Wow!, hard to beleive we are already half way through the month of May... How does the year 2012 leap through almost five months like the blink of an eye. It seems like just yesterday I was scrambling, shopping for Christmas gifts on the eve of...resolved to taking anything close to my originally sought after gift....terrible. Or then, conjurring up yet another New Years resolution...this time less ambitious than the previous year. Instead of trying to go Vegan, which was equivelant to sticking a hot poker in one eye, I cut my self off from drinking alcohol of any sort. None, no mas, nada. Two weeks into it I let an excuse creep into my psyche, rationalized two weeks alone was worthy of annual self praise. March, I had a Birthday, come and gone. April, Easter--brunch fit for a King, as well as a Kings budget. Digestive purge seemed an easier answer to wading around the rest of the day like an overstuffed Bear preparing for hibernation, but I just don't do that...BOOM!, here we are--MAY...
This is a more timid year than the previous no doudt. Facebook IPO, Greece leaving the EU, the Stock Market correcting itself but staying above 12,000, Hunter Games--movie and book, occupy whatever, middle east unrest- still, high oil prices still, and a few notable deaths, Beastie Boy, Whitney...sad due to age and circumstance, and a host of other not so spectacular or devestating events.
This, a subtle year so far compared to last year, is very welcomed.
I'm not going to hold my breath for the rest of the year but I'm completely fine with a fast year with less peril....keep speeding by!
Causes Ron McElroy Supports
Surfrider Foundation, LA Mission, World Vision,Green peace, UCSB.