3… 2… 1… Happy New Year!

as I have noble Scots ancestry, here be the verse:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ auld lang syne

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
And gies a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie-waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

I hope and pray that you all are well in 2008 and that it is a better year, in all respects, than 2007!

6… 5… 4… or “Tag! You’re it!”

The new year is counting down (in the western world) and my friend Jeromy has challenged me to reflect over the last 12 months and encourage some friends to do the same… I’m just getting ready to leave work, but I will try to countdown or at least, recount some of the top most influential, life-changing experiences of 2007 a little later on tonight… to my friends/family/readers back east… I’ll be thinking of you at 9 PST!

SDG,
Matty

10…9…8…7…

Greetings all and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! My prayer is that 2008 will be the best year yet!

As a word of note, I will no longer be referring to my son as “Fish”… he is now, “Bug”… my mom always called me “bug” when I was small and after spending a week with her and my dad and sister, my son is the new “bug”… ok, anyway… whatever… Continue reading