Rest In Peace

2009

Ladies and gentlemen of the GBD.  Today, the 31st day of December 2008, on the eve of the first day of the year 2009,…today is a sad, sad day indeed.  For it is the last New Year’s Eve celebration in our lifetimes that can make use of the famed “0-0” (“double zero”) glasses.  The next time these glasses will bless us with their presence won’t be for almost a THOUSAND years.

These glasses touched all of our hearts.  Their witty use of the double zeroes to serve NOT ONLY as the digits in the year, BUT ALSO as the actual glasses themselves – you know, to COVER THE EYES – a pure stroke of genius!  Such wit!  Such style!  Such sophistication!  Is there enough glitter on this good, green earth to adequately show the fullness of our joy?  A joy that sparkles and shines more brightly in the twilight than even the Twilight vampires in the sun?  I think not.

And so, though our hearts ache for those untold billions in the coming generations who will never get the chance to experience the magic, yes MAGIC, that happens when those double zeroes lovingly frame our eyes, let us take a moment now to bask in our own glory, our own destiny. For we are the chosen ones, the last of our kind to don these precious glasses before they fade into the shadows of time, never to return until the next millennium.

Let us bow our heads and reflect on the tremendous impact these glasses have had on our lives, and express our deepest gratitude for that little extra something special these glasses never failed to bring to the party over the years.  Let us look back on all the good times and wonderful memories the “0-0” glasses have given us over the past decade.

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Happy New Year everyone!!  Rock those 2009 glasses and wear ’em like you mean it! 😀

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18 Responses to “Rest In Peace”

  1. kristina Says:

    HAHA i’ve been laughing for the last 3 minutes, which is the time it took me to read this blog. Hilarious.

    happy new year 🙂

  2. taylor nikole Says:

    I just hd this weird visual of edward standing in the sun with 2009 glasses on

  3. maha Says:

    yeah, happy new year everyone

  4. MarilyneL Says:

    Yeah, that entry was really funny, where can you buy these? I want to have in my possession the last edition to show to the next generations ahah!

    Happy New Year everyone, let’s hope it’s a good one…without ANY fear

    Peace

  5. jessica f Says:

    OMG The title of the blog scared me!!

    PUAHAHAH i remember those glasses. As a senior I wore them for high school rally in 2000! HAHAH those pics are simply adorable. The people in the pics look happy to be cheesy.

  6. jessica f Says:

    p.s. what are everyone’s plans for tonight? I’m just wondering if I’m the only one staying in, having an exclusive party with my dog and I 🙂

    I have to work on Friday and can’t drive home to see my folks.

  7. Aurélie Says:

    Happy new year 😉

  8. Leila Says:

    Prosperity – good luck and cheer to you and yours throughout the year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2009 has now come to London and soon to you!!! xxx.

  9. Kathy Says:

    @ jessica f – I’m on call tonight, so if this year is anything like last year, I’ll be taking care of many overly ambitious partygoers until the morning. lol.

    Oh the wheeling and dealing that goes on during the holidays when it comes to figuring out who’ll be on call. lol. But fair is fair. Other people took call on Thanksgiving and Christmas, so now it’s my turn. 🙂

  10. jessica f Says:

    aww kathy. My best friend is an ER Nurse and she always has to work on the Holidays. She does it so much, she never thinks twice anymore. I hope you have a nice night anyway! Thanks for responding to my question! 🙂

    Please stay safe tonight. I hope you don’t run into any “crazies” on call. Have a wonderful NYE. Hopefully you will have a day off tomorrow!

  11. sypher Says:

    hey happy new year 2009 🙂

  12. Sue Says:

    In Germany the new year is already almost 2 hours old *cheers*

    Happy new year 2009 everybody! All the best to each member on GbD!

  13. Dottie Says:

    Happy New Year to everyone at GBD! May all your dreams come true in 2009. A big thank you to Kendra, Kristin, Tabby and everyone who has made GBD possible.

    Dottie B.

  14. AlyssaMarie Says:

    Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!! Its freeeezzzzzing and windy here in the ” Big Apple”!!!!!

  15. jessica f Says:

    HAPPY NEW YEARS to those on the East Coast (Kathy and Alyssa).. To us ALL the way on the other side of the US, we still have tres more hours!

  16. eddy Says:

    Wouldn’t it work for 2010 if you use the two zeros as eyes and the 1 on your nose? I know it’s not as perfect but we can still keep the tradition alive..

    Happy new year!

  17. LI Says:

    happy new year everyone

  18. Monique Says:

    those were the best shades ever
    haha
    u gatta love them
    😀

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