December 31, 2011
I don't use my fingers for this anymore, really.
But it gets to be that hour and
In Florida a Marine was helping his girlfriend sell a necklace on Craigslist and ended up shot, plugging the wounds with his fingers to save his own life.
And there is a volcano making a new island in the Red Sea.
And celebrities are making all kinds of horrible fashion choices.
This is how the year is going out, people, and it is arbitrary.
2012 will not be the Year of the Arbitrary so help me God we have an election people.
The complete list of film sub-genres.
War on general purpose computing.
The Saturday Profile
Neil himself saying things that involve Neil
Some things have existed for all time and other things haven't.
Let 2012 be the Year of Perspectives
Let 2012 be the Year of Perspective, too
Let 2012 be 366 days long and full of good sleep and good food
At least enough food, eaten at regular intervals
No binge-ing of any kind (how do you really spell that?)
I'm here, you're not
And then you're here and I'm not and that's the magic you see when you look real closely
There is a point when I'm here and you're here, but I think 2012 will be the Year of We Don't Care About These Little Things
There are still littler things that are important and there are very big things that are important and I'm sorry that this will be a year of no easy rules of thumb, no sunscreen, no chicken soup, none of the things from kindergarten or rainbows or short simple phrases
It's gonna be one of those years and I'm going to get some new boots for it.