HAPPY NEW YEAR, YEAR’S, YEARS…

…or however you phrase it… i generally stick with year myself, but everyone has their own thing… either way, 07 is in the history books and 08 is stretched out before us like the endless grassy plains in Middle Earth… i hope that everyone had a grand old time last night and that you all remember it… the coffee’s long past brewing and gurgling and the pot’s about ready to turn itself off to keep from burning down the house and i’m officially ready to face the year ahead, all its challenges and whatever else comes my way…

The sun is actually beating down heavily on the back of my neck right now and i think this may be the first January 1st that i’ve been in danger of getting sun burn… i should probably relocate myself, but i don’t really feel like moving… last night, i ended up watching some old episodes of FRIENDS (Season 6, Disc 2 – mainly for “The One Where Ross Got High” and Rachel’s banana and meat dessert) and then most of the gag reels from all the seasons… lots of good fun right there… we also watched the 1200 lb ball drop and Robbie M leap into the record books with a daredevil motorcycle jump… went to bed around 2, i guess, satisfied that the new year wasn’t such a bad thing after all…

HOW THE YEAR’S GONE BY

So it’s that time of year… the time for lists and reflections and countdowns and goodies like that… i tend to be pretty bad at getting these lists together on time, but i’ll try to get them knocked out in the next week or so… it’s always fun…

WORD OF THE DAY

Joshua 3:14-17… EUREKA!

In an all time stunner… the Israelites obeyed God’s command, followed His plan and, as Gomer Pyle always said, “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise”… it all worked out… i love how verse 15 adds to the drama by reminding us that the river is flooded during this crossing… kind of like when you watch an illusionist or stuntman perform and the announcers keep adding qualifiers like, “oh, by the way, he’ll be doing this while wearing a blindfold and, oh yeah, we’re tying his hands and feet together, too”…

one promise kept… certainly more are to follow…

GO GO GADGETS

i almost forgot… i got Guitar Hero 3 for Christmas… haven’t played yet, but i’m pretty excited about it… we also got the littles a transformer each and they’re marked for ages 5 and up, but man, are they complicated… way more difficult than when i was a kid… the littles, as brilliant as they are, were both pretty much stumped by them, so, we’ll have them for the sequel anyway… other things i got include, season one of Fraggle Rock, Kicking & Screaming (one of my new favorite movies), a few iTunes gift cards, and a book by Tony Dungy that i’m sure will show up here soon…

AND WITH THAT…

i’m out… my work week commences tomorrow, vacation is officially over and my office is apparently flooded so i guess i’ll just be diving right back into it… fun fun fun…

peace… love… bdg…