If you, too, find yourself lying on the floor at the moment, we apologize for making you tire out your arms by holding up the newspaper. We feel it is best, post-holiday, to expend absolutely no energy whatsoever for as long as possible. The most effective technique we have found thus far is to lie in the middle of the living room, legs bent and calves resting on the couch. We’re hoping the phone will ring soon, so the dog will be distracted from trying to stick his paw up our nose.

If it is absolutely necessary for you to exert something, start with a thought process or two. For instance, you could rigorously plan to sign up for the next session of classes at Danza Viva Center for World Dance, Art & Music, 46 Lake St. You will, naturally, be required to consider the relative merits of each of the many different class offerings, which include Salsa, Stepping, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Brazilian Groove, Latin Cardio Bootcamp, Break Dance, Jazz, Tap, African Dance, Jambalaya Jazz Kids and Hip Hop Youth. Do you need us to repeat your choices? Salsa, Stepping, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Brazilian Groove, Latin Cardio Bootcamp, Break Dance, Jazz, Tap, African Dance, Jambalaya Jazz Kids and Hip Hop Youth.

When you feel you have devoted sufficient thought to each of these possibilities, you can move on to memorizing Danza Viva’s phone number, 386-8681, and voila! You have achieved an important step in building a better life in 2008 without even having to stand up. It is now best to refresh and renew with a brief nap.

Next, we’d like you to turn your attention to trying to remember whether or not you are registered to vote for the Feb. 5 primary election. Take your time with this-but it’s running out.

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