this is not a parable
My new formula for determining a person’s age works like this: review that person’s Facebook and Twitter feeds in the day or two leading up to January 1, and tally the number of complaints from people who are sick, who can’t get a babysitter, who can’t find a “family friendly” activity to do, or are otherwise unable to get energized for New Year’s eve. More instances of these kinds of updates equals more oldness.
I have counted nine of these in my own streams, from the past twenty-four hours. And there’s still a whole half-day for things to go wrong out there. I think that makes me pretty old!
Listen: R.E.M., “It Happened Today”
What I haven’t counted is all of my own various updates and posts through 2010, so I don’t think I’m in a position to offer an authoritative recap of the year that was. Based on current feeling, however, I think it’s safe to say that 2010 was a better set of months than many that came before – everyone has been pretty healthy, business was busy enough, and the neighbor continues to plow my driveway when it’s snowed in. These are all good things.
I do acknowledge that I didn’t update the mighty A1 Great as much as I would have liked, so I guess a resolution is in order here. Other than that, I’m going to spend more time with family, put extra effort in at the gym and in the swimming pool, and continue to enjoy wining and dining around town and at home with my lovely wife.
And play more pool. That should be a priority.