Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

My recycled New Year's Eve tradition for you all, kids.

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. – T.S. Eliot

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. – Traditional Irish toast

A health to you, a wealth to you, And the best
that life can give to you.

May you never lie, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in each other's arms. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink with all of us, because we love you.

Love to one, friendship to many, and good will to all.

Happy 2010, my friends. May the New Year always be better
than the old.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing.
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year's eve

Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
I'd ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Many pictures from the season that I haven't gotten around to posting ...

I hope you've all had good holidays, whatever and however you celebrate. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ra, Ra, Ra ah ahh ...

Yeah, this is old, but I've always been behind the times on my Lady Gaga. Finally watched this all the way through, and It. Is. Amazing. If you haven't seen this before, enjoy.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 12 of 12

Props to Chad ... these pictures were all taken on Saturday, December 12, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.

7:39 a.m. - sun finally coming up:

7:59 a.m. - frozen koi pond and fountain:

12:59 p.m. - about to run errands - damn, forgot to turn off outside hose:

12:59 p.m. - front door mat:

12:59 p.m. - Christmas wreath on front door:

1:26 p.m. - SeaMonster Lounge in the Wallingford neighborhood, while running errands:

1:43 p.m. - at Archi McPhee's:

2:07 p.m. - Deck The Porch:

3:07 p.m. - Miss Stoli is ready to cuddle:

7:12 p.m. - at my company's holiday party - pics from the photo booth:

7:48 p.m. - The Mad Mirror:

11:02 p.m. - the stairway at my office, while dancing:

All for now - Happy Holidays to all!!!!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

We Need A Little Christmas

Originally from my grad school of Indiana University - Go Big Red!!!!

"Straight No Chaser":