Well, That's Just Great
Ducky: What are you doing?
Me: Giving you a kiss.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That’s a little weird.
Me: It’s a tradition to kiss at midnight on New Years.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: To kiss a dog?
Me: To kiss someone you love, Smarty.
Ducky: Oh. OK. Wouldn’t it make more sense for you to kiss a girl?
Me: I tend to agree. But this year this makes more sense.
Ducky: Ok.
Me: Thanks for taking care of me this year, Duck.
Ducky: Thanks for taking care of me, Daddy. Thanks for the medicine, and helping when I was having troubles, and cleaning up when I was having those other problems.
Me: No problem. It’s what daddies do.  Thanks for being nice to my new friends, and for letting me sleep when I just couldn’t get up, and for resting your head on me whenever I needed it without me even having to ask.
Ducky: No problem. It’s what Ducky dogs do.
Me: We took good care of each other this year, Duck.
Ducky: And we’ll do it again next year, Daddy.
Me: Yup.
Ducky: Happy New Year, Daddy.
Me: Happy New Year, Ducky.
Ducky: Can it bed time now?
Me: Sure, Duck.
Ag

Ducky: What are you doing?

Me: Giving you a kiss.

Ducky:

Me: …

Ducky: That’s a little weird.

Me: It’s a tradition to kiss at midnight on New Years.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: To kiss a dog?

Me: To kiss someone you love, Smarty.

Ducky: Oh. OK. Wouldn’t it make more sense for you to kiss a girl?

Me: I tend to agree. But this year this makes more sense.

Ducky: Ok.

Me: Thanks for taking care of me this year, Duck.

Ducky: Thanks for taking care of me, Daddy. Thanks for the medicine, and helping when I was having troubles, and cleaning up when I was having those other problems.

Me: No problem. It’s what daddies do.  Thanks for being nice to my new friends, and for letting me sleep when I just couldn’t get up, and for resting your head on me whenever I needed it without me even having to ask.

Ducky: No problem. It’s what Ducky dogs do.

Me: We took good care of each other this year, Duck.

Ducky: And we’ll do it again next year, Daddy.

Me: Yup.

Ducky: Happy New Year, Daddy.

Me: Happy New Year, Ducky.

Ducky: Can it bed time now?

Me: Sure, Duck.

Ag

Billy Joel - Souvenir
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A picture postcard
A folded stub
A program of the play
File away your photographs
Of your holiday

And your mementos
Will turn to dust
But that’s the price you pay
For every year’s a souvenir
That slowly fades away
Every year’s a souvenir
That slowly fades away

A New Video.

2010 was not the best year in my life. Here I capture the essence of the year in film.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Ag

Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.

I’ll be posting some quotes from this today, but good reading for anyone who is using the end of the year as an opportunity to turn the page, and especially for those who should be but are having trouble doing so.

I really could have used this last new year’s. Hope it finds you when you need it.

Ag

I just woke up…

went to check my phone and proceeded to drop it on my face.

Ow.

Well played, 2010. Making your final marks while you still can.

Ag

Happy New Year, Earth!

It’s 2011 in New Zealand. This year is over!

Ag

In Seven Hours It Will Be 2011 In New Zealand.

I’m waking up at 6:00 a.m., dropping a kiwi fruit in my living room, and kissing motherf*&%^*g 2010 goodbye!

Ag

(And while we’re at it, 2009 sucked a$$ so I’m saying f*&$ off to that year again too!)