Monday, January 1, 2007

So Far, So Good...

OK, so this 2007 thing is looking ok so far. It's warm and cozy, lazy and restful, with leftover gumbo and Christmas cookies. Last night was fun, just the four of us (G-Dog, Emmie, SB and me) hanging out and playing board games, talking with my brother on the phone and sipping on champagne. We stayed up late, slept in without guilt and then sank into the new couches over breakfast bagels only to then read and doze about.

Now I'm thinking about the year and wondering if AT is right about getting the better of this one before it gets the better of us:
No, I propose we take advantage of 2007's awkwardness by giving it the ugly stepsister treatment, we'll convince it that it doesn't have any friends but us, and that if it screws us over, it'll spend the rest of the year crying and writing bad poetry in its bedroom.
I'm not much for resolutions (though it sure would be nice if I could write more, consume less, and generally be mellower at the times when I tend to get agitated), but maybe being a bit more tactical when it comes to dealing with this new year would be (as 41 would say) a prudent course of action...

6 comments:

august said...

Am I the only one who misses old cityscapes? Alice's puddle/street corner picture reminds me of how I love old brick buildings, those that wear the character of their past. Does anyone else resent the Disney-fied look of the structures we're replacing our past with? The McCorporate look of Times Square? I believe that the architectural we are throwing up lacks the character and authenticity present in our historic old structures. Drives me crazy as every city in America is starting to look the same. Alice, your puddle photo is sublime and perfect for how I felt today. I LOVE it! You have a great eye for finding beauty in the ordinary.

fletch said...

Best wishes with your tactics in the new year. I'm curious if your moniker is DW (dear wife), DM (dear mom), or dear something else.



happy new year,

DR (dear reader)

AT said...

I don't know about the wisdom of starting a year by quoting me...

:)

Keera said...

I see every new year like meeting a new, fun friend. You have no idea what the new person is really like or if the friendship will last, but that initial contact, filled only with promise and not one bad memory, is exciting.

alice said...

August, thanks for the kinds words, you old Wharf Rat! ;-D I do miss the old buildings. The little town I was raised in (Batavia, NY) is still struggling to recover from the horror that was known as Urban Renewal in the 60s and early 70s. The buildings that were put up then, in the name of "improvement," are a blight on the cityscape and the town is still working to hide the scars.



Fletch, perhaps DM would be appropriate -- it works for Dear Mama and Dear Me!



Keera, I like it!



And AT, I'm not sure about the wisdom, but I was definitely amused...

Keera said...

The 60's and 70's were awful in Norway, too, architecturally speaking. Thank bog for all the refurbishing 30 years later (including my own apartment building).