Posted By Marti on January 3, 2014
Nothing like a new year to renew the senses…including the sense that I am old.
We watched the annual TV special that is still named after Dick Clark, despite him being dead. I guess that is a true legacy, to have Jenny McCarthy and Ryan Seacrest telling us on a program that carries your name, that it’s cold outside. I was actually hoping someone would dare Miley Cyrus to lick a flagpole with her ever-present tongue. Alas, no one did.
I didn’t know many of the musical acts – again, because I am old. The ones I do recognize look ancient. Billy Joel looks like a damned bridge troll. The Fray sang “How to Save a Life” which should come in handy at the retirement home they appear to be ready for.
The greatest affront to us old folks who live in the middle of the country had to be the lack of the ball drop though. In past years, it was broadcast at midnight local time. We knew it had already happened, but it was still exciting to watch. This year, the network acted like there is east coast and west coast and a black hole in betwixt though, and there was no ball drop at midnight local time. We got Fergie, who is a lovely lady but she’s no ball drop.
I leave you with my journal from last year ~grin~
A Blonde’s Year in Review:
January – Took new scarf back to store…… it was much too tight.
February – Fired from pharmacy job for failing to attach labels…… bottles won’t fit in printer!
March – Really got excited….. finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months….. the box said “2-4 years”!
April – Trapped on escalator for hours….. power went out!
May – Tried to make Kool-Aid…..8 cups of water won’t fit into those little packets!
June – Tried to go water skiing….. couldn’t find a lake with a slope.
July – Lost breast stroke swimming competition….. learned later, other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!
August – Got locked out of car in rain storm….. car swamped, because top was down.
September – The capital of California is “C”….. isn’t it?
October – I just Hate these M&M’s….. they are so hard to peel.
November – Baked turkey for 4 ½ days….. instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!
December – Couldn’t call 911….. there’s no eleven button on the phone!!!
Wow…… What a year! Best wishes to everyone fora great 2014!