Random Year-End Observations

New Year’s Resolution for 2008
Start using the Crystal Meth made without pseudoephedrine, even if it isn’t as effective in treating my cold. (By the way, in the 2 minutes I spent looking for pictures to include with this observation, I realized that stuff really messes you up. Meth, that is, not pseudoephedrine.)

Irony of the Year
That something would be used in place of a drug that was pseudo to begin with. Does that make it pseudopseudoephedrine? Or just ephedrine?

Band I Figured Would Be a Terrible One-Hit Wonder After Hearing Just One Not-Bad Song by Them
Plain White T’s. First time I heard “Hey there, Delilah,” I thought it was worth another listen. The next thought I had was, “Oh, wait. They will probably never record anything half this good . . . and the more I listen to this song, the less I like it.

Thing I Can’t Remember from 2007
Life without Colin. He , our second son, was born July 11, but I can’t remember what it was like to have one kid. I can remember a little better now what it was like to have no children. I shouldn’t say that, but it’s true. Two kids is wonderful, don’t get me wrong. It’s just . . . the list of things we don’t make time to do is getting longer since July. I don’t regret the sacrifice–correction, it’s not a sacrifice. It’s laziness on my part. And that’s the point, I guess. With one kid, the change came as such a whirlwind. The little things that got blown out of our schedule just seemed insignificant. Or I figured that stuff would go back to normal on its own. Dates. Conversations. Movies. Vacations. Dreams. Spending leisure time with someone who didn’t require diaper changes.

But with the second kid, I realize fully that none of that stuff just happens on its own. And it isn’t stuff we had to give up. We just have to work harder for it. All those things, though, are gone for good unless I make a point to get organized.

Thing Anyone Who Knows Me Recognizes As a Long Shot
Me getting organized.

Top 10 Addictions of 2007
10. Facebook
9. Blogging . . . suddenly
8. Buying Coffee
7. The Cubs (#7 only because I hope it’s lucky)
6. Harry Potter
5. Patty Griffin
4. Fantasy Football
3. Crystal Light (since I gave up pop)
2. Scrubs
1. Going to McDonald’s and/or Dunkin’ Donuts with Addison

Painful Realization of 2007
Seriously, you have no idea how hard it was to narrow my addiction list down to 10. Ugh.

Word I Used Entirely Too Much in 2007

Things That Came Out in 2007 I Couldn’t Wait for And Wasn’t Let Down By
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Patty Griffin’s album, Children Running Through. Oh, and Colin.

Reason to Stop Adding Things to This Blog
It’s Bed Time.

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