picIt might be strange to talk about New Year’s resolutions in October — and it kind of is — but I like to plan ahead, so here goes. My resolutions over the past three years have been mixed in terms of success. If I had to rank them on a scale of most successful to least successful, it would be as follows:

1. Compete in a watermelon-eating contest (2014)

2. Compete in a watermelon seed-spitting contest (2012)

3. Grow my own watermelon (2013)

The eating contest and spitting contest were generally successful, even though I didn’t win either event. Growing my own watermelon was a fun and valuable experience, but the end result (an inedible baseball-sized watermelon) was a little disappointing.

And so, I turn my attention to 2015. What will my next watermelon-related conquest be? I’m not really sure. I’ve got a few ideas, but I’d really like your input. Leave a comment with your own thoughts on what watermelon goals I should tackle next year.

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  1. Jim Long says:

    I think we need to get some watermelons to the space station, So you might want to take a nice vacation in space and deliver them. Then you can boast that “Our Watermelons” are out of this world.

  2. The Watermelon Guy says:

    I like that idea, Jim! I spent some time underwater in the Navy (on a submarine), so outer space would be a nice change of pace!

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