Friday, December 31, 2010

Some not-so-random New Year's Eve thoughts

For the first time in our life, we will be making some New Year's resolutions. Nothing earth-shattering but the time had come to set in concrete some goals and routines regarding fitness (natch), community service/volunteerism and long-form reading. If you have anything specific with regard to your own resolutions and feel the spirit, please feel free to share in the comment section.

Nice year for the blog as readership picked up quite a bit in the last two months of the year. Statcounter revealed that we have apparently been picked up by a news aggregator, Liquida, though we cannot find ourselves at the site itself. Any clue?

A special thanks to commenters B-Daddy, KT, 'Dawg, Steve, Harrison, Sarah B., drozz, Foxie, Ohioan@Heart and the SLOBs (San Diego Local Order of Bloggers).

One thing we were thinking about earlier today is the memories of a 12 yr. old waking up on New Year's Day 1980 and feeling giddy about the prospects of a Cotton Bowl (morning), Rose Bowl (afternoon) and Orange Bowl (evening) that all mattered. It was like Christmas Pt. II and being able to open those gifts the entire day through on Mom and Dad's RCA CRT. No longer. Sigh.

We wish for the tea party to remain a highly viable, dynamic, influential and decentralized political entity that champions the cause of individual freedom, limited government and fiscal discipline. The 'party has accomplished much and though we don't have a reliable crystal ball to see what the future holds, we always will strive to, at least, be that brick-bat to beat about the head and shoulders of the good ol' G.O.P.

And we wish for all of you reading this a safe and prosperous New Year's. May God's blessing be upon you and your family in 2011.



Road Dawg said...

Thanks for all your dry and sarcastic perspective through the year.

Ok, not a college football fan, but Horned Toads in the Rose Bowl? really? Well then.....good for them.

SarahB said...

Happy New Year, Dean! Thank you for being a voice of clarity and making us laugh when we need it most. Here's hoping we can keep this Tea Party gig on track.

Harrison said...

Here's to another year of articles on Beers with Demo!