Hey, it’s a new year!

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Hey, it’s a new year again. Seems like I was just getting used to the old one, and bam, it’s done. Now – 2012. For some, the last year of existence if you follow the Mayan’s belief. For others, the first day of the rest of your life.

For many, it’s a time to make lists: the best and worst of 2011. Best dressed. Best TV shows. Worst celebrity bad behavior. The possibilities are endless. Perhaps the list making is an attempt to distract ourselves from the other custom of the new year, making resolutions for self-improvement. One would think we were a nation of lazy, ne’er-do-wells, so shiftless that every year we must make another valiant, yet hollow attempt at self-improvement, that is destined to last but a few days.

Of course in the states, New Year’s Day is most known for the day we watch bowl games (American college football that is.) It seems there are at least 40 bowl games on New Year’s Day alone. and that is not even counting the bowl games on the days before and after January 1. In fact, the real reason for making new year’s a traditional holiday/day off from work, is that so many Americans would be walking around in a football bowl-induced coma, that not much work would get done anyway.

What do you do on New Year’s Day? Watch football? Recover from partying the night before? Go to the gym? Or treat if just like the other 364 days of the year?

© Huffygirl 2012

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