So You Say You Want A Resolution…

James Proclaims (4)


Ah 2020. What a year.

I mean it’s obviously only just begun, but I have a feeling that 2020 will be a year like no other.

Call it 2020 foresight if you will, but I predict that the year to come will be one that changes everything.

But obviously not in a good way.

There appear to be quite a lot of mad people in charge of the world at the moment. More than is normal or sustainable.

Nations appear to be divided and political rhetoric is becoming increasingly divisive and inflammatory.

Oh and according to the Extinction Rebellion, who in spite of their name, all seem to be quite nice middle class people that we can trust, the environment is shot to pieces.

So, it seems only reasonable to assume that the world, as we know it, is going to end in 2020.

In which case it seems fairly pointless making any New Years Resolutions.

At least not the usual kind.

I mean I should still probably commit to some kind of personal growth, because if my devotion to bad action movies tells me anything it’s that there will be some kind of life post the apocalypse. It’ll be a kind of dystopic wasteland but life will go on.

And, on the off chance that I survive the forthcoming Armageddon, I’m going to need to be in better shape than I am now.

So in 2020 I’ll be hitting the gym. But not in some vague attempt to improve my fitness and health as might seems sensible for a man of my age. Nor is it some misguided, vanity-driven attempt to recapture my rapidly disappearing youth.

No, I’ll be hitting the gym so that when Judgement Day arrives, I can be the grizzled, cynical, but ultimately kind-hearted hero that the world needs me to be.

But, on the off chance the world doesn’t end, I will at least have improved my health and fitness. And possibly prolonged my rapidly disappearing youth.

And while I’m waiting for the End of Days, I might try and blog a bit more often than I did in 2019.

And possibly cut down on my caffeine intake.

And maybe do a bit of decorating because the old homestead is looking a bit shabby.

And perhaps watch a bit less TV and read a few more books.

But all of that is academic.

Because the end is clearly nigh.

Happy New Year Everyone!




  8 comments for “So You Say You Want A Resolution…

  1. Jay
    January 1, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Resolve to survive

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  2. January 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Good idea to hit the gym. I blame him for everything anyway. Well, most things. Of course, he’s not responsible for the untimely death of my pet hamster, that was Freddie Starr, and I’m not sure that a dead person can be held responsible any more. C’est la vie – or not!

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  3. January 2, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Happy New Year James, just take things easy. That’s what I’ll be doing!!

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  4. January 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Hi James. Here from Paul’s party. I think your reasoning for going to the gym is a good one. I’ve decided to try and get a little more exercise in myself because walking the dog twice a day just isn’t quite enough. Not saying I’m going to a gym though, maybe dancing around the house will work.

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    • January 3, 2020 at 9:29 am

      Dance like no-one is looking. Although the dog probably will…

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  5. January 3, 2020 at 5:52 am

    I would just like you to know that now I want to watch a good, end-of-the-world, doomsday, full-of-heroics movie, and it’s all your fault! 😂 — Nice job. 👍

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    • January 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

      If you find a ‘good’ movie of that description then let me know. I know a lot of bad ones (that admittedly I still love) but I’d love to see an actual good one 🙂

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