I just have to share this from Cathy Kennedy’s resolution post:
I used to make New Year’s resolutions, and by the second week of January they were forgotten, so I stopped doing that. The latest trend is to choose a word to use as a theme for the year. I think I did that once, too, with the same result. So I don’t do that, either.
Just about everyone I’ve talked to in Blog World has a quiet evening at home planned for New Year’s Eve, including us. We can watch the crazies in Times Square and Underground Atlanta without having to be among them. We’re going to have our traditional pizza rolls for dinner (how that tradition started, or when, I can’t remember) and probably fall asleep in front of the TV until the fireworks in the neighborhood (Insane Ike’s Fireworks over in Alabama does almost as much business for New Year’s Eve as they do for Independence Day, to judge by the racket in our subdivision) wake us up to celebrate the new year. I told Kat (from Mama’s Losin’ It!) that I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been out on New Year’s Eve, and that’s over my entire life (this will be my 62nd). And one of those times was Kip and I going to the Convenient in Northfield, Illinois to get Cokes (and I needed cigarettes). Along the way, we were stopped by an officer of the Township of Northfield Police Department, who wanted to know what we were doing out at that hour (it was eight-thirty, I think, because Convenient closed at nine).
Speaking of fireworks (which I was a minute ago), ever notice the stores that sell them all have names like “Crazy Cal’s,” “Mad Moe’s,” and “Two-Finger Louie’s”? We used to drive through Tennessee on our way to Chicago, and just as you started getting into the mountains, there was a gas station that had big signs that said “COLD BEER” and “FIREWORKS.” Gasoline, beer, and fireworks… I’m surprised they haven’t had an avalanche up there.
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Happy New Year!