Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

1. To become more Pickwickian.

2. To affect an air of indifference to life's travails.

3. To discover if an acquired taste is worth acquiring.

4. To pass from the Purgative to the Illuminative way.

5. To encourage the wearing of spats.


gemoftheocean said...

Spats? The mucklucks from LLBean haven't arrived yet?


the owl of the remove said...

Gentlemen prefer spats.

Ttony said...

Can priests wear spats? A silk top hat and a high stock, would perhaps steer you more quickly towards the Pickwickian.

And then a servant: you can wander round the US telling people all about "Sam, who is my man" which should make them all sit up.

Do they do debtors' prisons over there? You'd certainly make the papers if you were sued for breach of promise!

But the choice of becoming more Pickwickian is profoundly right.

gemoftheocean said...

Okay, gentleman who don't mind catching pneumonia because they don't mind the snows of Vermont seeping into their shoes prefer spats.