64 thoughts on “Bye bye, 2009!

  1. Oh my word I haven’t been here in forever. Is that Marsh music playing? {Marsh was the grocery store from when em and I grew up and we called all muzak- Marsh music…still do}
    any how it’s “all y’all” not “y’all all”. but whatever.
    Happy new years. Kidding. New year.

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  2. Happy New Year!
    And thanks for including me in your montage…I am honored.
    I hope your New Year is full of love, and peace, and many many blog posts….because quite frankly, we like it that way.

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  3. Happy 2010, everybody!! That slide show was awesome. First, there was little bitty, Henry, then, awwwwwwww, there was dearly departed Ruby. What a trip down memory lane. It was like a roller coaster with the ups and the downs. Glad I didn’t drink much last night!

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  4. Happy new year to one and all. Thank you, June for your wonderful blog and the quirky little family you’ve gathered. Ya’ll make my everyday day, every day, a great day.
    Did that make sense? ’cause it’s 3:04am.
    Love y’all.

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  5. Oh, but original Lee, Eleanor Roosevelt most certainly did not behave! She shattered the mold of the First Lady. She gave a voice to people who did not have access to power. She was the first woman to speak in front of a national convention, to write a syndicated column, to earn money as a lecturer, to be a radio commentator and to hold regular press conferences. Lots of people thought she should shut up! But not me. You know I love me the Eleanor.
     
    And yes, we are home. At 11:28. On new years eve. Someone got tired. That someone was not me. Someone had TWO vodka cranberries! Oh, hell be paying for that tomorrow. That lush.
     
    Marvins who have two drinks rarely make midnight.

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  6. If everyone misbehaves, then that becomes behaving, therefore defeating the purpose. And the overly-religious, quiet, average Jane in the corner reading a book makes history, because she wasn’t misbehaving, and therefore not behaving, and therefore misbehaving.
    I love paradoxes that I create.

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  7. Lee, Jan's sissy, but not Lee who is mean to the *poseur* Lee because this Lee would never be mean to another commenter on June's blog. NO SIRREEE BOB.

    Eleanor Roosevelt was well behaved. SO there.
    And I wasn’t TRYING to be mean to the *posuer* Lee, I was merely trying to make a funny. I guess I need to get a dollar and go buy some more humor.
    Happy new year, y’all. Sissy Jan and I are sitting her at her computer getting loop legged and pie eyed while our families frolic and play. Jan’s poison? Kaluah and cream. Mine? Started with Tangueray and tonic, now onto chardonay. Next? Belly shots of tequila!!!! WOOT!
    Uh, buh bye.

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  8. Lee, Jan's sissy, but not Lee who is mean to the *poseur* Lee because this Lee would never be mean to another commenter on June's blog. NO SIRREEE BOB.

    Eleanor Roosevelt was well behaved. SO there.
    And I wasn’t TRYING to be mean to the *posuer* Lee, I was merely trying to make a funny. I guess I need to get a dollar and go buy some more humor.
    Happy new year, y’all. Sissy Jan and I are sitting her at her computer getting loop legged and pie eyed while our families frolic and play. Jan’s poison? Kaluah and cream. Mine? Started with Tangueray and tonic, now onto chardonay. Next? Belly shots of tequila!!!! WOOT!
    Uh, buh bye.

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  9. Lee, Jan's sissy, but not Lee who is mean to the *poseur* Lee because this Lee would never be mean to another commenter on June's blog. NO SIRREEE BOB.

    Eleanor Roosevelt was well behaved. SO there.
    And I wasn’t TRYING to be mean to the *posuer* Lee, I was merely trying to make a funny. I guess I need to get a dollar and go buy some more humor.
    Happy new year, y’all. Sissy Jan and I are sitting her at her computer getting loop legged and pie eyed while our families frolic and play. Jan’s poison? Kaluah and cream. Mine? Started with Tangueray and tonic, now onto chardonay. Next? Belly shots of tequila!!!! WOOT!
    Uh, buh bye.

