Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hating The New Year

I know it's almost sacrilegious to say this in Philadelphia, but I think New Year's Day is the dumbest "holiday" ever.
And New Year's Eve ain't much better. I just don't get it. Never have gotten it, in fact.
New Year's Day signifies nothing. It's merely the first day of the year - just a unit of measurement, that's all. It's just a way to keep time, and a totally arbitrary one at that.
New Year's Eve is equally as dumb, if not dumber. All the hoopla about midnight on Dec. 31 is just plain bogus, simply an excuse for clubs and restaurants to make a big deal of nothing and charge you big bucks for it.
The rudest, loudest, most obnoxious people come crawling out of the woodwork on New Year's Eve. They don't get around very much (and don't go out very much) during the rest of the year. Trust me, you don't want to be around them.
I've actually tried to enjoy New Year's Eve in a public setting, but it's never really worked out. . . .

To read the rest of my column from today's Philadelphia Daily News click here.


michael loehrer said...

Mr. Circucci: I very much enjoyed reading your New Year's Eve column; picked it up off of lucianne.com. I've only begun blogging(www.mjhawkeye.blogspot.com) but I can see some similarities in our thinking. You, however, are much more moderate and eloquent than I. Having recently retired I'm looking forward to writing and making your postings a favorite.
Sincerely, Michael Loehrer
Dublin, Ohio

Dan Cirucci said...

Thank you, Michael!
I appreciate your kind comments.
Here is the blue, blue, blue states many consider me part of the extreme right wing.
I like to think that the fact that you find me to be "much more moderate" may alert some of the people here to the sensibility of my views.
Well, that's what I like to think, anyway.
I will list your blog on my blog roll and I invite you to list me on yours. We'll support each other.
Happy New Year!

michael loehrer said...

I am honored. Please feel free to contact me at mjloehrer@hotmail.com Looking at your resume let's me know your a very busy man but I could use some advice. Just so you know. My wife and I will be sleeping a good two hours when '09 rolls in.

pkr said...

Stay in bed both of you crabby old men. I dont know how this ridiculous article even made a high school newspaper.

I like how you covered your ass by saying the mummers is a bright spot, when you spinelessly would privately vote to end them.

As a representative for the "rudest, loudest, most obnoxious people" who "reek of booze and lost dreams", I assure Mr. Cirucci we revelers will not be missing you or your pessimistic views, before or after the clock strikes midnight.

Go to bed in the suburbs and stay there.

mjloehrer said...

Dear PKR; What a crabby person. You must be a Liberal.

SS (notthatkind) said...

To you it's New Years, to me it's the beginning of Thursday.