Here we are on the final day of 2008. It's been quite an eventful year for me and a relatively good one at that. Of course, how could a year be bad that started with me spending time with Tonto? But the summary, as I've been sifting through it, is dizzying: I had a wierd roommate; I got rid of the wierd roommate; I got promoted; Terri, Kris and Kristin visited; I had a couple of love interests that were fun but went the way of the dodo; I went down a river in a raft and saw hundreds of bald eagles; I walked and walked and walked and then walked 60 miles in three days; I wrote; I wrote music; I made art; I sold some art; I met Scott; Scott had a stroke; Scott recovered (mostly); I lost 75lbs (if you see 'em, I do not want them back); I got to spend time with my nanny family; I found out that I had to move out of my house; I took that as an adventure and found my cabins in the woods; I moved to the woods and discovered a home there; I redefined myself (or better put, I defined myself probably for the first time ever); I've met all manner of interesting, fascinating, and fine folks; I got a cool dog; I read books and watched movies and listened to music; I put my truck in a ditch (and we both came out of it unscathed); I had 4 feet of snow; I made new friends; and the list goes on... is it any wonder I'm tired? Like KT says, "This world will turn if you're ready or not."
And now, for your New Year's Eve entertainment I'm posting the Friday list early. If you haven't tuned in (or paid enough attention) in the past, these are all snippets of conversation that I either heard directly and/or participated in.
"Oh, go into a closet and amuse yourself, I'm busy. "
"It's darker than the inside of a goat's ass in here! "
"I don't want to know how you know that as a basis for comparison.... "
"Do they have New Year's in Australia?"
"I just wanted to let you all know that the current forecast calls for rain and cooler temps. High of 72 low of 56. I know for you Northerns that's pool weather, but for us locals that's a bit on the cooler side."
"I'll be sure to pack my extra long shorts..."
"What's the dog doing?"
"He's trying to get at your nuts. Wait. That... uh... oh fuck."
"If I go down, I'm takin' you with me!"
"Fall down, I meant! Shit..."
"We're having an A - B conversation. Why don't you C your way out."
"Aren't you in a D-liteful mood..."
"Oh, E-ject already..."
"I'm not trying to get fresh or anything, but I need to hold on to your arm."
"Sure. Sure. Is that a flashlight in your pocket or...?"
"Hell no, I'm a girl. That's my dildo!"
So gang... party on. Here's wishing all of you the very best for 2009!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
KT Tunstall, Hold On