This series is dedicated to the proposition that Blogging is a prime example of the saying "Variety is the Spice of Life".
Let's get to the good stuff!
1. On New Year's Day many folks, myself included sometimes, make resolutions to do, or not do, all sorts of crazy, and not so crazy, things in the coming year.
The good folks over at Urban Legends have a fun, and interesting, essay on New Year's Superstions:
Besides getting sloppy drunk, and kissing everybody in the room at midnight, celebrants throughout the ages have observed numerous lesser-known New Year's customs and superstitions. Many of the superstitions associated with the event bear the common theme that activities engaged in on that day set the pattern for the year to come. Others have to do with warding off evil spirits or attracting luck.
Because January 1 is the first day of the new year, we have drawn a connection between what we do on that day and our fate throughout the rest of the year.
They then proceeed to discuss some of the ways we attempt to guarantee a good outcome through our acts on the 1st day of the year:
Kissing at Midnight: I kissed Nikita!
Stocking Up: The cupboards are not bare, but close, and I can't get to the Market again until Tuesday.
Paying off Bills: The Rent is paid, and several other due bills are taken care of for the month.
1st Footer: There is no telling when the 1st person other than me will enter my appartment. Could be tomorrow, could be next week, or a month from now.
Most likely it will be one of my Sisters, or my Brother-in-Law. ;-D
Nothing goes out: I'm waiting until Monday to take the trash, out.
Black-eyed Peas: I wonder what eating a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, washed down by Diet Coke, signifies for the coming year?
Work: Well, I had an 8 hour shift today.
As for the Laundry, that is put off until Tuesday.
New Clothes: I wore clothes given me as Christmas Gifts.
Money: Move on, nothing to talk about here.
Breakage: Nothing broken, and no bawling.
Letting the Old Year out: Done
Loud Noise: Done
The Weather: Light wind from the SSE as we awaited a rain storm to drop up to an inch on us thru Monday.
I guess this means I'll have a prosperous year. ;-D
2. Dan, of Riehl World View, "decided to do a tribute post to America's War Heroes of 2005. In my view, they cannot get and certainly haven't gotten enough attention via the MSM."
Read -- 2005: The Year in Military Heroism.
3. In the "Me too!" category of what I'd like to see on TV in 2006, check this picture out over at Pirates! Man your Women!. ;-D
A Tip of the Hat to Scott, at Dean's World, for the heads up.
4. New Year's Science Lesson:
According to information from Russia's Mission Control Center,
the International Space Station on December 31 will enter and
depart from the year 2006 fifteen times before settling
permanently into the New Year.
For more on this visit Dr. Sanity, who found a story that explains all.
5. and 6. The Year in Pictures ( Like me, browse thru these at your leasure in the coming days )
Kevin, of Wizbang, has a Photo Gallery of "2005 in Pictures".
Fred, of Fragments from Floyd, has a Photo Gallery of the "Year in Pixels".
That's it for this edition.
The next edition will be January 8th.