The pithy, opinionated, and sometimes brutally frank Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke challenges average guys to live a life less ordinary and embrace classic style in the broadest sense. it's time to rise above the trite, the boring, the predictable, the mundane, the banal, and the commonplace. It's time to stop behaving like barnyard animals at the trough and leave behind the perpetually sloppy man-child aesthetic of the last two decades or so. It's time to learn once again how to present and conduct yourself like an adult with some grooming, finesse, and sophistication. And here is where you can learn how.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy 2017 everyone!  Do you have any particular resolutions for the new year?  Here are some of mine in no particular order:

1) Exercise more routinely.

2) Achieve a better work-life balance.

3) Read more fiction.

4) Enjoy, somehow, more free time.

5) Play more.

6) Spend more time with the Grand Duchess ad Young Master.

7) Listen to BBC Radio 4 online for at least 30 minutes everyday.

8) Do a better job of following world and domestic news and events.

9) Be more patient.

10) Listen to and play more music.

11) Make a tiny difference in someone's life.

12) Continue dressing with classic flair and style, or at least attempting to do so.

Small things, really, but all things I'd like to do more of in the coming 12 months.  What about you?

-- Heinz-Ulrich

1 comment:

JavaAndJunket said...

Great list! As a matter of fact, I made a new list of goals starting with:
1. Do more local travel – in-town, in-state, regional, etc. I find that when I have time to travel, I rarely consider staying local. This is a shame, because while my city is not D.C., NYC, or SF we do have some great museums, restaurants and unique things to do.

2. Goal 1 ties in nicely with my second goal of doing at least one cultural thing a month. This could be visiting a museum, attending a play, going to a poetry reading, or even stopping in at a new restaurant in a part of the city I haven’t been to before for some authentic ethnic cuisine. Business travel may take care of this goal for me, but if not I need to have some local options at the ready.

3. Get my Spanish proficiency to at least 80% as assessed by Duolingo. I was doing really well, but when business travel started to go nuts, I let that slip to the slide. I ended the year at 55%, so I have a ways to go.

If you are interested, the rest of the list can be found here:

I think it's important to set resolutions or goals, they are what set us apart from the animals, right?