Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bring it on

I'm so ready for 2007.

Bring. It. On.

I wish you all a very happy new year - may you all be happy, healthy, and prosperous. I think the whole planet could use a little peace and contentment.

For my part, I will spend my last night of 2006 in relative quiet. Watch an old movie. Ponder the past year a little bit. Think about where I want to go in the next. I think my catchphrase has to be "no place to go but up!" I can live with that.

By the way, I have a new radio commentary that will be broadcast on WAMU's Metro Connection show on Friday, January 5th. You can listen on your radio, listen online live, or listen to the show archive at your leisure, as usual. This piece reflects on all the cosmic dung I slogged through in 2006. Writing this was a way of shaking off the bad ju-ju of this annus horribilis. I hope to be back to funny in 2007. Dear god, I really hope so!!

While I was back in Illinois for Christmas, I wrote and recorded three more commentaries for WVIK, the public radio station at Augustana College in Rock Island. These three are focused on books and reading (and one of them is pretty funny.) I will see how I can make them available for you to hear. (If I can't, I will share the text of the pieces out here.)

I feel I should note that I wrote the last commentary (the funny one) at midnight after watching Jackass Two.

With my 55-year-old sister.

With us both laughing (and dry heaving) like 12-year-old idiots.

Previously, I'd never thought of Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera as muses for public radio writing, but, hey, it worked for me. Apparently, men wrestling with (and getting bitten by) anacondas in a kiddie ball pit is all I need for the words to pour forth. Go figure.

Anyway, I'm wishing you all a happy new year. May 2007 be a very good year, indeed. A very, very good year.

Oh, and before I go... am I the only person who is wondering what South Park will be offering us now that Satan is permanently stuck with his on-again off-again love interest??? Matt and Trey must be working overtime on this sucker...

But I digress... have a good one, y'all. I'll raise a fine glass of vintage 2006 Chateau d' Coke Zero to you tonight. Cheers!

Just another dork in a wreath...


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I love your blog.

Sasquatch said...

Is a dork in a wreath anywhere akin to a frog on a leaf?

Anonymous said...

I raise my mug of PG Tips to you and yours!

Let's hope '07 is less of a clusterf**k than '06 was on a global and personal level.

There were a few bright spots, on a micro level: TMDR's tour, a slight changing of the guard (too little, too late?). New friendships formed, and old friendships continued.

Let's hope next Dec 31st we're glowing about the year just passed, instead of groaning...


Heather Meadows said...

I love that picture! It seems odd for me to say this about someone I don't know intimately, but it was the first thing to come to mind:

"Look at your sweet face!"

Happy New Year :)

Janet Kincaid said...

(Raising a glass of Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider your way): May 2007 surpass itself in being the happiest, healthiest, funniest, most peaceful, successful year for you. To quote the inimitable words of Tiny Tim: "God bless us! Every one!"

Washington Cube said...

I'm going to be dismantling Christmas today and going to a movie later...and calling friends to greet the New Year. Have a good one. We both need it.

Anonymous said...

happy new year my friend.

May 2007 bring you nothing but good things.

And I love that pic of you in the wreath. Gorgeous you are.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! Or, as they might say in my favourite country, Kαλή Xρονιά με υγεία, αγάπη, χαρά και ευτυχία!

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! Or, as they might say in my favourite country, Kαλή Xρονιά με υγεία, αγάπη, χαρά και ευτυχία!