Monday, January 05, 2009

and through a haze of smoke from her burning hair...

i've been reading a lot of new year's posts in recent days, as you might imagine, it being new year's and all...as we saw in my facetious new year's resolutions post, i'm not really one for making real resolutions, mostly because i never keep them anyway and like christmas cards, it's just something else to feel guilty about. (aside: i don't send christmas cards and every one that i receive is like a little dagger of guilt, tho' luckily not sending any has tapered off the amount i receive over the years so it's not very much guilt these days.)

there are, however, a couple of posts that have me thinking. beth on doors are everywhere has chosen a single word that will be her mantra for the year. last year it was "see" and she became very engaged in photography. this year, her word is "focus." a single word can be powerful. the other thoughts on new year's resolutions are sunmamma's posts on her new year's intentions. i like that notion very much, to have intentions towards the new year. because the new year does seem to be a time to begin anew, the clean calendar pages stretching before you, quivering in all of their delicious potential.

when i think back to 2008, although i didn't have a specific word in mind, i think that healing and creativity were two of the big words for me. inspiration was a factor as well. at the beginning of the year, i was definitely looking to find balance again. but now, what do i want this year to be about?

ARRGH!!! I WANT 2009 TO BE ABOUT NOT SETTING MY HAIR ON FIRE!! can you believe that i just did it AGAIN! much worse this time...like long-term, absolutely ridiculous-looking damage right in the front!! i look forward to not having to heat this room with CANDLES!!! and now i have to let all of the heat out while i air out the horrible BURNED HAIR SMELL!!!  HOW CAN A PERSON WRITE A SERIOUS, THOUGHTFUL BLOG POST UNDER THESE CONDITIONS?!?!

perhaps after all of the traveling of the past couple of years, my word for this year should be home. or perhaps simplicity in light of my desire to live a less materially-obsessed life.  but frankly, what with the stench of burned hair and all, i've kinda lost the thread on this post. if any of you thinks of a word that seems like it should be my mantra for 2009, do let me know...i'm open to any helpful suggestions at this point...maybe i should just pick one of those verification words. how about gredlome or dhoolo or ungistun...hmmm, i might be onto something there...

8 comments:

design for mankind. said...

ha--- you are so cute. jess gonacha's theme this year is to be grateful, and i really like that-- we have so much to be thankful for!

willow said...

Okay, am I missing something? Exactly how do you keep burning your hair, may I ask?

Your WV is "gasperse", BTW. That must be the gasp you let out after burning your hair. Or maybe the stinky fumes despersed in the air?

tangobaby said...

If you are going to continue to be a human candle, at least you can post a photo of your hair.

Maybe this hair-burning is a creative or symbolic intention for you, like you want to update your look.

I'm sorry, I'll stop teasing you. My hair is short so it's hard to set it on fire.

I love you. don't worry about the intentions. You're cool just the way you are.

Iris said...

I think your word (or words) for the year should be "flame retardant". lol

blueheron said...

this entry made me laugh out loud... thank you for a good giggle.

I like the idea of your word of the year to be flame retardant!

sunmamma said...

Omg! I am laughing so hard. I think not setting your hair on fire (AGAIN) is a wonderful resolution !!! and one would think fairly easy to keep ;-)

julochka said...

i'm glad my frazzled hair has provided amusement to people all over the world. the good news is that it's not as bad as i first suspected, tho' there will be some strange sticky-uppy bits in the front when it grows out a bit.

in the meantime, i vow to be more careful around the candles. it should be a fairly easy resolution to keep.

Heather Moore said...

Hilarious! Although I probably shouldn't laugh at people with their heads on fire, should I? Hope you find that word for 2009. In retrospect, my word for 2008 was "acceleration". I'd like 2009 to be about "consolidation" I think.