No garbage cans were sacrificed for this years end celebration.
There was way too much food. The demon plague monkey children are likely to get coal for the next ten years.
Looking back upon 2009 it was a roller-coaster ride to hell and the it still isn't done with yet. After 9 months of being unemployed I finally got a job in March. While the pay isn't the best, lack of benefits (like paid vacations) suck and the commute takes me to South Austin it is still employment of a sort. The only downside is that I'm dealing with a dead car and no real savings to call upon to get me a replacement vehicle without burning my existing 401K.
My friends (annoying though at times) also are urging me to take better care of myself -- Diabetes is a very real risk in my family and I'm showing outward signs. Diet and exercise coupled with cutting as much sugar as possible is the first step. Yes it's a bitch to have to have them rag on me, but I know they mean well and sometimes even I need a swift kick in reality to try and make amends with my life.
Still its nice having them at this time of year when so many others don't have anyone else to call upon. (Nevermind that I never really talk to my blood relatives much anymore due to my hermit ways.) In the end its worth every moment, as pain reminds you that you are alive. That you feel and most importantly that you bleed.
Can't ask for anything less.