On Jan. 1
, I made the following declarations for 2003:
-- This year I'm not going to smoke any cigarettes.
-- I vow to not use the word fuck
unless it's absolutely necessary.
-- I promise to acquaint myself with at least one person from North Korea.
Today is the 16th day of the new year, and thus far I have made good on only one of my goals.
I have not smoked any cigarettes.
The cursing part, however, has been problematic, and it might’ve even worsened. I find myself cursing earlier in the morning than I historically have, and I feel that is a dangerous trend. It could lead to embitterment.
Therefore, I am renewing my second vow. I will not use the word fuck
unless it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
And I’ll still try to meet someone from North Korea.