By Mike Redmond
The Hendricks County Flyer
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:06 PM EST
I like New Year's. Or rather, new years. New Year's the holiday doesn't mean all that much to me. New years as in here comes another 365-day lap around the sun - well, that's another matter entirely.
See, I'm not much for parties, don't drink champagne, and get kind of bored with football after the eighth or ninth hour of bowl games. Mostly, I see New Year's Day as a good excuse for being completely slobbed out. Of course, I also feel that way about Thursdays.
But a new year? That's a blessing. We all need mulligans and do-overs, and a fresh, clean new year is a natural place for them.
Of course, this involves promises, plans, and resolutions that won't survive past Groundhog Day, Presidents' Day at the latest. Especially the ones involving dieting. So what? It's the thought that counts. Or so I keep telling myself.
So what's in a new year for me? Lots:
1. New calendars. After 12 months of looking at a picture of an old passenger train rounding a big curve in the Rockies, I get something new for the office wall: A picture of an old passenger train rounding a big curve in the CANADIAN Rockies. Variety is indeed the spice of life.
(Meanwhile, if I need to know what day it is, I can always look in the lower-right-hand corner of my computer screen.)
2. Misdated checks. These are always good for a laugh, until about March or so, when you're still using last year's date and everyone thinks you are beginning to slip a cog, because you probably are. You know what? Skip this one and just use cash.
3. Seed catalogs. Is there anything more optimistic than a seed catalog?
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