Oh thank God 2009 is over! What a crappy year for the shrinking middle class. And we here on the idiotville compound felt the effects as well. The big doofus spent most of the year unemployed and his wife received her lay off notice as a teacher. Thankfully hers was rescinded otherwise I probably would have found myself in the drop off cage at the animal shelter. At eleven years - I'd be gassed for sure. Oh, and lets not forget the acquisition of the abomination shih tzu puppy to remind me that my replacement is in training. 2010 can only get better - right?