taken from assault and near car jacking in March of 2010)
2.) Under NO circumstances will I enter a drinking establishment unless I am closely accompanied by a gentleman friend at nearly all times ( Hey, ‘gotta pee sometime, right?)
Female friends will not suffice. Despite there being safety in numbers, I AM a magnet for creeps and someone WILL eventually approach and try to grope me. (<= Lesson taken from February of 2010 and countless times before that.)
3.) When in cosplay/costume, heels are NOT my friend. I can only walk for so long before my feet blister, and they will. And it will only be a matter of time before I am chased and captured because, lo and behold, I can’t run worth sh** in heels. (<= Lesson taken from October and December of 2010)
4.) Avoid Dairy products whenever possible. ( Don’t ask.)
5.) Fate has apparently appointed me in charge of rescuing and finding homes for the stray and abandoned kittens, rabbits and Wolf-dogs of AZ… I know this because they keep finding me. Therefore, I WILL stock up on extra and un-needed animal supplies such as collars, leashes, kennels, small animal cages, tanks, bowls, bedding, water bottles, and emergency feeding syringes because it’s only a matter of time before another one falls into my lap. (<= Lesson taken from April, July, September and November of 2010)
6.) Whenever entering a Wooded or Rocky area more than 2 miles from a town, city, or indoor plumbing, I WILL be dressed in BRIGHT, Neon colored clothing, I WILL have on my person a cell phone, a water bottle, a flashlight, compass and whistle, and I will NOT go beyond 5 yards of base camp without the rope around my waist being securely attached to the waist of my designated babysit– er, ESCORT, my designated ESCORT.
( <= Lesson taken from September of 2010)
7.) When preparing food for others, I WILL await group consensus BEFORE adding Craisins. (<= Lesson taken from June 2010 )
Now, if I can just manage to stick to half of these bad boys I just MIGHT make it to see 2012!