Monday will do in a pinch:
What up with New Year’s Eve being on a Monday? Guess it’s in keeping with 2007′s insistence on being the Most Awkward Year Ever. In any case, I for one am going to party hard tonight, so come and join me— let’s freak out on Monday! Sleep in on Tuesday, headache Tuesday afternoon, maybe recover by Wednesday or Thursday.
I want to take this opportunity to extend my very sincere thanks to everyone who continues to make this blog possible— Martin Murray, for supporting the blog in more ways than one and keeping me on the right track when things looked bleak; Rachel Kelso, whose photographic artistry never fails to inspire me (and who I’m hoping will donate some more of her art for the new 2008 melissamaples.com layout!), Jonathan Bauer, my very first blog patron, who is still a faithful reader and now a friend, as well as a fantastic blogger in his own right (best food blog ever); and of course all of you, readers of this site, without whom 2007 would have been much less interesting and interactive. You guys make this site what it is, and I’m looking forward to upping the game in 2008. Thanks for sticking around and giving me an even better reason to do what I do. I hope each and every one of you has a great night tonight and a fantastic start to the coming year.
By the way, everyone has their lists ready, right? I have 30 items on mine. Share a couple of yours in the comments, if you don’t mind. Here, I’ll start: in 2008, I hereby resolve to start podcasting of some sort (even if it’s only here and there), and to revamp this blog so that everything has a nice new look and feel for the new year. So go on, what’s on your 2008 agenda?
Have a great New Year’s celebration, everyone.