Friday, December 31, 2010

And Mark It with a ...



I really wanted to wrap 2010 up in a nice little package and start 2011 fresh and new. By 11:59pm tonight, I wanted the house to be spotless, the laundry washed and folded, the fridge stocked, my car washed, my split ends cut off, my nails done, my legs shaved, Lindsay Lohan rehabbed, and the world at peace.

I made extensive lists of the cleaning and organizing that would take place during my winter break, but then I won a Blu-ray DVD player at my work Christmas party raffle, and my husband and I figured out how to stream Netflix through it. (Do see She’s out of My League; don’t see Couples Retreat.)

So instead of ending 2010 with a period and starting a fresh, lovely sentence in 2011, it looks like my year will be ending mid-sentence. I guess that would mean my year will end with a hyphen, the kind of hyphen used to divide words at the end of a line when the whole word can’t fit. January 1, I will finish the word and go from there.

Actually, make that January 2; I’ll nick myself if I try to shave my legs while hungover.

How would you punctuate your 2010?

9 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I'd punctuate my year with a question mark.

I also had grand plans for this vacation that involved organizing the house, writing, and preparing everything to for returning to school. Failure on all counts.

Happy New Year!

MartyrMom said...

I would punctuate my year like *#?!##$*!/??@ GRRR

James Garcia Jr said...

No matter what, I would end my 2010 with a period. In this first year of being a published writer, after twenty years of only dreaming about it, I have busy as heck and worked harder than I ever have before. Did I get everything done or was I as successful as I had hoped to be? No, but I did the best that I could.
That will have to do.
We'll see what the new year brings.

Thanks for the post and *whispering* Happy New Year.
-Jimmy

Gorilla Bananas said...

I was fortunate to avoid ending the year with an exclamation mark caused by a loud noise. The end of the year coincides with the end of a day, which is a good time for sleeping. Nice legs - are they yours?

Ricky said...

My year would end........

Amie Kaufman said...

I think my 2010 ended with " and my 2011 started with ". Talking, talking, talking!

Hart Johnson said...

January 2nd is ALWAYS the start of the new year for me... and I NEVER put clean house of my to do list (it just makes for one less disappointment that way).

I think watching movies and having some down time was a FINE way to go about it!

HulaBuns said...

Very carefully since I'm kind of clumsy. Hehehehe! Happy New Year to you!! I'm sorry I haven't been commenting as much. The hubs and I are moving to a different state (WI of all places) and have less than 2 weeks to get ourselves packed up and moved there. Basically what I'm saying is I'm very stressed out!!!! (I guess a lot of exclamation points would be how I would punctuate it then.) Any who, I'll be back to checking your blog regularly as soon as I get moved. :)

notesfromnadir said...

I appreciate your good thoughts & hope that Lindsay is successful after her extended stay down in Palm Springs.

My punctuation mark would be the ellipses ...
It always has been!