Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dig This

So....a pal told me that if I have time to comment on her blog, then I should have time to update mine. Touche, Leigh. **and please insert 'air-internet-cheersing' here**. I mean, it's only been three months. Whaaaa?

So, the new year is just around the corner and I have to tell you that I couldn't be happier. I mean, I am so over 2010. Like, Let's face it 2010, you sucked. You chewed me up and spat me out like a bad wine after finishing the last vineyard on your tour of Napa. And that's bad, cause let's face it, by the last tour, you would drink fermented prison booze with gusto sold by a hobo on the side of the street. Maybe even pose with him for a picture a la party pic style after.

However, I have high hopes for 2011. I was even talking with Tam over Christmas that we are totally going to feed our kiddos herring for good luck because that is what you do when you are from Russian/Greek lineage? I only add the question mark because half of my northern relatives had never heard of that little tradition of chowing down on smelly fish doused in fish-mayonaise, which makes me completely doubt it's potency of luck. But whatevs-Alex better looooooove it cause I am smearing that stuff in his hourly peanut butter sandwich all the live long day. So that should ensure our good fortune for sure.

I am also thinking that I should adopt any tradition that I can, just to really hedge my bets. So, if anyone (cue the echo: anyone) is reading (echo: reading) this and has any New Year's Day tradition (echo: tradition, tradition, tradition), let me know, I need all the help I can get. So, comment away, my happiness and fate is in your hands.

My God, my mam would be so proud to think I am turning to superstition for luck. But God help me if I get any of those "send this to eleventy billion people and your wish comes true emails" heads will roll. With that, I need a drink.


  1. I have heard good luck and good will to all man kind cones from blogging at least weekly, along with eating cabbage (you know...for money) and black eyed peas on new year's day. So glad you are "back!"

  2. Yay, you're back!
    I have not lucky traditons for you to try, mainly because I'm so naturally "lucky" that I don't need the extra boost. ;)
    Oh wait, I know! Wear the same dirty pair of socks every time you make Alex's pbj. You know, like the high school football players did on game day. Let me know how it goes!

  3. First of all...I'm so happy to hear that I have such influence over you. I will continue to find ways to use my powers for good!
    And as far as the good luck....I hope you ate your black eyed peas today lady!
    And...this is a little note to myself: self: do not read Janie's blog while taking a big swig of wine. Wine out nose is not only unattractive, but it doesn't feel very good either. You, my friend, are a riot!! Keep up the blog and continue to make my little bit of humor seem so inferior to yours.

  4. This is a few days late, but every year (for the past 4 years) my brother-in-law makes the hottest/spiciest chili ever, and we eat at least 2 bowls of it. It is so hot it makes my head sweat. Not sure if it really brings good luck, but it is a tradition on New Years Day, we I'm sticking to it. Glad you are back to blogging, you are hilarious.

  5. Well, I am a couple of days late so I can't contribute to any actual NY Day traditions. But I have one ...

    (backstory: every year I have the same NY Resolution, to get in shape enough to do 100 push-ups in a row for NEXT year's NY Day. This has been my resolution for 3 + years, and I have yet to attempt it.)

    ... So my new and suggested tradition will be to "resolve" to do wickedly awesome and impressive things that I have no intention of doing. So if someone asks "any NY resolutions?" I have something better to say than "lose a few ell-bees." Par Example: my 2011 resolutions:
    1. Learn to shoot a cannon off of a boat while at sea.
    2. Read "The Elegant Universe"
    3. Learn what a wildebeest is
    4. Wrestle a wildebeest
    5. Start an inner city after school animal husbandry club
    6. "You know, just, like, be a better person, You know?"

    - Tam