I celebrated the new year with friends old and new, all to the (some say clangorous) sounds of Flogging Molly. Matt and I actually attended both nights (12/30 and 31) of Flogging Molly's New Years Extravaganza. Each show was amazing, that band really is one of the hardest working bands ever.
As I look back on 2008, I have to admit that all indicators point to a pretty good year. Yet there is some malaise that sits on me, I wonder if it is simply my increasing wanderlust, or something deeper. In 2008 I visited England, Wales, Ireland, Italy, California and Hawaii. I worked hard, and did well. I read dozens of books. I bought a new camera. It certainly wasn't a wasted year, not by a long shot! But even so, I intend to make 2009 an even better year.
Good luck to all my friends and readers, and have a safe, eventful, and happy new year!