Saturday, December 31, 2011
Happy New Year 2012
In a few hours a new year will arrive. It just seems like a few months ago that I welcomed in 2011. The years are flying by! I was warned that the older I got, the fast the years would fly by.
I remember when I turned 21 years old. I was in the Army at the time and I was so anxious to become "legal." I also remember one of my "older" Army buddies (Herb was his name, he even had an old name) said "Don't push it Ron. Once you turn 21 the years go by fast." Herb, the "old man", was 26 years old.
Since that day forty-nine years ago, time has flown by. So much has happened in my life, mostly for the good. In fact, almost all of it has been good. A few scary times and even a few times I didn't want to continue but overall, I've had a pretty good life.
The picture at the top of this post was taken by me on my iMac this past Monday, December 26th. I set up a fancy, fancy background that didn't quite come out the festive way I intended but I'm going to go with it anyway.
I probably won't be awake when Dick Clark mumbles in "Happy New Year!" (is he doing it this year? I haven't heard). I'll be fast asleep. Yes boys and girls; the days of trolling the gay bars in center city Philadelphia are long gone. These days this old gay guy will be fast asleep by the time the sparkly ball drops in Times Square.
So I will take this occasion to wish all my blogger friends a very happy new year. In fact I'm going to even with my former blogger friends, who dropped by the wayside this past year, a happy new year (you know who you are). And to those of my friends who know me personally, I wish you a happy new year too even though some of you don't approve of my blog postings and rarely hesitate of let me know even though I don't post for your approval, I post for myself.
Setting aside all bad feelings, recriminations and general unhappiness, I wish you all a happy new year!