I realize that year-ends are artificial markers, like birthdays, but still -- I am so ready for 2008! For one thing, it will be the last year where we have to watch people wear those stupid little glasses on New Year's Eve. I don't know what the souvenir marketers will do when 2009 turns into 2010, but they'll have to think of something, because suddenly the eye-holes won't be in the right place. For another, 2007 was fine. It was more than fine. Everybody was basically healthy; my husband got promoted; and I did some deals I liked. Also, I published my first book, which was something I had wanted to do for decades. But there was a quality of striving about it that was just -- well, it was just too much work. One colleague got an e-mail from me and said, "You're relentless." Well...
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