Friday, February 15, 2013

My New Identity

Is this seriously my first post of 2013? Yeesh! My blog is starting to look like that one yard on the street that never gets mowed, has garbage all over it, and features a large man in a stained undershirt rocking away on the porch with a bottle of bourbon in one hand, and a sawed-off shotgun in the other.

Perhaps it would help to explain that I've been working feverishly on my New Year's Resolution of carving out some sort of identity for myself. And guess what! After much soul-searching--and only 6 weeks into the new year--I've done it! Drumroll please...

As it turns out, I am a Dummy!

It started a few years ago when I bought Guitar For Dummies and actually managed to teach myself to play a few basic tunes for my kids. Whether or not I continued to practice and improve my skills is something we'll discuss some other day.

Then last month, with a Chapters gift card I received for Christmas, I bought a copy of Feng Shui For Dummies. What an eye-opener! It turns out all of my problems in life stem from the clutter found all over my house. The piles of laundry in my career and family areas are blocking the energy flow something terrible, and the chi is bleeding straight out of my wealth area with the force of a gunshot wound. No wonder my lottery numbers never get picked!

Realizing just how easy these books are to understand, I got straight onto and started searching for heavily-discounted Dummies books on all the other areas in life that I clearly need some help with. Here's what I found:

So as you can see, my absence from the blog world has not been due to laziness or poor time management. Though, to be honest,  I do suffer from those problems too. My next resolution is to get my act together and post here a bit more regularly.

I wonder if there's a Dummies book for that...