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First of all, a Happy New Year to you all, which, as you know, is one of our oldest holidays dating back to the ancient Babylonians some 4000 years ago.

Robert Burns, I’m sure, would no doubt be shocked that you, I and hundreds of millions around the globe have rung out the old year with a little song he sent to the Scots Musical Museum in 1788, with this note:

“The following song, an old song, of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man."

Although the words, Auld Lang Syne, date back to the 16th century in the poetry of Robert Ayton and later to Allan Ramsay, it's fair to attribute the rest of the poem to Burns himself.

So what does it all mean?

The Scottish title means, "old long since," or more idiomatically, "long long ago" or "days gone by."

The English translation reads:

"Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?  Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?" 

Which is not much clearer.

As Billy Crystal asked, in “When Harry met Sally:”

“I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot'? Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?”

The drinking part of the song is a lot clearer:

"And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
 And surely I’ll buy mine!
 And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet, 
for Auld Lang Syne."

We've raised many a cup, since Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played it for the first time at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on December 31, 1929.

I won't intrude on your day any further, what with the bowl games, the annual "Twilight Zone" marathon and thinking about your (Babylonian inspired) New Year’s resolutions.

Only to say, when it comes to "old acquaintance," ours will never be forgot.

J. Peterman

 

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January 01, 2010 12:06 AM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

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! My father's Irish toast.

January 01, 2010 12:07 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Happy 2010!

January 01, 2010 12:17 AM
Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Gia said...

Dear Mr. Peterman:
 Reading your posts every day has been an absolute joy. The humor—you can’t help laughing out loud, and then, at times, be moved to tears. But always learning something along the way.

And it’s never corny, or trite.

Looking forward to your thoughts about everything in 2010.

We’re raising a cup of kindness in your honor.
 Happy New Year!


January 01, 2010 12:23 AM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

Happy New Year, boys and girls.

I'm going to bed.

January 01, 2010 12:30 AM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

May we all be alive, and here, this time next year...
Auld lang syne.

January 01, 2010 12:59 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

And healthy,Olivia,and happy...HAPPY NEW YEAR

January 01, 2010 1:01 AM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

And may I have a size 8 Indochine Dress to wear next time...

January 01, 2010 3:15 AM
519 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 DreadPirateRoberts said...

Two glasses of red wine, one triple scotch, one champagne, and one cognac equals one very soused pirate.
 
However... I have never had a hangover.  I simply don't get them.  Must be one of the few advantages of being overweight; I absorb booze very efficiently.  So I'm not researching remedies.
 
My favorite way to spend New Year's Day has always been a relaxed celebration with food, friends, and family.
 
2009 has been a truly amazing year for me.  My daughter started kindergarten, my wife's health improved after a previously disastrous year, I had my first managerial job from which I subsequently resigned (long story!) but learned a huge amount about myself and my industry, I performed at Lincoln Center, became associate director of a poetry program, and read a whopping 35 novels.  I can only hope that 2010 is half as enriching, enlightening, enlivening a year.
 
Very best to you all, my friends.  And now... bed.

January 01, 2010 7:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

I don't think I could forget old aquaintances even if I wanted to.  I have the kind of telephone number that everyone remembers when they're drunk. 

January 01, 2010 7:34 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Happy New Year!  May 2010 bring good things and good health to everyone.

January 01, 2010 9:13 AM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

In the last 365.25 days, we have cruised along on Mothership Earth at 67,000 mph around the sun while spinning on our axis over 1,000 miles an hour without getting too dizzy. Even when we slow down, we are cooking with bacon fat. Meanwhile the sun is moving through the Milky Way at 480,000 mph or so- fast enough to cross the U.S. in 18 seconds. We are racking up some frequent flyer miles together hitting platinum status in just a few minutes.  An invisible force holds our feet to the ground and we may be upside down at this moment and not even know it. This is an amazing, strange trip we are on. HAPPY NEW YEAR! to those adventurous souls who muse about the curious and unique (pretty much everything and everywhere and everyone) and our host, the Intrepid Mr. Peterman. Let's change the sheets and start again, fresh and renewed.    

January 01, 2010 9:33 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

OLIVIA:
 
I wish you your size 8 dress for next time and may I again fit into a size 8 dress.
 
Maybe this year's diet will make that happen.

January 01, 2010 9:33 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Happy New Year to all.

January 01, 2010 10:01 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Happy 2010 and the best of all to you -- may your dreams come true.

January 01, 2010 11:14 AM
10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 Robert said...

I'm doing my serious thinking today as I usually do on this day every year. Pondering things from last year that I surely do not want to repeat and thinking of things that I want to get done for this year. Thinking of all of aspects of my life up until today and where I want to be this time next year. Happy New Year everyone!

