Happy New Year to everyone! Begin your 2003 by reading the “28th annual extreme List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, which the world needs now, more than ever.” The 2002 list is still applicable and relevant, especially the note on “9-11” “9-1-1”, the use of which I’ve railed against since September 11, 2001. All the lists are here.

2003 is the year I turn 50. I can’t believe it. I’m still wrapping my small mind around it. It feels very, very strange, and at the same time, it feels like nothing. But it’s a benchmark year in a person’s life, and already I’m wasting time going the motions of evaluating all I’ve done up the now. *sigh* I know, age is just a number.

Anyway, my best to all who read this little blog. Thanks for visiting my site, and the very best to you in 2003.

5 Responses to “Banished!”

  1. Steve 40 Says:

    That’s ok Randy, some of us have already gone there (50) and beyond. We can show you the way, just ask. I turned 54 in December, and so far it doesn’t seem to matter what age I am, just different things happen as I get older. I even went through andropause (sp?) around age 51,-mood swings etc, now things seem a lot better again. Remember after a bad patch life always seems to throw a good patch a little further down the road.

  2. randy Says:

    Thanks Steve. I think my current feeling (down) is a combo of many things: the benchmark year, the time of the year, family issues, etc. I need to step back and appreciate what’s good, such as having good friends who care.

  3. jennifer Says:

    and the very best to you my lovely 🙂

  4. sharon Says:

    Happy New Year Randy.
    I hope that it will be a great year for you. Life starts at 50, doesnt it? 🙂

  5. fiona Says:

    you are only as old as you think you are, randy!

    happy new year!

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