"I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it. Unless I'm thirsty."
--Madame Lilly Bollinger, on champagne
But that's not the toast referred to in the title of this post. No. Here's the toast I'll be saying tonight:
"Here's to a kidney stone of a year: painful as hell, and we're glad it's passed."
Happy New Year. I hope tonight finds you surrounded by people you love, and who love you back.