Monday, December 31, 2007

A toast

"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.

12 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Happy new year my friend. One of the pleasures of this past year has been getting to know you through your blog. Here's hoping 2008 is your best year yet!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Maybe the new year pass more like a smooth glass of old wine. You deserve it. All the best to you and the Bubz's.

'Bubbles' said...

thanks for sharing that first toast, for sure! I'm a big fan of champagne.

I hope the Bubz's have a wonderful 2008.

Dale said...

A toast to you and your Bubs!

Chris said...

Likewise, Bubs. Have a great one!

Chaylene said...

CHEERS!

SkylersDad said...

Hope it's a wonderful year for you!

lauralu said...

Happy New Year Bubs and Miz Bubs.

Here's a toast to another good trip around the sun.

justacoolcat said...

I'm toasting a glass of bubbly to you as soon as I finish this comment.

Happy New Year.

Tanya Espanya said...

I love me some Champagne, baby!

Happy New Year!

P.S. See you in Vegas?

Johnny Yen said...

I worked last night, but knew that the ones I love were safe-- something important to me as I recover from losing someone important to me a year and a half ago. And I count my blessings that I continue to make great new friendships-- present company included.

Mob said...

Hope it was a nice New Year celebration for you and yours, ours was very low key.