Friday, January 01, 2010

An Old Coot's New Year's Resolutions

You don't know how it pained me to write "Old" in that title, but at 51.999 (Kevin, you are 51.9999), I must have earned that by now.

Besides, nobody ever says, "young coot or middle-aged coot", so I was forced into it.

Supposing I was a coot with experience ... and supposing I actually did make New Years Resolutions ... they might go something like this ...

Resolution # 1: Remember I'm part of something bigger than me and that future chicks are depending on me to not muck things up.

Resolution #2: Try to be a better team player, but continue to go my own way whenever I need to do so. I suppose that makes me a poor team player, huh?
Yes, but isn't that why you make resolutions?

Resolution #3: Continue venturing out and soaking up new experiences, but try not to take yourself too seriously ... Down Ego, Down! Good boy ...

Resolution #4: Remember you can be gone in a flash, each day is a gift and the next one is not guaranteed.
I suppose my resolutions would be similar to those ... if I were a coot ... and old ... and the type to make resolutions.
Happy New Years!


Miz S said...

This is the best New Year's post I've seen so far. Great photos! And I think "experienced coot" is way better than "old coot." Anyway, you are definitely an awesome coot in my book. Happy New Year!

cinbad122 said...

Really I didn't think you were an old coot...I thought the saying was "old Geezer"!

swamp4me said...

Happy New Year, FC! If you did make resolutions, I'm sure you'd be able to keep them -- especially in these, your coot years ;)

threecollie said...

Happy New Year, you young coot, you.

Felicia said...

Very wise resolutions! All the best to you and your familyfor the new year!

Sayre's Mom said...

Sorry, FC, but as you are only 2 years into the "Golden Decade", you don't qualify as an "Old Coot." My dear father-in-law praised his 50's as his glory days, and every older man I know has said the same thing--"best years of my life!" Just think: everything still works, you still have energy and curiosity and a sense of adventure AND the accumulated wisdom gained over a half century of living. What's not to like? Have fun during the next 8 years, and maybe you can stretch your own "Golden Decade" out an additional ten years. Happy New Year, and many more.

Johnny Utah said...

Great pictures and resolutions! HNY!

Deb said...

Happy New Year you not-so-old coot! Good thoughts to ponder.

lisa said...

Happy New Year and you are only as old as you feel! Great Post and one I think I will remember!

kevin said...

Hey! I resemble that remark!

Nice resolutions by the way. Good luck with them.

I bet Mrs. FC is happy today.

Nancy Ortiz said...

Heck, FC, I didn't know they was anything wrong with coots! Happy New Year, to you and Mrs. FC and to all y'all who comment here! Nancy Ortiz

robin andrea said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, FC. Good thing you're not an old coot, I'd hate to think what that would make me.

Floridacracker said...

Miz S,
Awesome right back at ya. Thanks!

Geezer my butt!

I think I can keep these pretty well :)

Ha! Perspective. Thanks!

Thanks and the same to yours!

Sayre's Mom,
Good advice! That "everything still works" is fairly important to me.

Welcome to Pure Florida and thanks!

At the time I was taking coot photos, I kept asking myself what am I gonna do with these pseudoduck shots?
And then it hit me.

Thanks! I hope yours is not too cold up there.

Yes, you do.
And yes, she is very happy and planning on spending the day in front of the fireplace and numerous football games.

Same to you! I'm kinda fond of coots actually.

Thanks and a happy one to you and roger. I never think old when I think of you two hippies.

kathy a. said...

great photos and not-resolutions!

i'm months ahead of you in the race to geezerhood. although i'm afraid my kids would vote me into the geezer hall of fame in an instant, whereas you are cool enough to hang with the coots.

Floridacracker said...

Ah yes, our OWN kids know us too well.
Mine included.