Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hola, 2008!

I'm exhausted and have to get up early for work, tomorrow, but I want to start the new year off right with a post.

First off: THANK GOD, WE'RE BACK IN AN EVEN NUMBERED YEAR! ... though I suck at math, I have a thing for easy patterns and even numbers, particularly even numbered years. I LOVE even numbered years. Maybe it's because even numbers represent symmetry, where odd numbers don't. eh ... I digress.

I hope everyone reading this enjoyed whatever manner they rang in the new year. We had a few friends over to play board games and switched on the TV to watch the ball drop a couple of minutes before the year rang in. Man, Carson Daly looked bad! Low-key and fun. I'm down with that.

I insisted that we have black-eyed peas for breakfast. Honey hates them, but he'll have a few forkfuls to appease me. It's the only time of the year he eats them. But that's okay; it's the only time it counts!

This afternoon, Honey and I went to the local movie theater. I assumed if we got there with 10 or 15 minutes to spare, we could get a good seat. After all, yesterday that was the case when I went to the same theater with a girlfriend. Not so much! We were in the second row and craned our necks to watch Juno. It was worth it, though. Fantastic movie. I highly recommend it. I laughed. I cried. I laughed and cried simultaneously. Come to think of it, that was a great movie to start a new year off with: it's all about birth and choices and hope. And the soundtrack was great. I think we'll buy the soundtrack, soon, and the movie when it comes out on DVD. It was so great. After an hour or so at the local IKEA on a (successful) hunt for a lamp, we ended the day with dinner with friends. It was the perfect way to close a day and begin a year.

So there's my boring day. I wish I had something profound to write, but I don't. I just needed to write at all. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE! I hope 2008 brings you and yours nothing but good fortune!

5 comments:

mommanator said...

sounded like fun to me! Ya have to eat those beans on NY day? what is that for?

Molly Malone said...

OMG, mommanator! Black-eyed Peas on New Years day for good luck! I think it's a southern tradition. When I moved up here, not many people had heard of it before.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's up with mommanator (my mom). Actually I don't think that it's so much a southern thing, as much as a Baltimore/DC thing. When I lived in Virginia (Lynchburg) I never heard of it, it was only upon moving to the Baltimore/DC area. If it was a real southern thing, I think mommanator would know, since her roots go deep into Kentucky (Favorite meal=soup beans, sauerkraut, corn bread, with buttermilk for dessert)

Darla D said...

Happy New Year to you, too! Funny coincidence - we ended the day with dinner with friends who'd just bought a lamp at IKEA (insert twilight zone music here).

:o)

Molly Malone said...

Anonymous Momannator-daughter: I grew up in TX and we had BEP's every NY day, per my mother's orders. When I moved to the east coast, people didn't seem to have that tradition as much. ... but maybe it's just 'cause i tend to keep that tradition in the evening of NY day, when everything's winding down.

Darla: wierd. maybe they were having a sale! IKEA is such a dangerous place. if i can get outta there in under $300, i consider myself a winner!