Thursday, January 1, 2009

Live from Madam Tussauds Wax Museum... Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve! Okay, did anyone else think the man looked like a wax figure? His upper lip never moved. It was frightening. Someone told me he was sick earlier this year, that maybe he had a stroke or something, but in the name of fat happy Buddha, that was darn scary! I thought he looked like a talking wax figure. Or like a dude who was wearing one of those rubber masks in the form of Dick Clark...

That weirdness aside, I had a nice, quiet New Year's Eve. I took myself to a movie- Marley & Me- and then I came home, ate a cheese sandwich and watched tv, and read. At 7 pm EST, Irish Sam called to wish me a Happy New Year, the 5 hour time difference you see. Irish Sam and the lads were kicking around a football and were quite pissed- that means drunk, not angry, in irish speak, I guess. He gushed a Happy New Year and made kissy sounds into the phone, which left me giggling hystirically. (Today's email had him inquiring if he made a total arse of himself and was he a total wanker on the phone??? Damn, I just love his accent and his lingo!) As for the rest of the night, I just hung out by myself, which was good. Daddy-O went to a party and I had the house to myself.

I was glad that I shut my cell phone off when I went to bed because at 2 am my time, and midnight in the Wild West, I had a flurry of phone calls and text messages from kids and a Sam from there. That was fun to wake up to this morning!

Daddy-O and I spent the day in northern Civilization going to Hobby Lobby and Micheal's, both of which are craft stores. Hobby Lobby had 66% off of all Christmas items- I was thinking about pink ornaments. We also ate dinner and just chilled out. It was nice. Did I mention there was a trip to Starbucks in there?

Hope you all rang in the new year in a safe and fun way!

In vow to resolution break,


dirkmancuso said...

Happy New Year and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2009 from a constant reader (but lapsed commenter -- life and Mama M have a way of just draining all the energy out of person sometimes).

Maggie said...

DIRK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG- I had no idea you were still reading me! Well, as I live and breath I'm flattered to pieces! thanks for commenting!

And a very happy new year to you! Since I'm back in Civilization, we must get together!

Honey said...

Clark had a stroke about 3 or 4 years ago. That's when Ryan Seacrest started hosting it. It was at times hard to understand Clark - I'll give you that. Yummy and I commented on how young he still looks even though he's like what 80 or something! Either he ages well or the surgeon's being paid well.

Maggie said...

Honey- He was tough to understand alright and I didn't know his stroke was so long ago. It's sad. i felt embarrassed for him as well- he really shouldn't have been there, other than an obligatory wave or something, ya know?

And he's had LOTS of plastic surgery, according to what I read...

The W.O.W. factor said...

Well Maggie, sounds like things are truly falling into place with you. A comfort zone, of sorts. You seem more content.
And I could not be happier for you!
Please, tho, one favor.....when you get your daily Starbucks...have a sip for me!!
And, I found that Blackberry Merlot, bought a huge bottle of it for Christmas time with the kids...well, they brought so much wine with them, I now have a wine cellar of sorts in the basement, and that BB Merlot sits amongst the rest of ones we never got drank! So come on over!!!!