The Year of the Rat has been quite a year, hasn't it? Not that the next one will improve dramatically, but change always brings new energy, and new optimism.
Going out to eat at a family friend's tonight, as we always do for New Years. Just don't call this a celebration. There's nothing to celebrate.
Up to my usual distractions. Been buying some wines. Maybe I'll talk about them in detail, later. Maybe I won't.
Obama finally becomes President. Now, can we stop all the sappy puppy love? He hasn't accomplished a single thing, with the exception of a two year long string of rhetoric on how he'll fix the feces that Bush has been scattering for the past 8 years. Let's be clear, yes? Obama is a first term Senator, and he didn't even complete the term. No experience. Let's see his policies, and how he runs his administration before we anoint him. Yes? I like what this professor said about him - he's a black face in a high place, but he needs to be held accountable.