Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bailing out of 2008

My favorite way to ring in the New Year. . . Dave Barry style. Happy New Year!!



"How weird a year was it? Here's how weird:
► O.J. actually got convicted of something.
► Gasoline hit $4 a gallon - and those were the good times.
► On several occasions, "Saturday Night Live" was funny.
► There were a few days there in October when you could not completely rule out the possibility that the next Treasury Secretary would be Joe the Plumber.
► Finally, and most weirdly, for the first time in history, the voters elected a president who - despite the skeptics who said such a thing would never happen in the United States - was neither a Bush NOR a Clinton.
Of course, not all the events of 2008 were weird. Some were depressing. The only U.S. industries that had a good year were campaign consultants and foreclosure lawyers. Everybody else got financially whacked. Millions of people started out the year with enough money in their 401(k)s to think about retiring on, and ended up with maybe enough for a medium Slurpee.
So we can be grateful that 2008 is almost over. But before we leave it behind, let's take a few minutes to look back and see if we can find some small nuggets of amusement. Why not? We paid for it, starting with ...
JANUARY
... which begins, as it does every four years, with presidential contenders swarming into Iowa and expressing sincerely feigned interest in corn."

You can read the rest here.

16 comments:

Trish said...

Oh my...when you put it that way! :P. Yes....the end of the year and things might only become more strange. I think what is interesting is that we become accustomed to what we might have thought impossible, strange or even just plain 'wrong'....years ago. Little by little these things become a part of our 'today' life. Anyway...good grief...what I want to say is I hope you had a special holiday season with your family and all the Best in the New Year...weird or not :}

TattingChic said...

It has been a strange year, indeed! That was a humorous list. Happy New Year! :)

Lana said...

Always fun and/or interesting to visit your blog Cathy!

Have a happy and blessed New Year!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Cathy!

Thanks and wishing you a Happy New Year too!

Have a great week! :-)

PS: I agree on SNL and have since moved on to MadTv. '-)

Chris

Tipper said...

A very interesting year for sure! Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Happy New Year Cathy!!

Carolee said...

Gotta love Dave Barry, lol...

Sending yoou wishes for a Happy and Magical New Year!

~ Carolee

Mockingbird Hill said...

Wishing you & your bunch all good stuff in 2009! Happy New Year, Cathy :)

Cheers,
Cassie

**PS** Having grown up in SoFL, Dave Barry was a part of our everyday life...thanks for the sweet reminder...

Designs by CK said...

Hi Cathy!

You are the best and thanks for ALL your support & friendship in 2008!

Hoping 2009 will be a great year for BOTH of us!!!

Happy New Years!!!

XOXO
Chris

cindy said...

Wishing you a happy and healthy 09!
: D

c

kari and kijsa said...

A great year and blessings for a great new one as well!
Happy New Year,
kari & kijsa

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy 2009...m.

Grace said...

Happy 2009! May it be everything you want it to be. I am glad 2008 is over but need to get going on 2009. I have been in a creative funk actually in an everything funk so catching up on blogs for inspiration. Hugs To you. Grace

Jann said...

Fun stuff to read--I've always loved Dave Barry . . . Happy New Year, Cathy!

FarmHouse Style said...

Happy New Year, Cathy. I am hoping for a year that is maybe not so wierd as the one we just left behind.

Rhonda

Suzanne said...

Dave cracks me up, thanks for sharing.