not waving but drowning

My liver is whimpering. Too many parties, too much drinking. I’m looking forward to ringing in the new year and then getting on the wagon for a while. Or is it off the wagon? I can never remember. Falling off the wagon sounds like something you would do if you were drunk, so I think if you’re not drinking you’re on the wagon. Then again, I’d have to be drunk to be riding on a wagon with a bunch of boring, sober people, so who the hell knows. One thing I do know is that I enjoy alcohol too much to ever become an alcoholic. When I feel like I’m “full,” I always stop for a while. Don’t ever want to get to the point that I can’t drink at all. Oh, but I have a bottle of Veuve Clicquot chilling in the refrigerator at this very moment. As I said, after New Years I’ll give the old gal (my liver) a break.

As a rule, I don’t do resolutions. I think the whole concept is bullshit. You should make changes in your life as necessary rather than use January 1 as a target date. Makes it too easy to remain stagnant and put things off. But this year I’m making some big plans. I need to move some shit into high gear, and this seems like the year to do it. First, I’m dying my hair blonde. Ha ha, not really. That would be something, though. One of my main focuses is the writing. I’ve made a bit of ground this year, and intend to kick it up in 2007. If I’m ever going to quit my day job and move to that shack in the woods to write full-time, I’ve gotta make writing more of a priority now. Also, I’m putting procrastination on the chopping block. No more waiting until Sunday morning to write my Houstonist column, which is due that day at noon. Writing is fun, but not when I have a hangover and can hear the clock ticking and don’t even have a topic…

I’m curious to hear your plans for the year. Come on – I know you’re out there. Talk. What’s on the agenda for 2007?

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