A reveler celebrates as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Hey remember me?  It’s been more than three weeks since I’ve shared my thoughts and feelings with you and that was not quite the plan.

I was going to take a few days off after the WOBM Christmas Classic ended on December 30th but that break lasted longer than expected.  Came down with a chest cold on New Year’s Day and it developed into a virus or maybe even the flu which beat me up pretty good for more than a week.

While I was not happy when the alarm went off at 3:25 this morning I am glad (sort of) to get back into the swing of things and part of that is this daily segment which I do really enjoy.  So with that said, some random thoughts and notes on a chilly Monday morning:

  • I’m sorry but the President has lost me with this partial shutdown of government. You can’t insist your legacy is the economy and job growth while thousands of people are working without pay or furloughed because you couldn’t get Mexico to pay for a border wall so now you want taxpayers to foot the bill.  This is not leadership but rather “if you won’t play the game by my rules then I’m taking the ball and going home.”  Speaking of which:
  • Yes I am happy that the Eagles “dynasty” is over after just one season as I don’t know if I could have taken another year of boasting from their fans but they deserve a lot of credit for the way they played down the stretch. I really thought Philly was going to score the go-ahead touchdown in the final moments of Sunday’s playoff game against the Saints before a Nick Foles pass went through the hands of Alshon Jeffrey and into the arms of a New Orleans defender for a game-clinching interception.  By the way it’s also clear you would be making a mistake by assuming the Patriots glory days are over.
  • If you’re a movie fan (and I am) go see “The Upside.” It’s a bit predictable and some critics panned it but the chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart makes for a feel-good film that will leave you with a smile on your face.
  • After being home for a full week of daytime television I’m really glad I have Netflix.

Since I haven’t talked with you in so long let me be the last to wish you a Happy New Year!