Friday, December 29, 2006

The Last Friday of the Year

It’s the end of the surreal year and not a moment too soon if you ask me. Welcome to the year end edition of “its Friday.” I am your host, Kanrei (waits for applause to die down) and I would like to welcome you to the first probably-won’t-be-annual year wrap-up-over-use-of-hyphens-in-a-title extravagance (waits for laughter to die down). Black ties are optional for this affair, but red frilly thongs are required and all guests will be checked upon entrance (waits for “ooohs” to die down). There is no “going commando” option for this affair, sorry Rex (waits for laughter and applause to die down).

This year has been quite a long year. 365 days to be exact and each one kept adding to the weirdness that this decade has thus far been. I mean it has been quite a while since the last time a Vice President shot a guy after all. Truth be told, there was just entirely too much happening this year to really sum it all up here and there are tons of “Year in Review” articles all over the internet that will do it much better than I. Instead I am going to go in a different direction.

This year was the grand opening of the Kanrei Home for Wayward Lemmings. For about four years I was a chorus member of another blog. I was a part of that white noise that you hear behind every news story that comes out of people sniping from the safety of the shadows; the pompous people who do nothing but could do everything better than everyone else if they bothered. I was the sarcastic smart ass one who points out the folly of everyone else and ignored his own- a rock star in my head and an asshole in reality. I had debated trying to start a blog of my own for some time, but was scared to put myself out there. The safety of shadows is addicting, but I had to try. Six months later and I am still here and so are you and I want to thank you all.

To Serena, Rex. Variant, Il, Phan, Lisa, Joanie, and all the other Lemmings- I hope 2007 is better than 2006 could even aspire to be. I hope you have to strain to think of dreams yet to be filled. I am so thankful for each of you and am so lucky to have met you all. Have the happiest of new years.

2 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Hey, where'd you get that picture of me? No, seriously -- Rex can't go commando but I can, right? No, seriously -- I'm glad 2006 is drawing to a close, too. It hasn't been a BAD year but, in some respects, it has been a bit of a bitch.

I'm glad you decided to go solo with the Lemming House. It's a fun place to kick back and share a few laughs. You and the other Lemmings I've met here are tops in my book.

Um, just so you know, I'm predicting that we will, in fact, see more Vice-Presidential shootings this year. I think he'll choose a different weapon this time; shotguns are messy.:)

RexZeitgiest said...

Hahahahahaahhahaha....Classic stuff....Hey Kan, glad you are back in the saddle....I was starting to worry the Holiday robots had absconded you off to the Hinterland.........


Is it ok if I keepp my thong in my pocket? chaffing you know.....

Serious and Happy New Year wish of goodness to you and yours and a another great year for the Lemming House and its blog master.....