Monday, January 14, 2008

A long overdue New Years Glog

Oh my, I can't believe that it is 2008!!! What an incredible holiday season and with all the "to do" that Chanumas has brought, I have neglected my responsibilities as founder and president of Glogging Incorporated. I know that it is no excuse, but due to the huge grass roots following I have developed and the tremendous amount of fan mail that I deal with on a daily basis I have been unable to find time to bless you with another addition of my always inspiring, incredibly thought provoking prose.

As we enter this new year I want thank you, my dedicated glogheads for your patience and understanding. Brandi has appreciated your readership as you faithfully check back every hour in the hope that a new glog will be waiting. All of the comments really do wonders for her self esteem. It really is sad that her self worth is tied to how many comments my gloggies leave on one of her posts.

On a personal note I want to thank you, MY Readers, for being so kind to my wonderful wife. Your comments truly are a blessing to her, even though we all know why you check back so regularly. (For those of you who are new to this "blog" I would like to encourage you to read the following GLOGS to get a true sense of what this site is all about: Greg's First Blog, A Monkey Drinking a Fanta, Rules of Glogging, and A Christmas Glog).

So here's the beef:
Resolutions are a thing of the past... a hallucinogen for the masses who cling to the glimmer of hope that things will magically change because January 1st has once again rolled around. In light of this revelation, resolve with me never to make a resolutions again! Instead, I propose making a list of "Hopefullys." There is much less guilt involved with a hopefully than a resolution. If you break it you can always say, "I was hoping to, but... things changed."

List of Hopefullys for 2008:

Hopefully, I will get around to taking the Chanumas tree down. But, if I procrastinate long enough Brandi will get so frustrated she will do it herself.

Hopefully, I will lose weight this year. Although, I have no desire to exercise or curb my eating.

Hopefully, I will get our Chanumas cards out before January 16th. I wouldn't be surprised if you receive Ground Hogs Day cards.

Hopefully, I will have less stress. However, I have three children, run my own business and have all the demands of a celebrity, thanks to glogging.

Hopefully, I will be more environmentally conscious. I should probably get a recycling bin first. (For those of you who I may have offended with this comment please submit all complaints in writing to Office of the Ombudsmen 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC...please reference "Hopefully #5).

Hopefully, I will be more willing to listen to others' ideas. However I don't often find people with ideas as well-thought out and insightful as my own.
Hopefully,I will find a productive hobby. TV seems to provide everything I could ask for though.
Hopefully, I will travel more. However, car rides with three kids are no fun and I can't even imagine flying with three kids under 4.
Hopefully, I will be less argumentative. Yes, I do. . .stop arguing with me.
After much consideration I have concluded not only do I have no need for resolutions, but I have no need for Hopefullys. Dr. Abraham Maslow (someone almost as profound as your Glogmaster) coined the term "Self-Actualization" as the pinnacle in the hierarchy of human needs. Dr. Maslow summed up the concept as:
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write,
if he is to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
This is the need we may call self-actualization ... It refers to man's
desire for fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become
actually in what he is potentially: to become everything that one
is capable of becoming ..."
I am that self actualized individual.
So, in conclusion a preface. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, and a glogger must glog.

Most Likely,
Greg
PS After reading my list of hopefullys I welcome your open and honest feed back in the form of comments . Please note that I am not dependent on your feedback as some form of stimulant to legitimize me as a person.
(But my goal is one more comment than Brandi has ever received so keep 'em coming. Feel free to comment two or three times. I gladly welcome them all. I promise not to rub her nose in it too much).,

28 comments:

karin said...

Dear

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Greg,

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Your

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glogs

karin said...

are

karin said...

deeply

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profound.

karin said...

Write again soon.

karin said...

Hopefully.

Brandi said...

Ok, that SO doesn't count! I got over 20 REAL comments!! Come on Karin, you are MY friend!!!

Brandi

karin said...

You've gotten over 20 real comments?! Now I'm jealous of you!

Just to show you how much of a friend of yours I am, when I read Greg's blog and he mentioned Groundhog's Day, in my head I said, "That's Brandi's birthday!"

Brandi said...

Ok, which Karin is this? I have 2 Karins and your blog profile is not accessible!

Brandi

Missy said...

Where's the free stuff? What do I win?

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I definitely like hopefully's better than resolutions. I am going to have to try that.

Laura said...

Quite enjoyable, sir!

Anonymous said...

Greg-

Very profound and deeply touching- Happy New year and best of luck on your hopefully's!!

Betsy

Christina said...

Hopefully, I won't check Bran's blog every stinkin' day waiting for a new glog. Hopefully, my life is satisfied enough that a new glog doesn't actually make my day! :-)

Jen M said...

Greg, these glogs are so funny! I love all your hopefully's! :)

Lindsey said...

Brandi,
It is the Karin you went to TMA with. How do I know that?...I can just tell.

-Lindz

P.S. You have a really funny husband!

Kelly said...

So....I started reading this, and thought "Brandi's in a weird mood today" and then I realized...Greg IS Brandi's "weird mood", this must be a famous GLOG. Happy Hopefully's to you.

Jamie said...

Boy was I missing out! I had to go back and read all of the other glog posts first (I almost spelled glop...). Quite an amusing character you have their Brandi. How do you keep him, um hmmmm....tame?

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Jan said...

I am still trying to decide where you got your writing skills????? Is it your father's influences on you as a child or your mother's?

christie said...

You are funny Greg! I hope those hopefullys come true for you! At least I think that is what you are hopeing for!!? :)

Donna Barber said...

Greg! You are the Glog KING! This was your best glog yet. You should be rewarded!!! Brandi?????!!!!!!

I think you should add to the hopefullys.. to glog at least once a week for those of us who read Brandi's blog only because we are looking for you!! hahaha!

I am working on my letter to post; Can I hire you to do the revisions?

Missy said...

25 comments so far - pretty impressive since you didn't offer any FREE STUFF

I think you should just get your own glog blog. These pink layouts of Brandi's are a little girly for a macho glogger.

Brandi's Friend,
Missy

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of resolutions. Why would you add to the trauma of knowing another year of your life has slipped away by adding the stress of accomplishing things you didn't have the time or patience to do the year before? I guess hopefullies (is that how you make it plural?) are okay...though I'd do away with those too!

-Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Um...Hey! This is a different anonymous...Really!!! Great post! Hopefully 2008 will yield a slimmer, more adventuresome glogger!

-Anonimous (I spell mine with an "i")