Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve

Snowstorm dropped another 7 inches on us today. At least it was the light fluffy stuff that you can move easily enough. I usually stay in for New Years; it is both cheaper drink wise and safer road travel wise.

Looking Back on 2008
New Years Eve is all about reflection and then hope for the new year. 2008 was filled with drama (both economic and personal) and excitement (again both economic and personal). I have marvelled at how fast things came unglued after the August Bear Stearns debacle. I have been equally amazed at pundits that assured things were just great now come out and say the same thing. Fortunately for them public memory is either short lived or non existent so they can keep their jobs.

This blog had a busy year with 197 posts (WOW! That many?). I am thankful for the wonderful readers that take a minute to check out my small piece of the web (Kevin, G, Watchtower, Lisa and others) and add comments and discussion. I was happy to be added to the Seeking Alpha watch list, I guess my stuff cannot be totally bad!

I will have a bit more forward looking posts up over the next couple of weeks as we move into 2009. This evening I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe 2009. I will be covering in real time what promises to be one of the more interesting years in modern history on almost any level you want to look at (politically, economics, social issues). Raise a glass and give a toast for 2009!

Have a good night.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Let 2009 not suck as bad as 2008!


GawainsGhost said...

Happy New Year, GYC. I raise my glass to you.

For my New Year's resolution, I hereby resolve to never predict a Dallas Cowboys' victory ever again. Well, not until Jerry Jones dies.

Frankenstein is not the name of the monster. It's the name of the mad scientist who created the monster.

Anonymous said...


Heres to a happy New Year. My resolution is the same as last year: Don't loose money. Worked out well this years so I guess I'll stick with that one maybe I'll get lucky.
Staying at home is a lot safer and cheaper. I haven't had a drink since April 15th 1991 and have no plans to start that spiral again but you can raise one for me.
Best wishes

getyourselfconnected said...

here's hoping 2009 is better for you my friend!
The Cowboys collapse was pretty bad, but the patriots going 11-5 and still out of the playoffs was bad too!
Glad you have conquered the booze habit, some of us are not so strong. I raise my glass to you sir for all of your timely advice and wise insight. I am up 22% for the year investment wise so I did not lose cash either!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...


I didn't conquer the booze for it's still a day at a time and one would be to many and a thousand wouldn't be enough. It has gotten much easier to resist the drink as time goes by but that could change. All I have is today and thankfully today it didn't.


Lisa said...

There are many things I'd like to say, but in a nutshell:
You have shown yourself to be an intellectually honest man, and I applaud you. I wish you and your family all the happiness in the world.

watchtower said...

Happy New Year everyone!

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