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Say g'bye to '05 

Say g'bye to '05 For good or ill, another year is almost over. All of us probably could use a do-over or two, here or there. Here's hoping for a primo 2006.

click to enlarge Chris Bullock -  - Manitou Springs -  - Warehouse worker -  - What's the top story for 2005? The hurricane. It spread - out the inhabitants of a city all over the United States - and dramatically changed so many people's lives. -  - Who most merits this year's Media Knucklehead award? I - don't watch TV or listen to the radio. -  - What shouldn't you have done this year? Go to Paris. My - college, Stony Brook, screwed me over for a few - thousand dollars in this program at the Sorbonne, where - the rent was raised as soon as we got there, and we got - no help in registering for classes. I left after a week or - so. -  - What's your resolution for 2006? To publish a chapbook - of my poetry. -  - Did you keep this year's resolution? Personally, I slept - through New Year's.
  • Chris Bullock

    Manitou Springs

    Warehouse worker

    What's the top story for 2005? The hurricane. It spread out the inhabitants of a city all over the United States and dramatically changed so many people's lives.

    Who most merits this year's Media Knucklehead award? I don't watch TV or listen to the radio.

    What shouldn't you have done this year? Go to Paris. My college, Stony Brook, screwed me over for a few thousand dollars in this program at the Sorbonne, where the rent was raised as soon as we got there, and we got no help in registering for classes. I left after a week or so.

    What's your resolution for 2006? To publish a chapbook of my poetry.

    Did you keep this year's resolution? Personally, I slept through New Year's.

click to enlarge Mike Fuller -  - Bon Shopping Center area -  - Aerospace company manager -  - What's this year's top story? All the disasters -- the - tsunami, the hurricanes, the lack of hurricane relief. -  - Who deserves this year's Media Bonehead award? Tom - Cruise, for making a fool out of himself on every show - he's been on, spouting his views on anti-depressants - and everything else. -  - What do you wish you hadn't done this year? Let the - sprinkler run in the house. -  - What's your resolution for 2006? Spend more time in the - mountains, hiking.
  • Mike Fuller

    Bon Shopping Center area

    Aerospace company manager

    What's this year's top story? All the disasters -- the tsunami, the hurricanes, the lack of hurricane relief.

    Who deserves this year's Media Bonehead award? Tom Cruise, for making a fool out of himself on every show he's been on, spouting his views on anti-depressants and everything else.

    What do you wish you hadn't done this year? Let the sprinkler run in the house.

    What's your resolution for 2006? Spend more time in the mountains, hiking.

click to enlarge Madeleine Mellini -  - Broadmoor area -  - Marketing director -  - What was the top story in 2005? Culturally, it was the - recognition of Bob Dylan as the poet laureate of our - country at a time pivotal to our history. -  - What do you wish you'd done this year? Travel more and - spend more time with friends. -  - What's your resolution for 2006? Do more things I enjoy, - like yoga and tai chi, and mind-bending activities. -  - Did you keep this year's resolution? Yes. I was more - spontaneous, planned less and had more fun.
  • Madeleine Mellini

    Broadmoor area

    Marketing director

    What was the top story in 2005? Culturally, it was the recognition of Bob Dylan as the poet laureate of our country at a time pivotal to our history.

    What do you wish you'd done this year? Travel more and spend more time with friends.

    What's your resolution for 2006? Do more things I enjoy, like yoga and tai chi, and mind-bending activities.

    Did you keep this year's resolution? Yes. I was more spontaneous, planned less and had more fun.

click to enlarge Carol Lyn Lucas -  - Mountain Shadows -  - Realtor -  - What's the top story of 2005? The devastation hurricanes - Katrina and Rita caused to people, pets and businesses. -  - Who is the top political knucklehead of 2005? President - Bush. I'm not happy about us being in Iraq, or how the - war's being conducted. We should pull out as fast as we - can and bring our boys home. -  - What do you regret having done this year? I locked - myself out of the house yesterday, and lost my cell - phone on Monument Valley Trail last week. -  - What do you wish you'd done? Some motor home-ing to - national parks. -  - What's your '06 resolution? To be less critical and - judgmental, be more open-minded, face conflict more - instead of avoid it, and be on time more. -  - Did you keep this year's resolution? Yes. It was to - exercise more, and I did.
  • Carol Lyn Lucas

    Mountain Shadows

    Realtor

    What's the top story of 2005? The devastation hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused to people, pets and businesses.

    Who is the top political knucklehead of 2005? President Bush. I'm not happy about us being in Iraq, or how the war's being conducted. We should pull out as fast as we can and bring our boys home.

    What do you regret having done this year? I locked myself out of the house yesterday, and lost my cell phone on Monument Valley Trail last week.

    What do you wish you'd done? Some motor home-ing to national parks.

    What's your '06 resolution? To be less critical and judgmental, be more open-minded, face conflict more instead of avoid it, and be on time more.

    Did you keep this year's resolution? Yes. It was to exercise more, and I did.

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