leave your inhibitions at the door
It’s a new year and I know that many of you have resolutions that you’re full-on kicking ass on. (Oops. One of mine is to not end sentences with prepositions, so let’s just cross that one off. Oops, twice.) Some of you are so hard-working and strong of spirit that you broke it already!
I have some other personal resolutions, but nothing I really want to share. Outside of overcoming my unhealthy obsession with Lindsay Lohan and replacing it with an unhealthy obsession with Ariana Grande.
Another is not sharing information that gets me classified as a top-notch creep. So I guess that’s another one broken. Damn.
I was at a restaurant talking about my blog and someone mentioned they liked my work. Unfortunately, they were talking about another local blog that’s been retired for over a year. So I’m resolving to become THE local food and drink blog that people talk about here in Ann Arbor.
There are some other terrific local bloggers here and I’m not talking about smacking them down. There’s certainly room at the top. But my goal is to have people recognize me or quote me when I’m out and about. It’s happened a couple times before and it feels so good. But it’ll feel even better when I walk in a local restaurant get freebies or special service without even introducing myself. Or have my mere presence striking fear into the hearts of the servers and chef. Or even be the guy who journalists on a deadline seek out when they want that comment about a restaurant or food trend.
I wanted to hang some motivational posters around my office that would remind me of my goals. You know, the ones that look like this …
Or like this…
But looking at that on the daily is NOT going to inspire me to blogging greatness. Or mediocre-ness, either. I need bad-assed quotes to really become the big-time player pimp of Ann Arbor food bloggers.
OK, next year I’ll resolve to make bigger goals.
Then it hit me – I can make my own. I’ve taken some nice pictures over the years and all I need to do is to add some messages that genuinely move me. Since I’m a easygoing person and bad-assed quotes aren’t my forte, I had to look to others. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look much further than my iPhone library.
These are the first two that are going to catapult me to greatness, featuring that Atlanta-based poet Young Jeezy –
Feel free to use them for whatever you’re dreaming of. Damn, more prepositions.
Here are the original songs…
Akon’s (witih Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy) – I’m so paid.
Kanye West’s Amazing (with Young Jeezy)
What are your resolutions?