At my last birthday (just last week), I told my friends that I was going to be more sedate and spiritual and just all-around wonderful. One friend, a wise woman who has known me for many years, said, "Jane, I've heard that before."
I thought back and realized that I'd said the same thing on my last five birthdays. Obviously it hasn't taken. What can I say? I'd blame it on my failing memory, but that excuse only stretches so far.
Gem for the day: if you're going to make high-falutin' promises, tell them to friends who have worse memories than your own!