Today is January first. I'm up, no hangover. I'm not sure how (or if) I'm going to clean up all the confetti that is currently on the floor (party poppers seemed like a good idea at the time). I've fed myself a healthy breakfast and taken my vitamin. I think.
I plan on going for a walk to start logging miles for Run the Year 2017 shortly, and I am working on finishing up a book this week that I've been reading for quite some time. I'm looking forward to starting some new ones this year too, and am hoping the Kindle helps make this a little easier to complete. So yeah, that's me in a nutshell today. Me doing things for me. My "Me a Day" part of this post.
So what else? It's a new year if you didn't notice. My most challenging task will more than likely be remembering to write 2017 on documents, and to stay in a positive mindset when dealing with people less mentally inclined than myself. See? I'm being positive already, I didn't call anyone stupid! Well. Kind of.
On a completely unrelated side note, Rhonda Rousey. I didn't watch her last fight, which she apparently got the crap punched out of her in 48 seconds but now, due to the loss, people are questioning her future in the sport of fighting. I haven't followed her since she fought whoever it was that put her on the 2015 proverbial fame map. I think her component's name was Holly? Whoever it was, Rousey put a pretty easy smackdown on her, and then gloated about it afterwards. There was no humility, no sense of being humble, just all ego. Her commentary in the interview that followed completely turned me off from wanting to like her and now, all I can think is, "what goes around comes around, Rhonda".
I know you should never gloat or giggle at someone else's misfortune, and I can't say I'm happy about her loss, I'm indifferent. It's just...I guess if anything...a reminder to not be a gloating ass-hat to people because you never know when your "rug" will be pulled out from underneath you. I'm sure most will not consider her loss an act of karma versus poor coaching, and that's okay. I'll take it for the lesson I see in it, personally. The quote from the movie The Green Mile comes to mind... "I'm tired Boss. Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other". Here's to hoping 2017 is a lot more pretty!