Sunday, December 29, 2002
For all intents and purposes, the holiday season is over around here. As much as the house gets decorated for Christmas, it all comes down in a hurry once Christmas is over. Everything got taken down and put under the house, where it will sit for eleven months, during which various items will fade out of existence for no apparent reason, other than for us to wonder where the heck we put them. Sure, there's still New Year's Eve, but around here, the celebrations tend to go something like "3, 2, 1, Happy New Year. Now go to bed." My parents generally consider themselves lucky if they can get to bed by nine, and the momentous passing of another year on the calendar doesn't particularly justify staying up until midnight for them. I generally do stay up, but I'm a night owl anyway, and rarely manage to get to bed before Midnight on a regular night. The festivities around here on New Year's usually tend not to exceed a plastic cup full of store brand grape soda, and maybe some candy. Anything more than that would probably keep me up half the night (I already stay up half the night anyway, but this would keep me up the other half,) which is generally a bad thing.
When asked about my New Year's Resolution, I give the same answer that I've given for the past five years: 1024x768, 16-bit color. I can't particularly see such a big deal is made of New Year's resolutions. For the most part, all pretense of actually following through on any of them has generally evaporated by January 15th, and although I imagine most are made with good intentions, we all know who uses those as pavement. I figure that any effort to try and make any sort of formal resolution is for all intents and purposes doomed to fail, and just stick to the general stuff.