Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everybody had a fun and safe New Year's Eve. I've long felt that New Year's Eve is the most ridiculous "holiday" in existence (far worse than Valentine's Day). The entire reason for celebrating is the countdown to midnight (and chances are you only started partying at like 9:00 or 10:00), yet you continue drinking for an additional four hours. Meanwhile, bars use the night as an excuse to charge astronomical cover charges. But then again, we get a day or two off, so can I really complain that much?

Despite considering it a ridiculous holiday, I also can't help but reflect just a little. 2008 was most definitely a mixed bag for me. There were some extremely happy, joyous occasions -- the highlight being the birth of my nephew Ryan. Yet there were also some extremely sad moments, particularly my close friend taking his life. On the one hand, my nephew will bring me a lifetime of happiness while my friend's death is a pain that will fade over time. But can I really celebrate a year that saw the loss of a 26 year old with an exceptionally bright future?

Naturally, there's no "easy" answer to that question. But the fact remains that 2008 is gone, and 2009 is upon us. No matter how good or bad the previous year was for anybody, lets all hope that 2009 is even better. What can you, my Case Workers, expect from my blog in the coming year? For one, the return of Top Ten Cases! I will also be unveiling a clever and unique marketing campaign that will hopefully bring a lot more attention to A Case of the Blog.

We also have 24 and Lost (!!!!!) returning later this month. And that will, quite simply, rule the world.

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