August 2022

Today’s Resolution: Plan a Party

Plan a Party

Introverts, beware: your goal today is to plan a party! Just kidding, this is your party, so you can invite as many, or as few people as you want. Plan a birthday party for your dog, or throw a giant Superbowl bash – it makes no difference to us. Think you can’t throw a party where you live? That’s fine, plan it somewhere else. We can think of few ways to get out of this one (after all, we didn’t say when the party has to be), so let the party-planning commence!

What kind of party will you throw? An anti-superbowl party? A chili-cookoff party?

Do share in the comments, we all need party ideas!

Best of luck to the party-planning committee,

– Patrick H.

Today’s Resolution: Work On Your Penmanship

I still remember what my penmanship looked like back in the days of penmanship practice. Much like calculus, cursive is just one of those skills that never really transferred into adulthood. That, and typing using “home row”. While I do physically compulsively hand-write post-it notes every day, it’s hard to recall the last time I wrote a letter, or anything that might resemble it. So, for that, today’s resolution is to practice your penmanship.

Today’s Resolution: Sleep In, It’s Sunday!

We’ve always been told that Sunday is a day of rest. Tell that to the manager of that gas station I worked at throughout highschool and my first year in college. 5am on a Sunday? I definitely don’t miss those days. Ehem.. anyway.. Today you have permission to sleep in as long as you want. Or, if you have kids, as long as they’ll let you. And if you completed yesterday’s resolution, you’re probably already completing this one without even knowing it!

Today’s Resolution: Stay Up Two Hours Past Your Bedtime

When’s the last time you stayed up super late? And what’s your version of late these days? 12am? 2am? 4am? Pulling an all-nighter? When’s the last time you really added a few extra hours into your day? Was it college? Was it this past New Year’s eve? Tonight is your night. If you’ve got kids, keep them up late too and plan accordingly, because I’ll give a little hint as to tomorrow’s resolution: it involves sleeping in.

So grab a late dinner, drink coffee until 9pm, pop popcorn, throw in your favorite video game, movie, or art project. It’s all good, you’re in it for the long haul!

Ideas for things to do in the wee hours of the morning on a Saturday night:

  • Go out with friends and plan a late night on the town
  • Watch Saturday Night Live, (and all those other shows)
  • Read the latest Life or Depth email at midnight
  • Go see a midnight movie at a theater close by
  • Catch up on some shows you DVR’d
  • Spend sometime with a loved one… in bed… not sleeping!

What will you do? Bonus point for anyone who stays up to watch the sun rise, but not required. Let me know your plans in the comments.

 

Today’s Resolution: Play With Your Food

Image source: Furryscaly on Flickr

Playing with your food is fun, but decorating your food is even more exquisite. The lost art of the banana tattoo almost got away from us there, but I’m here to bring it back! So, did you know that you can design your own banana just by shaving into it with a sharp object (exact knife, scalpel, whatever)? The usual air-browning occurs and suddenly you’ve got a little piece of banana art! If you don’t have a banana, feel free to… ah… construct a temple from an apple or something.

Complete: Hello Little Orange Man-Turtle

 

Today’s Resolution: Empty Your Cupboards and Create 3 Future Meals

We waste a lot of food here in the United States. As a population, we over-shop, over-consume, and we waste like crazy. When you shop in bulk, you often forget exactly what you have in your cabinets and often end up buying even more of it the next time you shop!

So today your goal is to make due with what you have. You don’t need to eat three cupboard meals today, you simply need to come up with three for future consumption.

If you ever worked your way through college, you’re probably familiar with cupboard meals; Ramen and hotdogs start to sound pretty gourmet! So get creative, you’ll be surprised what you find.

Today might also be a good day for you to create your grocery list for you next shopping trip, taking into account all of the ingredients you might have just discovered. Be sure to share your creations in the comments! We’ll be sharing ours!

#26 COMPLETE: Sauerkraut, Chicken and Rootbeer Wings

Today’s Resolution: Give into a Guilty Pleasure

If you died tomorrow, would you be upset that you stuffed your face with a jelly doughnut today? I think not. We all have guilty pleasures, whether it’s watching reality tv shows, taking naps, eating chocolate ice cream, playing bad video games, or drawing moustaches on pretty women in magazines.

Today don’t worry about calories, whether or not TV fries your brain, or what anyone thinks. Do what makes you happy. And if it’s healthy, then keep it up.

 

Today’s Resolution: Go for Broke

Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know!

Today your goal is to keep your money in your bank account. Don’t blow $2-4 on a single coffee. No $12 salad for lunch. Today you’ll be brown-bagging it like the third grade. At the end of the day, take note of how much money you saved. And if you read this resolution too late to plan ahead, try it tomorrow.

Today’s Resolution: Do That Thing You’ve Been Meaning To Do

Yesterday’s resolution was to take a brain dump. And I don’t know what it is that you’ve been putting off, but I’ve got a mental list of things piled up on my brain that are taking up waaaay too much space. Today’s easy: do that thing you’ve been meaning to do. And if you’ve got a couple things, feel free to get a gold star by doing those things too.

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Today’s Resolution: Take a Brain Dump

Sundays are great for relaxing and they’re also great for prioritizing. So for today’s resolution, make a list of everything you need to do today, next week, the week after that, and for as far as your brain can see. Not to be crude, but take a “brain dump”. This little practice is great stress-reliever and often reminds you that, when laid out in a list, your to-dos aren’t as prodigious as they are when they’re all stuffed into your Herculean brain.

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