Happy New Year, Guys

by Jan Geronimo on December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Hi, guys.  Here’s easing back into blogging to greet you a happy New Year.

Let’s skip the apologies, all right?  I’d rather talk about what this year meant to me.

On balance, it’s been a fantastic year. My blog marked its first year this December.  True, I broke the tape limping but overall the pluses exceeded the hassles.

Here’s why. You’ve enriched my writing life with your conversations, advice, good company and friendship.  True, I’ve parted ways with several persons this year.  But that’s okay, too.

Because those who’ve stayed and became friends?  A lifetime is too short to enjoy your skewed humor, your unfailing support when I second-guess myself, your loyalty and your helpfulness.

My friendship with you is my greatest achievement this year.

Thank you, guys.   Happy New Year!

Okay.  Can we get drunk now?

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