written by owen on 2009-Jan-16.
Wow its 2009, I know I'm late on the uptake. It just takes a longer time for it to hit me - like 15 days or so. What day is it today? It has been 1 month and 15 days since my last entry. For me a new year is like a recurrent herpes outbreak. Its a chance to get caught doing all the things you successfully avoided last year. Something is wrong in that sentence - I know. All the birthdays you forgot last year will be your undoing this year. They'll be waiting, watching from the shadows, ready to pounce on you like a Tax man. Death and Taxes.
I could bore you with the things I learned last year, the people I've come to hate, all the chicken, fish and cows that died so that I can live, California dreaming and so on and so forth, keeping it retro, whatever. I will listen, you talk. I'm sure we've been through this before. My reply is Yes, Yes, No, Maybe, Yes, No.
This year, I have vowed to be an overall more positive person. No longer the miserable harbinger of doom, overseer of the gates of hades, a shadow boxer waiting for you to make your move. I will pat you on the head, and promise you that everything will be all right. We are going to be good friends.