2008: End of an Error

I was a little sentimental, as I sometimes get at the end of the year, and I thought a little retrospective sing-along might be in order.

To the tune of My Way, written by Revaux and Claude Franรงois, English words by Paul Anka, as performed by Francis Albert Sinatra:


Have fun and be safe tonight, dear Raisinettes. And just one more thing. The Raisin is ending the year just having the viewership odometer rolling past 100,000! Could not have done it without you! Mmwwaahhhhhh!


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23 responses to “2008: End of an Error

  1. nightowl724

    Oh, nonnie… I just LOVE it! The poetry, the prose, the art, and the music. What a wonderful way to end (finally) 2008!

    Congrats on passing the 100K mark, kiddo! (BTW, is my check in the mail?)

    Thanks for all the clever, zany, insightful posts that turned tragedy into comedy for the benefit of our mental health.

    Happy New Year to you, nonnie, and to all the Raisinettes!

  2. thanks nightowl! ๐Ÿ˜€
    to tell you the truth, i’ve been so miserably sick that i didn’t have anything to post for new year’s. i finished a poster about another subject, but, around 4 this afternoon, i decided that i should save that one and do something for new year’s. i threw the song and the mikk0/raisin image together and hoped that they didn’t look too last-minute.

    so, anyway, i stuck it all over here, and hit preview a few times, made a few adjustments, and then, poof!, the whole damned thing disappeared! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ not a nice thing to do to a fluzee! so, i redid it, and this time it stuck around. i wanted to post it so that it had the december 31 date on it, so i hit the publish button at 6:59 (which translates to 11:59 gmt). it posted okay, but then i noticed at the bottom that it said that comments were off. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ huh? i didn’t do that! i tried to leave a comment, but nuh-uhhh, it wouldn’t let me. i searched the wordpress help forums, and i couldn’t find the answer. then i wondered if the date was what was causing the problem. so i copied the whole shebang, put it in a new diary, and published the new one. this time, the comments were back on. i deleted the original.

    so where was i before i went off on my tangent? oh yeah, happy new year, nightowl! i hope the new one will hold only good things for all of us! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. jlms qkw - jenn

    happy new year nonnie! and all raisinettes!

    i’m holding my breath for 20.5 more days.

  4. jeb

    Happy New Year Nonnie and I hope you feel better. I’ll bet you’ll feel better on the 20th. Meanwhile 2009 starts off with a kick in the pants cause we have to endure this mis-administration for 20 more days but Lord our deliverance is on it’s way.

    Loved the song and posters.

  5. nightowl724

    Are you kidding? This post is terrific! It doesn’t look the least bit “thrown together.” As a matter of fact, it looks (and sounds) as if you’ve been cooking it for days.

    Such talent… I’m so jealous!

    I hope you feel better soon – very soon.

  6. happy new year jenn! ๐Ÿ˜€
    i’m not holding my breath, i just can’t breathe through my nose! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. happy new year, jeb! ๐Ÿ˜€
    thank you for the well wishes. i just want to feel like my face isn’t about to explode.

    the next 20 days will be interesting. i am especially eager to see who chimpy is going to pardon.

  8. thanks nightowl ๐Ÿ˜€ and happy new year! sometimes, parodies just write themselves. i used my way in a diary at the big orange a while back. it’s a good song to parody.

  9. You’ve got so much talent.
    I certainly hope you’re considering offering up a bundle of your posts to some lucky publisher.
    You could make a billion off your work.

    Happy New Year, Nonnie.

  10. nightowl724

    KZd, I’ve told her the same thing!

  11. Friend of the court

    A look back, has always been my favorite part of the New Year celebration. I hope everyone stays, or becomes, safe and healthy. Thank you, nonnie.

  12. karen,
    you are too kind. my stuff has the shelf-life of an open carton of milk on a hot day.

    have the happiest of new years, karen! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. happy new year to you, too, neon vincent!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. fotc,
    looking back is fun. the song could have been a hundred verses. i was looking back at all the stuff that happened this last year, and i realized that i had forgotten 85% of it! i finally had to stop looking, because my brain was getting too full.

    i hope your new year is wonderful, fotc. i will start it off in a good way by pointing out that you were finally really last in my diary at the big orange! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Hey, Take-a yew vitamin C!
    So yew can be happy all year like me!
    We’ll throw out de Bush
    And heez sidekick la Douche
    And welcome Obama wit glee!

    So Hysterical New Year to you all
    As we close all the stores at the mall
    Let’s live within means
    As we reshape our dreams
    And once again learn to walk tall!

  16. ๐Ÿ˜† happy new year, michael!! ๐Ÿ˜€ i love your poem. thanks so much for making me laugh! and thanks, too, for urantian sojourn, another little home away from home. i was just over there. i love it!

  17. Nonnie this is brilliant just like all your wonderful work and I agree with KZD!

    I am sick too, with a nasty cold. SO I didn’t have any NYE festivities, but then again, I usually don’t anyway.

    Happy New Year, you talented thing, you.

    *Mwwwwwahhhhhhhh* back atcha!

  18. thank you, helen! ๐Ÿ˜€

    happy new year, and i hope that you are feeling better soon. i can breathe through my nose again ๐Ÿ™‚ but i am not sure if that means this nastiness is leaving or just moving elsewhere in my body.

    maybe i will hire one of the raisinettes to be my agent. i am far too lazy to pursue making money from this. mind you, i wouldn’t turn any money down, i’m just too lazy to do the research.

    the new year is going to be better, if only because i have made so many new friends here. i am very grateful for that. ๐Ÿ˜€


  19. Dusty

    What a great lil ditty!

    I stayed home and drank B&B on ice.

    Merry New Year Nonnie! Lets hope it ends better than it starts out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. thanks dusty!

    happy new year! ๐Ÿ˜€

    i stayed home, too. i’ve been sick for a few days. tell you the truth, i would rather stay home. i don’t like dealing with the drunks on and off the road.

    i have a feeling that this new year is going to start to get better in about 19 days or so! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. nonnie – we need your talent at work….. really

  22. oooh!! hire me, dcAp! i could use the money! i’ll bring you lunch every day! ๐Ÿ˜‰