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  10. So I just got back a couple of days ago from a giant month-long road trip adventure that seriously hampered my regular June-reading routine, and it took me the morning and part of the afternoon to catch up.. Oh, I wish I had been in on the commentary, but I’d be several days late (and dollars short) if I chimed in now. I would like to tell you (remind you?) though that I found you from googling that solid grass perfume from the Vermont Country Store that you were coveting when you couldn’t buy anything (Which I still never did buy..) That was probably March of this year? Binged my way through all of BBB and up to then-present of BBP which took probably a week..so…that’s how long I’ve been reading. As someone else said, finding BBP was one of the highlights of my 2009, as it was one crazy year and sometimes it sure was good to laugh.
    My adventure brought me through Greensboro on Monday, and as we stopped for gas at the Shell on I-85 and Elm Eugene St (what kind of name is that?!) I had this tiny little urge to be creepy and come see Gay Porn Santa, but I suppressed it, because I’m not actually a crazy person. But then somehow I dug myself in the hole of having to explain to my boyfriend about the birth control package and boy, I sure do think he thinks I’m crazy..
    So, anyway, I’m back in Boston, and now I can start 2010 (twenty-ten) reading every morning as usual, and I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

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  11. Happy New Year and thanks for the montage. The photos made me smile. I laughed at Henry’s end at the almost-end!
    Ruby…what a beautiful cat. I’m glad she was included.

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  12. I posted a novel about our (my sissy, Lee, me and our families) traditional plans for New Year’s Eve including dinner at a old Slovenian restaurant where we will indulge in food that will harden our arteries and have garlic coming our of our pores tomorrow and how then we will come back to my house to plays games and make merry and eat more heart healthy snacks. I then talked about our local news people getting hammered and inappropriate on our local Chicagoland countdown. FINALLY I talked about how much I have come to love you all and I wished every one a happy, happy, merry, merry, be safe kind of time tonight. Now it disappeared. Ding Dang it.

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  13. Hey June, that’s why it has to be a FRESH penny. You know, one straight from the penny store.
    Hey Jan, you can do cabbage or turnip greens or collard greens, whatev. Just have them! And black eyed peas. It’s the law.
    Hey Lindy,we’re having the same menu!

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  14. Hey June, that’s why it has to be a FRESH penny. You know, one straight from the penny store.
    Hey Jan, you can do cabbage or turnip greens or collard greens, whatev. Just have them! And black eyed peas. It’s the law.
    Hey Lindy,we’re having the same menu!

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  15. Hey June, that’s why it has to be a FRESH penny. You know, one straight from the penny store.
    Hey Jan, you can do cabbage or turnip greens or collard greens, whatev. Just have them! And black eyed peas. It’s the law.
    Hey Lindy,we’re having the same menu!

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  16. I am so glad I found this blog. It’s the first one I read every day. The comments section is worth the price of admission. Loved the montage but I can’t believe you didn’t include the picture of Lula humpin’ Winston. Oh well, there’s always next year.

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  17. Finding Bye Bye, Pie was one of the highlights of my ’09 as well.
    And I don’t think Marvin can be mad that June has 8 Facebook friends who are exes when technically he’s one of them. I’m just saying.

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  18. Loved the montage! It makes me want to go out and adopt a little Henry of my own. I’m cooking collard greens tomorrow but I can’t bring myself to cook them with a ham hock.I’m also cooking black-eyed peas, cornbread, pork tenderloin and mississippi mud cake. Here’s to arteriosclerosis in 2010!
    Just kidding on the hardening of the arteries. I wish everyone a safe and happy new year!

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  19. Hey, y’all….Happy New Year! I love what has happened with our Junie’s blog this year and can’t wait to see what develops in twenty and ten. I feel like I’ve made lots of new friends…although some are a little more “interesting” than most. Love ya!
    June and Marvin, thanks for the memories with that montage. Lovely.

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  20. Hey, y’all….Happy New Year! I love what has happened with our Junie’s blog this year and can’t wait to see what develops in twenty and ten. I feel like I’ve made lots of new friends…although some are a little more “interesting” than most. Love ya!
    June and Marvin, thanks for the memories with that montage. Lovely.

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  21. Hey, y’all….Happy New Year! I love what has happened with our Junie’s blog this year and can’t wait to see what develops in twenty and ten. I feel like I’ve made lots of new friends…although some are a little more “interesting” than most. Love ya!
    June and Marvin, thanks for the memories with that montage. Lovely.

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  22. Love the video! I know, that’s why you posted it, so I could say something witty. Mission accomplished.
    Happy New Year!! Don’t do anything crazy tonight, like go out and get another cat.

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  23. Rest in peace, Ruby.
    Jessica, thank you for being a poseur. I remember hugging my laptop and pressing my cheek against the screen the day June first posted that picture.
    Ha Ha Falls makes me laugh every time! I sense Marvin’s eyes rolling as he took the picture.

