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Green Room - Break Week - Weekend Edition

New Year's Eve 2011, I was sitting in my apartment, with my cats. I didn't have much to hope for in the New Year, but I put on the Hold Steady's "A Positive Jam" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIaTOuCk_Q because that was how I wanted to start things - in face of being absolutely miserable, I decided that I was going to try to send out some "good vibes" anyway.

A few months later, I met Cynthia and my life completely changed.

Every year since then, that is how I've started my year.

Not saying it's voodoo. But come on, do you honestly think I'm going to risk it? ;)

Happy New Year Idolers!

I know there are a lot of people nervous about 2017, but I hope that it manages to surprise us all in the best ways!


The Break will be ending on Monday, and then we are back in business. So enjoy these last few moments of your freedom - and get in your Break Week topics - or at least get out there and read/comment on the ones already posted: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/961914.html

Start your year giving back to other writers, and to your own talents.


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Jan. 1st, 2017 05:42 am (UTC)
I.don't believe in.voodoo..not.anymore anyway


Edited at 2017-01-01 05:43 am (UTC)
Jan. 1st, 2017 05:45 am (UTC)

yay first!

yay '17!!!

Jan. 1st, 2017 05:50 am (UTC)
I think it's been years...I mean years since I've been first

Oh yeah ready for 2017

Actually 2018

Jan. 1st, 2017 06:07 am (UTC)

I've only managed it once ever

I am not so prepared for a new year but trying to go forward into a rebirth of sorts, gary's song was a good note to start on while feeling meloncholy and nostalgic but generally positive!  \0/

Jan. 1st, 2017 06:12 am (UTC)
I'm trying to keep positive (kind of why I'd rather skip 2017)...

Rebirth would be good...
Jan. 1st, 2017 06:43 am (UTC)
All the best in 2017 to you and Cynthia, Gary!

And to all Idol-ers and their loved ones! 12 minutes till midnight, here. Happy New Year Everyone!

Jan. 1st, 2017 06:51 am (UTC)
Happy 2017! May the new year bring everyone peace, hope, love, and prosperity! <3
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:05 am (UTC)
new year and then
Jan. 1st, 2017 08:36 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!!!!

I'm working an hour later than usual today since the store opens an hour later :)
Jan. 1st, 2017 08:45 am (UTC)
It may be a little late to be mentioning this, but I'm not really sure what the break topics were all about. They were optional, right? Cause some of us get kinda busy this last week or so?

Anywho, happy new year, everyone!
Jan. 1st, 2017 08:52 am (UTC)
Yep. Completely optional - but there is a reward for those who did them.

That way, people who *wanted* to work over the break had incentive to do so, and the people who needed the time off aren't penalized (or eliminated by having to use their byes over that time period).

Jan. 1st, 2017 12:50 pm (UTC)
I have been pondering the topics but simply haven't had time to write. Maybe today?

Jan. 1st, 2017 03:12 pm (UTC)

Happy New Year to all! All ready for 2017 here! 🎉🎉🎉🎉. Peace, happiness and wellness to all!

Jan. 1st, 2017 06:18 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, all!

Rang in the night with a chop chop hibachi dinner out with the family, a rousing game of Telestrations with my kids and a sleepover friend, drank some $20 champagne - a splurge, lol - at midnight, got a sweet kiss from the hub's and then we all played Beanboozled until 2:00. You just haven't lived until you've been forced to eat a dogfood flavored jelly bean, gag!

I am hopeful 2017 rocks. I despised 2016, but even though the overarching theme of the year was suck, there were still some truly brilliant moments as well, so I'm going to hold tight to the knowledge in the future that even in a crap time, shining moments of wonderfulness can occur!
Jan. 1st, 2017 06:39 pm (UTC)

Happy New Year to everyone!

I'm excited to start my new page-a-day calendar. It's a new word a day.

Maybe I am a bit of nerd/geek!

Jan. 1st, 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year everyone!

I managed to finish all four entries!
Jan. 2nd, 2017 02:31 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year everyone! May it be peacefilled, joyous, and prosperous for all!

That being said, I wanted to participate and write this week, but the Monster in law wound up in hospital Dec 17 and hasn't gotten out yet. She had a possible heart attack (she's 87) and is back in rehab. I also had a bit of a row with her NYE. She has sundowners dementia and when hubs talked with her Xmas eve- she was a complete witch to him. She also doesn't remember. (Sigh) So, yeah. The holidays were ruined for all. She even managed to ruin my kids holiday, because we didn't drive up and put up the tree and do other Xmas'y things with them- so they just didn't do them at all.

Anyhoo... all I've done is cry out of frustration. I'll get over it! Peace...
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