A1 Great! Part lies, part heart, part truth, part garbage.

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.

Owning the billiard hall, just like the good old days

And play more pool. That should be a priority.


3 responses to “this is not a parable”

  1. lisa says:

    There is one flaw in your formula. Once your kids get to be about 14, they no longer require your attention, and you can go out as much as you want! (ie. we have 5 invitations for New Years Eve) Suffice it to say, we are going to the home of friends who DO NOT HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN. Been there, done that.

  2. Ah yes a nice reflection of my own personal philosophy. Happiness in life is a playful salad of low expectations and gratitude. Plus pool.

  3. Roshan says:

    I would want to move into a place that has enough space or even a separate room for a pool table.