Bye Bye 2017

 hau’oli makahiki hou

For the last 16 years or so, this has been my blog New Year’s Eve Post. And, that really is how Carlton “celebrated” New Year’s Eve. A real party animal that man!

But, I should talk. Today, walk, grocery store, shoe store, walk some more with the new shoes. Nap, read. And, dinner will be grocery store sushi – with extra wasabi. No swim today. It got cold. Yea, I know. ZERO sympathy. 

Oh, the shoes. Well, it seems that at least one thing on my agenda in OZ require shoes with toes and tops. I don’t think my clogs will pass muster. I know my sandals won’t. So, I am now the owner of a pair of “athletic shoes” – I haven’t had those in 30 years. I can always just leave them in Australia, if I hate them. 

And for those who were none to happy with 2017 – it could have been worse.

  • 65,000,000 BC – that was most likely the worst. Your giant asteroid that wiped out 75% of life on the planet including every single dinosaur. That had to be Worst. Year. Ever.
  • 1348 – The Plague in Europe. 1/3 of the population dies. This one gets my vote.
  • 1492 – That wasn’t a very good year for the existing population of the Americas.
  • 1837 – The Panic (financial) of 1837. This was a US thing. And, I know it would get Carlton’s vote for worst year ever. 

That was my list from last year. See no reason to change it.

2017 was a good year for me. I love my life at The Asylum.  The Little Old Lady Road Trip to the Solar Eclipse was great. The Last Great Photo Shot was a success. 

For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes. – Dag Hammarskjöld

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