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Old Fossil
12-31-2008, 10:07 PM
Sitting here at the computer, in my bathrobe, sipping some wine... just maxed out a credit card on Ebay... found out today that my wife is pregnant with our 2nd (and hopefully last, ye gods!) child... a good way to ring out the old year.

As usual, I'll be in bed by 10:00.

Anyway, hope 2009 is a grand time for all us SSG'ers and those who tolerate (and even love us for) our little hobby. Happy New Year, friends!:thumbsup:

sith_killer_99
01-01-2009, 12:23 AM
CONGRAT Old Fossil, my wife is currently pregnant with our second child as well! It's a boy!!!:yes::D:thumbsup:

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the family here on SSG.

A new year and....a new hope.

Okay, that was lame, but here's to hoping 2009 brings everyone better things.:D

bigbarada
01-01-2009, 12:55 AM
The last few years have been great years for me. 2002 was kind of a low point and 2003 was a rebuilding phase; but 2004 through 2008 have been great years overall and I'm just amazed looking at where my life is now compared to where it was back in 04.

I've got some big changes coming up in 2009 (my brother is going to Iraq for at least a year starting in January, my apartment building is changing ownership, and my boss could be retiring), so there is the potential of a lot of negative changes in store for me. However, I'm hoping that things keep going in a positive direction.

sith_killer_99
01-01-2009, 01:03 AM
Bigb, what's your brother's MOS?

Phantom-like Menace
01-01-2009, 01:11 AM
The year 2008 had a lot of potential for me coming right out of the gate. Truly beautiful things--one in particular--seemed to be happening for me. It went straight to hell back in August, and now I don't think I've ever been more depressed and pessimistic going into a new year. I'd give my right arm for 2009 just not to suck completely.

bigbarada
01-01-2009, 01:19 AM
Bigb, what's your brother's MOS?

Intelligence Analyst, I believe. He's stationed in a UAV unit in Ft. Hood.

sith_killer_99
01-01-2009, 01:31 AM
Intelligence Analyst, I believe. He's stationed in a UAV unit in Ft. Hood.

That's where I'm stationed, Ft. Hood, I'm in a MEDLOG Company!:thumbsup:

bigbarada
01-01-2009, 01:49 AM
That's where I'm stationed, Ft. Hood, I'm in a MEDLOG Company!:thumbsup:

Well, my brother just got there a couple months ago, but he is ten times the Star Wars fan that I am. So maybe I should see if I can put you in contact with him.

My brother just went through a really nasty divorce last year. They were having marital problems so he came up to visit me for a week last March; but while he was gone, his wife moved her boyfriend into the house (with my brother's three sons living there), changed the locks to the house, and moved ALL of his Star Wars stuff to a storage shed. Her plan was to essentially hold all of his SW stuff ransom to get him to sign the divorce paperwork and give her everything. When we caught wind of all that was going on, I put my brother on the earliest flight back and he was able to get back temporary control of the house, two of his sons, his van and all of his stuff.

He went back into the Army late last year and when he gets out, he'll be able to get a job as a civilian instructor at Ft. Huachuca and hopefully get custody of his sons. It just sucks that the laws generally favor the mother in divorces, even if she was the one who was unfaithful.

El Chuxter
01-01-2009, 03:22 AM
George Carlin can't die twice, so this year has to be better than 2008.

JEDIpartner
01-01-2009, 09:23 AM
Ooooh.. I thought 2008 was pretty good. I got to see my friend Jessica when she was in town. I also got to see Jenn and Ryan when they were in town. My friend Bruce and his partner, Jim, came to town for a visit for a long weekend back in August for my birthday. I took a trip to NYC. I saw several good shows in 2008 (Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, [title of show]) were among them. I got Jennifer Saunders's and Dawn French's autographs. My mum's still healthy as is my partner. We' re both still employed...

I'm hoping 2009 can be at least that good!

jjreason
01-01-2009, 10:10 AM
I enjoyed 2008 a lot more than 2007 due to my happiness at work quotient improving significantly. With the new President ready to take office, I think we can hope for more positive change in 2009. :thumbsup:

Bel-Cam Jos
01-01-2009, 10:30 AM
Had a nice (read: terrible and disturbing) nightmare to wake up from to start '09. Not a good harbinger of things to come, I hope. Might have to dig up the ol' "Resolutions" thread, perhaps. :shovel:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-01-2009, 03:17 PM
Looking back now, 2008 was kind of a strange year for me. There were several great moments, but a lot of awful ones, too. 2007 was overall better, so hopefully these sorts of things skip years. :D

As JJR said, I'm really looking forward to the new administration.

bobafrett
01-01-2009, 04:05 PM
I had a decent 2008, got married, but lost my step mom.

They are cutting everyones hours at Wally World, so I'm hoping to sneak a few extra hours in there under the radar to be able to keep as close to 40 hours as I can. The tactic has worked in the past for me. Wal-Mart may have a rep for being a bad company to work for, but with all the layoffs and business's closing, I'm happy to have a job!

CaptainSolo1138
01-01-2009, 06:26 PM
I will more than likely get my first real job this year. I've looked forward to salary my whole life!

Jargo
01-01-2009, 06:47 PM
I hope all the world leaders who are in their advanced years and quite obviously corrupt and downright nasty, die by natural means or assisted. and in the interrim before new leaders are elected or put in place that some good can be brought to the peoples of such countries as are affected.
I hope that consumerism having taken a knock in the financial collapse last year maintains a low profile for a while. that the excessive lifestyles most of us have become used to evolve into more realistic simpler and less destructive lifestyles.
I hope that people across all generations think before they drink before they drive.
I hope the youtube phenomenon wears out.
I hope facebook goes back to a simpler layout and loses the CSS which never damn well works.
I hope people know that I am always right even when I'm wrong.
I hope my bottom grapes clear up soon.
I hope alien life arrives on earth and laughs in the face of tom cruise.
I hope Samantha Bee becomes president of the entire freakin universe!
I hope I remember to breathe......

Slicker
01-03-2009, 01:18 AM
2008 was decent. I made rate (got promoted) which means more money! But I had to leave the Kitty Hawk to go to the GW which is a horrible frickin' boat.

2009 should be really good though as I get an apartment soon and I finally get to go home after almost 2 years of not seeing my family!

bobafrett
01-04-2009, 07:27 AM
2009 should be really good though as I get an apartment soon and I finally get to go home after almost 2 years of not seeing my family!

Does that include your mother? If so, I'll have to get off of her first.

Slicker
01-04-2009, 07:49 AM
Does that include your mother? If so, I'll have to get off of her first.buuuuurrrrrn! u got me gud!!!