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I'm Dreaming Of A White . . .

New Year's, apparently. It's snowing heavily outside. The Pony family is (allegedly) going to a New Year's party in Massachusetts tonight. I really hope we make it. I heard it was a rockin' party last year, and I was kind of jealous, because the party I was at last year was not so much fun. But we shall see what the roads are doing.

In other news, the saga of my whackadoo governor continues to amuse. He's given one more gigantic "fuck you" to the party, putting Roland Burris in a rather uncomfortable spot in the process. Oh, Blagojevich. You and Sarah Palin should form a comedy act.

In further news, I have acquired two-count-em-two CDs of the Barry Sisters. I plan to inflict them on students within the next few months. Watch this space.

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frenchpony
Dec. 31st, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
The Pony Family isn't even going to attempt the roads tonight. The snow has only gotten worse. We'll go visit Aunt and Uncle Pony tomorrow.

Dinner and the grapes? Are these special grapes that I should know about?
elliska
Dec. 31st, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh that is too bad that you cannot make the party! But I'm glad you are playing it safe. New Year's driving is usually scary enough with all the drunks. No need to add snow to the mix.

Dinner and the grapes? Are these special grapes that I should know about?

In Spain, the superstition is to eat grapes at midnight for good health in the New Year (I think it's good health, maybe it's prosperity--I always forget the details of these things). I think eating chickpeas or split peas is supposed to bring good fortune in the US, right? I get the biggest kick out of New Year's superstitions!
frenchpony
Jan. 1st, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Hoppin' John, with blackeye peas, is supposed to be the southern thing to do. Maybe Karen can fill us in on that.

We didn't make the party, alas, alackaday. But we had made a challah and a kugel to take with us, so I took the challah and turned most of it into a big pile of French toast for Mom and Dad Pony. Dad Pony really likes homemade challah, and he really likes French toast. Mom Pony really likes having someone else make dinner while she gets to laze around. So they were both really thrilled with that.

And we will have prosecco at midnight. Even if I have to wake up the Pony Parents to do it.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
oh i cannot believe that I have never ever introduced my friends to the most unusual originally spanish experience of chiking up win grapes! I'm posting it, so everybiody gets to know!
frenchpony
Jan. 1st, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
See, we drink our grapes rather than eat them . . .

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