Today’s Resolution: Tell The Truth

You know what? That “the truth shall set you free” nonsense isn’t always true. Sometimes the truth hurts people. So let’s be clear about today’s resolution. Tell the truth about the things that matter. For example:

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Today’s Resolution: Take Your Vitamins

Time to start the week off right, and taking vitamins can help you feel your best. We’re based on the the East Coast, so during the winter months, my doctor recommends taking a Vitamin D supplement  because we tend to lack in the sunshine department. I get my daily vitamins in the full serving of Vega I have every morning, but if you don’t already have a multi-vitamin, take some time today to research the one that’ just right for you. Amanda discovered a couple years ago that she doesn’t absorb B-12 very easily and needs monthly shots if she wants to be up to par, so I’d also recommend asking your doctor what additional vitamins and supplements are right for you.

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Today’s Resolution: Drink a Glass of Fancy Red Wine

You know what they say, a glass of red wine will make your heart beat longer, and if Patrick’s 97-year old grandmother has anything to say about it (as she often does), it’s definitely working for her.

Today your goal (if you drink alcohol) is to drink a glass of fancy wine. Now, fancy to you and fancy to us mean two different things.  So use your own definition.

I already know what we’ll be drinking… 2007 Eaglepoint Ranch Petite Syrah from JC Cellars in Oakland, CA. I’ll tell you why, later.

How about you? Have a favorite wine to share? Let us know in the comments.

Status: Complete!


Today’s Resolution: Thank Your Mailperson

Today is national “thank a mailman day” (if you believe what the internet tells you). I don’t know about you but I’ve always been pretty impressed with the mailpeople that I’ve encountered in the various places that I’ve lived, and that commercial that they ran after September 11th, while they were dealing with anthrax threats and all that, still vowed, “We are mothers and fathers. And sons and daughters. Who every day go about our lives with duty, honor and pride. And neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor the winds of change, nor a nation challenged, will stay us from the swift completion of our appointed rounds. Ever.”

And I feel like every mailman or mailwoman I’ve encountered is pretty awesome and lives by this. I mean, when’s the last time you didn’t get your mail on a Monday-Saturday? Even during a snowstorm?

When I was young, I lived out in the sticks of Massachusetts. The mailman I grew up with didn’t walk to each house in those blue short-shorts or anything, because it would have taken him all day to deliver to one neighborhood, since the houses were so far apart. However, one thing I always liked (even as a kid, cause I sent letters often) is that he would always pay your postage, even if you didn’t use enough stamps. He’d leave a little note to let you know, but he never left it in your box. The mail always got where it was supposed to go.

Patrick’s old mailman was walker. He parks somewhere around the neighborhood and hand-delivers the mail to everyone’s mailboxes, which in his old neighborhood, are affixed to the sides of their houses. You have to wonder when the Post Office will require people to cut the mailpeople some slack and throw a mailbox on the curb, but until then he’s out there walking door to door.

So, you know the drill. Today’s resolution is to thank your mailman. If you’re not around during the day to catch him, maybe leave him a note, a bag of cookies, a coffee gift card or something else that’s nice.  A thank-you post-it is fine! They can’t accept cash or booze, so stick so the simple tokens of gratitude.

Happy card-making!

– Amanda

Today’s Resolution: Create Your Own Cocktail

Mission critical: All cocktail recipes have been destroyed, bartenders minds have been erased, and it’s Friday! That means it’s up to you to come up with the most bodacious new cocktail recipe to save the world from vodka, run and tequila boredom.

If you can recall anything, and I mean anything from the days before cocktails were eliminated, you’re welcome to modify a classic, or use your imagination to come up with something completely unique.

Be sure to document this one. Back when cocktails still existed, I can recall making lots of delicious concoctions only to have forgotten them when the sun rose in the morning.

Take photos, post them on our Facebook page, hashtag them on Twitter (#lifeordepth), note your ingredients, and have fun.

Best of luck in your cocktail shaking endeavors,

Patrick H.

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