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    Silver Linings

    I usually look forward to odd-numbered years like 2007, partly because even-numbered years like 2006 seem to suck so bad. (Bad? Badly? Hey, I'm just an English major, what do I know?) I know it's just superstition, but sometimes it's all I have left. Unfortunately it's mid-October and I'm still waiting for my ray of odd-year sunshine to break through the clouds. It sure isn't coming from sports.  My favorite baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, finished 27 games out of first place, and my favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins, are 0-6 after making the Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson look like Joe Montana. My favorite race car driver, Dale Jarrett, is hanging up his racing gloves next year after missing 10 races this season. My fantasy baseball team got wiped out of the playoffs and my fantasy football team has lost three in a row. My career isn't exactly steaming forward either--last week I was soundly defeated in an election for secretary-treasurer of my union's local by a margin that would make Walter Mondale blush (see dorky picture below), Mondale.jpgand as a result I am probably going to be out as my local's health care coordinator, newsletter contributor, and safety representative by year's end. My house is losing value as I speak, my personal debt is piling up, and don't even get me started on my sorry-ass blog! I guess I have to start looking at the bright side of things:  I have my family, my sense of humor, and my good looks. I'm just gonna slide on over to the mirror for a reassuring glance...yep, every cloud has a silver lining. Wait, that's no silver lining...it's a gray hair!!!  Arrggh!!! 

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