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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Select New Years Wishes (for the famous and not so...)

If for no other reason than the fact that I just thought to write this (and besides, I'm backing up files on the computers today, which is akin to watching paint dry).

President Elect Barack Obama...
...the best of luck, because he'll need luck in addition to skill to get us out of the economic pickle we are in these days.

President George W. Bush...
...a quiet retirement from public service. We've had enough, thank you very much.

My Director At Work (Bill)...
...inspiration as he tries to craft that little speech about not getting a raise at work when it comes time to do my review. Don't sweat it, as I've already figured it out.

Bernard Madoff...
...a conscience.

Sirius Chairman Mel Karmazin...
...that he will keep his word...for real...about allowing Sirius subscribers to pick channels a la carte. I don't listen to the news in Korean, so why do I have it? Also, let's do this so that every subscriber can make selections, not just those with the latest radios. I supported the XM merger, so some payback is due.

Tom Cruise...
...a sudden desire to quit acting and take up painting (or something similar). I'd rather burn $8.50 for heat than plunk it down to watch the guy act.

My Extended Family At The Office...
...I hope all of us are around this time next year to celebrate 2010.

JJ Abrams...
...that he respects the Star Trek franchise and comes up with a decent new movie. Also, some additional information on where that monster in "Cloverfield" came from would be nice too.

David Gates...
...that he goes on tour again and comes to NEPA.

My Mom...
...that her knee feels better.

Britney Spears...
....that she comes to the conclusion that she has, in fact, no real talent other than making babies and, realizing just how lucky she has been all these years, decides to dedicate the rest of her life to helping children with cancer (hey, no one said that all of these wishes had to be realistic).

The Republican Members of Congress...
...that they become a credible opposition and focus on principles and solutions, not grandstanding on morality.

The Democratic Members of Congress...
...that they make decisions based on whats right for the nation, not whats right for their party.

My Brother Chris...
...that the closing goes off without a hitch.

My Brother Rich...
...that he finally masters all the technical intricacies of using a laptop and the Internet (tall order, but I know he can do it).

My Brother Joe...
...continued success with the job.

My Sister Michelle...
...that she will decide to come out of her self-imposed years-long exile.

Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino...
...humility.

The Federal Communications Commission...
...that it will go away, as I'm not sure what it does anyway.

Berkeley Breathed...
...a return to the daily comics. God I miss his stuff.

My Friends...
...that all will find 2010 to be a year of health, wisdom and peace.

Myself...
...a healthy (both mentally and physically), balanced 2010.

..and finally...

My Girls...
...that they will see and act on the wonderful gifts that they have been given in life, living even more to the potential they each have.

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