Can you have a New Year’s resolution that starts, “More of the same”?
January 3, 2011 5 Comments
This past year was, to put it bluntly, pretty amazing. Of course there were ups and downs, as no year can pass without the usual positives being pretty equally contrasted with the negative (you have to have a reference to accurately gauge the good, or the true value is lost) but at the end I personally see 2010 ending on a pretty high note, politics aside. Yeah we have a slap-ass in as Our Dear Leader, and there was a shit storm of horrible legislation passed that was directly contrary to what the masses asked of our body politic, but on a personal note the year closed with some pretty amazing things retained and gained.
KC is still one of the coolest cats that I know. I, against my better judgment and in lieu of the bitter cold I was expecting from being that close to the top of the planet, travelled to the Arctic outpost that is Toronto… And met a clutch of really amazing people that KC has in her life. She of course couldn’t get enough of my place in Florida, seeing as how it is one step removed from paradise, and we tromped all over taking pictures, drinking too much, and basically having a hell of a time. Hell, she even came down to Alabama and met my dysfunctional family and friends and came away unscathed!
-All in all you couldn’t ask for a better friend and compatriot.
I also had the pleasure of spending a ton of time with the spawn of my loins, New Iron. Although this year brought him ever closer to that chaotic and horrible time called “puberty”, he still retained enough of his innate sanity to hit me up in my stomping grounds and generally have a blast. That kid has met and WELL exceeded any and all of my hopes and dreams for him, and for that I am truly TRULY thankful. One fact that still boggles my mind is that he is actually into sports, being pretty talented in both baseball and football, which is something he DEFINITELY did not get from his father… but something that I totally encourage and support. The future seems so bright for that little guy that I have to wear shades around him or be blinded.
-And then there is work. I have a job that I really enjoy, and one that allows me to learn on a daily basis, but that is not the best part. No, the best part is that I am also on my off time allowed to be a part of something that I never knew I could actually pull off as effectively as I apparently do, and that is making tolerable music with a group of guys that I have fast become friends with. Everyone is from all walks of life and multiple countries, but the one unifying thing that we have is our obsession with music and our willingness to put it out there for all to see. It is my zen, and zen is good baby!
Not to forget, there is also… you. Thank you one and all for listening to KC and I go about, talking of nonsense, personal matters, with a light dosing of our contrasting political views. You guys and gals make this blog not a labor but a pleasure, and we enjoy talking with and to you all.
Let’s make this next one a year that continues to surprise and astound us all, and if you will just give us a small amount of your time, we might just help you enjoy it a little better.