We hope our regular readers (and they are legion!) and Pax Arcana himself will forgive a momentary departure from this blog’s usual sardonic, skeptical stance as Perry Ellis gives thanks for a great year and extends his best wishes for the one coming.
2007 was one hell of a year at the Ellis house (in fact, 2007 was the first full calendar year in the Ellis house, which we bought in August ’06): We were wed, honeymooned and fêted in royal style at the world’s finest eating emporium; we each got new jobs; endured a major surgery; and we managed to conceive a child. Heady stuff.
We’re truly grateful for all of that; not being religionists, we won’t thank a deity but instead offer our gratitude to the wonderful family members and friends who shared the good and the bad this year. In no particular order:
The kickass and comely Mrs. Ellis remains the best thing that ever happened to us. Thanks for everything, babe. Can’t wait ’til July.
Props to Pax Arcana and the top-notch and talented Mrs. Pax, for starting this blog and then putting up with Perry’s posts (and for the killer limoncello labels–you rock, Mrs. P).
A shout-out to Hot Todd and the Bodacious Bride and the Reverend and Mrs. E for their unflagging support during some rough patches this year. We’re looking forward to many years of friendship, you crazy kids.
And to Perk and the Mrs., hearty and heart-felt congratulations on the bouncing bundle of joy that is Max. We’re looking forward to play dates galore (and some tips on the best baby gear). Thanks for blazing the childbirth trail and for just being there. And this one’s for the rest of you in the Beast Lair.
As for Doctor Dan, we’re really glad to have someone who’s always up for watching a Pats game, even if he is a closet Giants fan. Good luck Saturday, you’re going to need it.
Then there’s Bob Perilio and Mad Madge. What can we say? You guys are the best. Two of the All-Time Greats.
To Father Scott, we’re glad for the wisdom of youth and its impressive musical knowledge; we hope to meet you in person sometime soon to rag on Pax and compare some more musical notes.
Finally, to anyone we inadvertently overlooked: We love you too.
And to the rest of you, faithful readers, we hope this year brings peace, love and understanding. Barring that, let’s just hope for a Democrat in the White House (this means you, Obama).
– Perry Ellis