I am so tired of celebrating the holidays. Don’t get me wrong. I love my family and friends… but this past holiday season, I did more parties and dinners and brunches than I have ever done. It’s almost like I need to get back to work to get some rest. The only good sleep I got during the last 2 weeks was when I went to see Star Wars. Yes, I’m the guy that spent $15 for a single movie ticket and $18 for a glass of wine and $7 for a medium popcorn. Then 30 minutes later, I was sitting in my chair ready to watch Star Wars and I fell asleep. I woke up 30 minutes or so into the movie and decided that I should let the true fans enjoy the movie, so I left.

big-al-blog-pic-011415I did a small amount of traveling over the weekend. My girlfriend and I took a short, 48 hour, trip to Playa del Carmen. It was my first trip to Playa since I had to close my bar there. My landlord did not renew my lease on the bar so I had to shut it down. But I still love the city and the beach there so I decided to go visit. So, we took a trip and spent a couple days at the beach. We stayed at a different place this time but it was still nice. It was about 2 blocks from the beach and about 4 blocks from where my old bar was. And even though we walked close to it, we never even walked by to see what the new bar looked like. It just felt weird like an old girlfriend that you didn’t want to run into. So, we never even walked by it.

Then we came on back home to Dallas for the rest of the Holidays and if I had to guess, I think during vacation, I sang about Karaoke about 150 times. That includes about Neon Lights that I may have sang about 49 times, Buy Me a Boat about 49 times, and the rest of my regular songs. So, if you came to my bar this past week, I’m sorry for hogging the mic. But I did find out that a local magazine voted my bar the best Karaoke spot in town. Speaking of the bar, this Thursday, Jerry Springer will be there singing Elvis Presley songs. This is his 3rd straight year that he has done this here… Thanks Jerry, Jerry Jerry!

Well, today is the first day of the weight loss challenge. Me and 4 of my friends will go to a trainer and get out body fat measured and then it’s ON! We each will put in $200 and the person that loses the biggest percentage of body fat will win the total $1000. I also have another bet going with a girl to not drink. The person that drinks first has to pay the other person $100. My other New Years Resolutions are mainly things to hopefully make me a better person.

I want to be a better friend.

I want to spend more time with my family.

And I want to pay fewer late charges.