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  24. A few Happy New Year’s wishes to:
    ~Dawn, d-lou, Moscow, et al…GO BUCKS!!!
    ~Jan & sista Lee…you two crack me up!
    ~Juice and Fawn…to my secret crushes (shit-was that out loud?? Junie-EDIT!)
    ~Kay-Dub, Target Steve, Target Beth…Hulk isn’t looking for just sex, but he sure wouldn’t mind if it FOUND HIM once in a while! Sheesh. Happy New Year to you’se…
    ~All the other Internet buds I have met this year…been a blast. Let’s keep it up next year. What say you?
    ~Junie’s mom and stepdad…very nice to meet you this year. Isn’t it nice to know at least ONE of Junie’s friends is NORMAL?? No offense, Gertrude… 🙂
    ~Junie and Marv…thanks for the forum, thanks for the laughs, thanks for the ipod tune ideas. Best wishes for a great Two Thousand Ten to you AND the varmits…
    See what I did with the “and” there?

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  25. Now, see, Id worry about where the penny has been, and Id be afraid to eat the greens with the penny in it. And am already annoyed because I know my apostrophe wont show up in my Id and in my wont. Stupid Typepad.

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  26. Furry? Where am I to get a pot of greens? Any greens? Plant greens or greens to eat? Because I will totally make a big pot of greens tomorrow (or go buy a plant) and put a penny in them because I am as superstitious as they come.
    That would be a great post. June, do you have any superstitions?
    I agree. Well behaved women rarely do make history. Let’s all go misbehave.

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  27. Adeunt etiam optima to all the gang in Juneford Falls. A very happy and prosperous new year. Don’t forget to hang cabbage leaves over the doors tomorrow and eat your black eyed peas. Put a fresh penny in the pot of greens so you’ll have wealth in the new year.
    I resolve to live by the quote, “Well behaved women rarely make history.”

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  28. Your video was really nice. Marvin, I am so impressed with your song. Really.
    June, I wish you and Marvin, and all your wonderful commenters a very happy and safe New Year’s Eve.
    I hope that 2010 will bring jobs for those of you that are unemployed, good health for those who have been ill, and a renewed spirit for those who have been downhearted.
    Peace. Hope. Health. Love. To one and all.
    (And SEX to Hulk!)
    Happy New Year!

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  29. Thank you, June. That was a fabulous slide show. It was fun getting that “I remember that” start of recognition throughout the show. Your life is more familiar than mine sometimes.
    Thank you for opening up your life to so many strangers.
    Great music, too, Marvin.

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  30. Lee, I keep meaning to tell you, when you’re being mean to the other commentors, remember it’s “poseur,” not “poser.” (And we love you, other Lee. This Lee is a little like Francis. Scratchy but lovable.)

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  31. Happy New Year to All! June I loved your slide show, the music too. I’m so happy I found your blog this year. You’ve really made my mornings more cheerful.
    I read the comments every day and love everyone’s quirks and personalities. Rock on fellow commentors.
    Here’s to 2010, the bestest year yet…

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  32. Happy New Year! Any big plans?
    I laughed out loud at some of these photos. And, I teared up a little bit when Ruby graced my screen.
    Thanks for sharing your life with us June and Marvin! Be safe and don’t get too crazy if you go into Tiny Town to ring in the new year. After seeing the traffic on Christmas Eve, I’m thinking New Year’s Eve will be a nightmare.

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  33. Garp is a little miffed that his pic wasn’t included, but otherwise, we both loved the montage–and the music, Marvin.
    Happy New Year to June, Marvin and the rest of the crew.
    Love

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  34. Happy New Year, everyone!!! I liked the video, because the pictures of your cats were cute. The music was cool, too, but I didn’t get to listen to the last minute of it, because I went to get juice without thinking to pause the video.

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  35. Actually, Marvin WROTE the music! And played it. And recorded it. Glad we can all have a laugh at my expense. Happy New Year indeed. Pshaw…

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  36. Actually, Marvin WROTE the music! And played it. And recorded it. Glad we can all have a laugh at my expense. Happy New Year indeed. Pshaw…

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  37. Actually, Marvin WROTE the music! And played it. And recorded it. Glad we can all have a laugh at my expense. Happy New Year indeed. Pshaw…

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  38. Happy New Year! I bet it was fun going through all of you post pics to find the ones you wanted to put in your 2009 montage. Actually the music put me in mind of you hair video a bit :-D. Look forward to playing soon.

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  39. Happy New Year to you and Marvin. I really enjoyed finding Bye, Bye, Pie in 2009. I’m looking forward to 2010.
    Thanks for making me laugh. Oh, and what’s with the montage music? Did Marvin choose that?

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