This is the last Friday of the year that you can add to your partying statistics for 2007. Think of it as the final game of the regular season and you may have the chance to break any of several records that you currently own, not to mention existing world records.
Remember, this is the final tune-up for New Year's Eve and you want to hone your skills so that you are at the top of your game. Categories such as Worst Karaoke Performance, Best Slurred Word, The Most Trips To The Restroom, and DUI Of The Year are at your fingertips and among the many goals that you might attain tonight.
The players and I, in AREA 51, want to remind you that between today and January 1, 2008 there will be many people on the road who rarely drink with the exception of New Year's Eve. If there is ever a day not to drink or at least drink moderately, this is the day. The danger of idiots celebrating the new year by shooting guns into the air notwithstanding, New Year's Eve is amateur night by all standards.
I suggest you go online and look at your local and national headlines from New Years Day 2007 to recount the countless number of people killed or injured on New Year's Eve and base your partying accordingly.
Odds and Ends: Rosie (O'Fat Ass) O'Donnell, in a magazine poll conducted by Parade, was voted the most annoying celebrity by a 2-1 margin over runner-up Paris Hilton (do tell).... There is evidence (shoe print) suggesting that the Bengal tiger that killed one man and mauled two others did not get out by himself and was possibly goaded and taunted by the trio (the thought did pass my mind)....
The Pictures: Today's pictures reach a new plateau as some of the most beautiful photographs from around the United States and the world bestow their majesty upon us. Taken from different mountain ranges and national parks, I think you'll enjoy these along with the "usual suspects".
This Date In History: 1832; John C. Calhoun becomes the first U.S. vice president to resign from office, citing political differences with President Andrew Jackson and a desire to fill a vacant Senate seat in South Carolina. 1869; The North American labor union Knights of Labor hold the first Labor Day ceremony in American History. 1869; William Semple of Ohio patents chewing gum. 1945; The U.S. Congress officially recognizes the pledge of allegiance and recommends its recitation in American classrooms.
Birthdays: Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (1856), Dame Maggie Smith, British actress (1934), Denzell Washington, actor (1954).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: From my pal, Beverly;
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes comes the answer to the question, "What Is Love ?" (Ostensibly, responses by children ages 4 to 8)
Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other ~ Karl (age 5)
Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken ~ Elaine (age 8)
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth ~ Billy (age 5)
Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs ~ Chrissy (age 6)
Love is what makes you smile when you're tired ~ Terri (age 4)
Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him to make sure it tastes ok ~ Dannyy (age 7)
If you want to learn to love better, you should start with people that you hate ~ Nikka (age6)
When you love someone, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you ~ Karen (age 7)
Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day ~ Mary Ann (age 4)
You really shouldn't say "I love you" unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget ~ Jessica(age 8).
That's it for today my little Dixie cups. Have a safe and great weekend and more on New Year's Eve.
Stay Tuned !