Well, old dears, I somehow seem to have made it to the final day of 2010
and what I would really like to say is something like "Good Riddance" or "Tenks Gott, Not a Moment to Soon" but I will be dignified and grown up and won't say those things...........
Instead I will report on the funniest and most absurd piece of junk mail I have ever received......I tried to scan it and put it into my file to be extracted and down (or is it up) loaded to this blog space, but I cannot locate the effing thing so I will simply reprise it for you.
It was a promotion from one of my credit cards (an airline) and it offered me an opportunity to earn enough miles to fly free anywhere in the world AND take a companion with me if I would only charge $30,000 in purchases to my card before December 31, 2010.
Needless to say I haven't tried, but I am sure that even if I had given it my best effort I would have failed miserably. In fact, if I had a loose Thirty Thou lying around I can think of a number of things I would rather do with it than buy stuff so I could fly free to anywhere in the world......unless, of course they can promise me that the companion I would be allowed to take with me would be my secret crush, (are you ready for this?) Mark Harmon.........or possibly Hugh Laurie.
So, instead of trying to spend all that gelt on frivolity I have decided to save my strength and merely tell you all one more time how much I appreciate your loyalty and cyber-friendship. You all were the bright spot in my 2010 and I love you for it. May you all have a lovely holiday and a warm, safe, healthy and love-filled 2011.
* Happy New Year !
The New Yorker covers: February 10, 1968
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