That self-improvement time of year
Last year I lurked on a blog about weight loss, the Big Bad Blob Blog. Some of my work and freelance colleagues participated in a bloggy contest to see who could lose the most weight in ten weeks. As they're all creative types, the blog was most amusing (and some actual weight was lost).
This year I've decided to join in...I'm shooting for nine pounds in ten weeks. The male and female winner each get a (small) cash prize and the admiration of their friends. Behind their backs, the non-winners (since everyone's a loser in this competition) secretly loathe the winners, so it can't possibly be a good idea to win. There. I've already set myself up for failure. Always a good way to go.