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Monday Morning Musings – New Year’s Eve a Day Early

Posted by mcm0704 on December 30, 2013 |

Since I won’t be posting tomorrow, I thought I would look ahead to New Year’s Eve. First, I want to share a glass of bubbly with everyone. Cheers!

As the year winds down it is traditional for folks to look back and consider the important things that shaped our lives the past 12 months. So it is no surprise that the news is filled with The Year in Review, highlighting the good, the bad and the ugly from 2013. Of all the links I found on the Internet, one I liked the most was Dave Barry’s 2013 Year in Review. It starts with:

It was the Year of the Zombies. Not in the sense of most of humanity dying from a horrible plague and then reanimating as mindless flesh-eating ghouls. No, it was much worse than that.

As bad as a zombie apocalypse would be, at least it wouldn’t involve any further discussions of Anthony Weiner.

It is always so much more fun to review the news with a sharp edge of humor, and Barry does not disappoint. He covers the highlights for every month, so there is plenty to laugh at.

If you want a serious look at the top stories from 2013, complete with pictures, Yahoo News has The Year’s Top News Stories 2013. There are some things we do not want to make fun of, like the tragedy in Boston, the school shooting in Colorado, the death of Nelson Mandela, and more.

If you are a hockey fan, you can find the Top 10 Players of 2013 at Puck Daddy.com. I didn’t even know there was such a site. Silly me.

For the the Top 10 Everything of 2013, TIME.com, has lists in arts, social media, sports, pop culture, business and more. I was so hoping one of my books had made it to the top ten on the books list, but alas, that didn’t happen. I was delighted to see the number one book was Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I have not read the book yet, but I have heard great things about it.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? I am making chili and black-eyed peas and have invited neighbors over to watch some bowl games on Wednesday. Here in Texas eating black-eyed peas is supposed to bring good luck. Since I am hoping for a better year ahead, I’m going for the luck. What are some traditions you have for good luck in the New Year?

Photo Courtesy of The Food Network – Recipe courtesy of the Neelys.

If you are celebrating tomorrow night, have fun and be safe.

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