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Once in a Blue Moon

December 31, 2009

"Read me and be not wrothe, For I say no things but truth:

If they say the moon is blue,
We must believe that it is true."

The first mention of a "blue moon" probably originated in this anonymous poem in 1528.

Well, the moon is not really blue, nor is it made of green cheese, but it will be here in time for New Year’s Eve, so make sure you're in one of the following locations:

United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa.

For revelers in Australia and Asia, the blue moon does not show up until New Year’s Day, making January a blue moon for them.

So what is a blue moon, you ask?

According to the most recent explanation, accepted by NASA, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.

How often does a full moon occur twice in a single month? Exactly once in a...

The reason is simple: the average time between full moons is 29 and a half days. 

You do the variables.

Which explains why a blue moon last appeared on New Year's Eve in 1990.

Never mind that this explanation was based on an erroneous story by Sky & Telescope magazine.

Because the other definition is so complex it appears even our esteemed space agency has given up on it.

It has something to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar and the 13th full moon.

In case you want to be well versed over cocktails tonight.

And do also be prepared since someone is bound to say:

“It’s not blue.”

You'll try not to be patronizing, but it might be worth explaining that the moon does appear bluish at times; however, this effect is caused by the way moonlight is scattered as it enters the Earth's atmosphere.

I don't think there are two explanations here.

If the person is still on the "veranda," you can illustrate your point by mentioning that in 1883, an Indonesian volcano named Krakatoa, exploded and plumes of ash rose in the night sky.

As a result, the moon was spectacularly blue.

Never had it been bluer.

Blue, or not, it will be worth looking at tonight.

And when you raise a glass to Earth's lovely satellite, shining overhead, do keep in mind, a promise to a blue moon, is more likely to come true.

J. Peterman

 

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December 31, 2009 12:02 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 
 
 
I am never up at this hour, and here I am the first to post on the topic of Blue Moon, my namesake?
go figure

December 31, 2009 12:14 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Kismet ~ Miss Blue ~ Kismet ~ 
 
Checking in to wish all the PE er's A HAPPY NEW YEAR. 
 
May you all be able to wish it in with loved ones & may 2010 Be a good one for all of you.
 
Thank you all for this last year ~ as it was tough one for myself & others who post, being able to come here made a huge difference for me.  
 
The Blessings I receive from riding on the Sepia Train come once in a Blue Moon & I really do appreciate everyone of them.
 
 
  

December 31, 2009 12:26 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
rings90
 
 
 
I hope this year is kinder to you.
 
My wishes to all for a Happy and Healthy New Year
 
 
Let's open the oculus in the roof of the Club Car and set up our telescope.
 
 
 
 
GOOD NIGHT MOON....

December 31, 2009 1:25 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

The blue moon may not mean much to astronomers but to the poets and artists of the world it might signal a bright new begining.    

December 31, 2009 2:29 AM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

Tonight I will drink champagne and prophesy by the new blue true moon.
I will toast the past and praise the present and feel the future.
I will open like a flower to the possibilities of hope and desire.
I will become...
 
You come too!

December 31, 2009 6:21 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Olivia~ Nice poem.  Have a drink for me tonight.

December 31, 2009 8:35 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

 
Oh-Olivia,

What a treat to see you're back. Your front and sides ain't too bad either.




More than twenty years ago, with my wife driving east from Fond du Lac, we topped the Niagara Escarpment just as a cold pinky midwinter moonrise broke the horizon. It filled the entire windshield.

But it would be unfair to let this topic get by without telling of the summer evening on Pearl Lake when our kids were small and we had a visitor to act as babysitter.

We were young, my wife beautiful and it is unclear what my intentions were when I lured her out for a row on that calm dark water.

Our attention was drawn to a deep orange glow in what turned out to have been the East and Stoney the very smooth romantic opined: "Must be a fire in the dump."

You're right if you think that moon is the kind of thing a guy is never allowed to forget.





 
  

December 31, 2009 8:57 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

As the great Patsy Cline sang at the Old Ryman, "Blue Moon of Kentucky keep on shining!" Since we here in Nashville are only 40 miles from Daniel Boone country we can sing it as well tonight I would think in honor.  And like Warren Zevon's proverbial Werewolf of London, I will be howling at the moon, I suspect....Aaaahooo!   

December 31, 2009 9:07 AM
1412 First-comHr-1 LifeOfRiley said...

My personal favorite moon song is Van Morrison's Moondance, but the first thing I thought of regarding the blue moon is the episode of Gilligan's Island where Ginger foretells that there will be a ship near the island on the blue moon, and of course no one believed her and she ended up being correct...

