Everywhere I look now there are ads for the “newest thing” that will be arriving in 2011. You can see previews online of the new cars, movies, gadgets, clothes, and plants that will be available in the New Year. In fact, I’ve already received a 2011 perennial plant catalog in the mail. It boasts 185 new plant varieties. Let the new gardening season begin!
The list of new movies is interesting because it includes remakes of old movies (Jane Eyre, Footloose, Three Musketeers) and several sequels. I’m of the opinion that if you get to sequel #5, you need to quit and wait until you come up with a new idea! Anyway you can check out the list and mark your calendars so you’ll be ready for the new releases.
And speaking of movies, I’m sure someone is sitting at a computer somewhere right now creating a new way for us to view movies so that we will have to turn in our DVD players and our televisions and buy something else. We have already been through the laser disc, the VHS, DVD, BluRay, 3-D. I say we boycott whatever the next option is and just say “no”.
You know I won’t be holding my breath waiting for the latest fashion list! The basic clothes I wear have never been on or off the fashion list. When I was younger and less confident I worried about what I wore and how I looked compared to my friends. Now…comfort is my mantra. I do remember sitting in my high school home economics class discussing what clothing would look like in 2000. We were all convinced that by 2000 everyone would wear something akin to a stretchy one-piece uniform that adapted to all kinds of weather. I guess we must have watched too many episodes of the Jetsons.
I’m sure television will be as disappointing in 2011 as it was in 2010. One or two shows have held my interest for a few episodes. Many sitcoms insult my intelligence. I hate most games shows. Some of the reality shows are embarrassing. Survivor has been boring and needs a new angle. Amazing Race is getting a boost with the return of some interesting participants from the past, but it is still a very predictable format. I’m hopeful that the spring will bring a few specials and variety shows that might be worth watching. We need less crime and fewer medical shows. Someone please bring back a good western or some sci-fi!
Time once again for us to give thought to making ourselves “new” for 2011. The latest diet information is already floating around (Best Diets for 2011) and I’m sure there will be something in the new year to replace acai berries or green smoothies. I’m still in favor of small changes and moderation even though I have not lost OR gained a pound in months. This week marks a year without sodas, specifically without Coca Cola, which used to be a daily 20oz necessity for me.
Our brains could probably use a few changes, so I plan to read more this year. I slacked off in 2010 and read about ¼ of my usual quota. We are getting a new library this year so maybe that will jumpstart my reading routine.
Today's photo is of one of the best "new" things I ever did- go back to school.
Don’t make your resolution list yet. I’m still working on mine and I want to catch up. I haven’t really made a list in years, but I’m working on a new theory that if I write it down I will make it happen!
Enjoy today! It’s new!