Ringing in 2010!

An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. 

A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. 

My husband and I are having dinner at Minetta Tavern with our best friends tonight to ring in the New Year – thankfully, they don’t have a pre-fixe menu. They just wanted a deposit and then we can order as we please, which I prefer much more than having to choose from a list of six courses and feel guilty if I don’t eat every last bite because it was a flat price of $300 per person…

After dinner we may stop by the Soho House for their 20’s themed soiree – our outfits tend to look like their from the 20’s most of the time anyhow (my husband is known for his double-breasted suits), so we shouldn’t have any problems fitting in. Then, we will likely close out the evening with some board games at our friends’ apartment! Last year we played “Scene It“, which was fun but also challenging for a group that consisted of one American (me), an Italian, an Australian, and a Dominican! This year we’re bringing “Loaded Questions – the adult version” – it basically will just make us all roll over and laugh for awhile…hahaha

I have always wanted to know the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, but have never been able to do much besides immitate other people’s mouths as they sang it. You know the feelings – move your mouth and make mumbling sounds to the tune…gets me by! To ring in 2010, however, I am going to try to remember this:

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’A cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

Happy New Year! 

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