Saturday, December 17, 2011

Best Wishes Most Welcome

Rationally, I am aware that changing the calendar year is merely arbitrary. A useful way to keep track of future dates and appointments.

Irrationally, I am happy to see it go. Yes, 2011 has been an unpleasant year of clusterflocks and bizarre sequences of unfortunate events. Rather than take probability and coincidence personally, I shall blame all of the world's and my personal problems on a year; 2011, go find yourself!

I am mentally prepared for a universe of entropy. HOOWEEEEEVER, I was not provided with any instructions or disclaimers that 2011 would be the year that entropy would select me as its unwilling recipient.

It appears to be a global occurrence. Bad things have happened to too many people this year, whether virtual or real. We noticed. No thanks. Please return to sender. I suspect that some of this is due to the contagious spread of negative economic and environmental news.

Recently, too much of my time has been spent keeping whitecoats on their toes and struggling to keep my inner Sheldon Cooper at bay.  I have been busy working on my exciting new project tentatively titled: "How to introduce and extract cooperative non-human (Felis catus) into a sterile environment without attracting attention." It should be a bestseller.

To all my friends and fellowers:

I wish you all a restful holiday season, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Happy anything that you are or are not celebrating and a Happy, healthy New Year.

Best Wishes to you and your families and a peaceful, happy and healthy 2012.

See you next year.


  1. Lets hope you get the "2012-Manuel". (if you do can you please scan it and send it to me)

    Sheldon Cooper *smile*

    Ok.. thinking...
    OK.. you could hollow out a book. A really FAT book.. then insert said Felis catus inside. YAY!
    I know...BRILLIANT EH?
    No need to thank me ;)

  2. @Laoch, thank you. Same to you. And good health.

    @Al, thank you. Ditto. And good health. And world peace. And no more pageants.

    @Sprite, will do. I think they're hiding the "future q and a journals", hey that would be a neat idea.

    LOL. Like the book of monsters in Harry Potter? *chomp chomp*

  3. Hey, at least 2012 couldn't be any worse. Right? Right?!

    Seriously, all the best to you & yours too.

  4. The very best to you and yours! Nice post!

  5. All the best to you and yours. See you in 2012, until it ends right?

  6. The antidote for all our inner Sheldon Coopers - duct tape, to be slapped over the mouth before things we might prefer not to have said slip out. I think 2011 had a particular knack for catching us by surprise, in ways large and small, and I am grateful, in this case, for small.

    Wishing you restoration of whatever has been knocked askew, finding what may have become lost, course correction without angst. And the happy days, by whatever definition, that are sure to come again. Yes, all the best. :)

  7. All the best to you. 2011 was a pretty bad year for me as well, for reasons I don't ever want to go into. But my blogging output suffered as a result . . . that's always a sign.

    Still I wish you the same as I hope for myself -- a much better, happier, and more prosperous new year!

  8. @Alistair, thank you. To you and yours as well, including the purry one.

    @Vinny, one can only hope. If 2012 is a repeat of 2011 I'll be chasing Grackles with a lampshade on my head.

    Most sincerely: All the best to you and yours as well.

    @Barb, thank you Barb. Sorry I haven't commented as much, been off-line of late, but I do stop by to read.
    Wish you and your family all the best.

    @Nubian, thank you and to you, Bear and the WoW player too.;)

    Very clever, yes 2012 will end.

    @Marylinn, thank you for your eloquent well wishes. I wish you and those you care about the very best as well.
    Duct tape is desirable in those circumstances, but the chronicity of events have made Dr. Cooper a little more vocal than is socially acceptable.;)

    @David, thank you and same to you. I know what you mean and I don't think the public domain is necessarily a good place to share.
    I just started the blog this year and due to unforeseen events I was not able to post what I would have liked to. There is always next year, blogging is here to stay.

    Hear, hear. Best for 2012.

  9. And all the best to you!


    p.s. I used to have a six-toed cat (all four feet) that used to leap, over and over, in to the snow, digging furiously. I'm not sure she ever found what she was looking for, but it was hilarious. Your top photo reminded me of ol' Thumb, so thank you for that!

  10. Please put me on your mailing list when the project is complete. I'll trade my 2012 Q & A guide for Dummies for it. I would have shared the same guide I had for 2011 but my Felis catus used it as a scratching post.

  11. I always feel so sorry for it when Harry jumps on it.. poor widdle monster book...

  12. I love it when you talk like Sheldon (or maybe when Sheldon talks like you).

  13. Pearl, and to you!

    All four, no less. Digging for gold? That is funny. The pic makes me laugh every time. You're welcome.

    @LordWellbourne, I shall start a mailing list unless it's chewed on.

    @Sprite, lol. They didn't make it look scary enough.

    @dbs, thank you. It is very satisfying, although not socially acceptable.

  14. Disclaimers and instructions for each year sure would be nice, wouldn't it? I like your idea.

  15. @Cyn, it would be useful. Then again, would you want to know? I see a paradox coming...


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