Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: The Year That Didn't Entirely Suck...

You know how you go all year long worrying from one day to the next over the inescapable truth that the economy is in an inexorable downward spiral and how this is gonna affect your job and then sure as shit you get laid off and on top of that the whole country has lost it's fuckin' mind and is seriously thinking about elevating Methuselah and his lovely assistant Caribou Barbie to the highest offices in the land and just because 'West Wing' suffered the eventual consequence of term limits doesn't mean they had to cancel 'Boston Legal' and I'll be a son-of-a-bitch if O.J. doesn't well and truly need an orange jumpsuit with his name embroidered on it and the highlight of your day is your regularly scheduled meeting of 'Sex without Partners',..but then you stop to consider that unlike a whole lotta folks you have a roof over your head and plenty of food,not to mention that you are way more healthy than your lifestyle should permit and not only do you have a worldwide cadre of Brilliant Blog Buddies but you actually got to meet some few of them in real life and in slightly less than three weeks BARACK OBAMA WILL BE PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES!??..

..It's like that.

****Happy New Year Kids!****

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At 3:03 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Shouldn't you be rooting around amongst the Blog Buddies for someone with a medical degree or at least medical confidence? I think a good prescription would help you skip the worrying part, speed through your Sex without Partners meetings and get straight to inventing some very special Sling-thing. Some days I expect to hear about the book you're starting. Some days, it's some fantastic gadget that sparks on take-off. Some days, I got nothing because I'm no kind of inventor. YOU'RE the inventor.

Happy happy Birthday, Sling and a big, big hug and a big kiss. I'm a rat for missing it. I love you so and am so grateful that you've got all the ingredients to earn a birthday.

 
At 3:16 PM , Blogger Doralong said...

I can always count on you to put things in perspective for me buddy!

 
At 3:41 PM , Blogger jan said...

I knew I could come here for some New Year cheer. It was a while coming, but hey.

 
At 3:48 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Word up, my friend. A happy new year to you and yours. (Give 'em all a kiss for me, please, and then make them kiss you back, again, for me, 'cause I'm not there to do it myself. Is that sorta how your Sex w/o Partners thing works?)

Love your face.

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

happy new year!!

i predict you'll have an excellent 2009.

 
At 4:58 PM , Blogger Willym said...

Exactly - we ain't starving and we have a warm loving home and we have friends who care... what the hell do we want?????

All good things to everone Chez Sling in 2009...
baci e abbracci....
Willym

 
At 5:24 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

..and a Happy New Year to you and all those beautiful grand kids! Love you, and thank you so much for a great year of really good blogs!

 
At 6:21 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

happy happy
from your ole friend
jackie
one of the best things about this year, was having you as my friend..js
hey! I gave you my very favorite well worn and well loved tshirt...

 
At 6:25 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Booda Babe- Whenever I go down my list of sweetest things ever!..I put you right up there with do-wop music,and that crunchy topping they always put on apple crisp in high school cafeterias..

YUMMY!!..

As for inventions,I have this theory that if you surround a giant positevely charged magnet,with negatively charged magnets on a rotating spindle,and encased the whole shebang in wrapped copper wire,it would spin from now 'till Saint Swivens day,producing an endless supply of self-replenishing energy via the resulting electromagnetic field,effectively becoming the world's only perpetual motion device!..
..Now if I can just get around that whole 'friction' thing...

Doralong- I'm just drawing on the Old Testament Prophets,who wisely opined,(I think Dueteronomy) 'Some days diamonds,..some days rocks'.

Jan- Tune in for next week's blog 'If it smells bad,don't eat it'..
I have no idea how that applies to your comment,but I'm 1/3 of the way past a 750 ML bottle of cheap brown liquor.
..so there you have it.

Rainey Day!..Why yes!,..that's exactly how SWOP works!
Don't I just love your face right back.

Billy P.- 2009!...The last year 'till 2020 that it won't be awkward to refer to our place in history!
I mean,..How do you say 'Ought ten'..
Or,'O-11'?..
We're subject to an entire decade of linguistic malpheasance.
Still,..Ruby rocks!

Willym- We want for naught my gentle friend!..Thank you for the timely rendition of 'Blue Danube'.
Happy New year!

austexgrl- Now see..You're encouraging me to continue a whole 'nother year of ramblings..
Thanks doll. ;)

 
At 6:31 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Yellerdawg- Happy New year darlin'!..
Don't you know that I've spent every sleeping moment in the warm embrace of your thoughtful well worn gift??..Well I have!..
Life continues to be good!

 
At 6:54 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

This post ROCKS! *smiles*

Happy New Year, Sling-o! :)

 
At 7:16 AM , Blogger cs said...

Happy-slappy NY Sling! Did you ever think we would make it to this point? Remember way back when, in days long gone, that 2000 seemed incredulous? Well now look at us? I am waking up thinking, oh my! I haven't much time left to get done some of the things I want/need too. Time is slipping by so quickly. May the time we share on our blogs keep us close, smiling, and loving to one another. Sure glad I can check in and see how you friend. May God bless you abundantly this year.

 
At 7:18 AM , Blogger Allan said...

Excellent summary! I can relate, fer sure.

Happy New Years! Many years.

 
At 8:00 AM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

Happy New Year! Here's to the good things in life which forunately for us end up being the simple things in life too.

 
At 11:25 AM , Blogger rosemary said...

Sling....i surely do hope 2009 is a zillion times better for you....umm, the sex thing....is there a local chapter in Idaho?

 
At 11:32 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Miss HP- Happy New Year on the Iwanski Clan! :)

CS- Oh,I figured I'd make it this far,only the whole rich and famous thing didn't pan out exactly as planned.
Still,it's been a good life all-in-all.

Allan- You have a healthy and prosperous New Year too buddy!

Thinker- It is indeed,the simple things.
Happy New Year doll!

Rosie- As a matter of fact,I do believe that SWOP has their national headquarters in Boise..Happy New Year darlin'.

 
At 12:20 PM , Blogger Mom said...

Happy 2009 my friend. You have been a bright spot in 2008. I am full of hope for all of us in 2009. I do feel blessed with all the friends we have in blogland. Life is good.

 
At 6:39 PM , Blogger Sling said...

mom- I'm lookin' forward to 2009,and enjoying the musings of all my blogpals in the coming year.
Happy New Year mom.

 
At 7:35 PM , Blogger citizen of the world said...

Woohoo - change is on the way!! A very happy new year to you!

 
At 8:46 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Happy NEw Year Sling!!! I love you!

 
At 7:25 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Citizen- Boy howdy!..I hope the change I see in my head plays out in real life!

Sage- Happy New Year Kid!
I love you too!

 
At 4:41 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

You're right about all the good blog mates you have...and thats a good thing...for me too.

A roof over your head, food in your tummy and a little bit to drink, a cat to pat, people to love, ...

you get a new president we are stuck with Elmer Fudd as our Prime Minister...oh well...

Can't have it all

I hope all good things come to you this year, and that you look back to today, this time next years and reckon that was the best it could be...


Me too.

 

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