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Say No to the Year of the Ox

I don’t even have an ox, do you? You do? Well I didn’t ask you, did I? I did? Well, is this your blog? Okay, then shut up. Now where was I? Oh right…

January 26 kicks off the Year of the Ox. I say we kick it to the curb. I mean, there are plenty of other nouns worthy of Year-ing. And many are more prevalent than a silly fictional blue animal that accompanies a giant man with an axe.

I submit we petition for a new New Year object. It’s been the same 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac rotation and it’s monotonous. Don’t you think it’s time for a change? Here are some suggestions and please save your questions until the end. I can’t have you interrupting me all the time:

Year of the Jennifer

Jennifers are more prevalent than oxes (oxen? oxi?)… at least in the blogosphere.

Bartender! A round of links on me for all the Jennifers in the blizog hizouse!

Jenn Thorson at Of Cabbages and Kings
Jen of Happily Ever After Land
Jennifer Harvey of Thursday Drive
Jennifer of Amongst Other Things
Jen at Red Head Ranting
Jenners at Life With a Little One and More 
Jennifer D at Playgroups are No Place for Children
Jennifer Lawson of The Bloggess
Jenny at Bits & Pieces
Jen W of Serenity now
Jen Warren of TuTu’s Bliss
Jennifer of Tales From Our Crib

…just to name a few.

Year of the Goat

Yes, there is already a Year of the Goat, but the next one doesn’t happen until 2015, which is after the End of the World in 2012 (please see my previous post regarding the upcoming apocalypse). Why can’t I have one more Year of Me before we all bite the asteroid dust? Also, I currently share my year with the Sheep and the Ram, and quite frankly, I think I deserve to have my own year.

Year of the Indecisive Garden Gnome

If I had a nickel for every one of these on my lawn, I’d have three dollars and forty-seven cents. It would have been $3.55, but Indecisive Garden Gnome Gomer and his partner, Stan, had an unfortunate meeting of my anger management issues and the next door neighbor’s pink flamingo collection.

Year of the Yo-Yo

I just like how this sounds.

I realize we’re creatures of habit and just who do I think I am, an insignificant American, trying to muck up thousands of years of Chinese Tradition, but I don’t have an ox, do you?

(Paid for by The Goats Against Year of the Ox)

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  1. […] @ Nanny Goats In Panties pleads with the Chinese and the rest of us to Say No to the Year of the Ox but yes to the Year of the Goat among other ideas of what the year should be […]

  2. Evan says:


  3. Evan says:

    hehhee lol nice site ,very funny ,keep it up…GOAT LUCK for the year of the goat….by the way on this year the ox for people born on the year of the goat, zodiac expert recommend as to wear rat pendant to attract away ox.

  4. lizzy says:

    I have laughed so much this evening at your blog – it is so entertaining. I happened upon it by accident (and no I wasn’t googling nannygoats in panties!) and have ended up avoiding all of the jobs I had to do this evening!
    Thanks for the entertainment!
    Your felow blogger Lizzy in the UK

  5. Blicky Kitty says:

    Oh I love all these suggestions. The year of the Stoat and the year of the sycophant have a great ring to them. I think make this the Year of Me has a nice Self Magazine ring to it. Like “treat yourself to a pedicure for not eating anything except air and broccoli and exercising until your bones warp. Make this the year of YOU!”

  6. Jenners says:

    As a Jennifer (cleverly concealing my identity as Jenners), I must profess a certain fondness for the Year of the Jennifers. But Year of the Yo-Yo just sounds great!

  7. Paul Squires says:

    My goodness, what a lot of comments. One wonders if there’s a point. On the other hand I would like to point out that it is not the big blue ox of American Mythology that this is the Year Of. (Please excuse ending a sentence with a preposition) It is the year of the Asian ox who toils uncomplainingly in the harshest of conditions to provide life giving sustainance to the family who cares for him. Not something one could say of many Jennifers, I suspect.

  8. Clearly, we need a Year of the Muskrat.
    And, I need a Year of My 19-Year-Old Metabolism.

  9. Marilyn says:

    Year of the Yo Yo–
    of course

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I think you’re on to something here. Who’s to say we can launch our own year of’s. I like it!

  11. rachel says:

    Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day last week…I feel so loved and overwhelmed with all the comments! Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond back!

  12. Chris Bowers says:

    Great Post! In fact it is the Featured Post over at Worth a Thousand Words.
    Year of the Kamodo Dragon. Seriously underrated lizard.

  13. Breathe says:

    I’m thinking we should name the year after it’s over. Like 2008 would be The Year Everything Went to Hell In a Handbasket.
    2007 would be The Year Everything *Looked* Okay but Was About To Go To Hell in a Handbasket.
    What do you think?

  14. I like year of the OX. Yeah I said it.

  15. VE says:

    Of course you know I’m for year of the gnome. Well, that’s what my gnomes made me say…

  16. Renee Khan says:

    Year of good will and fellowship, we can all use some of that.

  17. Chowner says:

    My first kid will be born this year, so I’m pretty excited for the year of the ox.
    Second to that, I think year of the panties has a nice ring to it.
    I’m also partial to year of chocolate milk.
    Either way, it’s going to be a good year.

