Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to drink more whiskey. I was pretty good about it the first few months of the year, but in the latter part of the year, I’m sad to say my consumption tailed off, along with everything else in my life not directly related to buying a house and moving.
New year, and I am moved, albeit still unpacking. The whiskey is unpacked, but it’s obvious that this year my New Year’s resolution is to get blogging more regularly again. I’ve let that fall by the wayside the past few months, which wasn’t really my intention, but it’s how life goes.
And it’s a propitious time for me to be revving up my blogging about the Jackets again, as they’re riding a three game winning and shutout streak, two of which were on the road. They’re not out of the woods yet — nor, for that matter, are they in the top eight yet, although they’re close. If they keep it up, it might actually be fun to be writing the blog over the next few months, and not a depressing obligation. (But if it does go pear-shaped, I’ll keep the whiskey handy)
I’m also planning to attend my first live sporting event of any kind since November — The Ohio Hockey Classic at the Schott. Featuring OSU and Miami as always, along with Army and the Green and Gold Satan. The Schott’s great for picture-taking, so look for 2009’s inaugural photoblog some time tomorrow (if I can find my camera and batteries somewhere in these boxes by then).
And although I’m sure it’s really fun to be at one in person, I maintain my objection to the outdoor games as a gimmick a la the shootout, so I’m once again not watching the Winter Classic. I’ll be unpacking instead.