Ok... This is a friend of mine....a LEO in Iowa...He just flat doesn't care about what anyone thinks about him.... I almost put this in the Humor Forum...but he's quite serious... and besides, others may have some they want to share..... Here goes: "Over the years (especially when I was younger), I'd make any number of New Year's resolutions, only to break them within a matter of HOURS. So, to save myself some grief and frustration, I finally quit making resolutions, and, for the most part, I've considered myself to be living a normal & fairly happy life. THIS YEAR, however, will be a bit different. I WILL make these resolutions, and I intend to KEEP them. They are: I WILL NOT make any attempts to try to lose any weight. (In fact, my goal is to GAIN 30 pounds before next N.Y.E.) I WILL NOT even THINK of fruits, vegetables, and salads as my main courses for my meals. STEAKS, CHEESEBURGERS, TACOS, PIZZA, CALZONES, ETC. If the "food" isn't packed with fat, keep it away from me. I WILL continue to fill my S.U.V. with premium gasoline. Anything less would only delay bringing global warming to Iowa, where it's badly needed. I WILL continue to run my furnace between 77 and 80 degrees in the winter and my air contioners between 70 and 72 degrees in the summer. Among other things, the U.S. Constitution gaurantees me the right for "the pursuit of happiness." Being comfortable in my own home makes me VERY happy. I WILL continue to dine at HOOTERS restaurants. Thousands of potential actresses, writers, and doctors are depending on me. I WILL continue to dine at McDonalds, Burger King, Hardees, Wendy's, et. al. What a shame it would be if all those cows were to die in vain and those delicious burgers were tossed into the garbage at the end of the day. I WILL continue to shop at WAL MART. The money I save will enable me to run my S.U.V. on premium gas, pay my heating & cooling bills, and dine at HOOTERS and the other fast food restaurants. (And buy a concert ticket or two). I WILL continue to face the great state of TEXAS first thing every morning and bow. TEXAS IS real America, after all. I WILL continue to drink lots & lots of beer. I have a friend who works at a brewery who is putting six kids through college. Not exactly cheap, and if I, as a friend, can't help him out a little, what good is our friendship? I WILL continue cheering for the Chicago sports teams. I can't make it up to Alaska to see the dog teams THERE, so I have to settle for the ones in Chicago. That pretty much sums it up. In short, I guess, I'll just keep being the overweight gray-haired horny skirt chasing drunken Texas loving old slob I've always been. That's how it is-LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME!!! OH-and happy new year. " Card toting Libertarian, who is busy supporting Ron Paul.... and an all around great guy....that finally quit caring what others think of him.... Hmmm...maybe I could use a little bit of that attitude...Not that I do things with others in mind all the time...but more than I care for... What are yours???