Kicking Off 2016

Last night,
Close to the chime of twelve,
In front of the television,
New York looking swell
Ryan Seacrest counting down,
A crowd of eager eyes,
The champagne out of ice,
Ready for a big surprise
As the final numbers of 2015
Were slowly burned away,
I shook that bottle of Barefoot Bubbly,
Looking for the ultimate par-tay
I popped the top, and it went a plop,
Getting the nearest person wet,
Rop, a bob, bop
What a mess it was,
The contents soaked the floor,
And the whole thing was on video,
Laughs for later in store
Sure, I would love to be in New York, London, or Sydney,
But I suppose the fun in my little home
Is enough to please me
As the hourglass gets flipped,
And the race to December begins again,
There is one thing for certain:
The holidays are never over,
The waiting room we’re in

Now figuratively, I was in a state of awe,
Reflecting on the past year,
All of the drama that ensued and all,
The silent beat in my head of cheer
And I thought of the future,
And what’s next for me,
What’s next for the human race,
What is our ultimate destiny
A mere turn of a page, tick of the clock,
Throws us into a brand new place,
As the last year seems so far lost

Daily Prompt: Stroke of Midnight

Where were you last night at midnight? Would you have wanted to be somewhere else?

Share Your World – 2014 Week 51

I’m sharing a bit of my world a little late, in the final week of 2014, but it was fun to answer these questions provided by Cee. Read on to see another dimension of My Awesome Life.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? 

0126 Bike on the HIll
Strategically placed bike in a snow bank

Yes, I would, because they allow me to think differently, to go outside and view the world as something more beautiful. Snowy winters are great because they make me feel like I’m walking in a winter wonderland, not to sound too cliché. That’s not happening so far this year in Michigan though, at least not where I am located in the lower part of the mitten, because there is no snow. We had a brief period of snow in November that had me all excited, seeing everything being covered under a hibernation blanket, but then it all melted. Last year at this time, we were experiencing one of the most brutal winters in a long time, snow getting to at least six inches high, having to be plowed away into huge hills such as the one that inspired the picture I took above for my 365 project this year.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?


I don’t have an umbrella, but should get one though! It does rain frequently here in Michigan and I usually get caught with my head bared when I am out in the open, drenching my clothes, on the brink of catching pneumonia. If I did have one though, I would probably keep it right near my coat, so I could pick up both at the same time when going out in the rain.

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?
Mixing my food together gives it a new, distinct flavor, in my opinion, and I usually enjoy it more because my taste buds are being overwhelmed with the delicious flavors of this fusion. The food being separated just doesn’t feel like a meal. Too bland, too boring. I love when my mashed potatoes, butter, and corn run together, or the cranberry sauce and green bean casserole end up becoming a little more than just friends at Thanksgiving…

What is set as the background on your computer?

An overhead view of the Amazon rainforest

This hasn’t been changed in a while.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week, me and my family visited the eldest daughter in Wisconsin as well as her soon to be husband and his son. We had a mini Christmas in a Baymont hotel room (me getting everything on video). I am grateful to have had such a fun time, to have these memories to share forever, to have received a hug from my sister before we left her again for Michigan. Next week we will be in January (shouldn’t this be Share Your World Week 52? Unless it was started in the second week of 2014…), and I am looking forward to starting college at Western Michigan University, beginning my Bachelor’s degree program. I’m also looking forward to expanding my photography skills, maybe signing up for 500px. There has also been a bubbling idea of mine to do a project next year of taking a photo of one part of my body every day (I’ll have to calculate how this will exactly work though).