Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Why not adopt a few of ours...
If you had to make a New Year’s resolution for 2011, what would it be?
- Work out more, be impatient less and laugh at least once a day. —Chris Wessling, Senior Editor
- My resolution would be for a million more New Year’s resolutions. Wait, that’s not right. OK, I guess it would be to save money. 2010 was expensive. —Jessica Jones, Associate Editor
- Where to begin... Stop worrying? Live in the moment? Exercise every day? Stop eating sugar? Be better about keeping in touch with friends? All of these are worth aspiring to in the New Year. —Betsy Semple, Design Coordinator
- To only work with celebrity publicists who are HONEST. Most of them are, but there are others (and I know they know whom I’m talking about). —Adam Pitluk, Executive Editor
- To eat healthier! —Danielle Marino, Designer
- I really want to read more. I got on a reading kick my senior year of college and bought a small library’s worth of books, but a few of the thicker ones are still sitting on my shelf, unopened. —Ryan Jones, Assistant Editor
- My resolution is always to lose weight. I always lose weight and then it finds me again! —Lana Ader, Editorial Assistant
- I’m bringin’ sexy back. —David Radabaugh, Design Director
Have you ever made a resolution that you followed through with in the long term?
- I followed the resolution I made last year — to the letter. And it turned out to be the best year of my life … so far! —Jen Worrell, Copy Editor
- The answer to that question is best expressed by Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) in the 2004 movie Dodgeball: “I found that if you have a goal, that you might not reach it. But if you do not have one, you are never disappointed. And I gotta tell you, it feels phenomenal!” —Chris Wessling
- I gave up Diet Coke and it lasted for, like, six months. That’s long for me: I’m drinking one right now! —Danielle Marino
- I’m actually pretty good at this. One year I gave up soda, the next year I gave up fast food, the year after that I gave up red meat, then white meat. I’ve been vegetarian for four years now. But I’m still addicted to sugar-free Red Bull and coffee and Mexican food and Italian food and also tequila. And I miss bacon hard. —David Radabaugh
Have you ever made a resolution that failed?
- All of them! —Lana Ader
- Yeah, but I deserve an A for effort. —Chris Wessling
- I think the weight-loss one ranks high on the list. Same for exercising every day – the first ice storm that hits, I’m on the couch with hot chocolate and the remote control. —Betsy Semple
- If I last more than a month, I generally consider my resolution obscenely successful. So “failed” is sort of a relative term. —Ryan Jones
- Let’s be honest: Which ones haven’t? Last year I resolved to cook more often, and a year later, Lean Cuisines remain a crucial staple of my diet. The year before that, my resolution was to read more. But it’s really hard to read when the TV’s on. The year before that, I was going to work out more regularly, but that just seemed like an awful lot of work. —Jessica Jones
Is there anything you’ll miss about 2010?
- Watching the Texas Rangers clinch their first World Series berth with my son at Rangers Ballpark. —Chris Wessling
- I’ll miss Leslie Nielsen. I wish we had featured him on the cover of American Way before he passed. —Adam Pitluk
- Getting to interview Jon Hamm for the cover of American Way was the highlight of my year. He was every bit as dreamy and charming and likable as you’d imagine. —Jessica Jones
- I’ll always remember learning how to sail on the San Francisco Bay and reconnecting with my best friend from childhood, who turned out to live around the corner from my new home in a new city. —Jen Worrell
- 2010 is a nice, round number. —David Radabaugh