Happy New Year my friends. Hope you have a good one and let's hope this year won't be as shitty as the last one.
Considering it kicked off with a tragic nightclub shooting quite literally an hour after it started, I don't like our chances.
E; Still though, a happy one to you too.
I hope it's a good one too. Anyone have new year resolutions? Mine is to read more books.
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I finally accomplished one of last year's resolutions in November, which was to become vegetarian again like I used to be when I was a kid/teenager. If it took me ten months to get that one down, I don't have too much faith in immediate resolutions, but I'll tentatively say that I - get ready for cliches - want to go to the gym again. I used to be buff af in summer 2016, and now I am underweight and pretty far from buff. I need to get back to Gold's!
My new year's resolution is to convince my new betta fish to enjoy head pats.
I feel like new year's resolutions should be things that you don't feel overly daunted by. All the better if it's something good for you that you can enjoy.
Wait, fish can be touched, or even petted? No way.
Fish can definitely be petted! You need to be careful though, since you don't want to do it too often or too roughly or else you might damage the fish's protective slime coat, or introduce harmful toxins like soap into the water (prior to a fish petting session I rinse my hands thoroughly with water and air-dry).
Some fish (I see several cases of Midas Cichlids in particular being snuggly) even are cool with being lifted out of the water and/or like being massaged. Like Bob (watch with subtitles on): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4zPooeLPuc
Also here is (I think this is) a huge catfish (also called paroon shark?) Jackie Chan trained to roll over for belly pats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHdQVSXRpI (apparently the fish understands both English and Chinese but it might just be the hand cues)
And here is a video of some person petting two gigantic wild fish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQvjPJRMQ0E
I gave up alcohol six months ago for health reasons, as a result of which my life is now considerably less interesting and fun. I don't think I could stand the boredom of giving up anything else (I'm actually thinking of taking up cigar smoking to fill that void), so my resolution will instead be to write more, both on the site and off.
I miss scotch so much :'(
If you live in a legal place you might want to try cannabis. Vaping or eating it is much less unhealthy than alcohol and tobacco, and it's fun in a similar way to alcohol. Still not as healthy as writing though.
Now that's a resolution I can get behind! ;P
Thanks for the suggestion. It's funny you're mentioning this, since cannabis has been in the news a lot lately where I live (Canada), as it is expected to be legalized within the coming year.