The Arizona Cardinals are playing in the NFC championship. I'm going. I finished writing my latest book. The newspaper where I work, unlike a couple others I know of, has no plans of folding this month. The Arizona Wildcats have not yet gotten pummeled by UCLA or USC on their Los Angeles trip. My boy turned two. My daughter prepared for her birth in less than a month. My wife threw a birthday party that didn't entirely drain our bank account. I found a way to watch the first three episodes of the new season of "Flight of the Conchords" that doesn't involve piracy.
Maybe things do get better than this, but not by much.