Posted by: King Bee | January 2, 2007

Auld Lang Syne

Main Entry: auld lang syne
Pronunciation: “Ol(d)-“(l)a[ng]-‘zIn, “ol(d)-
Function: noun
Etymology: Scots, literally, old long ago
: the good old times

I will not let this day end without a post. No matter what. No matter how many times I crawl to the couch and close my eyes and quickly dream of another world.

I have had a lot of champagne. A lot. But I have also had a brilliant day.

I had a quiet new years. I was house sitting. I had enough friends with me to count on one hand. Small. Intimate. Perfect.

We played games. We ate cake. I made dinner. We drank champagne. Crystal. My absolute favorite.

I woke up this morning with dogs all around and the sound of stealth bombers flying in the house. They must’ve passed over the Rose Parade after I freed them out the windows.

Afterwards I delighted myself with a BLT on a croissant. Matt had fetched me some Starbucks. I found a way to plug my ipod into the house sound system. There wasn’t a room or inch of the yard my playlist of all Alanis and Dixie Chicks couldn’t reach. Including the pool. We nearly went in. The sun was that clear, bright and perfect.

The neighbors came over. Woodie and Mateo. They hopped the fence and brought with them photos, food and champagne.

In said sun, we laughed, told stories, drank champagne, danced and drank more champagne. Dare I say it? I think today might be one of my favorite ever New Year’s Days.

I think it is important to be ceremonious about the new year. It may only be a rotation on the calendar, but what other time do we pause and reflect on our place in the world and put forth new and positive energy into our journey? We forget old acquaintances and hopefully make room for new friends.

It is appropriate to say this year has been one of my toughest on record. But with every setback and struggle comes rebirth and strength. 2006 riddled me with betrayal, heartache, health problems, career doubts, self doubts, insecurities and fears. It also brought me love, confidence, a new job career, authentic friendships and inner peace. I am beautiful no matter what they say.

I want to reflect and share more, but I am feeling sleepy. It will be my mission to share more in the next few days. The new man in my life. The year in review. The album that I can’t get enough of. Not just my resolutions, but my intentions for 2007. Putting them in writing will make them tangible. Sharing them with you will hold me accountable.

It is with sincerity, honesty and bright hope that I wish anyone and everyone who reads this the most brilliant year ahead. May you each find love, laughter and abundance as you continue upon your journeys and may you find strength in the bad times so that you feel value in the good times. Happy new year my friends.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of Auld Lang Syne.

For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
For Auld Lang Syne,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne.

And here’s the hand, my trusty friend
And gives a hand of thine
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne.

For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
For Auld Lang Syne,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet




  1. Happy New Year Bob! Sometimes the quiet times are the best. Sounds like you had a good time. Hopefully 2007 will be a good year for you!

  2. i think your new year’s day is indicative of the year you will have. 2007 will be the best yet!

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