January 01, 2010 11:21 AM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

That dress is so ME. It is a species of exquisite cruelty to hang it there upon the sidebar, just out of reach, even on sale...
That's what credit cards are for, I suppose.
I like that JP sizing is relatively constant, and retro. That same dress at Ann Taylor or White House/Black Market would be a FOUR.
And Marilyn was a size 10, so the mythology goes, which would probably be a 6 nowadays...
 
korthal, you can DO it. Eat right and exercise and the body self-regulates. Cut out all sodas, minimize or eliminate dairy and other animal products, do your own cooking with quality ingredients, lots of fresh fruit and vegetable, and WALK WALK WALK. Pick up a set of light weights at Target-complete with their own cute little carrying case-and work those arms and so forth at least 3 times a week. Bye bye osteoporosis! Hello size 8! As we say in Ireland: start as you mean to go on. 
YOU GO GIRL!!
 

January 01, 2010 11:22 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

WOW! My first bowl of oatmeal of the New Year!  WOW! My first cup of coffee of the new year! WOW! The first time my dog has been outside in the New Year! (folks, that is NOT fake child-like glee) I wish you all Happy First Time This Year Stuff

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January 01, 2010 11:29 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

 OK, would someone please tell me how it is that I woke uf this morning strapped to the cow catcher of thesepia train with a smile frozen on my face? Anyroads, Happy 2010 my friends. Thank for you wonderful comments last night... they mean a lot especially 'cos they all describe you too.
 
Peace out


January 01, 2010 11:30 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I got's to tell ya, today feels just like yesterday 'cept sunnier!

January 01, 2010 12:07 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

And where is our Twinkie Boy this fine morning? Lying splendidly unconscious in a pool of mead and grid knows what-all effluvia under some king's mead-hall table?
NO...
I see him standing in his kilt, upon a tor, shaking his claymore impudently at the gods, challenging the new year and all comers.
Our John will wake up warm and cozy in his own bed, having been transported there after midnight by unseen benevolent forces, one with the universe...
Steven will be facing another day of illumination, with humour and grace and wisdom...
Our darling Suzanne will be steeling herself for upcoming challenges, and sorting out all round her, and quietly amazing her friends and relatives with her wit and total cuteness...
Shandonista, our Gibraltar of good sense, will be looking forward determinedly and perhaps dreaming a bit.
DPR wll be looking for the man with six fingers, sword at the ready, holding court with his lovely family and alert for new worlds to conquer.
Bridie will keep calm and carry on, I just know it-good on ye, Missus!
rings brings persistence and a lovely example of success through believing in oneself, as we always believed in her ability to prevail...
Eli and Ivan dear will keep the faith, and keep it moving moving moving.
Lovey and Gia and Heiress, belleball and Lady Comrade and racingyogagirl and all our ladies will continue to be a chorus of singing birds, providing lovely counterpoint to the prevailing plainsong.
ExPat will keep a low profile, but move with profundity nevertheless.
Georgia and Cynthia and korthal and bebe and Julia and Miss Blue and the cuuckoo and Holly and Mackdaddy take care of hope and glory and soaring enthusiasm and good sense. Thanks!
Captain Neptune rules the waves-look at him go! Stop by anytime!
Tiberius, Trask, Dutchman, Oncdoc, drdgscott, Jester and Agent666 will keep the world spinning as it should, no doubt, and weigh in when the time is right.
And dear Doc, Michael and Bert will maintain the eccentricity, the endearing guy sincerity and occasional goofiness we enjoy so.
And then there's Pam, my dear Pam, of the kindlee disposition and lovely manner. There's none like her, no forum like this.
Seems I got a bit carried away, and I know I left some out.
Just a bit of foothering on a happy hopey new-yeary day. May we continue to be a community of people of good will and civility and cordial congress.
Oh, and there's that other John, who started the ball rolling. Wait'll you see what I do for the yellow floral Bentley dress, dear...
 

Here's Tae Us


Wha's Like Us?


Damn Few And They're A' Deid

January 01, 2010 12:19 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

and here's to Livvie the Colibri with her heart of gold and the courage of Galadriel

January 01, 2010 12:31 PM
6761 First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tig Dupre said...

Happy New Year to all!  My best wishes for peace, joy, and prosperity for everyone.  Although it is a day like any other, we use it as a mark to make a new beginning, a fresh start.  It's a time for family, friends, fresh resolve, and renewed energy.  The past year has been a really rocky one for me, and I am glad to be finally rid of it.  My wishes are for all the ladies to fit their favorite dress size, and for all the gentlemen to notice and appreciate!

