Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2016

We're finally ushering 2016 out the door.  I wish we could punch 2016 in the nose, throw all of its stuff out on the lawn, cuss this year out, tell it to lose our number, and slam the door in its face we would.  From a personal perspective, 2016 has simply sucked.  The year started out with a case of shingles and it never got better.  We got rid of our SUV due to mechanical issues.  Then this summer, our beloved dog died suddenly at the age of 10.  As if having your truck and your dog die in the same year weren't bad enough, there has been one worrisome event after another to keep us off balance and stressed all year long.  Even now, we are planning to move to a new apartment due to drug fumes from an unknown neighbor.  In the public sphere, the world seems to be in perpetual crisis and this year has claimed the lives of far too many celebrities.  The list is long this year and includes icons from Prince to Prince Leia:  all of whom really meant something to society and my generation.  While I know that pain, loss, and setbacks are part of life and many have had it worse.  I think most of us can agree on one thing.  It's definitely time to turn the page on 2016 and move forward!

GOOD BYE 2016!  DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE ASS!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Sydney Harbor New Years 2008 - Photo by Adam.J.W.C. (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Make the most of 2017!  Keep track of the time.  Chances are it will fly right by in the blink of an eye!  Keep watching this blog in 2017.  This year we'll feature reviews of new watches from Tissot and Citizen!

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