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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Auld Lang Syne and all the good stuff to you

It's December 31, 2011
The clock strikes twelve.
When suddenly it's 2011 once again,
and you are given the chance to redo everything.

Would you? 

The ever grand, glamorous and romantic New Year's Eve is nigh.
The last day of the calendar year.

the dazzling lights,
the sparkling bubbly,
and the emotional undertaking.

 a clean slate, a time for change and fresh starts.
 a time for reflection and age old tradition,
as the stroke of midnight ushers in 2012.

When I give thoughts to the ghosts of new year's past, I have to throw a smile to Father Time, knowing well that he is having his way with me.

an incandescent New York Times Square
kissing beneath a shower of dropping balloons 
camping beneath a starlit sky
a beach bonfire soiree
fireworks peppered above an ice blue Tahoe City lake
Las Vegas glitterati
the bush dive of Union Square, San Francisco
watching the ball drop from a cozy couch
a roaring fire inside a snow cabin
swimming in warm, tropical Hawaiian waters
a whimsical, speakeasy style 1920's themed party

...and other fond memories of yesteryore.

This year I'll be tying one on at a quiet piano bar.
with a flute (or two) of effervescent bubbly stars,
taking awe in another year's passing,
and marveling in the magic of time.

In a vintage dress in lieu of the over the top ordinary sequins. For I am clothed in great strength and dignity these days.

It's been a year of deep self reflection, great healing, and immense growth. I am very much looking forward to all that 2012 has to offer.

ill met by moonlight

Wherever you are my friends, I wish you love, light, forgiveness, healing, joy, contentment and all the good stuff to allofyous.

I wish you...

new beginnings
new hopes
new dreams

happy new year
happy new days
happy new desires
happy new chances
happy new you

A heaping cup of love and kindness to each of you.
Cheers to this new year,
but most of all, to you my friends.

Have a beautiful evening, whether you ring in the new year with a bang, or let it sneak in quietly. Above all, make certain to make it to January 1, 2012 unscathed.


Friday, December 30, 2011

A wintery cheese platter

As the season of gluttony draws to a near close, and with only precious moments before the last of the 2011 cheese plates, a winter's eve selection of moo moos, goaties and sheep milks.

Add some sweet raisin rosemary crisp goodness,
the pepper and the poppy water crackers,
instant party.

I do hope all your plotting and planning for sparkly New Year whatnots are going rather well.

Don't forget the holiday schwagaway for 2012 cheesy-good fondue fun


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Off to dance with the gypsies

A magical evening of divine beats and a wild explosion of live puppet dancers.

Hope to catch someofyous at the show tonight.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Melting Pot - The Post Holiday Schwag-away

It's that special time of year again boys and girls. 

Another Schwag-away! 
Thanks to the folks at The Melting Pot of downtown San Diego, you now have the opportunity to seize a piece of plastic with your grubby litttle hands.

but it's not just any polyurethane!

This scrapbit of common plastic yields a $25 gift certificate with a bonus $25 gift certificate.
For those of us well versed in addition, that's 50 bones towards a dinner at The Melting Pot of San Diego Gaslamp.

Stir things up in the new year?

You've ho ho ho'ed your way through the giftyness, 
now it's time to reward yourself.

Fondue onto others as thou would due unto themselves.

Gift certificates are available for purchase here


you can win one here on this babblesite for absolute nothingness.

Yes genties and ladlemen, that means zero, zip, nada, zilch, nil, diddly-squat!


1).  Follow this blog by clicking on the "Join this site" icon in the lower left sidebar of this blog.

Alternatively, you can click on the 'Follow' link on the far left side of the (nearly black, charcoal?) navigation bar located at the very top of this blogsite.

If you're already following, a hundred-thousand thank yous! Just follow the next step to enter.

2). Leave a comment describing a New Year's resolution (it doesn't even have to be yours!).

That's all folks! 

A few muy importante details:

Prize is limited to those in the San Diego region as it is indeed a hard gift certificate ready for hand delivery.

Winner will be automatically generated via Randomizer.org

Contest begins now and ends on January 1, 2012 at 5:00pm

Winner will be notified here on the eve of January 1, 2012.

good luck, lucky!

Valid at the downtown Gaslamp San Diego location only


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Green Guide

You may think the grass is greener on the other side, 
but if you take the time to water your own grass it would be just as green.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Twas the day after Christmas

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house,
 living rooms had subsided and now hushed as a mouse.
the children were beaming with their sparkly knick-knacks,
the adults were hungover and now could relax.

The queues formed from Walmart's glass, swinging front doors,
for huge clearance sales and take-backs in scores.
The detox and diets now stepped forth to commence,
the credit card tabs soon to soar from expense.

The planning and plotting had come to fruition,
while holiday lights slipped back into remission.
The house was a bit to somewhat back in order,
with trash bags that heaved from a bit less disorder.

Tasty leftovers were tucked away for the taking,
while ovens took much needed rest from mass baking.
Airports burst from the seams due to much holiday travel.
trees dried out and wept, no more gifts to unravel

Now Visa! Now Mastercard! American Express!
that paid for the gifting and holiday dress

'Tis the season for plastic, which we shan't soon forget,
as we welcome the new year, and celebrate debt.

And me in my new obi sash belt and hat,
 sighed a breathy relief, the end of gift tit for tat.

Still uncomfortably full from the kitchen now shunned,
I'll take a rest now, as my work here is done.

Well, maybe just one,

last quick trick for the play...

a little lord stormtrooper asleep in the hay.

Ah, yes...
That will do nicely.

Hope everybody was as spoiled as a two year old, only child, with eight sets of grandparents.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day Milk and Cookies

Hope this morning waves a magic wand over your world, making everything sweeter, softer and all the more beautiful.

Oh, and please pardon the beautiful mess in the kitchen and living room,
we are quite busy creating memories.

Now go wrap yourself up in loved ones and smiles.

Happy Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Escape from the Island of Misfit Toys

We could learn a lot from our beloved friends from the Island of Misfit toys.

The valiant Rudolph who overcomes his personal insecurities, to go on to become a hailed hero by guiding Santa's sleigh with his beautiful, brilliant, bright red nose through the blizzardy, Christmas night sky.

An ambitious elf named Hermey filled with dreams of becoming a dentist.

the handsome, spotted elephant and proud island footman.

Charlie-in-the-box, official island sentry.

a dolly for Sue who loves as much as she longs to be loved.

The very noble Yukon Cornelious, greatest prospector of the north and leader in the hunt for a lost peppermint mine.

Keep those who love and adore you by your side. 

Cling to your imperfections, they are what make you unique.

find a safe, magical sanctuary that even a Bumbly, abominable snowman could call home.

Laugh, be merry, and follow your dreams no matter how absurd, far-fetched, wild or crazy you or anyone else might think them to be. 

In the pursuit of your dreams, you will find the chance to meet the real you.

It's okay to be different.

Don't let anybody bully you for having a red nose, or for otherwise being you.

Holiday Happies


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