Sunday, December 31, 2006

It's that day again

Everything's so quiet. Everyone's holed up it seems, digesting Christmas and preparing for end of the year festivities. It's been a tranquil couple of days for us too. Spent most of yesterday at MIL's house and got a lot of knitting done. Tonight, party boy upstairs is having another one, and it's sure to be loud and late. I don't mention our other "neighbors" much but he is one of them. Most weekends he has a party that goes late. The clomp clomp clomping is disturbing, but it's the weekend so we just deal. We'll probably step out tonight, though I really loathe going anywhere public on this day. Everybody gets so messy and I (sniff, sniff, snob) don't care much to be around messiness.

It was terrible when I used to work in restaurants on this day. Invariably, some woman who had (unbeknownst to me) been eyeing me would insist on KISSING me on the LIPS at midnight. I don't think I have quite the same effect on women these days, but it reminds me of the time Serge and I went to Jackie's wedding (a bartender at the place I was managing). After several hours of champagne, the bride came up and french-kissed me and whispered, "I still wish it had been you" in my ear. It was a matter of three minutes before I had said my goodbyes and got out of there.

Then there was the time I was drenched with bottles of champagne at midnight, a case of employee enthusiasm gone wrong. I had to close the place squishing around in those clothes. God I was pissed.

I really have no big expectations for this "holiday", so I shouldn't be disappointed. And I guess it's requisite to wish everyone a happy new year, so consider that done. I'll see you all in the year of James Bond, the only 007 year any of us will know. (Excepting of course any centenarian readers.)


Jack said...

I think your centenarian reader doesn't read yet. lol

I think we all have a "woman" story. lol

Wishing you, peace, health, happyness and fun!?

Oh, and money, of course!?

Anonymous said...

Have a Splendiferous 2007!

Jane said...

Happy New Year, Torn and Serge!

Looking forward to good things in 007.


Snooze said...

I can't stand strangers kissing me at all. And I didn't realize the James Bond connection to 2007. Fun!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's cool to think of 2007 in terms of Bond, James Bond.

May your New Year's Eve unfold in a way that it most pleasant for you, Torn. Best wishes to you and Serge for a really good '07.


Anonymous said...

Maybe you could join the party upstairs just this once. Serge and Rich...Uh I mean Tornwordo have a very Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

You and the ladies dude.

Nope, never had a strange man, or woman for that matter want to kiss me at midnight.

Let's see if we can get some of your hot sex appeal transfered over to me; you know, you don't need it for anyone but Spouse, and I could definitely use it.

The dousing in Champagne I wouldn't like.

Happy New Year, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of New Year's Eve, I just never have been. It's just another day. I will have to practice writing 2007 though, because I will be stuck in '06 for a couple of weeks.

May you and Spouse have a wonderful weekend and year ahead. I hope the partying doesn't get out of hand for you.

S said...

Woo hoo! It's almost over!

Happy new year to you, Serge, and all your loved ones.

Anonymous said...



You and Serge can fly down here and join us for our in house film festival. We promise not to drench you with champagne, and as long as Serge is around I will promise not to kiss you on the lips. Ah what the heck! I'll kiss you both!

I hope what ever celebration you have, wherever you journey, that your new year's eve is most pleasant and delightful - and that your new year is blessed with uncountable joys!

happy new year to you and Serge!

GayProf said...

Well, that sounds like an unhappy way to start a marriage.

I hope that you and Serge have great year together!

anabel said...

Happy New Year Torn. Have a plesant evening.

A Lewis said...

We're off to have homemade lasagne, salad, and yummy garlic/parmesan bread with six friends. Movies, games. Nothing but fellowship, talk, banter, sexual fun, and all. We're going to try and steer clear of french kissing with ANY woman.

Jess said...

You're a hottie now, but your memories make me want to see some photos of you from years ago. Are they already on here somewhere? :)

So are you going out to dance like a cricket tonight? Can we come along?

Happy New Year!

Doug said...

I don't blame the ladies for wanting to kiss you, and your over-enthusiastic employees just wanted to get your shirt wet so they could see through it.

Happy New Year Torn and Serge!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Happy New Year to both you guys! I love coming here.

I worked in restaurants for 10 years, tending bar and waiting tables. I wish I could go back to make extra money, but I just can't suffer fools gladly anymore.

madamerouge said...

I got attacked by a drunk girl on NYE as well.

Patricia said...

i kinda think that maybe we all come back and take another turn(s) on this ride from time to time but i'm not sure the planet will survive until 3007. but hey, maybe we'll be living on mars by then. look me up, k?

dpaste said...

I love it - 007. Here's to a Daniel Craig-a-licious year.