Archive for December 31st, 2008

Back on the wagon

So, looking at the books I received for Christmas and recalling those I’ve bought for myself, I’ve decided it’s time to reinstate my Ten Book Rule: I shall buy no more books, no matter how tempting, until I’ve read ten I already have. Let Congress feel shame at my shining example of austerity!

Of course, that doesn’t mean I can’t buy music…. 😉


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So, it’s New Year’s Eve. Unlike most of the world, I’m unable to get excited about the turning of the calendar. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Arbor Day — now those are holidays with something behind them. New Year’s is just an arbitrary date on the the calendar, about as special as your car’s odometer rolling over from 999 to 1,000. And all the obnoxious people at parties and the drunks on the road? Oh, yeah. Good times.

So, forgive me if I don’t get into the spirit of clichéd expressions of gratitude that 2008 is over, banal resolutions for 2009 that we’ll never keep, anyway, and the "thrill" of watching an electronic ball drop over the crowd in Times Square. You have my good wishes, but I’ll probably just go to bed early.

Tomorrow will be just like today.


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