Blue Monday

Experts say unpaid Christmas bills, nasty weather and failed New Year’s resolutions combine to make January 22 the gloomiest day on the calendar.

I read it on Fox News, so it must be true.

I gotta say, though, that all’s well. No gloom here. For now, anyway.

My Christmas bills are in order. In fact 2006 might have been my most fiscally responsible year ever (trips to Roatan and Bonaire notwithstanding).

My New Year’s resolutions? Didn’t make any.

And the weather? Everyone keeps commenting on how cold it is, but I grew up with Chicago winters. I remember wind chills in the negative eighties, and snow drifts taller than the garage. And I went to Syracuse University, where lake affect snow could bury a car for weeks on end. Thirty degrees and cloudy I can manage.

In fact, today was just fine, thank you very much.

Tomorrow, though, might just rank the gloomiest day on the calendar, what with President Bush’s State Of The Union and all.

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