12/31/18 – Happy New Year

CURRENT EVENTS

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I thought it was an interesting and fun read; but I could not help wishing it was more about The Most Interesting Man in the World and less about Jonathan Goldsmith.

A memoir told through a series of adventures and the lessons he’s learned and wants to pass on, Stay Interesting is a truly daring and bold tale, and a manifesto about taking chances, not giving up, making courageous choices, and living a truly adventurous, and always interesting life. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I thought this movie was very appropriate for this week, plus it is clever and entertaining.

New Year’s Eve (2011)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I’ve checked out a number of songs for starting out the new year and for me, I can’t find one better than this to start our 2019.  It has stood the test of time.

1999

By Prince

ART OF THE WEEK

I think nature is one of the best artists.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

This isn’t the first time that I have made Father Time the extraordinary person of the week, but I thought why not do it again.

Father Time

Father Time is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man […], dressed in a robe and carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping device (which represents time’s constant one-way movement).

Around New Year’s Eve, the media uses Father Time as the personification of the previous year (or “the Old Year”) who typically “hands over” the duties of time to the equally allegorical Baby New Year (or “the New Year”) or who otherwise characterizes the preceding year.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

The beginning of the year is a good time for reflection.

LEARNING TRAITS

Just in case you didn’t already know this.

MISCELLANEOUS 

When it is all said and done, the only thing that matters is what you have done, not what your ancestors have done.  

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

In 2018, did you become a better person?

Yes  47.37%  (9 votes) 

A little better  36.84%  (7 votes) 

No, but I tried  15.79%  (3 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

Are you a reader of books?

Yes  93.75%  (15 votes) 

No  6.25%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Regarding the movie “Scrooged”

I’ve seen it and liked it.  50%  (7 votes) 

I haven’t seen it, but I want to see it.  35.71%  (5 votes) 

I haven’t seen it and I am not interested in seeing it.  14.29%  (2 votes) 

I’ve seen it and didn’t like it.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

Regarding the Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

I’ve never been, but I want to go there.  61.54%  (8 votes) 

I’ve never been and don’t wish to go there.  23.08%  (3 votes) 

I’ve been there and liked it.  15.38%  (2 votes) 

I’ve been there and didn’t like it.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 13
Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle?

Yes  71.43%  (10 votes) 

No  28.57%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

Which would you rather receive from a dear friend or relative?

Their presence  93.33%  (14 votes) 

A present  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Do you think the “Blind Man” description of the USA does the country justice.

No  80%  (8 votes) 

Yes  20%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 10

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

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