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#136631 12/31/04 01:08 PM
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Today and tonight, we will all of us be thinking of New Year's resolutions and wishing one another a happy and prosperous 2005.

And, chances are, we will all raise a toast before the day is done, even if some of us raise only a glass of cranberry juice to clink with our neighbours.

Here are some toasts we may want to consider in celebration of the New Year [from "Here's to Hoisting"]:

What to say? Pithy, modern toasts are hard to come by. A lot of old proverbs along the lines of, "If the sea were wine, everyone would be a sailor," are just too funky. The tendency to over-philosophize is an ever-present danger, and attempts at poetry are best left for the late hours of the evening. You can always try for a bit of wit, e.g., "Here's champagne to my real friends, and real pain to my sham friends." Or this quote attributed to Groucho Marx: "I drink to your charm, your beauty and your brains which gives you an idea of how desperate I am for a drink." Then there is the old standby, which dates from the days when the sun never set on the British Empire: "Here's to wives and sweethearts. May they never meet!"

And may I offer a special toast to AWADtalk as we all look forward to a healthier, happier and even more fruitable, word-flavorful New Year:

May our best come alive
In two thousand and five




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alas, i don't have the 'carpel touch'. all the GENERAL comments about CARPELS (none of them nice) don't apply to me.

i guess my posts don't count in plutarch's thought process. (no doubt this is why he thinks i have never been hurt by his general nastiness to the carpels.. Sure i have the title, but i am not really one of them.. not worthy of it..

Why I guess i should be glad, plutarch thinks i am a nobody, a nothing, a person not deserving of my title, and not deserving of his contempt.

When someone make a general statement.. there are no excepts..

lets play a game..
All men are jerks.

hey plutarh, your are not a jerk!(smiley face icon, here too!)
must be plutarch is not a really a man!

I can pal around with plutarch, and repeat, All men are jerks.. and all of his friends who are guys, (friends because plutarch values their company and opinions) are now insulted, but hey, i remind him, You're not a jerk, plutarch. even though you enjoy the company and opinions of all these jerks..

I could then claim, Hey, Plurarch, i have never insulted you, YOU ARE NOT LIKE THEM.


Ahh, but he is, isn't he? isn't he a man? and if a man, isn't he a jerk?
its not a fun game is it? and my making plutarch an exception doesn't really change things does it?

so one more time, tell me how i am not like them, plutarch, tell me again, that my title of carpel (which just really reflect my total number of posts) doesn't count. ('cause my post don't count? or it it that i just don't count?)

IF the CARPELS are a insulted (and you have hurled insults at them) i have been insulted. I AM one of them.
please don't tell me i haven't been insulted too.

i perhaps am slower to anger, but anger i do.
(and of course i don't think all men are jerks, not even most men!)




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When someone makes a general statement.. there are no excepts..

Then, please take this as such a general statement, Of Troy, genuinely offered with "no excepts":

HAPPY NEW YEAR



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In Poland is warmth, good weather. There is no snow. It is oddity.
Happy New Year.
Krzysztof


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Hello Krysztof and welcome to the AWAD Board.
In New England we have snow on the ground but the weather is mild for the New Year celebrations.




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Good to see you around again, Krzysztof. It is oddly warm here in Chicago, as well.


Happy New Year to all.


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It is oddly warm here in Chicago, as well.

It is oddly warm here at AWADtalk as well, musick.

And let's take that as a harbinger of a "shinier" new moon.

Happy New Year!




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