Hello, 2016!

It is now officially 2016. I’m starting a pool on how long it takes me to write that instead of 2015. For some reason, 2015 was easy to remember – I don’t think I goofed and wrote 2014 until July, and I still can’t figure out what brain cell misfired to cause that. I didn’t jump ahead of myself to write 2016 until about two weeks into December.

I’m still trying to figure out why 1972 seemed like a lifetime, while 2015 passed in the blink of an eye. All in all, it wasn’t an awful year – despite the broken ankle and the eyeball-munching, glass-pooping, razorblade-skating beetles that invade my eyes in the middle of the night (every damned night)… Seriously, it’s been a pretty good year. Work has been good and challenging; I’ve enjoyed fun times with family and friends; we visited interesting places (like Lake Tahoe, which is apparently my Waterloo)… and now, the promise of 2016 lies ahead. Cairn said it best:

And The Doctor – the true expert on time:

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.

Dr. Who

Midnight and the Accidental New Year’s Eve Selfie

This is what happens when you look out the front window and try to take a photo of the kid shooting off fireworks right in front of your house – but forget to switch from the front to the back camera, and time it so perfectly that your face is lit up in the rockets’ red glare. That’s right – no lights, no flash, just New Year’s Eve fireworks in my neighborhood. That’s my pensive, “I’ll miss you, 2015…here’s hoping 2016 is equally awesome,” face. Or maybe I was thinking something else, but since my house isn’t on fire, we’ll just go with that.


My Most Engaged Readers

To each of you, I give the Top Common Tater Award:


Display it proudly. Or eat it.

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Don’t look at me! Try Zimbio’s Random New Year’s Resolution Generator.

I’m mostly just recycling last year’s, since I didn’t finish most of them.



Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; Innocents & Demons; and A New Leaf for Lyle. You can find her books on Amazon at http://amazon.com/author/hollyjahangiri. For more information on her children's books, please visit http://jahangiri.us/books.
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14 thoughts on “Hello, 2016!”

  1. I downloaded and saved my Common Tater! THANKS!
    Now recall for 2016 you need to have 3 weird adventures (Nicely spaced out, of course!), 2 horror stories, and win 1 award. You can do other stuff, too, but thems they be required…..

      1. HA HA HA! But I already have mine. So I have to figure out how to make one of those posters to give you an Un-Common Poster Award ….
        Any ideas?

      2. Ok, well, I have 363 days to come up with a WHY.
        This time may give me a WHAT.

        Somehow I need to find out HOW people make those dammed posters.

        BTW: Something my HP printer should do. (Along with the fact that it would not let me register it, clearly a bug HP has to fix!) But it DOES do COOL: graph paper, and automatic grocery list things, and some other stuff. We need more of that HP! To do list, Holly Awards, and stuff like that!
        Holly’s Mission: Tell ’em.

      1. I own a functional Apple //e and Epson dot matrix. I had an IBM copy years ago, but lost it. I like stuff quick and simple. At my age and my health, it is safer that way.

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