So tonight, we should all be sure not to miss the boat!

more on the honor roll
December 31, 2009 9:08 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

December 31, 2009 9:42 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

 
LifeOfRiley,

"It's a marvelous night for a moondance," ... for sure.

December 31, 2009 10:00 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

MISS BLUE- I will have a toast to your namesake tonight...
 
OLIVIA- How appropriate that your return should be now. Don't go away again please...
 
May all of you have a wonderful New Year's eve. Be safe, be happy, be w/ someone you love (that can include yourself!), and be thankful amid all the revelry quiet and loud.

December 31, 2009 10:08 AM
3905 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 cuukoo1 said...

morning all!!!
 
wishing y'all a happy healthy and beautiful new year and decade !! may all you wishes and dreams come true.  'tis a moon of completion and renewal.
 
club car night for sure!

December 31, 2009 10:10 AM
First-comHr-1 senorapeggy said...

 


May none of you be "standing alone"....

December 31, 2009 10:38 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Any other request? I'll try to keep them coming.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtF3FyzbX1E&feature=PlayList&p=99B89C85256AB864&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=90
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SXWWMEj7as
 
Happy, Healthy New Year to all my friends at the EYE and your families.

December 31, 2009 11:12 AM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

Julia Masi: On behalf of poets and artists . . . I hope you're right.

December 31, 2009 11:13 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Julia Masi


The Blue Moon means as much to the astronomer as the poet, they are often one in the same.

December 31, 2009 11:32 AM
1046 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Willie Trask said...

STONEY, Your story reminds me of light beer. Anyone who knows why will know and those who don't might be offended, so I won't say.                                                                                                                     
                                                              
Happy New Year, all.                                                                             
 willie 

December 31, 2009 11:34 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

The clouds may still be with us tonight as we stand at ocean's edge waiting for our annual fireworks display, but we will still feel Luna's tug.


Last night, still not completely full, the moon seemed to sag at the bottom.


 


 


 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdCsHItDcWo

December 31, 2009 11:34 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

So I wasn't the only one who missed Olivia... that's very nice to know :-)

December 31, 2009 12:31 PM
519 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 DreadPirateRoberts said...

Overhead, the moon is beaming
White as blossoms on the bow.
Nothing is heard but the song of a bird,
Filling all the air with dreaming.
 
Tonight at 9pm, I will raise my glass to honor the 100th anniversary of the Manhattan Bridge.  The beautiful blue bridge that spans the East River, in between the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges, is the most travelled of the three.
 
Have a happy, healthy, propsperous New Year everyone!

December 31, 2009 12:37 PM
First-com SHB said...


I am moved by all the positive feelings for 2010. Maybe I should take a breath and look forward.  Thank you,
 
A healthy New Year to all who gather here.
SHB

December 31, 2009 12:39 PM
1633 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 racingyogagirl said...

Wonderful version of Moondance by the ever impressive Michael Buble.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABxlQkIOfmA

December 31, 2009 1:32 PM
1521 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 Shandonista said...

My cup runneth over .....Stoney, DPR, Willie, Olivia....
 
Stoney - I'm glad you've never forgotten that line....else, we'd not have gotten such a satisfying chuckle from it.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010.  Take care, man!
 
DPR:  Have you taken a pic of your Garfield shirt yet?  Don't hold out on us!
 
Olivia!  Olivia!  Don't leave us again!
 

December 31, 2009 1:51 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I am glad I found the village. I am glad I know you all.May all your adventures be stories you love to retell

December 31, 2009 1:58 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

NYE is probably my least favorite party night of the year.  After working for bands and having to not only deal with drunk fans and bar goers but also having to deal with drunk musicians and their guests...it put me off big public NYE celebrations forever.
 
I wish you all a SAFE and happy New Year's Eve. 
 
I plan on swimming and playing party games with my family at my mom's house...eating crab dip and rib roast, dancing to my dad's old big band records (I voted for "It's only a paper moon" Luff Goodman) toasting with sparkling cherry limeade, and lighting off a few sparklers with my nieces and nephews.
 
Now...who is going to help me UN-decorate my office and my home tomorrow?  Anyone?  Bueller?
 
Rings, one of these days we should actually take a scenic train trip...it could be the next great Eye adventure...you choose the train and I'll meet you at the station.

December 31, 2009 2:16 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Anybody else checked the schedule for the Sepia Train?   .   It says : Future   ,  arrival Midnight   .   No Reservations

December 31, 2009 2:20 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

RoadYacht: I have my ticket. And don't worry, I'm not driving to the station.