January 01, 2010 12:39 PM
4494 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Kim said...

a belated new year everyone.  My clients seem to be in crisis mode and i spent the evening in the ER with one of them.
 
So Happy New Year and may this be a good one for eveyone.

January 01, 2010 12:53 PM
3905 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 cuukoo1 said...

morning to you all !  what a ride it was in and on the club car last night  !!  the blue moon shining in last i recall, and peter lake that smile, well....photo's by park4 to be posted upon her waking up.......  suppose they may give a clue as to why it was frozen in place.......was quite the night and most of all....most of all....fun was had by all !!!  happy, happy new years.  why is my ankle hurting, why do i only have one shoe and why are my clothes on backards.....????? 

January 01, 2010 1:07 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

cuukoo1: Thanks for the show last night. DVD copies will be available next week.

January 01, 2010 1:15 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

My first act of 2010 was to order a 4-Pocket Twill Jacket (happily on sale) from J.P. If nothing else, I shall be stylish this year.

January 01, 2010 1:40 PM
Img_5428-1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Capt Neptune said...

GREETINGS ALL!  Happy New Year!  Thanks for the shout out Olivia!  I really love ya'll.  Hope 2010 will be a grand one for us all.  Now I off to a party with Tarzan (my youngest) which will consist of eating Blackeyed Peas, fresh Collards, and fresh local Oysters!! 
 
Blackeyed Peas for "good luck", Collards for "money", Oysters for all the other reasons, valid or rumored.   
 
Looks like by the weather forcasted here is going to be a very cold week. Stay warm.

January 01, 2010 1:51 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

So the village is still here, John thawed out (it was awful cold wasn't it?), and most everyone but one or so are positively brimming with civility today.
 
It's as it was and as it should be, and all is right with our world.
 
 
Happy 2010 my friends!
Let's make it memorable!

January 01, 2010 1:54 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

eli, your Firsts are hilarious. 
 
Dog!  too funny...but as a former dog owner I understand:
so let there be much rejoicing throughout the land!

January 01, 2010 1:56 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

cuukoo my friend!  It's collard greens, Captain Neptune just mentioned it, not turnip greens, but then, what's a collard?  I don't think they grow 'em in Wisconsin. 

January 01, 2010 2:33 PM
5981 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Rhyselle said...

Happy New Year! My twin sister, Dancingkatz spent New Year's Eve at the Gala at the Willard Hotel in Washington DC with her boyfriend, while I had my living room filled with husband, foster-brother and his wife, and four of my five kids (the 20 year old rang in the New Year with her gaggle of female peers about two miles up the road) and 5 cats sprawled about, watching a homemade Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon, and enjoying home-cooked chili, chips, salsa, ice cream, ginger ale and sparkling apple cider.

We got out great grandma's crystal wine glasses and toasted in the New Year, then tucked the kids into bed, before my foster sibling and his wife headed home.

Regardless of the style of celebration, it certainly is fun!

I think what I like best about New Years is the opportunity for a fresh start. It might just be a psychological effect--all in my mind--but I know that today I feel as if all the load I was carrying last year has slid off my shoulders, and now I'm able to step out on a new path.

I'm glad I can start out this year's path with a bunch of good, intelligent and creative friends as I've found during the short time I've been here.

I just realized, we had such a good time last night that we forgot to go outside to look at the blue moon...

January 01, 2010 2:49 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Resolutions?    I will try not to startle the dog,nor injure myself,diving for the mute button to stop one more  "THAT'S ONE EIGHTHUNDRED BLABLA, THAT'S ONE EIGHTHUNDRED BLABLA....."   nor will  I shout at the radio  "SHUT THE $%^& UP"   (tho that will be really hard,because of the copious amounts).....

January 01, 2010 2:53 PM
First-com sometimesalways said...

New Year's Day ~ A Toast Among Friends: This is a toast from my illustrous, articulate and elegant husband. Only occasionally risque. This has had many of our toast sharing friends howling... He has always been more fun and exciting than most...                "Some friends may come,                  some friends may go,                  and some may peter out you know...               Though we'll be friends through thick or thin;                  peter out or peter in.  Happy 2KX! Especially to you, Peterman.   

January 01, 2010 3:00 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I have found myself doing what I promised myself I would not do ever, and that's yelling at the television.
 
If I made New Years resolves, that would be it.  I can't stand that I do it, and I can't stand that my husband who has selective hearing, insists on hearing me when I'm yelling at the television, and always asks "What?  did you say something?" knowing it annoys me, both his questions and the reason for them.
 
