"And as I was flying up here today I thought about so many different things and how I wanted to say some of the things that I felt like I need to say, but he gave me an opportunity to use my abilities, and I seized that opportunity ... I've given everything I possibly can give to this organization, to the game of football, and I don't think I've got anything left to give, and that's it. I know I can play, but I don't think I want to. And that's really what it comes down to. Fishing for different answers and what ifs and will he come back and things like that, what matters is it's been a great career for me, and it's over. As hard as that is for me to say, it's over..." Brett Favre retiring from the NFL - March 6th, 2008
"To a certain degree, I don't know what I'm getting into... Am I ready to face it, handle it, deal with it? I think so. I think it’s a great opportunity. It can be as good as you want to make it.”' BRETT FAVRE unretiring and joining the Jets - August 8th, 2008
Maybe it was the hectic nature of the holidays, or maybe it was simply the understanding that time with my family is more important than time on the computer; whatever the reason, my intentions were good but perhaps not well thought out.
And there's one thing I've learned: extremes are my downfall.
The "all or nothing" approach can work if used under the right circumstances - in fact it's absolutely necessary in some cases. When someone diets they don't stop eating all together; But someone with another form of addiction may need to stop completely and immediately. After giving it some though for a few days, this site is not that kind of addiction.
I'll take a page out of the books of some that post blogs here. Short, simple and to the point will be my revised resolution. My BigBluGeekazoid Madden NFL '09 playoff community simulations got a better response than I expected. The Giants are still playing and I had already promised to ride the season out as it was. And the sentiments from many of you who responded got me a little choked up, I have to admit.
So I'll still be serving, but in much smaller doses.