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In the New Year

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Hooray! I've been waiting to use that title for the better part of a year. 

So anyhow, the year of 2008 is coming to a close. Myself, I can't say that I'm at all sad to see it go. I'm just hoping that next year is better. 

But how about you? Happy that it's finally done? Grateful that it happened? Nostalgic already for the days when you weren't constantly calculating how old you're going to be in a whole new year? 

Maybe you're just happy to see another year. Not so much to see the old one gone, but simply thankful to be taking in the air in this science fiction age of ours in a fully vertical position most days. If so, congratulations to you. You sound as if you've got life much more figured out than the rest of us. 

You know, if I had been smart, I would have held off on doing my favourite Cardinal moments of the year until now, seeing as how it is, after all, the last day of 2008. Sadly, I felt the need to at least pretend that I was talking about baseball a couple of weeks ago in my Favourite Things post, so I now have nothing really to reflect upon. I also used up all of my cheap, emotionally exploitive 'A' material last week, so that's a bit of a dry well too. 

So you know what? Let's just make this particular thread about whatever you want it to be about. You want to talk about what you hope the new year brings for our Cardinals? Take it away. Have a story about 2008? I'm all ears. How about a resolution? Go ahead. Those are always a ton of fun. 

Me, I'm not making any resolutions this year. For one, I just flat out don't feel like it. For another, I'm apallingly bad at sticking to my resolutions. The only time I've ever come even close to sticking to them was a couple of years ago, when I resolved to take up smoking and play more guitar-based video games. And to be perfectly honest, I didn't even do a very good job of sticking to those. I am, at best, an occasional smoker, and my Fisher Price plastic axe skills, while fairly well developed, are certainly not of the level one would refer to as 'awe-inspiring'. So, nuts to resolutions. 

So let's all take a moment to enjoy the last of the year. We'll never see it again, you know. Talk amongst yourselves, and be careful out there. 

Happy New Year, everyone. Let's hope it's a good one.