Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Another day, another year

I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the end of 2016, a truly sucky year if there ever was one. I am not even going to rehash (or re-hashtag) the setbacks on the political scene

(Pause for lugubrious howl)

I did manage to post more posts than I have posted since 2011. I think that may have had something to do with the fore mentioned political developments. But I am resolved to ignore all of that for the next four years.

Not that I am much on New Year's resolutions. Though I am going to make as much effort as possible to avoid Internet click-bait. I am also resolved that, once I finish binge watching the sixth and final season of Glee, I will not rewatch it again. Because, although I enjoy the music, I found the writing on season five and six to have sunk to the sub-moronic level. Plus they have run out of gender benders to weave in and out of the weak plots.

Other than that, I am not resolved to change much of anything else. I already exercise just about everyday and I'm always trying to lose a few pounds (though once I think I've ditched them, they track me down again). I don't resolved to be a better person, either, because once you reach my age, you are pretty much the way you are going to be til you die (the metamorphosis of Scrooge was a bunch of Victorian hogwash).

I will say I am glad Christmas is finally over. I took down all of our Christmas lights and dismantled the Elvis Tree over the weekend. I just find anything related to the holiday depressing pretty much by noon on Dec. 25th.

I received a six-month membership to for Christmas and I am once more feverishly expanding my family tree with endless lists of people who are vaguely related to me many times removed. I also received an DNA test kit that supposedly will reveal the genetic makeup of me, my family and possibly all of the pets I've owned. So I am jazzed about that. Depending on what shows up (like me being a lost Royal) I'll likely post about it.

Until then have a happy new year!


Helen Baggott said...

Politics: I have been given the complete set of The West Wing. That'll be a good distraction from reality.

Ancestry: I've just renewed my sub. Will you do the DNA test? My money's on Africa.

Time H said...

Since I've sworn off politics for the next four years, watching the West Wing would put me over the edge.

And yes, I will be taking the DNA test. And since the discovery of Lucy, one of the earliest ancestors of man, I think it is safe to say we all come from Africa.