MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017: The Only Way Is Up!

I tend to have a lot to say on New Year's Eve, when I somehow feel the need to bare my soul. Not this time, I don't. Why not?

Well, the year 2016 wasn't great (to say the least) and the way I see it, the only way is up. And by that I don't mean we should all just die and go to heaven — if such a place exists — as did Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, the following day and many others we know and don't know. You get the idea.

So here's to 2017. Let's raise our collective glass and cherish our new motto: "The only way is up!" 

Happy New Year, people.
Never lose hope.

Here we go.

Blue


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122 comments:

  1. Made it Blue at your sea
    First time as you can see
    Thanks for all of 2016
    Looking forward to 2017
    Only way is up agteed fully

    Hank

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    1. You made it, all right
      Without a fight
      In for the win
      Beats getting stuck in a bin
      Thank you, too
      Now, where's my blue suede shoe?

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  2. It's a wow, for including Hank
    In the wonderful composit images
    Appreciate with lots of thanks
    It's certainly a great privilege

    Hank

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    1. Wouldn't want it any other way
      Night or day

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  3. Wait, why do I have an earring? You wouldn't caught me dead wearing jewellery :) I do appreciate being put next to sister Theresa and you up there!
    Are you going out with Angelina tonight? Did Mongo manage to pull down the tree yet?
    I'm working today as well, like you didn't know, so I went to city this morning to treat myself with a new dark forest green winter parka and that would be my prize for all my earthly sufferings! And somebody thought I was 30 today, again, which made my day a bit...
    Drink a glass of champagne for me too at midnight, will you?

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    1. There's an earring on account of you being a naughty if hard-working pirate.

      Same ole same ole. Family and friends. Nothing fancy.

      A present.... well, good for you. I wanted to send you something the other day seeing that it's your 30th birthday (not), but you keep refusing my presents. So... the best I can do now that I've got your permission is drink to your health. Will do, Dez. Will do.

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    2. Happy New Year, Blue! Are you awake? Sober? Blue?

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    3. I'm awake. Sober, too. What are the odds?

      Happy New Year, Dezzzmeister.

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    4. Don't complain about the earring, dezzmeister. Me eye ain't even there!

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    5. He forgot the eye? Oh, my, maybe you wasn't a good girl last year? :)

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    6. Your eye is there, Wendy Dear. Always has been. I would not forget you.

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    7. No it ain't, Blue. Well, for the life of me, I cannot see it. Clearly I have lost my sight or my mind. Possibly my mind. LOL

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    8. What???????? Bottom row, right smack in the middle!

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    9. Oh I see ... you've put a frame around it and I didn't recognise it. Sorry. Oops ...

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    10. A picture frame... to match the festive color of champagne :))

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    11. It was lost on me. Sorry! And thank you :)

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    12. Sorry doesn't quite cut it. Where's that champagne? :D

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    13. why does me have a peculiar feeling he added it after you filed an official complaint, Wendy?

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    14. No, I did NOT! I started out with the champagne and then I put in Wendy's eye. But then I said to myself, "Blue, you handsome fella, why don't you tweak that eye a bit, 'cause it's, well, a bit big..."

      That's right.

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    15. You just won... tea!

      What do you mean, you're not interested?

      Okay, you just won... a trip to Bora Bora, red Speedos included.

      Better?

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  4. Up you say
    What a way
    Many will take it to heart
    Or maybe another part
    Viagra needs business too
    Quite the new years view

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    1. Lots of blue to keep going up?
      Might need a bottle, won't need a cup

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    2. Hey, if you speak of head
      May your only up and downs be in bed
      I stole that
      From another blog mat lol

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    3. Still funny though
      At the blue guy show LOL

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  5. Hi Blue

    raising my glass a toast to a New Year
    may it be filled with champagne nights
    and the days brings rays of sunlight
    so happy to see me included here
    may the cup of life be filled with delights
    may the song of our hearts always play, cheers

    Much love my dear blue one!

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    1. And you better rerurn in 2017
      If you know what I mean

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    2. Happy New Year Blue! 2017 a new chapter in the book of life.

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    3. Re...rurn? Was I drinking already, True? Here's to a new chapter!

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    4. blame it on Scooby Doo ~ rove you

      Page 2 of 2017 - write it anyway you want to...

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    5. Anyway... wouldn't that be grand
      I'd fly all the way to Bora Land

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    6. Grand it would be
      don't forget about me...
      (haha)

      well, I guess we can write it anyway we want to in our imagination land, as we run around on soft
      sand...

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    7. That would be a dream come true
      No need for a blue suede shoe

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    8. I thought Truedessa was Trudy, how come she is Lois? Lane?

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  6. I'll try to be positive for the New Year.....but 2016 was a sorry one.

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  7. Up indeed is a good place to go!

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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  8. Here to wish you a wonderful New Year!

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  9. You know I live life in a song..........
    You figure whenever you'r down and out
    The only way is up
    Up on a rosebud, high on the vine
    Don't thumb your nose, Bud,
    Take a tip from mine
    I'm a little bit outta the elbow room
    (He's at a bar)
    So let me get me some
    And look out world
    HERE I COME
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Happy New Year

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    1. You rock.
      Enough said.
      Happy New Year, Belva!

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    1. Blue, is Adam pregnant already?

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    2. Um... What makes you think I know. You have penguin spies, I don't.

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  11. I hope this year is better than the last one.

