Saturday, January 01, 2005

2005, So Far 

Our second child will be born this year. Soon afterwards, I'll find a new job, a new home, a new community for my newly embiggened family. And maybe, finally, this will be the year I'll be able to afford a haircut, and a shave, on a regular basis.

God willing, of course.

Much on my mind last night, celebrating the passage of time writ large up in Newfane for the third time in four years. Good company and surroundings in which to ponder, too: old friends and new warm by the fire, shrimp and other high-class munchies, an open bar and a keg of Long Trail, a sugarhouse bed to crash in when the long day was finally done. The night (and wee hours) in review, and in order:
  • First Drink of 2005: Champagne. The good stuff.

  • First TV Program of 2005: South Park marathon on Comedy Central.

  • First Sandwich of 2005: Black Forest ham, sandwich pickle, brie on white.

  • Second Drink of 2005: Beer.

  • First house pool champion of 2005: Me.

  • Best New Years post-midnight one-liner of 2005: "Hey, lets get out our checks and start practicing!"

  • First late-night, just-before-bed dog walk of 2005: 2:48 a.m.

  • Best moment of the first wee-hours of 2005: That bright, solitary shooting star shimmering through the fog just before bed.

Also, what morning would be complete without the first hangover of 2005, nipped in the bud by eggs, sausage patties, thick-sliced bacon, coffee and mimosas? I'm cautious, but tempted, to take this all as a positive sign.

posted by boyhowdy | 7:34 PM |

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