So here it is 2010. Most people are saying it’s the beginning of a new decade but I’m one of those oddballs that start counts from 1 to 10 and then starts over again, so in my head the new decade will start in 2011. That being said, I feel like something new and fresh started last night at midnight and all is well with the world.

It was a low-key New Year’s Eve here at The Manor. After last year’s excitement of my last DJ gig at the local bar, deflated balloons and plastic champagne glasses, we decided to stay low key by taking in a movie (“Sherlock Holmes”, great movie), a no-frills dinner at the local Pizzeria Uno and then we did something we have never done before. We skipped the Seacrest/Clark dropping of the ball opted to go with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN instead. They were a hoot. They had a Twitter and text messaging crawl going along the bottom of the screen and try as I might I couldn’t get mine to appear on there. It was easier a couple of years ago to text a message to the jumbotron at Toronto gay pride. I’ll stick with that in 2010. After the ball dropped I flicked the porch lights on and off twice, declared “Happy New Year”, kissed all those involved, sent text messages to those that I couldn’t reach (said messages failed because AT&T’s network crapped out at midnight) and then declared I was going to bed. I’m such a ball of energy.

This morning I bounded out of bed with a new outlook on life. I have to admit that 2009 was a bit of a bummer in many ways for me, though I can’t put my finger on a specific reason. I’m determined to not have 2010 be an encore of 2009. I think I gave up some things I shouldn’t have and did some things that I should continue to do. I spent a good chunk of the day working the studio and basically keeping it off the grid; the relaxation was a nice change of pace. Oh, and the 60 day beard plan came to an end early to the relief of many.

So tonight as I lay in bed with the laptop and get ready to call an end to the first day of 2010, I can say without hesitation that the year is off to a good start.

Happy New Year!