And here are my best wishes for my little corner of the blogosphere:
Matt “Blackfive” - The Paratrooper of Love: A steak and Johnny Walker Black followed by a fine cigar.
Tim Blair: All the readers Margo Kingston has but doesn’t deserve.
Jim Bowen: Approval from the NRC for the construction of a bunch of nuclear reactors.
Mark Byron: A correct hyperlink at Instapundit.
Michele Catalano: Larger victories.
Scott Chaffin: A seat at the final table with four of a kind when someone else is holding a full boat on the flop.
Richard Cohen: A freaking clue.
John Cole: More readers.
Will Collier: Something better than the BCS.
Conrad: Another Girl Friday, or a working hyperlink.
Susanna Cornett: The opportunities to use her education in a professionally and financially rewarding manner.
Steven Den Beste: Life, health and happiness.
Martin Devon: More opportunities to enjoy the sunset from his patio.
Maureen Dowd: A return to inventive invective in place of her rapidly deteriorating prose which has declined to the level of a 7th grade playground.
Dean Esmay: The strength to persevere through difficult challenges and prosper.
fad (name hidden to protect the innocent): Resolution to his issues with the state bureaucracy.
Frank Fleming: Enough wall space to hang his monkey pelts.
Rich Galen: Frank Rich’s spot on the NY Times’ Op-Ed page.
Jeff Goldstein: The hardest nipples in the universe, or the correct medication to control his intermittent multiple personality disorder -- not the pills behind the sofa cushions.
Stephen Green: A working DSL connection.
Jim Hake: More donations.
Andrea Harris: A better job, better apartment, and all the filthy lucre my webmistress deserves.
Dodd Harris: A complete Republican takeover of the Bluegrass state.
Heather Havrilesky: Cialis.
John Hawkins: A lasting GOP hegemony.
Lawrence Haws: A return of the NHL.
Greg Hlatky: Best in Show.
Bill Hobbs: Mad props from the pajama-haters.
Joanne Jacobs: “School Work: How Two Grumpy Optimists Built a Successful Charter School” becomes #1 on Amazon.com.
Jeff Jarvis: More electronic toys.
John (Barcelona): The energy to keep up the good fight in Espana.
Charles Johnson: A letter from CAIR saying he’s been right all along.
Christopher Johnson: An Episcopal Church return to first principles.
James Joyner: Escape velocity from the Beltway.
Chris Kanis: A healthy back.
Kathy Kinsley: More notice for the Bellicose Women’s Brigade.
Scott Koenig: The media attention his efforts merit.
Ken Layne: Peaceful, respectful coexistence with the denizens of Jesusland, and commercial success for him and the Corvids.
James Lileks: More caffeine for his muse.
Kieran Lyons: More time to blog.
Dr. Manhattan: A return to the World Series by the Yankees (where they lose to the Cubs).
Jay Manifold: A repaired Hubble Space Telescope.
Eric McErlain: A return of the NHL and D.C. baseball.
Kevin McGehee: Many more readers.
H.D. Miller: Comfortable shoes.
Emperor Misha: Less strife on all fronts.
Chris Muir: Syndication and more syndication.
Robert Musil: A much wider readership.
Chuck Myguts: A worldwide appreciation of redneck culture.
Juliette Ochieng: A truly great job.
Terry Oglesby: Fear the possum.
Suman Palit: Happy hunting.
Damian Penny: A growing, successful practice and great weather.
Lynxx Pherrett: Happy hunting.
Frank Portman: Have MTX show up on a lot more playlists.
Bill Quick: The comfortable and comforting realization that he has a lot more friends and colleagues in the blogosphere than he knows.
Glenn Reynolds: Time, he seems to already have everything else.
Rich: More readers.
Fritz Schrank: Fear the blue hen.
Donald Sensing: A safe return of his son when his mission is complete.
Stefan Sharkansky: A fair election for Governor.
Laurence Simon: A self-cleaning litterbox.
Roger L. Simon: An Oscar.
Rob Smith: Revenge.
Elizabeth Spiers: Formal certification as a professional dilettante.
Mark Steyn: An extra dimension to share more of his writing with us.
Andrew Sullivan: Health and consistency.
Mac Thomason: Patience with those of us less enlightened.
Kim du Toit: A warm gun.
Tanya (I know she doesn't want me to use her last name): Grass and fewer encounters with hoosiers.
Michael Totten: Have his old friends come around to his way of thinking.
Jim Treacher: To be funnier than Margaret Cho -- no wait, he's already got that.
Marc Velazquez: More taters.
Dr. Weevil (I know his name, but I'm not sure I have permission to use it): Tenure.
Matt Welch: A great gig.
Bill Whittle: "Silent America" reeaches #1 on the NY Times Nonfiction Bestseller list.
I'll add to this intermittently as I discover that I've inadvertently left someone out.Posted by Charles Austin at January 1, 2005 01:24 PM