(ATTENTION, MEN WHO HAVE NOT YET HAD THEIR VASECTOMIES AND THEIR WIVES. PLEASE HAVE THE UNFIXED HUSBAND READ THIS POST ALOUD TO THE WIFE, BEGINNING WITH THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH.)
We begin the New Year with such high expectations. Months ago I began this series, documenting these small acts of intellectual and physical curiosity, things I wanted to have under my belt by the time I hit 41. One thing I didn't want to have under my belt: viable sperm. And so I scheduled a vasectomy, to be performed in the early days of January 2010.