I used to be good at smoking, and the habit just dropped off. At one stage I was up to a cigar a week.
Every three or four years I resolve to pick this up again, but last year was a disaster, cigar-wise.
So my New Year's Resolutions for 2009 are.
1. To take up smoking (again!)
2. To learn Hebrew (I tried, really, in 1986, for one week. But it was the beginning of several years of sickness, so that was the end of that. No excuses, because the giardia has gone and has been gone now for some decades.
I am seeing my dear friend Katay tonight. He is not, however, a blog reader and one feels awkward dropping hints when one is in the presence of a friend. So if any of you know him, please call and let him know that I am hoping for a cigar.
Oh, and are we getting close to Lent? Is this the time for giving things up? Suggestions please. Let's keep it realistic though. I've continued with Greek, sporadically, but that would be an example of something that might be dropped. If there was reason.
And facebook friends. Some of you I don't even like. Others, whom I have a deep affection for, are not even there. You could be, and I encourage you to consider it. But maybe part of my self denial in the pre-Easter season will be that you ask to be my friend, and I just say no without explanation.