We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet………….
It is that time of the year again—I am reinstating my New Year’s Blog Party, but this year we are going to be a little more sedate (there will still be table dancing if Robin sees this though).
All you have to do to join the party is Toast the New Year in some fashion or other. It could be with a resolution, a toast, a song, a favourite book, even a recipe for a killer appetizer.
We have become old acquaintances over the years, and with that in mind, and the tune of Auld Lang Syne looping nonstop through our brains, I say “Let’s get this party started!” on the eve before New Year’s Eve and continue on into the new year.
To get you started here is ~
My resolution: to be “the greater fool” as defined in the HBO series “The Newsroom”. According to the character Sloan Sabbith “The greater fool is actually an economic term. It’s a patsy. For the rest of us to profit, we need a greater fool— someone who will buy long and sell short. Most people spend their life trying not to be the greater fool; we toss him the hot potato, we dive for his seat when the music stops. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed. This whole country was made by greater fools.”
A song: Anything by James Taylor
My toast: (stolen from Wallace Irwin) “I used to know a clever toast, but pshaw! I cannot think of it—so fill your glass to anything, and bless your souls~ I’ll drink to it.”
My favourite book of the year: “The Temporary Wife” written by Jennifer Klinec. An excellent book by a girl who literally lived just down the road from me.
Killer Appetizer: a round of brie spread with blueberry jam heated in the microwave for less than a minute—served on crackers with a glass of Freixnet or Cooper’s Hawk rose.
I am looking forward to hearing from you……………