I made only one resolution this year: Not to talk on my cell phone while driving. Period.
I'm taking it back to 1997 (the last year I can remember sans cell phone) when I just had to rely on the radio for car entertainment. And if I was lost, I had to suck it up and search for the address or give up and go home.
Yes - there are execeptions. One, being the above scenario and two, emergencies. Which, isn't that one of the main purposes of cell phones in the first place?
I'm happy to report, so far so good. Four days and I'm doing good. Four days doesn't sound like a lot, but when you are me, it is.
I seriously picked up and dialed people before starting my car. Mostly each and every time I got into my car. I couldn't survive bumper to bumper commuter traffic (which can last up to an hour on my commute) without speaking to someone. A conversation makes an hour go by very quickly.
My mom's response was for me to get a bluetooth headset. Call me crazy or technologically ignorant but I cannot stand bluetooths. I don't like the way people are just running around looking like they are speaking to themselves and I, of course, turn thinking the conversation may be directed to me. And I think people talk much louder on their bluethooths than anything else. Its as if they don't think the earpiece is picking up their voice, so they must speak that much louder for the sound to carry over.
Call me old fashioned.