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  12. Happy New Year you fabulous darling man. I hope it is FILLED to the BRIM with possibilities, joy, warmth and hope and maybe....just maybe.....tickets to BORA BORA! XXXX

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    1. Wouldn't that be something, Jules. May all your dreams come true.

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  13. Happy New Year! No place but up...or maybe sideways?

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  14. Happy new year Blue!!!
    ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Well, Linda certainly did not come to my place to wish me a happy one! Some ladies around here are so impolite, Blue, 'tis a sad true....

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  15. And a very Happy New Year to you too, Blue :)

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  16. Happy New Year to you also and may this year be a better one for you.

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    1. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed, Birgit :)

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  17. Yep. The only way is up. 2016 was a tough one for a lot of people (including me). But I feel optimistic about 2017. Hope you have a great year!

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    1. Hope you have a great year, too, Sherry!

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  18. Go up, rise up, take a stance, take a chance ~

    Blue, happy new day to you ~ Happy new 2017!!!!!

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    1. Oh, Lawd, Blue, I did not even know Grace is still blogging.... she never ever visits me, you know.... /criesinthedarkness/

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  19. Happy New Year Blue!!!! Onwards & UPwards!!!!!! X

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  20. 2016 sucked hard! But, I've been optimistic about 2017, also saying that it seems that we can only go up from here. Happy New Year, Blue!

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  21. The only way is up for sure! Upward and Onward I say. All the best to your in 2017!

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Jappy New Year and thank you for stopping by.

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  22. Oh, I love the 2017 grid! Thanks for including me!
    It didn't register that Debbie Reynolds died the day after her daughter. I find that comforting. No one should have to outlive their children.
    Did I ever mention that my college nickname was Blue(w)?
    The spelling a combination of I blew it and a drink called Blue Tail Fly:)

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    1. Of course you're included. How could you not be?

      How come you never mentioned your college nickname was Blue(w)? Blue Tail Fly? I bet it tastes great, too.

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  23. Woohoo I made it to the top!! :D I feel very special.

    Happy new year!! I'd say 2017 can't possibly be worse than 2016, but I've been wrong about that for like seven years now....

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    1. You sure did! I had a feeling you're on top of things.

      Happy New Year, Mich. Did you say... seven years?

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  24. Happy 2017 and it's GONNA be a good one

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    1. Let's make it so. In case it's not, we'll just do an ostrich (well, not DO an ostrich) and call it a year. Easy does it!

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  25. The only way is up indeed. Happy New Year Blue and let neither of us get bogged down by the dumb stuff. It's just that. Dumb.

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    1. So true. Focus on the things that matter.

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  26. I hope 2017 is tremendously awesome. I think we're all ready for that. :)

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  27. Up we go! You know, 2016 wasn't awful for me. In fact, it was pretty decent. Maybe I just stayed away from the news enough to enjoy it, eh?

    Here's to an epic 2017! (Stuffed with cheese.)

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    1. Pretty decent is not too bad. Well, good for you, Crystal. Staying away from the news helps.

      Bottoms up!

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  28. Elevator - up, please!

    Up really is the way to go. Not just because I'm an optimist, but because I can't fathom when people intentionally just wish everything to go to shit. You know when that boat sinks that you're gonna be on it too, right?

    Cheers to 2017, and cheers to beer being the center of our world (and yours, in that wonderful collage).

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    1. Why would anyone want to be on that boat, right?

      Keep things afloat
      When you're on .... CLICK!

      That's right ;

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  29. Happy happy New Year, Blue!!
    Up is all in the attitude. I'm sure of it.

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    1. Happy happy New Year, Lynda!

      You know you always put a smile on my blue face, don't you? :)

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  30. One of my co-workers is continually saying if you wake up in the morning, it's better than the alternative. So I take that "up" pretty seriously! :) Happy new year, Blue! Let's hope this one does have some good things in store!

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    1. It sure is better than the alternative. Since I never remember my dreams, it's always a surprise to wake up and smell the roses. "I'm still here! yay!" That kind of thing...

      Happy New Year!

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  31. I agree. It was a rough ending to the year for us too so I'm looking forward to a better year for everyone. We all deserve it, don't ya think?

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    1. Happy New Year, Robert. Thanks for stopping by last year.

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  33. Hi I'm still alive and doing good!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  34. Hey Blue,

    Good grief, its taken me ten days to get here. Here's to 2017 being peaceful and positive.

    Yep, the only way is up, baby..."Yazz" it is...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOMvs_1UFCk

    Gary, Gary, nary contrary :)

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    1. There you are, good sir. Ten days is not so bad :)

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    2. Now, what to do with the remaining 355 days this year! :)

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    3. Oh no... my brain is melting, Gary! Your question is just to hard for a simple blue guy.

      Let's see... How about looking in the mirror every day and saying out loud, "Not bad... Not bad at all!"

      Gary, Gary, always flairy.

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  35. May hope prevail. Thanks for including me in the mural ;)

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    1. What's the use of a mural without Riot Kitty? Well?

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  36. It's sad that we lost so many stars this year. I was surprised that the Golden Globes only mentioned Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher instead of having an in memorium like the Academy Awards does. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Blue!

    Julie

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  37. Yeah, that didn't make sense. Happy New Year, Julie.

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  38. I imagine numbers with specific colors. 1 & 6 were always black. 5 is blue. 7 is red. My birthday is on the 17th. 7 is what I believe to be my lucky number. Still gotta put in more effort myself though.

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    1. Sounds like a plan to me. Looking forward to spring?

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  39. Happy New Year Blue. Sorry I'm a tad late!!!! X

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