Happy New Year

by on Dec.31, 2013, under Syndicated from the Web

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New Year’s Day–Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go in, community. New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion.

Mark Twain

We have a guy down the block from us who insists on setting off fireworks every year at midnight.  The rattle-your-windows kind.  Like he’s trying to down passing bombers with flak.  Though they never seem to make it very high and explode at window height.  
So every year I go to bed around 10pm on New Year’s Eve, and every year I pray that it rains or that he’s grown out of this, but I’m always startled awake by concussion explosions.
This year I should either stay awake past midnight, or plan on wetting the bed.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year. 

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