I have only one feasible resolution this year and that’s to stop yelling, “HELLO!” when I phone people. This was suggested by my sister who asked me to just say, “Hello, Bobb,” instead of my usual trans-Pacific holler.
I have another less realistic goal for ’07: take a stand-up comedy class. I’ve always had a dream of working a stage. In second grade, I used my show-and-tell time to rehash Sinbad jokes, including one on how bikinis looked more like dental floss. I filled Nathan’s first baby book with preggy material instead of entries on his arrival.
I’m no stranger to the mic. In high school, I competed in tons of debates, mock trials, and speech cups, so stand-up couldn’t be too far from that. Instead of arguing intelligent design in high school curriculum, immigration reform or the ratification of the Kyoto protocol, my topic will be, “Resolved: you are a bacon monster.”
Here’s hoping for laughs in 2007.