Smarter than your average reality show star…

…or at least I’d like to think so. I’m fine with people watching reality shows, I just wish we had a wider range of role models out there for impressionable kids. And stupid adults.

Borrowed from Funny Or Die, who traced its origins on their site...

Borrowed from Funny Or Die, who traced its origins on their site…

But I can’t just claim superiority, I have to work at it. So, forget new year’s resolutions. I’m making some summer resolutions.

My Summer of Enlightenment:

I’m going to read more – real, live books, not just on my Kindle. I’m going to read books of substance, important books. I don’t know what they are yet, but I’m going to figure it out. I’ll look for some summer reading list recommendations, or maybe from the WordPressiverse*, but maybe not from the New York Times.

I’m going to exercise – at least once a week. Maybe I’ll ride my stationary bike. Maybe I’ll walk over the Williamsburg Bridge to catch the subway, maybe I’ll just walk around for fun. And, i vow to take one organized, structured exercise class. Like zumba. Or yoga. Or whatever is the least embarrassing. In any case, exercise=weight loss=en”lighten”ment.

I’m going to cook – I re-upped my CSA, so I’m going to have to cook all those damn vegetables. Otherwise it’s another summer of throwing away the smelly carcasses of kale and squash I crammed into the back of the fridge…

I’m going to take a class – maybe how to use PhotoShop, maybe how to crochet, maybe how to paint while drunk. I’m going to learn something.

I’m sure there are more goals I’ll be adding to this list. Because this summer will be epic. This is going to be my Summer of George!**

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*Any book recommendations out there?