Yuck. Nasty, real nasty. Yes sir, that really stunk, I mean that was some pretty foul stuff there my newly appointed friend. I am of course referring to your predecessor good old 2008. I had pretty high hopes for 2008. 2008 took them all, covered them with refuge and left them out in the hot sun to soar and decay. Thanks alot 2008. Those were only my hopes and dreams.
2009, luckily for you, after a year like that one, I don't expect too much.
I'm afraid that this is were the good news ends. Turns out I'm not the only one who has expectations from you, though I'm certain most haven't taken the time to write. (Please remember that wen doling out any bounty you may find yourself in excess of. You and I are one, okay? We're buds right? shhh... don't tell anyone one else. You're the man! No you are!!!) Ahem...I digress.
As I was saying, it seems that half of population sees this as the year of "Change". Right. You 2009, are the herald of the future, the bringer of good, the year of the enlightening, and all that other jazz. If you let yourself bask in the glory of yourself, you will so find it difficult not to be impressed with you. I mean you are the year of "Change"
I think you are a slimy rotten pig. (Just kidding, we're pals still right?!) I'm not generally accustomed to saying those things to one so young, but you should hear it from someone. (Why not a friend?!) 2008 was rotten sticking corpse decomposing on my front porch. From Olympics, to Politics, to Finances, 2008 got just about everything wrong. It's hard to watch a year go down the toilet and not be slightly bitter. I'm afraid you look too much like 2008 to be anything new. I'm having trouble believing in you 2009. You've already had a hand in scandal and bloodshed with nary a few days under your belt.(Not a criticism, just an observation chum!)
Oil is still rising, stocks are still falling, the middle east is as turbulent as ever and Socialism is on the march to the capital. Where is this "Change" you speak of? (This is just a general statement. It's not an inquisition or nothing. Best Friends Forever don't do that to each other!)
Feeling slightly broadsided are we? Understandable. Just a few days ago, we were laughing, smiling and toasting to your arrival. We sang songs and laughed the night away in joyful bliss at your dawn. Well now you're here. And we wouldn't be laughing toasting or kissing again till the eve of your death. (I mean others will, not me. I'm always here for you!)
It's a vicious cycle kid, and you're going to have to grow up fast. So lets get the lead out chief and start divvying out some of this famous "Change" we've heard so much about.