happy_new_year_21Happy New Year, folks!  I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to this one.

I was just telling someone about how much I love Christmas Eve but not so much Christmas Day.  Christmas Day is the last day of the “season”I love,  in my eyes and it gives people license to go back to being asses, so it’s a bit of a bummer.  I’m the opposite on New Year’s Eve.  Hate the Eve.  Hate it.  A bunch of drunken people going out and driving in crappy weather – woo, sign me up.  Ugh.  BUT I love New Year’s Day.  It’s a great day.  I can’t remember the last time I woke up on New Year’s Day and it wasn’t sunny and brisk out – and inviting me to embrace the new year.

So I am.  I’m embracing all the possibilities of the new year and I hope you all are as well.

For me, there are already two reasons to be excited about 2009.  The MLB Network and WEEI.com.

At 6pm tonight, the MLB Network goes live.  I actually have told just about everyone I know that I’ll be in front of a television at 6pm to see this happen.  I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about something on television that didn’t involve the Red Sox being in the World Series.   The best part is that I know so many other people who have the same plans as I do tonight.  It’s good when you’re friends are as passionate/crazy/obsessive as you are!

As most of you know, the EEI gig is something I’ve wanted for a long time.  (Well, I suppose I didn’t really aspire to work for WEEI but this opportunity is something I’ve wanted for a long time and the folks over there, specifically Rob Bradford and Tim Murphy, have really done a lot to get me even MORE excited about this new road I’m taking.)  Technically (or I should probably say “legally”) I become a part-time, temporary employee of WEEI on January 5th.  I’m not sure how that translates into starting to blog for them, though.  I have a sense that I’ll still be “here” on the fifth since specifics of the new blog haven’t been all ironed out yet.  No worries, folks, as when I switched over from “Red Sox Chick” to “Toeing the Rubber”, I’m going to have this site forwarded to the new blog.  So the day I begin blogging for WEEI, you’ll know as soon as you come to visit here.  As I said, though, I’m not really sure just when that will be yet.

New Year’s Day is the day I get to pretend the entire past year never happened.  There were a few high points in 2008 but a lot of lows.  Later on today I’m going to tackle both in a new post – as soon as I REALLY wake up.  🙂

Hope you all enjoy a safe, happy and healthy new year, folks!

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