Saturday, January 01, 2011

To 2011

2011 has at last appeared,
Reconciled, wished on, prayed for and feared
And shall we predict what this near year will hold?
Only if we’re foolish, shameless and bold-
I propose that the pessimists will again be proved wrong
Yet remain unpersuaded by reason or song
While the optimists see that the future is bright
‘Til we need them for food by New Year’s Eve night.

Note to readers: Right now, I'm thinking the title of this blog gets a new meaning and will contain intermittent posts like the Wednesdays and Saturdays from Waking Ambrose, though not necessarily on Wednesday, Saturday or any other regular schedule. To keep up, you may want to use Google Reader or with the RSS feed. I think there is one.


Quack Birder said...


TLP said...

Whoopie! See, 2011 is already shaping up to be great!

Minka said...

there you are...Happy writing, Doug.

let music, words and song obnoxious moderation!

where are the chips?

Mo'a said...

Well, hello!!! Blogs are so much cozier than FB, don't you think?

verification word: sting :)

Ariel the Thief said...

Well, that predicts no food here in Hungary at next New Years Eve at all. But we sure know where to find some... :-P

Kyahgirl said...

Good to hear! Its the New Year!!

Anonymous said...

WOOT!!! Welcome back :) Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you and your family :)

tsduff said...

I seem to be late to breakfast. ~pulls up a chair~

Welcome to the new year Doug!

Anonymous said...

Every year should start of right with a post from Doug.

Happy New Year, Doug!

Anonymous said...

Doug's Dad sez: Thanks that he is back. Missed all of you

Doug said...

QB, it's a new year. Be sure to take a day off.

Sure, TLP. Good to see it in with you.

Thanks, Minka. The chips are in the kitchen. Help yourself. Oh, but I have no dip.

I do think, Mo'a, and they don't change privacy settings on you.

Hahaha, Ariel. California is full of optimists. Happy grazing.

So it is, Kyah.

Thanks, Thom. To you and yours as well. Even the Nevadans.

Terry, dig in and there's plague on ice.

You too, Jen.

Long time no see, pops. 50 ortega burgers, old man. 5-0.

Logophile said...

Happy New Year, Chuck!

Yay, for sorta blogging

Doug said...

Happy New Year, Peppermint Patty.

Jim said...


Yes, I will buy your prediction that the pessimists will again be proved wrong. We have a bunch of them don't we?

I have a special drop folder in my e-mail for the ones I still correspond with. The rest all go to junk mail which is 'trash.' XD

Doug said...

Happy new year, Jim. Is anyone more tenacious that a pessimist?

cooper said...

I'm glad you are posting again, it pathetic out there.

Anonymous said...

nice to see you
back on the horse
may the glass remain
half full
when not over-flowing
thru-out 2011
Peace Always

Karen said...

I just logged-in to recommend Bear's comment twice.

pia said...

So why did I have to find this out from Cooper's blog?
Yeah 2011--Doug's back!
Hey I'm not New Years food!!!!

Doug said...

Cooper, it might be pathetic around here, at least until I figure out what I'm doing. But thanks.

Skál, Bear!

Karen, that would be a nice feature. Thanks.

Pia, New Year's food is a bloody mary, right?

weirsdo said...

Glad you rededicated yourself to entertaining us.

Doug said...

Oh, yeah! Of course! You guys.