Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year — Let's Hope It Doesn't Suck

2012 sucked, and there is nowhere to go but up. Unless we go down some more.

Announcing the official 1980s revival. My theory — if enough people dress like they did during the Reagan years, someone of similar stature and ability will come along in 2016.

What else am I looking for in 2013?

  • Congress grows a collective set and smacks this imperial president around. (Not holding my breath on this one.)
  • The economy continues to disimprove; my newspaper goes under; I go on unemployment and wind up with more take-home pay than when I worked full-time.
  • The green Subaru, creaking a bit at 210K and which smells like the cigar bar  in Hell, becomes the Fish Car. I read "Trout Madness" 25 years ago and ever since I have wanted a Fish Car.
  • I master the art of the three-fly presentation a la Davy Wotton.
  • I get down to 170 pounds and stay there. This is not unrealistic.
  • Except for professional reasons, I ignore politics in 2013. I also ignore political posts by Facebook friends.
  • I am going to start ironing some of my chinos and see how I like it.
  • I am going to give Match.com three more months, and if I can't get something going then I am going into romantic retirement — which won't be much different than the status quo.
  • Definitely taking a road trip to West Virginia to fish with Phil this spring — although probably not in the Fish Car.
  • Explore out of the way Catskill streams this year. Ditto Connecticut and Massachusetts.


The Govteach said...

Great blog.
Your blog is one of my favorites to read. Keep up the good work.

heavy tweed jacket said...

Patrick, All the Best in the New Year! Good luck ironing the chinos. I gave up years ago. Cheers, HTJ