Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 A.D.

My last post of 2008.

I have been so frustrated, unmotivated, and generally depressed this past year. The dead-end job and expensive bills are threatening to destroy my sanity. And if I hear someone else besides my inner voice say, "You should be grateful for you job!", I'm going to let out a huge scream! Yes, I know I'm lucky to have steady income, but it doesn't mean I have to enjoy it, and I have come to terms with the fact that I have a right to complain and whine! SO THERE! I am human after all! So here's to 2009 and a possible new career opportunity, which means seeing the light and less procrastinating on my part. I've had semi-decent health this year, but not as good as I would've liked, so here's hoping the new year will be better in that department.

2008 was memorable in that it was the first year in a long time that I'd been to a music concert, and I ended up going to EIGHT total live shows this past year! Not bad I must say. I got to see Miguel Bosé, Elton John, Liza Minelli, Radiohead, Madonna, Luis Miguel, and Coldplay! Some big names I must say, and although a bit on the pricey side, I don't regret seeing these artists live at all, for they brought me joy and some good memories that I will cherish forever.

I thank each and every good noble person that is part of my life. My co-workers, my friends, acquaintances, my family, my bar crowd, and any others who I may not see often but somehow still manage to communicate with online or on the phone. There are some of you whom I've never met in person, yet still feel a connection to, and I don't know why or how, but I thank you for being part of my world nonetheless. This blog is something I love to do, and to read your constant feedback is very cool. A special shout out to Pooch and my puppy/aminal friends for showing me the true meaning of unconditional love.

The coming new year will be difficult. I dare not sugarcoat it for you my brethren. Challenges to this country's economic/social stability will be tough, and the world as a whole is getting more chaotic. I pray for us all, and wish you complete mental, emotional, and physical health to weather the upcoming storms; for with good health, we are practically invincible right?

We need not be afraid, for faith in a higher power or oneself will keep us afloat, regardless.

Feliz Año Nuevo 2009, and here's to the best (in my opinion) new music artist of the year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtUI5MC9tVM

12 comments:

Conclave27 said...

As Robert Jordon once wrote "The Wheel Turns as the Wheel wills, from once cycle to the next..."...

Well Bush thoroughly ruined this country. And don't even get me started with the Religious Wrong, the Hypocritical Majority, and the Zebra Elect. Wow... 2009 is already in the crapper.

Yet on the bright side, we will get through this. If people could survive the depression, wars, and even the *fictitious holocaust... we can whether it out.

*(Footnote yeah there was an event that happened during WWII were many various people and lable degenerates were killed. Yet with in the past 20 years it has been proven that many account have been falsified, romanticized or greatly embelished [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081228/ap_on_en_ot/books_holocaust_memoir]).

Amadeus said...

HEY WAT! Was this bitch who said "ou should be grateful for your job" none other than that tenet breaking jehovahs witness Liz???

Cus thats what the bitch always tells me. God I hate using the word "Bitch" but it ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE WHEN I THINK OF HER. HAHA!!

I can luxuriate in the fact that I don't have to see her for another 3.5 months, unless of course, I lose my job!!! But then, maybe thats secretly a good thing?? HAHA!! You won't catch me working at Starbucks tho, still too recalcitrant for such "public" earnings. Didn't stop all my siblings though!!!

The reason such people say be "grateful" for your job, is that they have.. NO IMAGINATION!

Amadeus said...

BTW
I don't even have the enviable occupation of "fucking away my problems"!!!

DAMN YOU!!!!

Todd said...

Well, despite all, have a great New Years! I'm excited about the possibilities ahead. Things get bad, things get better, and everything changes.
Ignore the people "with no imagination." They want you to stay in their limited world. Break free, create the world in your mind and live in that one.
Here's to the most exciting, challenging, and fantastic year yet, 2009!

A Lewis said...

So, fine, go ahead and scream and hollar....and go ahead and don't be grateful for your job. But, I swear, I'll come down there and paddle your little karaoke ass. I double dog swear it. Happy new Year! I hope things even out for you a bit in the new year. Hugs.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I've enjoyed another year knowing you, Mr. WAT, and I hope we actually meet in person in 2009!

Graycrow said...

Happy new year! I agree that pets are great for teaching unconditional love, maybe kids do that too, but I have none.

M- Filer said...

Don't worry, no polly anna shit from me this time. Hang in there bro!

Thank God for my younger friends who keep me plugged in, cuz I LOVE this MGMT tune! I'll research their shit thanks to the tip.

Gary said...

Ditto junk thief's comment.

Happy New Year - at least it's not 2012 yet.

molly said...

well, at least you had a great year for concerts! that sounds awesome
as for the less-exciting parts...this too shall pass

and yes, chris brown IS sexy!

alice said...

The tenth comment..... that is your daily goal, right???? Glad to oblige.....

You can be grateful for the income, but you never have to be thankful for a job that is uninspired, annoying and completely unfulfilling. I think that it would be very brave to find something else that might actually make you look forward to going to work every day. It's possible - I found it.

I pray that you will stay healthy and feel positive and uplifted in this coming new year - however that is achieved.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ditto gary and junk....only time I'll embrace being a ditto head.

08 was far from great for many, and sorry that for you sweet wat it well sucked...my 09 be truly sublime! best to you for the new year and always....

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