Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We made this one count

They have graced us with a new mix here at work. This one includes a techno remix of both Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" and Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart". I found a collection of music from Tim Burton's movies and listened to that instead. In The Nightmare Before Christmas, they sing about cutting up Santa and giving people the head from the bottom of the lake. Somehow, that was still better than Ricky Martin.

A new French press and the 18 degrees outside are telling me that my first day of the new year will be spent inside, and I'm okay with that. I've been running around like crazy, and some down time is much needed right now. For New Year's Eve, a friend and I headed downtown to Surly Girl Saloon and enjoyed the atmosphere: think Western brothel with attitude. We had some cake, and toasted with tea at midnight. We ended it with a marathon of The Honeymooners, which I had never seen but loved immediately. What a strange year.

This year has been one of drastic changes and disillusionment for me. I don't regret any of it. I would say that this year has taught me more about love and honesty than any before. I'm not talking about the feel good stuff, either. I'm talking about the rough and tumble, lay it on the table, get your hands dirty, in it for the long run kind. I'm also talking about the kind that sits in the kitchen and drinks dark coffee and laughs about something that happened five years ago. Or calls you on Christmas Eve after a two years. I'm talking about the kind of love that can sit down after everything has changed, even after some very painful things have happened, and can just be okay - the cold and quiet hallelujahs. Relationships like that leave room for a lot of honesty and forgiveness, because they have to. They also change who you are and challenge your previously easy thoughts.Thank goodness for that.

And then we came to The End.

I hope you had a safe, warm, and happy New Year's Eve. Enjoy day one!

1 comment:

Dan S. said...

i want to encourage you not to act upon any songs that you may hear in the nightmare before christmas. while it may sound very joyful i doubt most people will appreciate you cutting up anyone (like santa)

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