Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good-bye 2009

So barring weirdness today will be the last blog post of 2009. That means I will have posted 356 times this year. The goal was to post 365 times, but I fell just short. I was actually doing all right, but went completely off the rails while in Toronto last month. Then Christmas put to bed any chance of being able to stage a comeback and hit the magic number. Still, 356 posts is a pretty good number. I guess the goal next year is to find the time to hit those extra nine posts.

As for today's plans...we have lunch with one of Cathy's aunts, supper at Zapatas, possibly popping up to see some friends for a bit before heading off to the Rock House to see the Idlers and Mark Bragg. So a fairly quiet day for us, really.

There are some things I would traditionally do for end of the year and worst lists....a look back at the blog's stats...and perhaps some new years resolutions. However, that's all going to be talked about once we get back to Iqaluit when I actually have a bit more time to think and to recover from our time back in St. John's.

As for 2009 and how I feel about it, I have some thoughts, but instead I'll leave you all with the wise words of Warren Ellis, who comes pretty close to summing up how I felt about the year.
I’m starting to get the sense that 2009 wants to finish me off before it dies of old age. A calendrical unit yelling "I’m taking you with me, you bastard!" from its vanishing final paper bunker marked December, every spent day a room deleted from the structure until 2009 is finally huddled in one small box marked 31 and screaming obscenities in stark terror.

As for the rest of you, who may not feel this was, have a good New Years, enjoy the blue moon out there this evening and may 2010 be a much better year than the one before it.



Clare said...

You're not getting off that easy TB. Get cracking you've got 9 more posts to write today. And where's the music list destined to send me into the poor house?

BayGirl said...

The Warren Ellis quote totally did it for me today. Sums it up perfectly! Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your time back home. May 2010 be better, indeed... :)

towniebastard said...

Oh yes, I'll get right on that. You'll get the list next week. I should have a few days of calm before things go nuts again.

newfiegal said...

Happy New Year to you and Cathy. Hope 2010 brings you much joy and happiness!