But this is a very hard habit to break.  I've broken a couple of the hardest habits out there, but this is one habit that's really got a hold on me.
 
I could turn the television off.
I know.
But I don't.
 
 
And so I continue to tell "whoevers" on that screan what morons I think they are.
 
You see?  I am truly hooked.
 

January 01, 2010 3:32 PM
4220 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Daniel Zev said...

A night of tasteful debauchery followed up by a morning of bagels, bacon, & bailey's in my coffee. Headed out to Lady Red's father's house in a bit for a lasagna dinner. I would tell more about last night, but the photos are incriminating enough. Happy New Year all.

January 01, 2010 3:46 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Olivia and korthal~ Don't stress the dress size.  Who looks at the label inside your dress? 
 
You're right Marilyn Monroe was a 10, as was Jackie Kennedy. (She was quite tall). 
 
If you're an eight in Peterman's  clothes then you're probably a 6 in Armani and Dior.  
 
The Indochine dress is almost a necessity.  You can wear it all year round. You  can wear it anywhere.  It will never go out of style.  It has more personality than a little black dress.
 
 

January 01, 2010 3:51 PM
3905 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 cuukoo1 said...

from a friend
 
"May the fine fibers of your beautiful being pull their truth into crystalline threads of light that weave peace, clarity and strength through the promise of renewed purpose for the delicate year ahead."
 
to my friends

January 01, 2010 3:54 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

Julia-amen to all of that!
 
I nearly fell off my chair when I got the Owner's Manual and saw the Indochine Dress. "That's IT!" I cried excitedly...then I saw the price.
 
*sigh*
 
I'll just hope there's an 8 left when/if it goes on sale.

January 01, 2010 4:06 PM
First-com sometimesalways said...

You've beat me on that one, Park 4...  You see, we've four new high def televisions (because my H must have the latest and greatest, bigger and best new technological wonder of the modern world). I'm still begrudging my little (six inch screen) analogue television; now defunct.   All these new screens require at least four remotes each. I've become so confused by which series of remotes  operates which (one for the tv, one for dsl, one for the DVD player, one for speaker sound, one or two are universal) it has become too complicated. The latest, an Olevia, is so new there are no codes to program the remote! Requiring about six pieces of gadgetry for operation.  Last week,  a friend and I vowed to watch 30 Rock together (from our separate locales - communicating via instant messenger). My H was traveling, our 14 yr. daughter was reading,  so I retreated to our master bedroom - to watch on that sleek new Olevia.  By the time my daughter and I got the Olevia up and running, 30 Rock was on it's last breath (gasp laugh). I had missed it. Leading to some choice words about something very simple in theory becoming very moronic in reality.  My tiny postage stamp television in the kitchen stopped working months ago courtesy of the analogue conversion (?). Still thinking this is a diabolical government plot.
 Therefore, we may assume the following: I could turn the television on.I don't. Because I won't take the time to figure out all the ramdy remotes. Deciding it is not worth it.
 Possibly, it truly is a guy thing (all those remotes). Plus, you're right. Who needs to become upset by the morons on the screens.
 Quasi-sadly, unhooked.  Still wondering what I'm missing... (sigh) ~ sometimesalways
   

January 01, 2010 4:09 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Well, Olivia, some things just aren't meant to be.
 
Keep a stiff upper lip and all that.
 
And don't spit in the wind.
 
 
 
Or tug on superman's cape...
 
And may that wind be always at ye back.
 
All that stuff.
 
 
Someday your dress will come.
 
 
 
 

January 01, 2010 4:13 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Olivia~ Its worth every penny if you know that you'll use it a few times.  Aren't you tired of going to events and seeing everyone in little black dresses? 
 
Last summer I had to get a dress for my organization's gala.  It took me 6 months a series of novenas to find a cocktail dress in my size that wasn't black.  Every fundraiser in the city looks a Siclian widow's convention.   

January 01, 2010 4:22 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I win da lot-ry,and each of you gets what you want from JP. My vow for 'oh ten.

January 01, 2010 4:56 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

Olivia: Go for it. If I can talk myself into buying a jacket, I think you should talk yourself into that dress.

January 01, 2010 6:16 PM
1521 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 Shandonista said...

Olivia, Isles isn't here to say this so I will have to:  BY THE GODS!  You must own that dress!  Throw caution and good monetary policy to the wind and call Peterman now!  As Julia correctly points out, you will get your money's worth and look stunning in the bargain. 
 
2010 is for making our dreams come true.

January 01, 2010 6:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Olivia~Look in the closet!  You already have shoes tht go perfectly with that dress.

January 01, 2010 7:02 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Happy New Year to the people who make me laugh, cry, and think. i think we all feel like a family- you can't help it.
 
