December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Eve and other lies...

It's gonna get wild around here tonight, WOAH...can't wait to open up that tub of "jalapeno cheese balls" I found at Wegman's the other day.  Trying to decide if red or white wine is the perfect accompaniment for this delicacy. Probably doesn't matter as long as I drink it out of a red SOLO cup. New Years Eve...BAH Dick Clark Ryan Seacrest.  I just have NEVER liked this holiday.  Even as a kid, I found it sad and depressing.  A couple of years ago the Better Half forced me out on New Years Eve to a Holiday Pops concert. I agreed to go as long as we left BEFORE the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" was performed.  Now THAT is one wet blanket of a song known to make your jalapeno cheese balls quite soggy.  It never fails to make me tear up.

NOOO, my aversion to New Years Eve isn't because I wasn't invited to a party this year, or any year as a matter of fact.  Truth be told, I am quite content to sit at home, curled up in front of the tv, eating cheese balls...and listening to a group of Thing #3's friends laughing in the basement.  They will be here tonight because THEY weren't invited to parties either,  but have one-upped moi by choosing to make one of their own.  Little do they know...NO CHEESE BALLS for them!

I'm not good with "uncertainties".  Where some find the concept exciting, I find it daunting and scary.  And that is exactly how I've ALWAYS viewed New Years Eve...the eve  of a new year = new uncertainties = new AAAARGH. 2013.  What WILL happen this year?  As I've grown older I've morphed my views on many things.  But New Year's Eve is one of my last hold outs.  I mean I can't change EVERYTHING, if I did the Better Half wouldn't even recognize me.  And if THAT happened, who would I have to share my cheese balls with on New Years Eve (not that I share them or anything...okay something ELSE I haven't changed).

We have so many holidays I find ridiculous.   New Year's Eve is the ridiculous-EST of the list:

10.  Mother's Day (May 12) - Seriously?  ONLY ONE FREAKIN' DAY???

9.   Arbor Day  (April 26)  - Because even us Republicans long to be environmentalists ONE day of the year.

8.   Take your Pet to Work Day (June 21) - I celebrate this EVERY day.

7.   Flag Day (June 14) - AKA... "fly a U.S. flag made in China"  Day

6.   Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) - AAAARRRRR why not?

5.   Tax Day (April 15) - Soon to be known as "Jump off a Fiscal Cliff" day.

4.   Ground Hog Day (February 2) - Gotta love a holiday where you never get the right response from a rodent.

3.   National Bosses Day (October 16) - I guess we need a holiday to atone for all the smack we talk about our bosses the other 364 days of the year.

2.   No Shave November  (NOVEMBER, duh) - Sorry, I celebrate "No Shave September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May"... basically from Labor Day til Memorial Day.

1.   New Years Eve (December 31) - Drunk people wearing silly hats trying to pretend they don't look drunk or silly.  If only they had a bucket of jalapeno cheese balls to complete their look.


No fear, tomorrow will NOT be New Year's Eve...and all will be right in the world again.  And until then I wish you all...



Jalapeno Cheese Balls for everyone!!!!

--Kathy

P.S.  I linked up to this week's "Monday Listicles".  Disclaimer:  my list has NOTHING to do with their list topic.  What can I say?  The jalapeno cheese balls must  have gone straight to my head.

linked to:  Macro MondayMonday ListiclesOur World Tuesday

27 comments:

  1. Happy New New Kathy...thanks for being you. You bring joy into my life. But thanks, but no thanks for the jalapeno cheese balls. Give my share to Thing #3 and her friends.

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  2. What a wonderful post this is, Kathy!
    Thank you for the smiles, and do enjoy those cheese balls!

    I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

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  3. May this New Year be one of realized dreams… even those we did not realize we were dreaming!

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  4. I personally love Groudhog Day! Enjoy your cheese balls!

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  5. Hi Kathy -- Your blog is absolutely beautiful! I have just loaded your blog into the post for my Grow Your Blog party - so you are all set to go! See you thee on the 19th!!

    xoxo,
    Vicki

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family ~ I am home for the evening ~ Leaving going out on New Year's Eve to the amateurs ^A _^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  7. Health and wealth this coming year. A grace-laden new year to you and yours.

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  8. Hysterical post! I agree totally about New Year's Eve. I've always referred to it as a non-holiday. I'm so happy to know that I am not the only person who celebrates several months of not shaving. Enjoy your evening.

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  9. Oh Kathy, if only we were neighbors. Mike and I have long celebrated New Year's Eve alone and at home except for one thing.....we have a NEWFOUNDLAND NEW YEAR'S EVE. You see in Newfoundland at 12 p.m. it is 10 p.m. here on the East coast. That means if you celebrate a Newfoundland New Year's Eve you can say "Happy New Year" to your loved ones at 10 p.m. and go to bed. I'll be thinking of you at 10 p.m. and wishing you a Happy Newfoundland New Year!

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  10. I've always preferred to curl up with a guy and a movie on New Year's Eve. Nesting is a good thing.

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  11. lol...you make me laugh. :D

    I agree with you about New Year's...and I'm so grateful to be home safe and sound tonight with hubby getting ready to watch a movie. We won't make it till midnight, and we replaced the jalapeno balls with pecan pie. :)

    Cheers, Kathy!

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  12. Love it and couldn't agree more! Have a cozy, cheese ball coma induced, hell-of-a-good-time while the rest of the suckers are dancing like fools on a table somewhere only to be reminded of it endlessly for the next month by their acquaintances / co-workers / or better yet - boss. HA!

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  13. I wish you all the best in 2012, Happy New Year!

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  14. Kathy This made me laugh. I had no idea about some of these holiday! I have been missing out for sure. Enjoy you night with your cheese ball and movie. Sounds perfect to me. We will be doing the same, smoked salmon for us however. xxoo

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  15. Haha thanks for list! Happy 2013!

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  16. That's a lovely high key shot Kathy, and we don't celebrate New Year's Eve either - I hate all that forced jollity (and kissing complete strangers...!). We don't have the same holidays as you, and there's no WAY I'd be doing the National Bosses Day even if we did (and I think I can speak for my co-workers there) :O) Have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 and I look forward to seeing more of your fab photos.

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  17. Thanks for the laugh Happy New Year!

    Saun

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  18. If it's ok, could I please reply to this post and your last in this paragraph. Congratulations on your thing #1's engagement - must have been a reminder in the world keeps turning kind of way at the end of your difficult year. I simply adored your last photo of the whole composition of the wine glass in particular the reflection on it. The photo in this post has the same effect - bright and clear and clever. I wish you a very good year for these next 365 days. Renee.

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  19. Lmao! You absolutely kill me!! Well spoken!!! We are very much alike when it comes to uncertainty. I need to know what's in store so I can plan...plan A, plan B, and plan C doesn't hurt!! Happy Arbor Day! Xo

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  20. Hey Kathy!! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Head on over to http://myminds-lens.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-liebster-award.html and see what all it entails!!

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  21. i love coming here, you always make me laugh!!

    hope you survived!!

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  22. You always make me laugh. We have never been fans of New Year celebrations. Oh well :) Not a lot I can do about it. Just be thankful for the lazy day to sit & visit my friends :)

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  23. Ha! Mother's Day drives me nuts. BTW, can I have a cheese ball? Ellen

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  24. Seems like we spent the evening enjoying similar activities and snacks...although, I stuck with plain ol' cheezies. The jalapeño ones are a little too much on the wild side for me ;).

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