Last night’s Orange Bowl was hard to watch. Well, the second half was hard to watch. It was a tough loss for my Hokies, and between staying up late to watch the game and waking up to the thought of a giant tree running around a football field, I was not in the best mood this morning.
Then the metro decided to make things worse. After I’d stood in the cold waiting for a train for 20 minutes, sat on the train as it sat perfectly still for 20 minutes, and eventually made it to work close to two hours later, I decided it was time to make some resolutions. Tis the season for it, so I may as well.
This year I want to:
Make this for a living
And commute to work like this
Dad can come too.
Upon making these goals for 2011, I consulted Dave Barry’s Year in Review — which I look forward to every December — for some perspective on the events of 2010. I think he summed up the year nicely:
“Let’s put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been MUCH worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out about 75 percent of all of the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had a worse year than those species did?
But at least it’s over, right? And we can take comfort in the fact that 2011 cannot possibly be worse. Unless, of course, this newly discovered asteroid — maybe you read about it — continues on a trajectory that …
Try not to think about it. Have another margarita. Happy New Year.”
Cheers to 2011, to resolutions and goals, to brand new football seasons, and to my future as a beach-dwelling grilled cheese chef!