It is my distinct pleasure to open the Random Thoughts Thread for 2014. Our friend Bear was not only a stalwart in the community, but was the mind behind one of the greatest threads on Cyburbia. We remember his contribution to our community by opening the year with his words. Last year we used his words to open the second RTDNTOTO. Below you will find his thoughts on the yearly tradition for the other years he was with us. Let us not only remember him, but celebrate his memory with another great year of posting in the Random Thoughts thread.
Good morning and happy new year to all friends and foes. I proudly pry open another can of RANDOMS, version 2008. In keeping with the random nature I post this snippet.....
Years ago my friend (Fred) and this Bear decided to dribble basketballs from our home in the Point Place neighborhood of Toledo (north side) to Detroit. A distance of about 55 miles.
We made it as far as Monroe, MI.....about 18 miles.
Who the hexx knows.
How's that for totally random?
Planner Note: The above story incorporated topics near and dear to the hearts of plannerfolk.....geographical references, questionable activities, sports, friendship, nostalgia.
Welcome to 2008.
Happy New Year, Cyburbians!!!
If you are reading this at or around the midnight hour......you are enjoying the old "out with the old, in with the new" dance that most of the world does as a New Year rolls from time zone to time zone. If you are reading it on Thursday morning, the first day of 2009, as bacon and eggs (with coffee) sizzles in the background.....hope your hangover goes away! :-D
Katie has informed me that I have to kiss her when the clock strikes midnight. Being an old codger, I was kinda hoping she would watch my ball drop, too.
Seriously.....a very warm Happy New Year to all my friends at Cyburbia.
I am off to kiss my beautiful wife. :l:
PS - She also told me I have to kiss Molly (our Golden Retriever). Anybody know if 2009 is the "year of the dog"? It apparently is in my house.
Tradition has called.....this Bear has answered.....
My original plans were to introduce this "catch-all" thread later in the day on this final day of the decade. My evening plans are somewhat jumbled, so I will take the time right here and now......
Proudly prying open the newest Random Thoughts thread. Seems like just yesterday when I popped the top on the first Random thread. Then again, it seems like just yesterday when I was in high school.....and that was ten presidents ago. :-c
Ladies and gentlemen......start your engines.
1st Random Thought of 2010 Thread - Does it seem strange that it was considered normal for the citizens of Petticoat Junction to have drinking water that three women bathed in? Just wondering.
Happy New Year !!!
Welcome to 2011. In the grande olde tradition, this Bear slides another Random thread your way. Please treat it well as we motor through the coming year. Have a super year, my friends.
Happy new year, Cyburbia! The big ball just did its' annual dance in Times Square. Of greater importance, the big walleye dropped in Port Clinton, OH, just down the road a piece from Toledo and Swanton. The fine finish for the 2011 version of Random set the bar high. Speaking of bar.....I need a drink.