PL-I second your toast to OLIVIA- she's back & may she never leave us again.
 
JULIA- Loved your comment about events in NY looking like a Sicilian funeral- I laughed because I always wear black- I was so meant to live in NY!!!
 
Oliv-liv-livia- buy the dress- you want it so much, you'll be crushed if it goes & you will look fabulous & wear it many times. Plus it will give you much pleasure. (Says the woman who went into town yesterday & went to the locally owned department store on the square & went to the 1/2 price shoe sale - just like a zombie- I tried on & I bought. Just like a zombie- I really could not afford to... help me...)Buy it- it looks like it would be great for both corndogs & canoodling... 

January 01, 2010 8:15 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I've still got the smile and I seem to have an extra shoe...... must have somethin' to do with the moon glowin' blue

January 01, 2010 8:44 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

It does not surprise me that any species of construct with the specifier Olevia or any of its spelling variants would be complicated.
Most guys can't turn me on either...the code takes time to figure out.
 
I wrestle with my demons of desire. I just broke down and bought the Bentley/Stuff Dreams Are Made Of dress, in yellow floral silk, and the floral swingy skirt with black piping at waist and hem. Both on sale, both are fabulous, both the rewards of patience. Both unwearable until Spring, alas-unless we have the odd warm day, which does occur betimes.
And yet Indochine calls to me...I must gird my loins and study yet more patience and probable disappointment, but it is a wonder to behold, is it not?
 
These are indeed deep waters... 

January 01, 2010 9:04 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

...and let us not speak of shoes and LBDs, for I must confess to weakness thereof, and a closet in surfeit of same. But therein lies a great joy and a great satisfaction at the hour of my dressing, verily.
 
It pleaseth me to say that when I go to functions at the Arts Center, the Symphony, other dos (and don'ts), most Arkansas women dress beautifully and in a spectrum most wondrous to behold, those as knows how to dress at all, at all...and many are they, amongst the wearers of sweats and scrubs and divers vestments most offputting. Certain it is that the peacock would be put to shame, and challenging therefore to array the self to the occasion, but challenges are made to be met, and overcome, and one is alert at all times for THE PERFECT DRESS...for today.
Indochine? Perhaps... 

January 01, 2010 9:10 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Hell! After that, I'D probably even look good in it...

January 01, 2010 9:12 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

Eli-no
 

January 01, 2010 9:16 PM
39steps3 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Olivia said...

I'm sure you look just fine in your man stuff, but a guy in a dress is too scary. It's just not done, and for good reason...

January 01, 2010 9:59 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

O~you are prolly right, I don't have shoes to go with that.

January 01, 2010 10:01 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

And I would probably have to get a dress-up tool belt. And they have small pockets. Yup, no good.  <];-p

January 01, 2010 10:21 PM
800 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Michael said...

New for 2010, from the J. Peterman Catalogue . . .

The Gatsby Toolbelt.

When Daisy was away for the weekend, and Nick was visiting his Grandmother in Manhattan, Jay would spend his afternoon puttering around in his shed. But Daisy never seemed to notice the hand-made hangers Jay would use for his shirts.

Matched with a thick, sturdy cowhide belt, the three deep pigskin pockets are lined with suede imported from Italy. The hammer-loop is adjustable by means of a cunningly concealed buckle.

January 01, 2010 10:28 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

Late to the party after the party, but best wishes to all the other party goers!  As usual, I'm a day or two late with New Year's resolutions, but as long as I finish by Sunday, what the heck... My 'big resolution' is to prepare for and then execute 'The Long March', and then to fly the silver bird to see the rising sun with 'little people' that don't come up to my waist, but whom I dearly love.  After that, free fall into Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and finally a black hole called 'I Dunno'....  It promises to be a heck of a year.  Holding on tight;is  white knuckle grip in full gear..... 2010!  Whoooooo.......

January 01, 2010 11:24 PM
519 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 DreadPirateRoberts said...

The movie, made in 1943, was based on a play by John Van Druten and it starred Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins.  It was called Old Acquaintance.  Davis and Hopkins feuded like wildcats on the set and that is the only aspect of the movie that anyone remembers today.  The movie itself is not well remembered.  Why not?  ...
 
Because Old Acquaintance should be forgot!

January 01, 2010 11:40 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Michael~Ii can't find the listing for that belt,or the Civil War era (war is civil?)hard hat,lined withCanadian mountain sheep wool,that would be the accessory of choice...

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History of New Years Day

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Jan. 01, 2010 11:22 AM

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  • Making a list of resolutions Making a list of resolutions 9%
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