Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year? Day Two

I was prepared to wish everybody a "happy new year" as I suddenly realized it's 2:28AM and thus, January 2, which makes "happy new year" old news... such is the way of instantaneous social media; making newspapers obsolete because nobody wants to read printed "news" that is already three days old, and nobody wants to hear salutations that are yesterday's greetings...
So, it's 2010 but I will have a hard time being upbeat and optimistic this new year and decade..."Why?" (you might be thinking...or not)...
Because my son is heading off to Afghanistan (along with 1500 other Vermonters), and let's face it, THAT just sucks, pure and simple, without getting into a foreign-policy rant and rave. SO, I will respectfully continue to make music and art, drink $12.99 bottles of wine, cry into my pillow each night, and drag myself out of bed every weekday morning to make it to work by 9 AM. And if I have a smile on my face when you see me, don't be too fooled.

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