Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Let's Be Optimistic

It's a new year! It's my birthday!

It snowed a couple inches last night.

I got back from a walk to our neighborhood gas station this morning with a cup of coffee for MizSplotchy and a half gallon of milk. I retrieved the camera from inside the house so I could take a picture of our pretty, snowy street.

As I walked back outside I heard geese honking. I pointed up and took a quick picture.

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And then, a picture of our street.



I'm optimistic about this year. I get optimistic with every new year, and every birthday.

I hope you're optimistic too.

Happy 2008.

27 comments:

Bubs said...

Happy New Year!

Happy Birthday!

Those are great pictures, too--it was a pretty snow last night, and I'm just getting ready to go out in it now.

Have a great day, and a great year

FranIAm said...

Oh Splotchy- Happy Birthday!

The photos are lovely. We had snow today actually, about 3 inches or so on top of the few we got the other day.

Anyway I do wish you a very happy and wonderful birthday and year.

And no matter how much griping I do, I am always optimistic.

For the days I am not- I can just come over here and reference this post.

Peace brother!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Happy new year and birthday my friend. I love your blog and I love your sense of humor. Thanks for a great snowy street pic. It's supposed to snow here today/tonight but I know it will never look as cool as your street.

Freida Bee said...

Happy Birthday, Splotch! Gosh you're old now. :)

I hope it's a great one, day, year, snow, half-gallon o' milk.

Kevin said...

Hey Splotchy - Happy birthday! What a great thing to be a new year's day baby -- they whole world is celebrating your birthday!

Regards,

Tengrain

Mathman6293 said...

Happy Birthday! Your pictures remind me of New Year's day 1999. 6 days later our baby- Resident Evil was born.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Splotch!

I've got a good feeling about '08. I think this is the year we're gonna perfect teleportation.

Distributorcap said...

happy birthday splotch - were you the first baby of the year in your town?

hope mizsplotch made it a good one

lulu said...

Happy Birthday!

McGone said...

Happy Birthday/New Year, Mr. Splotchy!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You're a new year's baby? Happy birthday and new year's to you! I hope that 2008 is kind.

Your street looks so peaceful in the snow - beautiful picture.

Phydeaux said...

Happy birthday, Splotchy!

Moxie said...

Happy birthday! I have a birthday medley I sing to close friends. It includes excerpts from 50 Cent, the Beatles, The Tuneweavers, and a birthday song used by El Torito's servers back in the 80s. If you really wanna hear it, e-mail me your phone number and I will be happy to sing it to you.

Dr. Zaius said...

Happy New Year, Splotchy!

gizmorox said...

Hooray! Happy Birthday! :)

Cowboy the Cat said...

I am optomistic-ish, Splotch. And I will try to hold on to that for you. As a birthday present. Because I didn't get you anything. Except there's a lapdance waiting at Discount Strippers R-Us, you know... the next time you swing through.

Manx said...

Happy Birthday, dube!

Dale said...

Happy Birthday and New Year Splotchy. Love the photos even if the geese look like they're posing a geometry problem I'd never figure out.

dguzman said...

Yay, I love geese! I love their plaintive little honking when they fly over.

We got snow as well, but I haven't had time to get any good pix yet!

I was thinking just last night about what I could do to cheer up for 2008. You've inspired me (yet again). I'm gonna give it some thought and post later.

Have a great 2008, my friend. And keep on Splotchin'. (you can trademark that!)

BAC said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... and Happy New Year! No snow yet in DC, I'm sure it's because of all the hot air here! ha


BAC

Diane said...

happy birthday, splotchy! (that kind of looks like my street)

Matty Boy said...

Happy birthday to the Splotchy one! Another person with that "nearly Christmas" birthday. Hope you got at least one cool present.

SamuraiFrog said...

2 days late, but happy birthday, man.

Whiskeymarie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I'm with you here, I need to be more optimistic this year, even though I'm usually fairly upbeat. The current political situation has a way of crushing me a little but at a time lately.
Here's to optimism!

Tanya Espanya said...

Happy belated birthday, and Snappy New Year!

Splotchy said...

Thanks a lot for all your kind comments.

Y'all are sweethearts.

Coaster Punchman said...

Hey Splotch,
I'm late for your birthday greetings! Mine is December 31 although I'm spaced out and you may have already been to my blog.

What would the blogosphere do without Capricorns?