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December 31, 2006

2006: it got better towards the end

2006 started out sucking, got worse in the middle, then got a lot better towards the end. I had a lot of self-esteem issues at the beginning of the year with a serious loss of mojo, which I regained slowly throughout the year. But in the process I re-confirmed who my good friends were and who were not. Organizing a funeral for a friend threw me a curve, and I was a lot more affected by it than I thought. But I again learned who the good people were out there, who won't always be with us.

But the weather for this town was fantastic, with a mild winter and one ski trip, a fantastic spring followed by a summer with only one awful sweaty week in there. And this winter ain't bad either. Mom visited in the spring while the weather was great, and it was good to have her here. I had several nice vacations, with a visit to Homer in Tucson, Arizona and a surprise trip to Provincetown, which was more fun than I thought it would be.

2006 was a spectacular year for beards and scruff, and it was a great year to be jimbo, with hipster and celebrity beards showing up all over the place. I honestly can't see a more scruffy year anytime in the next decade or so.

My garden was a bit of a disappointment, with too much shade both out back and in front, and my plans for a tropical paradise garden literally came up short. Next year I'll plant for shade-tolerant species.

And my hopes for a change in goverment were met and exceeded with a near-complete overhaul to a more balanced situation in this country. It took four more years for America to catch up with what I felt needed to happen. I'm hoping things do change and more work is done by our hopeful elected officials.

Here's a jimbo.info blog year in review:

No Cell Phone. Brokeback Mountain was 'OK'. Happy Lights. "Pog." Another fun visit to Tucson. All Shady Partnered Gay Men Should Wear Burquas. Mom visits Jimbo. Bingham Cup in NYC. Gays at the Farm in WV. Bad tubing trip. Friend's funeral. Laser eye surgery. Kennilworth Aquatic Gardens. Porn Star 'Staches. Provincetown trip. Cyndi Fucking Lauper. OMG Shoes. Good Tubing Trip. Maryland Rennaissance Festival. Backpacking. Carmen Electrolysis. Charlene Hilton. NC & SC & Alligators! Brine the Turkey. Wineberry Cabin. Cavemen. Pursed Lips. GWAR. You make good bottom.

As for 2007, who knows, as I don't ever project and I make my resolutions throughout the year. My jogging resolution has been going well, and I've been keeping off the chunk and am feeling fit. I think a job move is on the horizon, but I have the luxury of taking my time with that. Same career, but different location.

Posted by jimbo at December 31, 2006 6:08 PM


thanks for sharing your experiences with us out here in the blogoshpere. It us who are richer for the experience. Thanks for sharing.
Ps. I did get a little stressed out when Charlene walked in and removed all the man-fur and delicious scruffiness. However, as you previously assured me, things are all back to normal. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2007.

Posted by: wombat at December 31, 2006 9:44 PM

Happy New Year Jimbo!

Posted by: casey at January 1, 2007 12:43 AM

Our best wishes for a happy new year.

Posted by: Steve and Warren at January 1, 2007 9:03 AM

Happy, Joyous New Year, Jimbo!

Posted by: Mikeprov1 at January 1, 2007 11:49 AM

Happy New Year Jimbo!

In keeping with the tubing trip and your Nordic heritage (Wisconsonian) - we should all go skiing this winter!

Posted by: TOS at January 1, 2007 12:47 PM

Death to the past, Jimbo! Wheee!

Posted by: kameron at January 1, 2007 1:30 PM

happy new year!!

Posted by: daniel at January 1, 2007 2:49 PM