: here comes another one :

martini manHelp me out, I’m confused. Are we celebrating the New Year or are we welcoming the end of the old one? I’m never sure what I’m supposed to do. So, please, don’t say both, it has to be one or the other.

In my book, there’s no question, really. I’m celebrating the end of 2014 and, from early indications, I’m not alone. It was a crummy year. Then Google released their top searches and made it official: 2014 was a big, fat stinkeroo. Skeptical? Well, read ‘em and weep. And help yourself to the free tissues.

Google’s top trending searches of 2014:
1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. Flappy Bird

Google’s Top Trending Natural Events:
1. Hurricane Arthur
2. Chile Earthquake
3. Napa Earthquake
4. Hurricane Iselle
5. Oso Mudslide

Google’s Top Trending Losses:
1.  Robin Williams
2. Joan Rivers
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman
4. Maya Angelou
5. Jan Hooks
6. Harold Ramis
7. Shirley Temple
8. Lauren Bacall
9. Mickey Rooney
10. James Avery

Imagine a world without Shirley Temple and Maya Angelou and Robin Williams. It’s unthinkable. Bleak beyond measure. On a more positive note, 2015 has just arrived and it’s brimming with possibilities. Grab yourself a good one, ladies and gentlemen, and spin it into a dream come true. Good luck. Best wishes. And Happy New Year one and all.

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18 thoughts on “: here comes another one :

  1. You are right. 2014 was a year of great loss. I have been soooo looking forward to a fresh start. Then the phone rang New Years morning and I spent the day at a trauma hospital with family members. This is also why I didn’t read this post until now. Doing a bit of catch up, your post was up on my browser as I was reading it when the call came. We are on the mend now, hopefully. Moved from trauma to ICU over the weekend and now a regular room. There will be lots of difficulties for my Nephew moving forward but he is alive and he is not paralyzed and he is not brain damaged. I am going to take that as a good start to the year. And as his actual accident happened New Years Eve at 7:30pm I am chalking it up to that nasty year of 2014 going out with a crash.
    Happy New Year, Lisa.


    1. I’m so sorry, Michelle.

      You’re lucky in that he’s made huge progress in only a few days — going from trauma to ICU to a regular room in such a brief span is amazing. He must be a strong, healthy guy, which bodes well. Right? Even so, I’m sorry you have to deal with this. I’ll be thinking of you, sending lots of good and happy thoughts your way.

      Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. Keep in touch, kiddo, and hang in there.

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  2. 2014 was rather crappy but I like the prospects of 20 15. Not ‘two thousand and fifteen’ which sounds dull and not somewhere you’d land your Tardis. Twentyfifteen gallops along so get in the saddle and go! Good vibes everyone.


    1. Those First Night shindigs always throw me because they start in the daytime, right? And they’re everywhere — but with very different activities. Oy. What makes it a ‘First Night’ is my question.


    1. Me, too. Now I’m trying to be hopeful for 2015 and forget the relentless pounding I took last year. Oh, and to stop flinching involuntarily — that’s my New Year’s resolution :o)

      Have a great year, Athena!

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