Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Happy New Year

I'm only a week late. I've got my list of books read in 2008 posted... and that's about all I do to mark the New Year.

I didn't make any resolutions this year, but I don't ever bother with it. I understand the symbolism of starting fresh in a new year with changes one plans to make, but I don't feel much attraction to it myself. Besides, someone pointed out to me (might have been my wife) that it almost makes more sense to make such resolutions on one's birthday since that truly marks the division of one year of one's life into the next.

There's been some upheaval with my employer of late, but so far I seem to be in good shape. I don't anticipate problems at work in the coming year. I'll be hitting a milestone decade this year on my birthday (I won't say which one, but those of you who know me off teh Interwebz already know or can readily figure it out).

I suppose one of my goals for this year is to actually read 200 books in a single year, but I've been meaning to do that for some time and haven't gotten that close. On the first of January, I was on pace to read more than 700 books, but I've rather fallen off since, I'm afraid.

I hope everyone reading this had a happy conclusion to 2008 and has excellent prospects going into 2009; regardless, I hope your expectations fall far short of the mark and the year is better than you anticipate.