This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Got the post holiday blues?

 photo pukin_zps08cced75.jpg

Did you fail to get what your really wanted?

 photo jealous_zps962eaefd.jpg


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Did your time with family seem to drag on?

 photo pup_zps9f20edc1.jpg

Were you looking ahead to the new year?

 photo dreaming_zpsde74b752.jpg

Well, we are already on top of it and are making our plans.

 photo proof_zpsf27e1b49.jpg

This year we will be launching our new training course.

 photo rug_zpsb14ef792.jpg

And a new offensive...

 photo neighbor_zpsff66d8bf.jpg

We think we have the edge.

 photo washoff_zpse1a5bf77.jpg

And we have some new tricks up our sleeve.

 photo ifjesus_zpsaf1f0e51.jpg

So make sure you are prepared.

 photo suddenly_zpsf082db15.jpg

Tell your friends.

 photo funny-cat-pictures-though-we-may-race-them-just-to-amuse-us.jpg

Because 2014 is going to be awesome.

 photo pillow_zpsa021d627.jpg

Extended (Optional)

Your Email has been sent.