Friday, December 31, 2010

Gmmxie Google Doodle and a Happy New Year

Its another weird google doodle.  At least they're topical. 

Ok in case you saw it and didn't realize what it meant, in short it's a Happy New Year wish from Google to the users of the world.


Still don't get it? 

Ok MMXI Is the Roman Numeral for 2011 -

MM is 2000
X is 10
I is 1

The fireworks will also clue you in especially if you live in South Florida.   We don't seem to have any "official" firework celebration in Wilton Manors tonight, but all the same you will see plenty.  The neighbors seem to set them off early and well into the night. 

Luckily Mrs Dog's Selective Deafness means that she won't be quite as rattled by whistles, screams and booms as she was in the past.  A 10 year old border collie who used to be very aware of what I'd say to her had to be called five times this morning after being allowed to water the St Augustine Grass before the sun came up this morning... not like it used to be.

So a Happy New Year to all of you.  I'm saying good riddance to 2010, watering the grass legally both by well water and by dog, and will be enjoying the fireworks.

After all what guy doesn't like a good loud BOOMing fireworks display?

Once we've had enough of that, there's also the "flash mob" at the bars on Wilton Drive.

There will be a New Years Celebration at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors tonight.  The City Commission and the Mayor seem to think that they may be able to stop festivals by ignoring them, but when thousands of people have decided you are having a party, you are having a party.  I'm not quite sure what it will be but there were posters up about Times Square on the Drive with New York vendors and a large screen TV to broadcast the Ball Drop at Midnight. 

My house being so close means I'm going to enjoy the party and maybe you will be there... say hi if you see me...

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