Happy New Year? Maybe?

I’m not making any resolutions, and I’m not even trying to guess what 2009 will bring for me or anyone else. I just want this winter to be over.

Still, it was an alright year as far as I was concerned, not a very alright one as far as the world in general was concerned, I guess, and maybe I should just feel lucky that my couch is cozy and my coffee still hot. I mean, I even had a few minutes under a genuinely hot shower at our new place! I even spoke to human beings, instead of staring at them longingly from across the great divide, and instead of getting all happy and excited when a little red number “1” pops up on my Thunderbird during the day – only to discover that it’s Amazon.com, trying to sell me some third-rate Diana biography from a spider-infested shelf somewhere.

See, it can’t all be that bad.

Cheers! And goodbye to my year, the year of the Rat. The zodiac has swung around again, with some weird purpose of its own. Twelve years ago, I was living in Charlotte, hoping that Jean-Luc Picard would come pick me up in his pimped-out spacemobile on a cold winter night like this one. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

“Year of the Rat” – Badly Drawn Boy.

8 thoughts on “Happy New Year? Maybe?

  1. natalia – i suppose that you are going to some party tonight, celebrating while gaza burns. you are very predictable. congratulations on your hot shower. good job in teasing your readers, many of whom are arab.

  2. Happy New Year Natalia.

    Since you didn’t want to make a resolution, can I make one for you? Get better trolls, the current resident is showing a real lack of creativity and flair.

  3. New Trolls in 2009. I should have wished for that for Christmas. Cranky, if I am “predictable,” then you are reading off a script. Teasing my readers (the Arabs) with showers, eh? Why is that? Arabs do take showers, you know.


    Happy New Year, Kevin & Ghost. 🙂

  4. Natalia: Happy New Year. Instead of wishing for new trolls, you ought to be thrilled that Cranky Liberal keeps showing up. Now you have a new, loyal commenter! You will never again have to complain that readers don’t talk to you. 🙂

    Cranky Liberal: As another commenter has already noted, you sound like a sockpuppet for Feminist Anonymist, with your fake progressivism, your attention to Natalia’s appearance (blond hair! blue eyes!), and your fake ‘shock’ at Natalia’s jokes about hot showers (teasing the Arabs!). Since Natalia no longer posts ‘shocking’ self-portraits, you feign shock instead at her jokes about showering.

    By the way, some native Jordanians might conceivably be celebrating the Western New Year tonight by partying. There’s nothing hypocritical about it, since there’s little that anyone in Amman can immediately do about Gaza. Jordanians might find relief in partying with their friends at this time. Perhaps you can consider the same, instead of fantasizing about Natalia at your keyboard.

  5. Happy New Year, Nat. Hope things in Jordan continue upward.

    I get to celebrate two New Years every year thanks to my Chinese wife, so I get a repeat on Jan 26th this year. Man, just when I was getting used to signing my checks year of the rat, I have to start signing year of the ox 😉

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