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Thursday, January 15, 2004
So, This is the New Year . . .
We’re halfway through the first month of the year. How are your resolutions coming? Mine? Well, as Michelle and I have yet to celebrate the New Year by having our requisite bottle of champagne (or Asti Mondoro, as the case may be), I’m not entirely convinced that there’s been a New Year.

Still, I guess I should look back at my lengthy list of resolutions . . . y’know, the ones I posted here.

Hmmm. Let me see. I suppose I can divide these into three distinct categories: those that I’ve already made headway on, those that I still intend to make headway on, and those that are just lost causes.

First up, the lost causes. Actually, there’s just one that fits into this category . . . the flossing. My dental hygienist once scared me into it, and I almost made it a habit. Kept it up for five days a week, then two or three, then whenever I would remember. I still intend to do it again, someday.

Most of the rest of my resolutions fall into the “still intend” category. Because yesterday was the first day since around Christmas that I felt pretty much normal, I haven’t made too much progress on the physical-improvement, dietary-improvement, or artistic-endeavor fronts. I have, however, ratcheted up the reading. I already have two graphic novels under my belt for the year, with two more in progress. As for books without pictures, I’m reading Al Franken’s latest. And I’ll finish it . . . when I can remember where I left it.

And to help combat future illness and promote general health and well-being, I’ve been taking a multi-vitamin a day . . . every day (so far) in 2004. I predict that, soon, I’ll be holding up the “V” for victory symbol. Right now, though, I’m keeping the “V” at my mouth and flicking my tongue through it.

Yeah, eat that, 2004.