I am hoping to start this next decade off on a good mark. I managed to clear off my credit cards (and am canceling them before I start getting charged for not using them). I am stepping away from some areas that have given me stress over things that really shouldn't get to me.

Now, if I could just lose weight, write more, read more books, throw out my TV, and find the secret to world peace, I'll be doing well.

Happy New Years to all, and to all a designated driver.

December 31, 2009 2:30 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

You all mean so much to me, and this place, much more than a picture on a screen.  What a wonderful group you are, how fortunate I feel to have found my way here.  Thank you for holding the door open.  I treasure each and every one of you.

 
And so:
 
"Ring in the old, ring in the new,
Ring happily bells across the snow;
The year is going, let him go."
 
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!

December 31, 2009 2:37 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUpi-CIMGi0
 
Beautiful song and video for a once in a blue moon kind of new year's eve-ning...

December 31, 2009 2:44 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

TCM does Hitchcock this afternoon. 
Here's a few movies to watch, while you're shining up your dancing shoes and dusting off your top hat:
3:30 PM EST
Vertigo (1958)


A detective falls for the mysterious woman he's been hired to tail.
Cast:
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Dir:
Alfred Hitchcock C-130 mins, TV-PG
 
 
My favorite of all Hitchcock's films, absolutely:
6:00 PM EST
Rear Window (1954)
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter Dir: Alfred Hitchcock C-114 mins, TV-PG
 
 
Enjoy!

December 31, 2009 2:45 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Here's something strange and wierd for the new decade
http://fungalgenomes.org/blog/2009/12/happy-holidays-art/

December 31, 2009 3:03 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

korthal, thanks for 'The Mavericks' singing Blue Moon.... it caught my mood perfectly :-).  I'm reading a book about the year 1968 written by one of my high school friends (now living in Australia) and sent to me by my 'best friend' (the Time Capsule guy!) from way back then.... Ah, time travel!  You don't need to be Dr. Who to travel through time... just hang out on your porch long enough and you can travel far -- each and every year!  And now I think I'll re-enter Bruce's paen to frat life on the edge of the Eve of Destruction.... 

December 31, 2009 3:12 PM
519 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 DreadPirateRoberts said...

Shandonista,
 
Soon, I promise.
 
BTW, I made three New Year's resolutions last year and I'm proud to say I fulfilled them all.
 
This year, I have only one resolution:  Learn to ride a bike.  I'm 35 and never learned.  I'll let you know how it goes.

December 31, 2009 3:42 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

It's always times like this that when I need them the most, all of the adequate words I reach for to express my deeper feelings always bail out on me. They run off, hide, and remain hidden until the need for them has passed.


So, without further ado and not a hint of gilding the lily I say thank you to my dear friends who inhabit these remarkable pages for sharing their thoughts, ideas, hopes, wishes and dreams so freely.


I thank you for your kind thoughts and generous words and deeds. I thank you for your willingness to listen when I get out and stand on my broken down orange crate. The friendship you so generously give has contributed greatly to making my 2009 very worth the trip.


I had double duty on snow removal today (my neighbor's extra twenty-plus years coupled with a heart conditions trumps my bad knee every time) so I'm crawling with a little help from my friends to 2009's finish line tonight and I wanted to be sure to wish you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and just brimming with grace, love and good fortune New Year.


I will be on thesepia train, but not in my usual place. Tonight, instead of being on the back porch of the caboose bidding ado to 2009, I ‘m going to dress extra warm, and have a thermos full of espresso truffle hot chocolate with a couple shots of Bailey's and Kahlua and I'll be strapped face forward on the cow catcher while I speed into the New Year while howling at the Full Blue Moon.


I think that'll kick-start the new year.


Peace out .. .. .. and "may the stars shine on your faces and the hair on your toes grow long and curly". That's a good thing btw.

JPL


December 31, 2009 3:54 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas...."
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes ( 1907)
http://www.poeticportal.net/content/view/1309/29/

December 31, 2009 4:04 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Peter LaKe
 
 
 
I'll out there pullin G's with you !
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ_9aPVqOlA&feature=fvsr

December 31, 2009 4:11 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 
 
potluck in the Club Car tonight...
I'm bringing risotto with leeks, shallots, wild mushrooms and peas. The lemon tyme and zest will complement the Chandon Brut.  The Blanc d Noir and tenderloin will suit as well.
I'll save the But Rose and the Rosa Regale for the flourless chocolate torte.

December 31, 2009 4:14 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

It took a while to find a rendition of this tune with the requisite level of suave presentation. This one is still not as late-night jazz club as I most often prefer, but it's close...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4jFd0XYYb0&feature=related

December 31, 2009 4:14 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

John:  you break my heart, make me smile, and ultimately make me do that LOL thing, the image of you bundled up on the "cow catcher" is howling-funny.
 
