Here at Casa Mallozzi, we ran in the New Year in traditional fashion: eating, drinking, waiting an interminable four and half hours for the ball to drop in Times Square, toasting 2015, and then cutting up the New Year bread-cake so that Akemi can inevitably find the lucky coin baked inside.
New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Eat better
2. Exercise more
3. Read 100 books
4. Make awesome t.v. show
According to my sister’s friend, you should start the year doing what you want to be doing for the rest of the year. For instance, sis will be depositing a check. Me, I spent some time this afternoon working on Dark Matter, tracking the various character arcs, influenced as they are by the myriad twists, turns, and surprises that will be thrown their way over the course of our 13 episode first season.
Oh, speaking of my sister – to those inquiring about what laid her up for the past week and had her spending 18+ hours at the hospital emergency…mystery solved! It wasn’t a blood clot or pleurisy or the flu. To quote Andria:
“After two clinic visits, two sets of x-rays, and two rounds of antibiotics, I wasn’t better. I went to emergency the day before yesterday and after 18 hours, blood work, more x-rays, an ECG, a CT scan, and a heart ultrasound, they finally noticed I have a fractured rib. No clue how I did it.”
Mom’s neighbour across the street said she suffered the same injury…sneezing. Having learned her lesson, she cautioned us to avoid high risk activity – like sneezing, coughing, or laughing.