December 31st, 2009

drinking

2009 in the rear-view

I was going to do a lengthy, rambling year-end musing post, but the long drive I'm part of today just got longer with the discovery upon awakening this morning that there's snow and ice on the ground.

So I will say this: 2009 has been a roller coaster year, filled with tremendous highs and miserable lows.

But for right now, I'm going to focus on three particular highs: I won a Lifetime Achievement Award, got roasted, and achieved my black belt. And those were all pretty damned cool.

2010 is a teeming mass of uncertainty for me right now, as terri_osborne is moving out, and both of us are finally moving on with our lives, and my career is at an odd crossroads thanks to the shite economy. Plus I'll be exploring my karate in a new way as a black belt.

Gonna be interesting, that's for sure.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
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in memoriam

A moment in remembrance of those we lost in 2009:

Captain Lou Albano, Bea Arthur, J.G. Ballard, Bob Bogle, Charles N. Brown, David Carradine, Jim Carroll, Walter Cronkite, Robert Degen, Dom DeLuise, Roy E. Disney, Dominick Dunne, David Eddings, Philip José Farmer, Farrah Fawcett, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, Bernie Fuchs, Andy Hallett, Lyn Hamilton, Tim Hart, Pat Hingle, Robert Holdstock, John Hughes, Michael Jackson, Stuart Kaminsky, Jack Kemp, Ted Kennedy, Shek Kin, Judith Krug, David Levine, Sal Malanga, Karl Malden, Kim Manners, John Scott Martin, Bob May, Billy Mays, Frank McCourt, Patrick McGoohan, Ed McMahon, Steve McNair, Vic Mizzy, Ricardo Montalban, Sir John Mortimer, Brittany Murphy, Dan O'Bannon, Mark Owings, Les Paul, William Safire, Soupy Sales, Ron Silver, Mollie Sugden, Crystal Lee Sutton, Patrick Swayze, Fred Travalena, Mary Travers, George Tuska, John Updike, Edward Woodward, and Andrew Wyeth.

Rest in peace, good folk. *raises glass*
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