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Gilbert's Recipe for Happiness

(Preston Keres - TWP)

I'm starting to think of Gilbert as sort of the secular Joe Gibbs. Gibbs puts his weekly spiritual guides to life on the Web; Gilbert does the same, a bit less regularly but with equal length and earnestness, invoking True Happiness as his God. But either way, this man can preach. From his latest serblog (word count: 4,344), concerning New Year's Resolutions:

You have to write down everything whether you are happy or not. Just if you were happy or not, that's it. Write down if it was a full day of happiness, a half day of happiness or if you were just sad and something happened to mess up your day. You just write it down every day....

I'm just saying, it let's you know how many days you was actually happy in that month. So if you get 25 out of 30 days happy in that month, you're doing good. Even 20 days out of 30, that's pretty good. It lets you know that you're doing OK. If you're at 15 and 15, you need to reevaluate yo' life. If you're happy every other day, that ain't too good....

I want to try something different. I want to be happy. I'm going to start with 20 days a month, and if that's too easy I'll go for 25. I want to get my grown-man on and I want to be happy.

We'll start off with something simple, then we'll do something different. I am one person who is glad that 2007 is over with. I hated 2007. I'm going to be the first one to say it. Besides my party and the trampoline in Vegas, other than that, overall the 2007 experience for me was a D. If you take that report card home with a D, you're in trouble. 2007 was bad, so hopefully 2008 is better. I'm not trying to look for an A, people. A C+ means I don't have to take that class no more. That's all I'm looking for, just a little upgrade.

Not that I'm advocating organizing your life around the blogging guidelines passed down by injured athletes, but as online advice goes, this isn't bad. So here goes:

Jan. 3: I read that Gilbert had decided to sponsor an online Halo 3 tournament, making it free for all players. Happy.

Jan. 6: I read that Gilbert Arenas might miss the entire NBA season, and that he had decided to address the local media whilst much of that media was in Seattle. Sad.

Jan. 7: I watched George Michael (date unknown) doing his best Blog Show impersonation, holding up t-shirts and loudly proclaiming "Gilbert is the man." Happy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 7, 2008; 3:43 PM ET
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Jan. 7 - 2 out of 5 total Morgan State boosters threatened me for the cracks I've made about Todd Bozeman not wearing ties and his team's propensity for furious comebacks.


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