If I don't drive around the park,
I'm pretty sure to make my mark.
If I'm in bed each night by ten,
I may get back my looks again,
If I abstain from fun and such,
I'll probably amount to much,
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.
--Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Wishing you all the best in 2009 and beyond!
*Little-Known Note: Once upon a time, famous New Yorker Parker was a west-coast poet. You can read about the Los-Angeles-based events of the Dorothy Parker Society here. Thanks to Adrienne Crew for putting Parker on the L.A. map!