blessed are the easily amused

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

maybe it's appropriate that, as I cast about my head for a song to cure the boredom, the only tune that comes to mind is the simultaneously turgid and empty Barry Manilow classic: "it's just another new year's eve, another night like all the rest / and when we're through, baby you'll see / we'll be just fine." or maybe it's completely inappropriate. in any case, it's alarming how many bad song snippets are safely stored in my otherwise useless memory.

so there'll be a little party, and if we're lucky someone will bring cleverly designed snacks. we'll all know we should drink as aggressively as possible between 10 and midnight to douse the childish desire for something great to happen upon the witching hour, but we probably won't really have the heart to do it. someone will probably turn on the television at 11:45 to preempt the dread silence. we will watch americans celebrating.

now, now pollyanna; is that any way to greet the darling, vulnerable infant new year?


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