‘Twas the day after Christmas and I am so happy it’s over.

We had a snowy Christmas evening and drove out to China Rose for an excellent dinner – slipping and sliding all the way in the early evening gently falling snow.  When we left the restaurant, the place was packed!  I had spicy Singapore rice noodles!  Bits of chicken, pork and shrimp.  Traditional Christmas fare.

Santa was good to me.  I got a Bolivian alpaca sweater from the Texas wing of the family.  I got T shirts, fresh booze, the Steve Jobs bio, some sweet goodies and a new toilet seat – one of those that lowers itself slowly without a BANG.  I’m really excited about that.  I just love technology.  I don’t remember being that good a boy last year.  How does that thing go?  You can fool some of the people all of the time but . . . . 

Ah, but I know they are not fooled.  It’s humbling to know that they seem to love me ( read, benevolent tolerance ) in spite of myself.  Looks like that would motivate me toward self betterment.  Looks like it, doesn’t it?

A resolution is crystalizing in my mind as I speak.  I shall seek to be a better person in the new year.  I can’t believe I said that.  I have always avoided New Year’s resolutions.  Notice the absence of specificity.  However, I suppose it couldn’t hurt to cut back on the profanity, and possibly the blue cheese.  Although both seem to be essentially involved in any successful life.

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