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Happy New Year 2010 (Fingers Crossed)

So long 2009. I’m not sorry to see you go.

You were rotten in a way that didn’t quite top 2006, the year of The Suck, but you were still unpleasant in more ways than one.

Listen up 2010, I have high expectations for you. You’re no imbecile, but my instructions for you are about as simplistic as the ones posted on that bottle of champagne up there at the top of the page. Be kind. Don’t kick folks when they are down. I’m sure you want to be remembered as “that year” that turned things around for people, instead of the one that haunts their past. You’ve got a chance to get this second decade of the century off on the right foot. I know I’m asking big things from you.

Yes, I’m going to do my part and change many of the habits and routines I’m stuck in, but you have to give back a little too.

So, 2010, let’s make a pact right now. You take care of your end of the bargain. I’ll do all I can on my end and maybe I won’t have to write smack about you at this time next year.

Happy New Year!!

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Oscar recap

 So, it’s over. The 80th edition of the Oscars has come to an end.

I watched it all. And I have to give it, as a production, a C+.

No more, no less.

John Stewart, the host, was somewhat average to mediocre. Again, the Barack Hussein Obama comparison to Gadolph Titler joke was probably the highpoint for me from him.

There just wasn’t that one moment from the broadcast which jumped out. There were no one-armed push-ups or streakers or native Americans accepting awards in lieu of an actor to spice up the event.

No controversy. No great surprises.

Oh well. I’m sure I’ll tune in again next year. Thanks for coming along for the ride tonight. If you noticed more typos near the end, attribute that to the champagne being imbibed. Oscar night is a holiday here at the Squirrel Queen’s house.

If you came over here from Sharon Cobb‘s blog, thanks for visiting. And thanks to Sharon for sending you my way. I hope I didn’t disappoint her with my efforts. I know she was already disappointed that “Across the Universe” didn’t get more Oscar love.

Movie lovers, head back to the theater, buy a jumbo popcorn and enjoy and we’ll meet here again next year for No. 81.

Snap – Project 365 2008

Well, my Project 365 for 2007 didn’t exactly add up to 365. I did take a lot of pics last year but got lax in adding them to my set and then just quit adding them at all. I’ve still got most of the ones I took, even though I didn’t fulfill the “pic a day” requirement. Maybe, when I get my new PC in, I’ll step back in time and add all those to my site.

I’m off to a good start this year though.

I haven’t posted any yet but I have been diligent in taking photos for my 2008 Project 365 grouping. I finally got a lot of this month’s stuff uploaded onto my flickr account.

Instead of subjecting you to all 31 pics from this month in this post, I thought I would just add a couple of my favorites from the first two weeks of the year. If you want to go over and see the rest I’ve uploaded so far, click the link above.

This one is my niece’s plate. They eat these french fries shaped like smiley faces, which is weird by itself, but when you add a schmear of ketchup it looks like the smiley was slaughtered. I couldn’t look away from it once I got that visual stuck in my mind.

This one was taken just a minute or two after midnight. It’s from the champagne bottle we used to celebrate the evening. It provides its own guidelines on the safe way to pop the cork for those who are complete idiots or have already opened three or four of these bottles and are so drunk they don’t remember to point the cork away from themselves during the opening process. Brilliant, and I’m sure it saves them any liability when one-eyed litigants try to sue them.

This one caught my attention for representing all the scofflaws and rebels in the world. We don’t read your stinkin’ signs. Poo on you and your rules ! I bet those pesky parkers walked on their grass too.

I’m going to try to get the rest of the pics up on the flickr site and then update the blog daily from that point on.

Wish me luck.