Howard kicked off 2013 apologizing for his lack of energy--he'd had the flu for the entire holiday vacation: "Wednesday night [December 12th] we had our Christmas party, and Thursday I was in bed sick. … I have four suspects of people that I caught it from. One of them being Beth, and she didn't hear the end of it." But Howard had to let Beth off the hook: "I think she had it with me on vacation because I was sick the whole time and I wasn't any fun. I'd walk around the house moping and depressed and coughing. … My New Year's resolution is I will shake no one's hand. I don't care who they are. I don't care if they're the President of the United States."