This website has a notorious reputation for posting New Year's Resolutions and then forgetting about them like drowned hero Caylee Anthony. The staff first posted resolutions back in 2010 (the worst year on record), followed up by Glenn and Jake in 2011 and staff/Ryan in 2012. In 2013 there was no point because the world had ended on the Aztec Apocalypse® brought to you by State Farm Insurance. But now that the world is back, so is
Stop Checking Facebook so much
I've opened and closed the Facebook.com website probably 20-30 times in the hour I've been attempting to write this article. It would be more frequent but it's late at night and most of the teens I know are in bed. I could deactivate my account but then the obsessive behavior would switch to Twitter or Snapchat, which a young person recently explained to me. This is by far the most difficult resolution and that's just the way Facebook likes it.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 5%
Stop Eating Candy and Cookies
Because I was raised by Midwesterners and have some genetic disorder, in me there is a strong inclination for junk food (similar to junk websites like Facebook). This one sounds the hardest but I've done a similar boycott in 2012 in the period leading up the Summer Olympics (unrelated) and it's hard for me to be self righteous about other people's food choices if I make bad ones myself.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 90%
Stop Eating Old Batteries
Though it did get me on an as-of-yet-unaired episode of FXX's "My Crazy Obsession," eating batteries has otherwise produced no tangible benefits except a possible inoculation against autism. And - not to be crude on a family site - "passing" them is not a pleasant experience, especially with the horrendous anal fissures I experienced throughout 2013. 2014 will be battery-free for me!
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 98%
Switch to Paul or George
A great internet commenter once said...
...and I guess he's right. But I now have the Lennon boxed set and really wanted to start going through it. Does anyone have a used W*I*N*G* cassette I could borrow? Just borrow! Please comment if so.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 30%
Learn Every World Capital
Not since battling my elementary school principle on multiplication flashcards in 3rd grade have I used what is essentially a party trick to convince myself and a few others of above average intelligence. Unfortunately due to heavy DMT/LSD usage I've forgotten many of the capitals I used to know and let's face it: I never really KNEW Africa. Since I love parties and hope one day to be shouting out answers to a high school geography club relentlessly quizzing me, it's time to finally learn them all for 2014 and forever. Even Comoros.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 75%
Surprisingly, I have never used Google to search for something on the internet but, privacy concerns aside, it does seem to be the best search engine. I will try it one time in 2014.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 8%
Writing more on this website
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 100%