  18. mrsmouthy says:

    The Year of The Recession and Job Insecurity? Oh…

  19. Anna Lefler says:

    All hail, Year of the Quilted, Odor-Absorbing, Winged Pantiliner!
    (They outnumber oxen by at least 4-1. Plus, in a pinch, you can use one to hold back your bangs while they’re growing out.)
    :^) Anna

  20. Kisa says:

    Year of the Panties has a certain appeal, indeed.
    *Love* year of the Poop Scoop….’cause they really, really need ’em here in Holland. So much I had to write a blog post about it a while back.

  21. MadMadMargo says:

    Year of the Yo-Yo…definitely.
    “yo-yo” – the shout from the boys in the hood.
    Yo-Yo Ma – he played on inauguration day. – one who yos.

  22. I vote to up the year of the goat. Just in case. You know how I love the goats.

  23. I totally think we should have the year of the goat this year just because goats are so incredibly adorable, adventurous (will eat anything) and cute.

  24. Gladys says:

    I’m with blognut. I’m digging Year of the Lumberjack. “I dress in ladies clothing and hang around in bars…I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok… I work all night and I sleep all day”
    Ok I admit I watched WAY too mucy Monty Python.

  25. Coco says:

    How about:
    Year of the Butter Cow (why not?)
    Year of the Pancakes and Syrup (to go with the butter cow)
    Year of the Sycophant (I just like that word)
    Year of the Platypus (who never, ever gets a year, despite being the only mammal who lays eggs)
    Just off the top of my head. Think it over, let me know.
    I do like The Year of the Jennifers, though, because the Jennifers I know are pretty wonderful.

  26. Brandy says:

    Year of the YO-YO huh? Has possiblities.

  27. I saw everything BUT an Ox at market last week. I’ll be complaining about the discrimination, that’s for sure.

  28. KJ says:

    I say, year of the Poop Scoop.
    Or maybe, year of the Fragrant Liar, cuz, sniff, sniff, something smells yummy all year long over there!
    Heh, heh.Just fuckin’ witchya.

  29. Braja says:

    Y’know, Panties, I do have an ox 🙂 But I’m all for kickin’ it to the kerb (the year, not the ox…that wouldn’t be nice…or smart) if they’re gonna kill it or somethin’ as a part of their weirdo celebrations.

  30. O.G. says:

    Nice to see they made that Ox anatomically correct.

  31. Michele says:

    Love the Jennifer joke! Cute. One of these days many years from now, old folks homes will be filled with Jennifers and Michelles!
    Thank you for visiting me on my big, bloggy day!

  32. 3boys1mommy says:

    I’d like to know why my blog isn’t listed under the God category 😉

  33. Blognut says:

    Screw year of the ox, let’s have year of the lumberjack. (and that’s okay)

  34. Year of the big black boadicous BRA! Or, just… Year of Olga. That’s prolly easier to say.

  35. nicole says:

    You are kidding me! You have no ox in your blue closet? Like everybody else.

  36. mannequin says:

    Sadly, this girl has no Ox nor is my name Jennifer.
    I propose there to be a Year of the Dung Beetle. The Dung Beetle is a highly misunderstood creature.

  37. Deborah says:

    Gosh I’m so sorry to hear that your year isn’t until after the end in 2012. I too just found out about that. I decided I could watch all the documentaries, sell all my worldly goods (which probably wouldn’t pay off my credit card debt…), and go sit on a mountain with another group of wackos, um very well informed people OR I could just keep chasing my kids around the house and picking up toys. The kids won!

  38. dana says:

    YEAR OF THE ASS Then we can all feel united.

  39. lizspin says:

    don’t mean to make a “yoke”. . . but what’s wrong with oxen???? You got a problem with them????

  40. How about Year of the Douchebag, as there seems to be an increasing amount of them.

  41. Jeff says:

    I’m liking your Paul Bunyan/Babe pic. That thing is just down the road up nort here.
    BTW, that poor ox. Talk about a serious case of blue balls!

  42. kirsten says:

    I’m all for change! I was born in the year of the cock and have been trying to live it down ever since!

  43. Vic says:

    Not even “Year of the Big Blue Ox?”
    Sure, there’s only one, but he’s really big, so that kinda makes up for it.

  44. Lizzie says:

    Ah! I have a picture in front of that huge statue!! My college mascot was the Logger and we thought it was awesome. Good times.

  45. Jennifer H says:

    Three cheers for Year of the Jennifer!
    I think Year of the Panties should at least be in the running. That would include almost everyone.

  46. Nooter says:

    cut that out! im not a yoyo! oh the year of the ox should be for you stupid human. more like the decade of the ox.

  47. the human says:

    Year of the yo-yo, hahaha that sounds like it was made specially for Nooter!

