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!


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).


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!