Kissing off 2009

By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 6, 2010

(One Web site advised kiss-seekers to carry mistletoe. Please don't do that. Just thinking about that embarrasses the hell out of me. Can you imagine popping up behind someone, wielding a small branch, with a wild look in your eye? Terrible.)

Above all, the best advice is to remember that this year, and the next, will be marked by many joys, accomplishments, failures, and absurdities that don't have a damn thing to do with kissing. But bring Chap Stick and gum, just in case.

Deirdre Fulton regards the First of January with as much indifference as she can muster. She can be reached at dfulton@phx.com.

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