Brand new year

Happy 2005! Here's to a brand new year. I don't have enough time to post anything of major interest as of yet, but just you wait. I went over a list of subjects to post about the other night and realized that I had over 20. So yes, there will be some major activity here on The Ward-O-Matic soon. I promise.

And I guess that the new year hasn't been so happy for the folks over in Indonesia and Malyasia and for the rest of the victims of that horrific earthquake and resulting tsunami. I cannot fathom the destruction over there. Really unbelievable. Andrea and I are thinking about sending some money to an organization to help out in aid for the families and victims of the tsunami. Something like this brings out the best in people, and it's great to see all these countries come together to help out. (And I can't believe that there were some tourists getting out and trying to sun themselves on the very same beaches where hundreds were swept out to sea! What's up wit that?)

Well, let's hope that the rest of the year will not be so disturbing as that tsunami disaster. I'm sure it can only get better.

Here's to a great 2005.


  1. Happy New Year, Junior. Am I the only one who's appalled by the immediate appearance of Valentine's Day candy/plushes/cards at drug stores and card shops? To paraphrase George Costanza, "I just want one month off!"

  2. In the wake of the horrors in Asia, the year hasn't started off the way we all hoped that it would. Hopefully things will start to look up soon. I, for one, can't wait to see what wonderful posts this blog will bring us in the new year. Happy New Year, Ward!

  3. The devastation in the Indian Ocean and on and around the peninsula is just impossible to understand. It's sad sad sad. Still, I believe that this kind of human suffering and the response it provokes is a perfect illustration of how we are all bound together as human beings... Hopefully there will be some good news to get excited about in 05!


  4. what a tragedy! Happy new year!