I'm glad you'll be on the train though, I don't think your train would leave the station without you on it tonight.  But you'll be there, cold on the outside, but filled with some very warm cheer from your thermos.  Which ought to do double duty, and help kill that knee pain.
 
So drink up dear man and I'll be looking for you.  I'm going to sit out on the back platform with cuukoo, although I didn't ask her to join me yet, she doesn't like the cold but she'll do it (gg, join me!!) -- we'll be back there waving good bye to the As Yet Unnamed Decade, catching sight hopefully of some of its brighter moments as we speed by on our marvelous train.
 
Cheers, dear John.
To future thesepia adventures, onward into 2010!
 
paula

December 31, 2009 6:09 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

On TCM tonight:   It's one party after another with Myrna Loy and William Powell in "The Thin Man" and its four sequels.  Ever witty and impossibly chic, Nick and Nora Charles (and Asta),  dance and drink and drink (and dance) their way through the Great Depression of 1930's and into the '40's.  Nick and Nora have the most amazing tolerance for martinis...and for having lots of fun.   Enjoy!  And a very happy new year to all of you!


8:00 PM EST


Thin Man, The (1934)
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton Dir: W. S. Van Dyke BW-91 mins, TV-G


 


9:45 PM EST


After The Thin Man (1936)
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora's cousin of a murder charge.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi Dir: W. S. Van Dyke BW-112 mins, TV-G


 


10:45 PM EST


Another Thin Man (1939)
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger Dir: W. S. Van Dyke II BW-103 mins, TV-G


12:45 PM EST


Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed Dir: Major W. S. Van Dyke II BW-97 mins, TV-G


2:30 AM EST


 Thin Man Goes Home, The (1945)
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria De Haven Dir: Richard Thorpe BW-101 mins, TV-G


 

December 31, 2009 6:27 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

What a great party this is on thesepia!!!  I think it's absolutely the best New Year party I've had in a long time--if not ever!  The conversation is sparkling and witty without the pretension found in most parties around.  The warmth and caring are genuine and I count it one of the best things of 2009 that I was on the platform at the right time for this train.  Wishing goodnesses that outweigh life's inevitable sadnesses in the coming year to all of you!

December 31, 2009 6:34 PM
10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 Robert said...

I hope to be a better person, a smarter person and in a better place than I was last year. May all of your hopes and dreams come true in this New Year!

December 31, 2009 6:54 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

We'll join you and Geraldine on the caboose back porch after thawing out. 
Meanwhile and far away...... the Club Car is featuring 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fga2KSFrNp8&feature=related



December 31, 2009 7:10 PM
First-comHr-1 reedd said...

Moondance

December 31, 2009 8:13 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Perfect, John...oh she's perfect.  We'll be there.  Wouldn't miss it.

December 31, 2009 9:00 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Passing the hat for the entertainers.....and the engineer hinted his "Christmas Card"was a little lite this year....so don't forget to tip your waitrons....

December 31, 2009 9:03 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

How I've missed y'all!  My computer is in the shop; I have a loaner I can scarcely understand or work, and it took me three days to find The Eye.
 
STONEY, another magnificent moment (well, two...) you must write dsown. Thank you for them, dear friend.
 
PETERLAKE, never, never have your words failed to touch me, move me, sometimes make me cry, always enrich my life, broaden my mind. Dear friend, I'm grateful to call you such, and will put on everything I own so I can join you, if I may, roaring into 2010, after which we'll gather with others in the club car.  WHat gifts you give!  Thank you.
 
 
 
My own computer soon, I hope (and I can't help but fear I've missed website-only sales, being on this strange computer).
 
Ring out the old!  Ring in the new (including all of you)!

December 31, 2009 9:44 PM
Com-100First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 jmr said...

The proper and fitting song tonight, might be "No Moon at all." Overcastin Brooklyn, but I'm hoping for a sighting.
 Happy New Year all!

December 31, 2009 9:50 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Goodness, I hope there are not cows on the track

December 31, 2009 10:25 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

roadyacht, that's why they invented cowcatchers.  PLake is safe. 

December 31, 2009 10:50 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

I've had champagne, rum-cake, and a sandwich. Woo, party!

January 01, 2010 12:00 AM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

An Irish toast (from my father)
Here's to it to do it and do it again and if you don't do it when you get to it may you never get to it to do it again!
I'll have an absinthe on the sepia train ride tonight. The temperature is dropping and the snow is sparkling. It is clear and crisp outside and moon is wonderous!

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