January 1st, 2006

[NON BLOG] Happy New Year!

I've just come back from a marvellous afternoon, evening, and early night with talktooloose and friends involving a viewing of Brokeback Mountain, a pleasant walk along Queen, a decidedly entertaining and civilized dinner, culminating with a viewing of ABBA music videos starting with "Happy New Year".

Happy new year
happy new year
may we all
have a vision
now and then
of a world where
every neighbour is a friend
happy new year
happy new year
may we all
have our hopes
our will to try
if we don’t
we might as well
lay down and die
you and I

ABBA's genius, I think, lies in its fusion of melancholy lyrics with hopeful music, reasoned consideration with emotion. So too life.

[NON BLOG] New Year's Day Shenanigans

I've cleaned up the embarrassing typos in the previous note. So much for the good sense of posting at 2 am.

I've just come back from an enjoyable dinner with some of my father's family up at the eastern edge of the GTA. Family dinners at holiday time are nice, you know. Turkey is a powerful sedative, mind, but it's manageable.
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