Can’t believe another year has come and gone.  How time flies as the expanding universe rapidly nears its critical flashpoint upon which it will abruptly collapse in on itself in a splendiferous anti-matter explosion of utter annihilation that will erase everything from existence.  Hopefully, that will be sometime before Wednesday when I have my scheduled endoscopy.

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So, what are you big New Year’s Eve plans?  It’s going to be a crazy night for Akemi and I.  We’re going to hit the gym, take Suji out, then take our showers, get into bed and watch youtube food videos before lights out, somewhere between 10:00 – 11:00 pm.  I should be fast asleep by the time the countdown concludes, blissfully unaware of texts or calls from any well-wishers or miss-dialers.

See you next year!

9 thoughts on “December 31, 2022: Ushering in the New Year with a Big Bang!

  1. Hah, my 75 year old Dad has you beat!

    He goes to bed at 6pm. Now, he DOES wake up at 5am, but still… 🤷🏻‍♀️😉

    And he’s still working! He’s a psychologist who privately tests children for learning disabilities &/or giftedness. But he’s finally admitted that he can’t keep up with all the work available any more, so he’s finally… finally going to fully retire in the spring.

    You should see the stacks of books he has waiting to be read. 😳

    I hope you & Akemi have a lovely & restful evening. My husband & I will be watching a few movies, enjoy a few different mixed drinks (made by yours truly) & then retire just after midnight so we can get a good night’s rest for tomorrow morning’s New Year’s hike with 2 of our closest friends.

    See you on the flip side, Joe. 🎉

    1. Wow. Your dad is amazing. My mother 88 and still going in to work 3 days a week.

  2. Oh no, you don’t get to wish world obliteration just cause you don’t want to go to the doctor. It will be fine. You can do this. Don’t be nervous.

    I was wondering what Akemi was going to do after that “dogs on the bed” tweet, You’re lucky it didn’t turn into a “husband on the couch” tweet.

    I’ll be cursing at midnight at all the yahoos shooting off fireworks in my neighborhood.

  3. My NYE plans are basically replying to this blog, playing a bit more with my MIDI music setup and then going to bed which in about 20 mins will be 10pm. Got back yesterday from visiting my brother’s family in NS and feeling pretty tired.

    That said, I already hear people setting off $%^#% fireworks in the neighbourhood, so my getting to sleep early plans may be foiled. AGAIN. That’s okay, I’ll spend the awake time plotting revenge on them and any other nemeses I can think of in 2023. Happy New Year!

    Also, good luck on the endoscopy on Wednesday! No fireworks there, I hope.

  4. My NYE was passing kidney stones from my lithotripsy. Hubby took a week of vacation and we’re going to take that time to do some work and some play. Then the kidney stone thing came up…. Life can come at your sideways sometimes. We’ll celebrate next week. 🙂

    Good luck with the endoscopy! Abstaining from food will probably be the worst part for you.

    Happy New Year Everyone! 🥂🍾🎉

    1. Hope you’re doing well. A friend of mine spent the New Year passing a kidney stone as well. It seems to be all the rage.

  5. Best part of divorce? Come on Joe, You can do better than that! For example, “No sweet heart, your are the best part of my life, not just a bonus to the divorce!”
    But the pets on the bed is definitely great.

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