Merry New Year

It’s January 1st and I wanted to wish everyone a Merry New Year.  OK, I know … it’s ‘Happy New Year’.  But as long as I am quoting old movies, I just need to say, “Monkey? Monkey? I’m a gorilla, you clown!”

It’s a new year and that means ALL the “I am going to do …” stuff that goes with the purchase of a new desk calendar.  My list is way too long to mention. <aside …”The list is long but distinguished.”  “Yeah, well so is my johnson.”>  I don’t know if I will meet all (if any) of my resolutions, but I guess the trick is to at least give it a shot.  Unless you’re talking to Yoda, who will tell you “Do or do not.  There is no try.”

I think I finally get the point.  There comes a time where the absence and distance and lack of communication is in itself a very loud and strong message.  I get it.  So, not only is today the first day of a new year, it’s the first day of a new chapter in my life.  Remember when I was talking about God working in mysterious ways?  I went to see the movie “Spanglish” yesterday afternoon.  I was expecting a feel-good, happy ending (sound familiar?).  Instead, the movie ends with dysfunction, confusion and heartache.  All I can say is ……. <sigh> yeah.

But that was LAST year.  This is THIS year.  And there is no one happier to see 2004 in the rear view mirror than me.  Well, maybe Florida Gator fans.  And on that note, I want to say hi to Susan from the concert.  I hope you your foot gets better.  See what happens when you combine a pole and oil?  I also want to give a shout out to all my friends who helped make 2004 (especially the second half) tolerable. I am confident that 2005 will be a blast in comparison.

So as my hero would say, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”  I totally expect 2005 to be a year where I stop missing it, and get on with living it.  HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

PS.  Thanks to NGFGF <wink> for the quote.


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