Monday, 19 January 2009

The most depressing day of the year/the coming of expectation

So, first blog of the year from me comes on apparently the most depressing day of the year but hopefully there are some stories around to bring a smile to your face. To begin, the most obvious is that America is on the eve of inaugurating it's first african american president in Barack Hussein Obama. A truly historic moment for the nation, which will no doubt be celebrated around the world as happened when he was declared the winner on the 4th november 2008. Now if that doesn't give you a 'happy injection' I don't know what will! Also yesterday Hamas announced an immediate new ceasefire with Israel. How long this will last in this volatile and fragile area of the world, no one knows, but for now Gaza can draw breath and try to get aid in quickly. On a lighter news note, it seems cows are receiving equality unheard of in Beirut.!!! 

Closer to home Toast have delivered the first Highlife Review for British Airways of 2009 for Spafax, filmed on location at County Hall in London. With Mark Eccleston as presenter we took a trip around The Movieum, a museum celebrating the history of the British Film Industry. The show reviews the releases on board flights for the month which include Cadillac Records starring Adrian Brody as Leonard chess founder of Chess Records in the 1950s, who signed seminal african american artists such as Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and Chuck Berry. Keeping within this theme The Express starring Dennis Quaid and Rob Brown as Ernie Davis the first african american to win American Footballs Heisman Trophy in 1961 which is presented to the outstanding player in collegiate football.

On a personal note i have now gone almost a whole day without a puncture on my bike which considering the five i had last week is something of an achievement!!

So whatever is going on in the world and your corner of it try and find the good things on this reportedly most depressing day of the year and bring a smile to our downbeat brethren and yourself.

As a dear friend said 'Dance as if no one were watching. Sing as if no one were listening. And live every day as if it were your last!'

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