January 1, 2011 Share

Where were you on New Year’s Eve in Toledo?

Did you go out to eat at say “The Melting Pot” on Monroe St, or did you go LOCAL and party the night out at Manhattans on Adams St.

Perhaps you stayed home cuddled up on the coach while watching the ball drop with Ryan Seacrest via the TV/and Dick Clark’s Rock’n New Years Eve.     You gotta LOVE Dick Clark.

Where you staying the night at one of the local Hotels such as “The Holiday in French Quarters” in Perrysburg….participating in the New Year’s Eve Family Pack?.

Maybe, you did something more laid back and hopped a ride on “The Old Road Dinner Train” in Blissfield, MI.

Were you hanging out at your local Bar/Night Club…such as “The Blarney”, “Mutz”, “Woodchucks”, “Mickey Finns”, “The Bronze Boar’, “Ottawa Tavern”, “Shawns Backdoor”, “The Breakroom”?

Did you catch some art at one of  Toledo’s many art galleries like, “The Toledo Museum of Art”, or “Space 237”.

You might have laughed the new year in at “Comedy Connextions” or “Fat Fish Blue”.  Look for Greg Driver…that’s my bubby (brother)

BUT……..I can tell you that where you “really”  were had nothing to do with the venue you were at.

Who did you kiss at Midnight?…..were they your true love?   What is it about New Year’s Eve that makes you take a second look at your life.

I love when Harry, in Harry Met Sally rushes to tell Sally that he loves her on New Year’s Eve.

Harry Met Sally Final Scene

Auld Long Syne……You can dissect the words if you want….or start 2011 fresh.

Your loved ones may be far away, but they were with you when the ball dropped.

I’M JUST SAY’N.    (2010 phrase of the year)

Auld Lang Syne

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to min’?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

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

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fitt,
Sin auld land syne.

We twa hae paidl’t i’ the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d,
Sin auld lang syne.

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

jo = dear ye’ll…stowp = you’ll pay for your pint measure (of drink)
twa = two braes = hills or hillsides pou’d = pulled or plucked gowans = daises
mony = many fitt = foot or step paidl’d = paddled or waded
burn = brook or stream dine = dinner time or noon braid = broad fiere = friend
gie’s = give us guid willie-waught = goodwill drink


…..and for the record…..my cat Toby….I don’t think he even noticed that it is 2011 @)!!