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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

At Midnight Tonight

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~ T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"


I thought it would be fun to give all of you a New Year's Kiss.
Because if you were here, it would be lovely to wish you a wonderful 2009 in person.

But the kisses kept coming out blurry, or worse, which just made me laugh because they were looking very very silly. I had to delete them.

So perhaps it's better to send you a laugh, and hope your year is full of smiles.

Ah, that one's not too bad.


"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy happy happy New Year, my friends. My, but we were really put through the ringer in 2008, weren't we? But enough of that. Things will be better this time around. I'm so glad you're here to share new stories and adventures with. Un grand bisou to all of you.

"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions." ~ Joey Adams


Carol December 31, 2008 at 2:18 AM  

I love these photos.. and I love your rings too *lol*

Happy New Year!!!

paris parfait December 31, 2008 at 3:40 AM  

Love the photos, the quotes, the wishes and most of all, YOU, my dear Miss Parker. You are a special bonus from 2008. I expect great things from 2009 - we'll make it happen and of course we have our smart new president to help. xoxox

Laura December 31, 2008 at 5:37 AM  

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

What a lovely post - quotes, pictures and all.

Cynthia December 31, 2008 at 5:52 AM  

I enjoyed the little peeks at parts of your face! Cute. May your year ahead continue to fuel your creativity-wait is that a hex? I mean people say that it's the hard times that bring about creativity. I have to think about what is safe to say here, all your psychic talk has made me a little superstitious. The power of words...hum... that's it! May the power of your words continue to grow and inspire others in the year ahead. Air kisses back at you.

My Castle in Spain December 31, 2008 at 6:07 AM  

and I blow you a kiss back sweetie!

i like very much your blurry pics. Isn't it what we call a "flou artistique" ?

Happy happy New Year dear J. and may this new year be filled with exciting new projects, lots of joy, peace and love !!!

Big bisous....

ps : oh..those rings...so glam !

Char December 31, 2008 at 6:26 AM  

kisses back to you my dear - adorable shots there and I adore the cocktail rings. may all of our wishes, hopes, dreams and joys be more abundantly fulfilled in 2009. cheers

willow December 31, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

The pix are devine, as well as the bling! Happy New Year!

Gabby December 31, 2008 at 6:52 AM  

And to you, my: bacio, beso, kuss, halik, jiewen, polibek,נשיקה,petó, bisous, osculum, beijo, بوسة, csók, поцелуй, pòg, Φιλί, kyss, ماچ, ki-su, ce-ek, chuu, seppun, poljub, božtek, peck, bučkis, համբյուր, sarut, ciuman, chumma, besazo,poljubac, pappi, moch, поцілунок, Nụ hôn, haaduwa, öpücük, skūpsts,kiso, علينا تقبيل بعضهما البعض, joob, kuchizuke, basgiu, ñehetũ, xuyun, palama, mucha, bàsidu, ส่งจูบ, qīn, smooch, a big bold new year's smacka the lips.

Yoli December 31, 2008 at 7:31 AM  

I see 2009 as your year my sweet one! Love the photos, how lovely and how you! Have a wonderful New Year and please wear something dramatic!

Starlene December 31, 2008 at 7:34 AM  

I love coming to visit your blog everyday...it's light and satisfying with just the right amount of depth and aesthtic. Like a good dessert. ; )

jfrancis December 31, 2008 at 8:02 AM  

a blown kiss
travels the distance__
with Love.

Mari December 31, 2008 at 8:27 AM  


P December 31, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

How pretty you are! Happy New Year, sweet Tangobaby!

La Pianista December 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

Happy New Year, and may 2009 be filled with ever-brighter futures and realizations of dreams.

I resolve to wish everyone a meaningful happy new year...howzabout that? ;)

Christina December 31, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

Happy New Year! You are truly beautiful!

Iasa December 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM  

And a Happy New Year to you as well.

The photos are fab.

vsmphotography December 31, 2008 at 12:34 PM  

Beautiful photos! May you too Have a scandalously fortunate New year!

Green with envy at your rings!!!

Ron December 31, 2008 at 3:11 PM  

ah Jules, thanks for the Midnight kiss and right back at ya....

like your rings and smile

have a great night!

d i a n a m u s e December 31, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

And a big MWAH right back at you, you gorgeous thing.

So glad you got in one last "my friends" before the year is out.

flightofyears December 31, 2008 at 3:43 PM  

Hi, I'm a fairly new reader (though not sure how regular I'll be, once the new semester starts...) I haven't been able to read much yet but so far I love it.
Just wanted to say these pictures are beautiful! I like that some are blurry. (I've a bit of a photography interest.)
Hope 2009 is amazing for you!

julochka December 31, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

love your rings, dahling. happy new year! it's already an hour into the new year here. but i hope yours is wonderful!


Gypsy Alex December 31, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

You're so beautiful inside and out! This post goes in the hall of favoritest posts! I especially loveeeeeee the quote by Edith Lovejoy Pierce! Happy 2009!!! Look fwd to our walk next year :) good thing it will be soon!

Dru December 31, 2008 at 5:54 PM  

I especially love that quote by Edith Lovejoy Pierce; reminds me that anything is possible in the new year :) Happy New Year!!

robinbird December 31, 2008 at 6:46 PM  

you are simply the best! i adore you, your huge and generous heart, you cute rose bud lips, your sharp wit and your wicked pen. i feel utterly blessed to have met you and that we have become friends.
here is to possibility and happy accidents!

Relyn December 31, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

When I sit down tonight to list the blessings of 2008, your name will be on my list over and over. Happy new year, dear friend. Happy new year!!

The Pink Cowboy December 31, 2008 at 8:27 PM  

Have a delightful 2009, tangobaby. I will have a glass of bubbly and listen to Carlos Gardel singing old, passionate and melodramatic tangos.

¡A la vida!

La Pianista December 31, 2008 at 8:29 PM  

Hi! Thanks so much for following my blog! It's a great compliment, I'm really flattered.

And is it good etiquette to post on the same blog post twice on two totally unrelated topics? I don't know...but I've already infringed policy writing this anyway.

Happy New Year,


zoradrac December 31, 2008 at 9:46 PM  

You look Super Gorgeous!!! Happy New Year!!!

mrs. sarah ott December 31, 2008 at 10:29 PM  

thank you for the kisses and the laughter. and i'll just have to zen you mine! i'm just so tickled to have come across your blog by random incidence. its been a joy in my days. i'll never forget feeling such surprise and special-ness having gotten something in the mail by a sweet tango blogger. i just really enjoyed that. happy new year gorgeous lady!

Johanna January 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM  

You are too cute. May all your great good wishes towards others be doubled for you.


Kath January 1, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

You are beautiful!

Paris Atelier January 3, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

A beautiful & happy New Year to you as well! It has to get better, I know it will be better! A kiss to you as well! Happy New Year and an exciting and fufilled year to you!