Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy Hogmanay!

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Just in time for another celebration, I'm back from the dry but delightful wilds of Vegas to root my snout about here for the foreseeables.

Hogmanay is the traditional New Year's Eve celebration of Scotland celebrated since it was a Roman Saturnalia and the fair-haired Vikings pillaged the land. Further evidence that the Scots are the founders of New Year's Eve revelry is that Auld Lang Syne is adapted from a poem by Scotland's National Treasure, Robert Burns.

May the ritual flames light your way to the future, and may a dark stranger cross your threshold at midnight with coal, cake, or coin. Or whatever else seems nicest.

Until 2006...

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