New Year’s Resolutions, courtesy of Mr. A


I am not very good at keeping my New Year’s resolutions. But I thought of some I’d like to tackle. Richard and his ChaRActers helped me out with the illustrations. Some are very tongue-in-cheek and others more serious. Here are some of them:












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  1. I usually avoid New YearΒ΄s resolutions in order to prevent frustations… hahaha… but I enjoyed these resolutions inspired in RA. Finding a trainer who looks like Lee wouldn’t be bad at all…

    Lovely artworks, specially the last one… very beautiful indeed! πŸ˜‰

    • Ah, Lee. As long as you didn’t get emotionally involved with him or expect any sort of commitment, I think he could be a lot of fun. πŸ˜‰ And inspire me to literally work some of this butt off.

      I have always loved that screencap of Dr. Track embracing her. He is so tender and caring in that scene. And you get the beautiful structure of that hand.

  2. I’m calculating how far away I think you are from me. A couple hour commute to work out with a trainer who looks like that, I think I could swing it if you manage to find one! πŸ˜‰

    That last image/resolution is especially touching. I can think of numerous times in my life when a hug was just what I needed, and luckily had people around who understood.

    • LOL I will see what I can do, Jas. πŸ˜‰ Something tells me there might be a LONG waiting list for that particular personal trainer . . . πŸ˜‰

      I remember when our office manager at the newspaper was going through a horrible time. She’d found out her husband of 17 years or so was not only having an affair with the community floozy, he’d been involved with at least three other women before her, including one person she’d considered a good friend.

      And then her father, who’d been ill but was considered well enough to leave the hospital and go to the nursing home, died suddenly and she got stuck with the funeral bill by her deadbeat brothers. Some days she’d look like she just wanted to squawl and who could blame her? So I’d put my arms around her and give her a hug. It seemed to help. When Benny told me about his uncle dying on New Year’s Eve, I went to him and gave him a big hug. Just wanted him to know how much I cared.

  3. Did you see that latest article that came out?

    It says that Richard was being interviewed at a restaurant in NYC and he was eating steak tartare. I had no idea what steak tartare is so I looked it up. It is raw beef with a raw egg on top. I looked it up on wiki. The picture of it made me want to gag…LOL I am vegan so a meal like that would never do for me…UGH!!! Richard’s eating habits are so totally opposite from mine. I would not eat a piece of beef cooked much less raw. πŸ™‚

        • I love meat–I grew up eating wonderful home-grown grass-fed beef as well as chicken and pork–but it has to be medium to medium well done for me to eat it. Don’t like it over-cooked and charred, but too much blood turns me off. I can’t eat sushi, either. My gag reflex starts kicking in.

          I am guessing this restaurant probably does it up right. πŸ˜‰ Between the Coke and the espresso he was downing, I am guessing Rich had a good caffeine buzz going on!

          • Of course what Richard eats is his business, but his health can be affected by those types of meals. Between the steak tartar, two glasses of coke and the double espresso that is a combination that can have effects down the road. I always figured that RA is a meat eater, but I never imagined that he likes to eat raw beef. Still, as Angie says now that I know that RA would eat raw beef I can see him eating it with gusto too. πŸ™‚

            I was vegetarian for years before going vegan. Before I was vegetarian I ate poultry and fish but not beef. I never cared for beef. if I did not want to eat it when I was growing up my Mom never made me eat it. I remembering eating a porterhouse steak in my twenties to see what all the fuss was about. Like twitter, I just didn’t “get it”….LOL To each his or her own though. Some people think I’m nuts to be vegan and that is fine. I never, EVER thought I would become vegan, but then earlier last year I decided to do it.

            • I suspect he probably eats pretty healthy most of the time but treats himself from time to time. As we’ve discussed, he seems pretty self-disciplined. And maybe that relentless pace he had to keep up for the Hobbit press tour required extra caffeine to keep him going. πŸ˜‰

              I used to love garden meals on the farm. Field peas, “Irish” potatoes(as opposed to sweet), sliced and fried crisp, vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet corn and cornbread, all washed down with sweet tea. Delicious. But sometimes I just really do want a steak. But I do want it cooked. πŸ˜‰

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