Sometimes I miss having powers... Oh. Oh! I know what this is! This is peer pressure! Any second now you're gonna make me smoke tobacco and--and have drugs!

Anya ,'Showtime'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2005: the Year of the Penguin  

Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Christmukkah, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering. Oh, and 2005? Don't think we've forgotten about you.


beth b - Dec 15, 2005 7:34:16 am PST #41 of 506
oh joy! Oh Rapture ! I have a brain!

I didn't find this thread 'til Laura pointed it out- that's cause I always have message center up on this computer.

This was a strange year. We moved to Ca in 1998. Every year , until this year, it has felt like a Big Event happened. I have minor quibbles with this year- like DH needs to find another job and we need to learn to save some money. ***

As I was typeing that I realized - yes something very big, and not so good happened. This is the year I found out I had asthma by ending up in the ER. And since April we have been trying to get back to normal. Which, because I forgot about it .. means maybe things are getting back to normal. But it does explain the slightly worn around the edges. feeling. I went thru 2 months of anger at all the drugs in my life - and DH still twiches if I don't feel well. (BTW, I never get sick)

There were lots of good thing. We live in a neighborhood where I could bang on lots of different doors at any time if I needed help. We have fun with these people. We put on our first house concert. We had a wedding of some friends in our backyard. DH made a guitar for a our 7 year old neighbor.

To go back to what I want for next year . For us to learn to save even a litlle money. That will chase the money hamster out of my head and give us a little confidence. A new job for DH. even if all the bad parts went away , I think he has grown beyond this job. and I'd like to find a way for me to go to school. I think I have the place picked out, I just need to find a way.

another post that is less about me will show up soon.


tommyrot - Dec 15, 2005 7:43:20 am PST #42 of 506
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

Japanese Get Fat Penguins to Exercise

Cute picture!

TOKYO - It's wintertime and the king penguins at a zoo in northern Japan are putting on weight. But the keepers there have a solution: exercise.

Authorities at Asahiyama Zoo are taking the penguins on 500-yard walks on the snowy grounds twice a day, said zoo spokesman Tetsuo Yamazaki.


Jessica - Dec 15, 2005 8:06:43 am PST #43 of 506
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

And hee, I did not know about South African penguins.

There's a beach in Cape Town where penguins have set up a colony, in spite of the fact that the beach is also full of tourists. It's ADORABLE.


juliana - Dec 15, 2005 8:12:42 am PST #44 of 506
swears like a comma

Erika, that's an awesome gift! Thanks.

Usually I try to find the good in each year rather than concentrate on the bad.

This year.

Not so much.

May 2006 remind me that there are good things in the world and a couple of them can happen to me.

What. MG. Said.


erikaj - Dec 15, 2005 8:38:41 am PST #45 of 506
This machine kills fascists

You're welcome, everyone.Gus, bunk, I didn't know you'd joined the brotherhood and stuff. It's better for our profile than for you, I'm sure.


Miracleman - Dec 15, 2005 8:57:21 am PST #46 of 506
No, I don't think I will - me, quoting Captain Steve Rogers, to all of 2020

There have been some grand things that happened this year.

But other things...

Damn you, 2005. Damn you straight to hell.


erikaj - Dec 15, 2005 9:03:29 am PST #47 of 506
This machine kills fascists

wrod.


Trudy Booth - Dec 15, 2005 9:28:55 am PST #48 of 506
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

On December 26th Natural Disaster Year From HELL will end.

I think I'll gather with the loved ones, toast all those poor souls, and pray we never see 365 days like that again.


Laura - Dec 15, 2005 1:03:28 pm PST #49 of 506
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Whee! I just finished sealing the box to mail off my package to my secret giftee! Of course the recipient will be annoyed with the excess use of tape, but I wanted the unwrapping to take as long as possible. Gonna get this to the reindeer right now.


Theodosia - Dec 15, 2005 5:04:10 pm PST #50 of 506
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

Don't forget to toast MY BIRTHDAY on the 26th, as long as you're in a toasty mood....