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A resolution to get out more

Stayin' in with SeanG. Sean KellyGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Editor’s note: With April Clark on vacation, Sean Kelly stepped in for her “Steppin’ Out” column this week. He found that it’s just not that easy to keep up with April. It’s time to write down the resolutions – or just pull out that dusty one from last year or the year before that.Over the years my resolutions have spanned from the trit (be kind to others, and of course, world peace), to the painfully ineffective (quit nicotine – I swear the devil created this drug), to the necessary (find a job, any job).This year I’m thinking my resolution may be to get out a bit more like April. You know, attack the social scene, know what’s hot and what’s not. And still make it to work the next day with a smile and a story (quite frankly, I don’t know how she does it).While April and I are only separated in age by a few days – I won’t say who’s older – April has managed to maintain the élan of youth much more effectively than I.Remember, age is defined not by how old you are, but how old you act.Still, I don’t have the social stamina of April and her crew – although the comforts of married life might have something to do with it.And, since I haven’t technically made the resolution yet, my weekend picks are geared more for those who enjoy cracking open a beer, grabbing some couch space and watching the game as much as sipping a cosmopolitan at the club.So a New Year’s toast to those who don’t mind spending a Friday night with remote in hand.Not to worry, April will be back with her weekend picks next week.

It’s happening on the slopes to boot: Take advantage of the fresh powder (hopefully) on the mountain of your choice.This is why I’d kick it up here: There is supposed to be a storm coming to town and I haven’t gotten nearly enough days on the slopes. There also are those extra pounds that seem to have appeared after five holiday parties in six days (with another coming up Sunday) – see I’m not a total hermit. A little healthy activity is essential if I plan on making it more than a couple of weeks into 2007 without my arteries turning to concrete.

It’s happening in front of a TV to boot: San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, 2:15 p.m.This is why I’d put my feet up here: It’s the last weekend of the NFL’s regular season. While April is cheering on her rapidly plummeting Indianapolis Colts I’ll be finding a neighbor’s high definition TV to watch the resurgent Broncos and their band of rookies secure a wild-card spot. I almost gave up hope on the Denver Donkeys and, admittedly, didn’t have much faith in rookie QB Jay Cutler leading the Broncos into the postseason. I’m back on the bandwagon now. It should be the perfect primer for ringing in 2007 later in the night and making that resolution.

It’s happening on the couch to boot: Best day of the year to recover from the night before and watch college football.


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