Posted by admin at January 2nd, 2010

OK…let’s get it out of the way, shall we?  Yes, world…I turn 50 in June.  Get it? Got it? Good!

I’m all for ringing in the new year, but that realization hasn’t quite settled in yet.  Give me time everyone and when the AARP card arrives, make sure you send over kleenex and your shoulder. I’m sure LD’s and The Blur will be totally soaked by my tears by that point.  I’m welcoming this milestone like a hole in the head.

So..onto bigger and better things. 

1.  New Year’s Eve day was spent at my friend’s Dean and Kris’ home welcoming their new granddaughter to California.  Anna Marie Hickman made her grand debut and with style and flair as well.  It was great seeing old SRHS friends and seeing Kip and Jeana (the ‘rents). 

2.  My niece Nikki gets big props for turning my sister’s backyard into a pretty swanky little party for NYE 2010.  Tables, centerpieces, a full bar, lighting, party favors, a great spread and friends I haven’t seen in years.  We were all in our “black and white” attire so that was very cool. 

3.  Lots of high 5′s to my colleagues Scott, Linda, Robert, Eric, and Corkie for leading their groups in the 2010 Rose Parade.  Raising all that money, giving up your holiday vacation to rehearse, and 5 miles of parade route is a big undertaking and their respective groups did So Cal Marching Band proud.

4. 11 am on the first day of 2010 = Penguin Plunge!  Yes we did it again and took a dip in the Pacific with about 500 of our closest friends. ‘Twas fun!

So, 2010…I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt.  2009 was as fun as I hoped.  So step up wouldja?