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2013 – A Year with a Mean Streak

One year ago, I tried to shake off a strange trepidation, an ominous foreboding that unlucky number 2013 would be trouble. It appeared with many personalities just like any other year. On most days, it wore taupey beige, occasionally donning colorful ups and dappled gray downs. These clever disguises fooled me, but every so often it revealed a glint, a glimmer of brass knuckles clenched in its fists under the hem of its cloak. It lurked in shadows. I shuddered.

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After flaunting a kaleidoscope of prismatic luminosity on my birthday in April, the bully bared its metal mitts. It punched my gut and flattened me. I never saw it coming. I caught my breath then stood. Nostrils flared, I stared hard into its cold dead eyes, (there were three of them). It laughed and receded into the shadows. Continue reading

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Get Ready. Here It Comes…

Kelly Smash 2Happy New Year Wild Riders! 2013 promises to be the Wildest ever. There will be all kinds of new adventures like taking the plunge, ice dancing, skiing in the Rocky Mountains, and Roxy’s new ghetto mittens.

My son Kelly will be one of 10 DJs who will spin outside on the 16th Street Mall for the City of Denver tonight. Watch the Mountain Time countdown and you may see him!

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I am hosting another Use Me and Abuse Me Day on Friday, January 4th. Be ready to mingle and hit the dance floor. Roxy may even join in the fun!

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Doesn’t she look excited?

This fun virtual party will rock during the first week of the New Year! Bring your favorite post from 2012 and share the link in the comment section. Chat up the guests and maybe you’ll “pick up” some hot new subscribers. Tell them Susie sent you!

The fun starts on Friday morning. Wear your long undies. We are going outside to enjoy Colorado’s winter.

Speaking of Colorado’s winter, tune in on Wednesday for my first Wild Adventure of the year!

Happy New Year!

Be safe out there~

What kind of adventures are you planning in 2013?

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Top 10 Reasons Why Anyone Would Look Forward to The End of Days

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This was the sunrise on the auspicious morning of The End of Days.  Did you hear that? Never mind. It was just my stomach rumbling.

Was it a surprise to you that the Mayans got it wrong? Hey. Look at the bright side. All of those dehydrated food packages you bought won’t go bad.

Doomsayers have been predicting the end of the world since it was in its infant stage. Every time a volcano erupted or the Earth shook they ran for cover. Isn’t that what Henny Penny squawked about? “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

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She should be wearing a pith helmet.

Why would anyone relish the idea of the world coming to an end?

#1. They can’t take another season of Dancing with the Stars.

I am not a fan either, but really, you could just turn off the TV.

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From Wikimedia Commons

#2. They won’t have to finish their Christmas shopping.

The real doomsday will come when you have nothing for your wife on Christmas morning.

#3. They can relate to this cat.

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#4. They have taken Walking Dead a little too seriously and want to star in their own reality TV show.

#5. The idea of taking down all of those Christmas lights is overwhelming.

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#6. They believe that the number 13 is unlucky and their compulsive nature won’t allow them to write 2013 on their checks.

Jeez! Who writes checks?

#7. Not having to worry about hair and makeup would be a welcome relief.

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A Wild Hair day on the Wild Ride.

#8. They want to try out all of the Zombie Survival Gear they bought on Amazon.

There are 206 results!

#9. They have to be right all of the time and can’t wait to say, “I told you so.”

Come on. Where is the satisfaction in gloating if we all die?

#10. They have climbed Everest, won the Iron Man competition, and want to compete in the ultimate challenge.

Now you can face the challenge of surviving my blog in 2013! 

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