Turn It Up. It's 2011

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Rip it off. Go ahead. Tear it off with abandon. Wave it around in the air like you don’t care.

Time to take off that last little bit of 2010 and toss it into the wind.

We’re on to something new, y’all.

And it goes all the way to Eleven.

This is not the time to dwell on what was or what might have been. That’s an invitation to wallow. And while there are lessons to be learned and a few memories to cherish, I’d rather bid that sucker adieu and head into the great potential-laden unknown.

Forward ho!

We can go all the way to Eleven.

That’s one more than ten. One louder. One better.

And I can’t wait.

Not making any resolutions per se for The Eleven, as those have proven to be akin to that albatross which hung around the Ancient Mariner’s neck. I’d rather hang my new vintage fur stole around my neck – it reminds me of my Nana, right down to the smell – and simply try to make a change for myself, my loved ones, for my world – a change for the better.

I want to be the most authentic, fearless me possible.

To gain confidence.

Worry less.

Maximize my potential.

Be creative.

I want to go to Eleven.

Turn it up, New Year.

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.


Tara R. said...

Spinal Tap were unappreciated geniuses!

I hope 2011 brings you happiness and excitement. Turn it all the way up and enjoy!

bronsont said...

Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours in 2011 :-)

Jane without an E said...

Have... a good time... all the time.

I believe in you, and I support you every step of the way.