Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Homebloys!

Some years fizzle out like the end of a sparkler, sudden and without climax. You look at them and think, "That's it?" Years later you might struggle to remember what happened during them. How does one forget 365 days? But it happens. 2008 will not be one of those years for me. It's not even gone yet and already it feels like taboo, the 13th floor to my elevator. Despite the wonderful things that happened this year, and because of the horrible ones, I say good-bye without a bit of remorse and more than just a little relief.

Thanks to everyone who stuck with me for another year. When I started this blog three years ago (December 8th, 2005), I had no idea how many amazing, talented and funny people I would meet. I had no idea that I'd still be blogging three years later either! A lot of you are more than just fellow bloggers now. I've met some of you in person. I've talked to some of you on the phone. We've shared heartbreaks and triumphs. I've watched your lives progress from the sidelines, a cheerleader until the end. For you, my friends, I wish a happy and safe New Year.

See you on the flipside. ;)

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At 31 December, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

this sounds like an academy awards acceptance speech for weirdest elbows in a dramatic role

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

Happy, happy New Year's to you too! Out with the old and in with the new, I say. . . .

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Tink said...

Furiousball: Shut up. It was a morbid comedy.

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger J said...

Happy New Year!! May we carry the best of the last year into the next, and leave the bad parts back where they belong.

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

Happy New Year to you Tink, Tinkster, Tinarino, Tinky, Tinkinator, Tink-a-licious! ;-)

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger fiwa said...

Awww... dude, you made me cry at work!

I'm glad to kiss 2008 goodbye too.

All the best to you & Hoop in 2009.
Love you,
fiwa

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Ms Undecided said...

Delurking myself to wish you a happy New Year and a very big congratulations on your marriage :) I think I'll resolve to stop being such a serial-lurker lol.

 
At 31 December, 2008, OpenID kcinnova said...

Happy New Year, Tink! Keep the hubby & the marriage. May your home repairs be easy, and job security be real!

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Gin said...

I'm with you sistah! I've been figuratively kicking 2008 in the ass for the past three days!! I'm so ready for a new beginning!

See ya on the other side!

A happy and prosperous New Year to you and Hoop!

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

may I say this? yes, I have had a rather large shot or two of bourbon:
Happy New Year, you're so wonderful.

 
At 31 December, 2008, Anonymous Daisy said...

What Gary said. Except that I haven't been drinking.

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Michael Knight Rambo said...

I know I already said it, but I'm going to take advantage of my neighbor's generosity (their computer is on and I'm stealing internet).
Happy New Year!!!!!!!
Hey, does anyone else have to work tomorrow morning?
My last word verification of the year is a wavy "herculne".

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Pamer said...

Happy New Year Tink!!
2009 will be super fine

 
At 31 December, 2008, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

And for you Tink, more rewards in the new year and no heartache. (Send it to the assish gasman from a post ago. Ah shit, karma won't let me do that. um, K, just goodness and rainbows and Scientoligists at bay.)

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger Knot said...

"Good work today [Tink], I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

Knot

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger Spamboy said...

Happy new year to you also. You'll dig being married each and every new year's eve, I've discovered. Don't forget to eat your black-eyed peas today!

 
At 01 January, 2009, Anonymous Turtle said...

Happy New Year's to you too!

But don't write off last year. After all, it's one of the most memorable of your (and Hoop's) lives. You got married!!!!

Focus on the positives, be grateful for the good and look forward to the future and what it holds. May it bring you peace, lots of love and much prosperity!

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger Mignon said...

I've been giving 2009 all kinds of lovin this morning. 2008 was like that boyfriend you can't shake. I broke up with him in early December and he just kept hanging on...

Happy New Year!

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger cndymkr / jean said...

I understand the year you have had. Both the sad and the happy. Let the sadness mellow and keep the happy shining brightly.

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger Reb said...

It has been a year of ups and downs, but life would be a bore without them. Celebrate the wonder of life. The bad memories soften with time and are easier to deal with, leaving the bright moments to shine that much more brightly.

I hope your new year is filled with many bright moments.

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

Happy New Year Gal! The first as Mr. and Mrs. I think 2009 is going to be spectacular in it's own right!

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger meno said...

You've had one hell of a year, no doubt.

I wish for your next year to be calmer.

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger Alli said...

Happy New Year, Tink and Hoop!!

 
At 01 January, 2009, Blogger musing said...

Hope you have a wonder-filled new year!

 
At 02 January, 2009, Blogger HalfAsstic.com said...

How well put! And I SINCERELY hope you have a wonderful 2009!
My mind always tacks on a subconscious "...it couldn't get any worse..." to that. And then I feel guilty cause of course it could. But I think almost everyone I've talked to has felt the same way. I have never seen so many people so disgruntled about an entire year.
Do you think we could just eliminate it from history and pretend it never happened? Make all those disgruntled people...gruntled? ;-)

 
At 02 January, 2009, Blogger Julie said...

I hope that you and Hoop had a good new year (your first new year as a married couple) I know it's annoying everyone does that whole your first as a married couple thing (about everything it seems and by the way it doesn't go away quickly either) but I hope that it was amazing and that you get a chance to start out 2009 in a good way.

 
At 02 January, 2009, Anonymous apathy lounge said...

Right back at you, Tink!

 
At 02 January, 2009, Blogger Mouse said...

Happy New Year Tink!

 
At 03 January, 2009, Blogger LL said...

Awwwwwwww Tinkie... You know I only still come here hoping for the nekkid pictures you promied... :P

You have a great one darlin'!

 
At 03 January, 2009, Blogger the planet of janet said...

i can't tell you how many people are grateful to see the end of 2008.

here's hoping for better this year.

 
At 03 January, 2009, Blogger Chris said...

Two lyrics snippets have been going through my head recently:

"And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe - Maybe this year will be better than the last." - Counting Crows

"This will be our year - took a long time to come." - The Zombies

 
At 03 January, 2009, OpenID Mike said...

Happy New Year to you too. Hope 2009 is great for you.

 
At 03 January, 2009, Blogger Hilary said...

Happy New Year to the two of you. I wish you all the very best. Put a spork in 2008 - it's done.

 
At 03 January, 2009, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Have a great 2009, Tink!

 
At 04 January, 2009, Blogger Foo said...

I'm adopting a half-full attitude about 2008: it was better than 2009 is likely to be!

 
At 04 January, 2009, Blogger Starchy said...

Shouldn't have read FuriousBall's comment while I have to pee. hahahaha

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!!! I hope you keep blogging for a bazillion years coz you crack me up.

 
At 04 January, 2009, OpenID gawilli said...

Happy New Year, Tink!

 
At 05 January, 2009, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

I liked the 2008 speech it was very sweet. I feel the same way about 2008 was relieved to just get through it, and hoping this year will be much much better for us all.

Best Wishes Tink and Clan!

 
At 05 January, 2009, Blogger Tawcan said...

Happy new year Tink! Hope you're enjoying married life. :)

Now you have a new camera make sure you continue taking great pics!

 
At 05 January, 2009, Blogger Kell said...

Happy New Year to you guys, too! Hope it's a wonderful, happy, and healthy 2009

 
At 05 January, 2009, Blogger Krista aka MsVeech said...

I'm just now trying to catch up from the holidays. Happy New Year to you as well! Sounds like you had a fun holiday. I'm sorry the goody bags didn't go over as well as you had hoped. Whatever you do, don't lose heart. Too many people have. I have actually switched to participating in larger projects...same kind of warm feeling that I've done something nice for others, but without the heartbreak of a lack of graciousness on the part of the recipient.
Anywho....here's to a wonderful new year!!

 

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