Monday, January 22, 2007

Blue Monday? Not Here

Today (the fourth Monday in January) is known as Blue Monday, supposedly the unhappiest day of the year. (The reasons for said unhappiness include bad wintry weather, unpaid holiday bills and the realization that most people won't live up to their New Year's resolutions.) So we're supposed to take heart in the fact that things can't get any worse than they are today.

But here in Kev-land, things aren't so blue. For one thing, I don't tend to make New Year's resolutions, because trying to accomplish something grandiose just because it coincides with getting a new calendar seems doomed to failure from the start. And even though the weather has been pretty nasty this past week, it's also helped to relieve the drought that we've had for the past year and a half. (Besides, we did get to see that glistening yellow orb in the sky yesterday; for me, that was the first time I'd done so since Friday of the New York trip.) And this was a pretty sensible holiday for me, so no leftover bills.

So if today was as bad as it's supposed to get, then 2007 is shaping up as a great year. I hope it's the same for you.

The Apple took a bite out of him: Speaking of New York, a newcomer went out for a walk in Queens recently and got lost for five days.

He broke the law in a good way: The law in question was gravity; a man in Minnesota fell 17 stories out of a building and lived to tell the tale.

Video of the week: Rabbit vs. snake. (You might be surprised who wins.)

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