Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

Help Me Help You

January 4, 2009

With the New Year, a lot of people renew their commitment to work on one or more goals they have for themselves.  So I was thinking we could use this blog to help each other out.  What kinds of goals have you set up for yourselves and what kind of information or resources would you find most helpful?  Anything and everything is fair game.  Whether it’s related to losing weight, playing an instrument, learning to draw/paint/take pictures, using software programs (for school, art, music, etc.),…whatever.  The internet is a treasure trove of information, and I don’t see why we can’t use it to help us out.  🙂  Auntie Kailin already posted a bunch of links with a lot of great resources in 10 Activities to Help You Make a Change in 2009.

So help me help you GBD!  What kind of stuff do you want me to post for you so that you can be well on your way to being the kind of person you want to be?

Rest In Peace

December 31, 2008


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! 😀