{January 1, 2013}   Ketchup With Us #9


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What are YOUR New Year’s resolutions?

And, when Mel and I ask that, what we mean is … what are YOU giving up for only two days and then caving on to remind yourself and the world that you are a miserable failure at New Year’s Resolutions?

I make my own list every year. And, by the end of the first week, the back of it has served as a grocery list and there’s a good chance I’ve used one of its corners for an old wad of gum. We try, we fail. I think that THAT in fact is my annual tradition. And here’s one of my favorite surefire fails that I like to throw out there each January 1st.

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I say it every year. And I always try but never succeed. It’s the mark of a good mother, isn’t it? And, surely, everyone else wants to see it happen, too. Of course, maybe the fact that I can’t give it up is simply because …



Yes. Well, he does look a little more like he’s singing opera than yelling. But I thought it would make a damned funny visual. 

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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …

Ruby Manchanda

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The Rules of Play

  1. Submit your entry using the linky at the bottom of our KWU posts.
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  3. Follow us on Twitter (Michele/Mel) & tweet us your entry using the hashtag #KetchupWithUs.

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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #9

In 57 words or less, tell us about the New Year’s resolution you WANT to make but KNOW you’ll break.



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