  48. THE MUSE says:

    this was gonna be MY year 🙁

  49. RaBT says:

    I’m in for any of the following in any combination:
    Year of the year of no zodiac.
    Year of the cat that took a dump in my closet
    and not last but least
    Year of the cheesy poofs

  50. I’ll take my drink in the blizog hizouse! I knew my day was coming, I just knew it…and now it’s not just a day, it’s a WHOLE YEAR. Thank, NGIP!

  51. melly says:

    I am liking the year of Jennifer..for my friend Jenny and my DIL Jenn. My son is that would be good also.
    How about the year of no makeup?

  52. Kirsten says:

    I’m on the fence about it.
    The Ox year is one of confrontations for me, but a kick ass year financially for my husband.
    I wonder if that means I’ll be beating people up for money and giving it to my husband…works for me, lol!

  53. HeatherPride says:

    So are you saying that this is NOT the year of the yo-yos? Huh. That’s funny, because by the way things have been going for me at work lately, I would have put money down that this was indeed, the year of the yo-yos.

  54. Bobbi says:

    I propose The Year of Alcohol.

  55. Nikkicrumpet says:

    I love coming here…I am always guaranteed a laugh. I found it highly humorous that you sponsored yourself there at the bottom. I have no problem with oxen. In fact I’m pretty sure my ancestors would be stuck in Plymouth if it hadn’t been for an oxen or two. And if the oxen hadn’t hauled their butts across the country to the west…then I’d be a Kennedy voting East coast liberal and would have to shoot myself. GO OXEN!

  56. Jaffer says:

    For me I can say it was the Year of JD’s
    JD of @idothings
    JD aka @techfun
    JD aka @jdh888

  57. Oh, I want the Indecisive Garden Gnome! I’ve got a yard full of them and they would be *so* happy! [LOL]
    Sparky ♥ ∞

  58. Jenn Thorson says:

    Wow, there really ARE a lot of us out there! Jennifers I mean– not, Indecisive Garden Gnomes, though I’d be interested in a study of whether there’s any Jennifer/Indecisive Garden Gnome subset.
    So many Jennifers, why it’s like high school Home Room all over again!
    I think we need a mantra or a logo or somethin’.

  59. Totally the year of the Jennifer. Plus I was born in the year of the Ox so I think that means I get to be queen. I’ll have to check the constitution.

  60. Jennifer says:

    heehee…well Year of the Jennifer’s really does make sense, seeing as there are so many. What about Year of the Garden Fairies? or do they share with the garden gnomes?

  61. Rsusanna says:

    Obma said he wanted change and is closing down Gitmo so how about the year of stupidity!

  62. debbie says:

    I’m not for that ox thing either. How about Year of Me? We would all like that.

  63. honeywine says:

    All out of oxen. Then again, they have their tails made into soup a lot in some places. Maybe they deserve their own year…for soup’s sake?

  64. The Year of the Yo-Yo has its ups and downs …

  65. It’s gonna be a long year…

  66. Fhina says:

    Ix-nay on the Ox-nay!
    Year of the Weasel
    Year of the Stoat
    Year of the Mongoose
    Year of the Meerkat
    Year of the Polecat
    Too many weaselly critters?
    Year of the Pole-Dancer??!

  67. Jen W says:

    I vote for year of the Jennifer… obviously 🙂

  68. Cynthia says:

    I’m voting for the year of the hermit.
    Sorry you have to wait til 2012 for the next year of the NGIP. Yep, it’s supposed to be a blowout year from what I understand.

  69. Alison Veres says:

    Year of this bird: (copy and paste to search bar)

  70. Ken Geraths says:

    Okay, I think you have issues, But I like that about you. Of course I’m a fanny of the Nanny….Wait that just sounded wrong?
    Okay try this then. We need 12 American animals so you should give us 12 of your choices and we can start working on it. Of course we will get that last tear of the Nanny goat in before 2012 how about 2010!

  71. Janie says:

    Love year of the yo yo….

  72. lisa says:

    I’m partical to the garden gnomes myself. But I think the lawn jockeys would be jeaous.

  73. Hula says:

    Sorry girl, I already claimed it The Year Of Hula! 😉

  74. Blond Duck says:

    How about the year of the duck?

  75. debby says:

    How about year of the house? Maybe my house would take a little more pride in her appearance and keep herself tidied up for the festivities?

  76. Mikki says:

    Love your idea, Nanny, but I feel left out. Can I have Year of the Yo-Yo to make up for it?

  77. Jenny says:

    Definitely year of the JENNIFER!!
    Yay for YOTJ.

  78. Tranquility says:

    Hmm… there really are a LOT of Jennifers out there. There are a lot of Mikes too. A year of the Mike’s might make my husband grin.
    I’m all for the yo-yos myself!

  79. Kisa says:

    Year of the Cat – no, wait, that’s a song.
    Year of the Cat in the Hat – would Dr. Seuss’ widow sue?
    Year of Thing One and Thing Two – or maybe just Thing One this year. Thing Two can have her own year in 2010.
    Year of Lottery Wins for Everyone – but I get the 25 million jackpot, since I thought of it.
    Year of Abundant Chocolate and Wine – need I say more?
    Year of Breaking Scales – no, wait, that’ll be next year, after the Year of Abundant Chocolate and Wine.