Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What Are You Doing On New Year's Eve?

Monday, Premium T. and I celebrated our first anniversary by returning to the corner table at Cafe Juanita. Tonight, we plan to celebrate New Year's Eve by staying at home, lighting a fire, listening to music, and reading together...

I'm going to reorganize the Citizen K. sidebars, consolidating some, renewing others, and starting a new feature or two...

Neither of us like to go out on NYE, especially here with the night rain making the drunks' drives home even more challenging...

This morning, I'm going to an Obama transition-sponsored community meeting on health care reform. The position overview sent out in advance needs a great deal of work: The writers appear to believe that the essential challenge is the need to modernize a dilapidated system without altering its fundamentals. There is no mention of health care as a right and it dances around the corrosive role played by private insurance...

The Soul of New Orleans: "The city has been through hell, but somehow the heart of this town is still beating." Don't miss the tantalizing review of New Orleans hot spots -- places to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and visit that may or may not be in standard guide books...

At this moment, Citizen K. is listening to Raphael Saadiq's homage to 1960's Motown, The Way I See It. While the sound is a throwback, the lyrics aren't: "Big Easy" is a harrowing account of lovers separated during the terror of Hurricane Katrina:

9 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary to you and T! Thanks for your blog...always insightful and entertaining. And great music. Carol

K. said...

Thanks!

And I'll keep doing my best with the music. Don't miss tomorrow's post.

John Hayes said...

Great video, as usual-- we'll have a quiet New Year's Eve over here in ID, too-- Happy New Year & Happy Anniversary to you & T.

John Hayes

Ginger Ingenue said...

Happy New Year, K! :)

Radish King said...

The 3 Esses:

Sex
Sushi
Champagne

Happy 2009

mouse (aka kimy) said...

happy new year and happy anniversary!

cafe juanita sounds divine .... as long as you didn't eat the rabbit! (definitely in the cute food category)

I'll be interested in hearing how the health care reform meeting. I believe the hc system is beyond dilapidated, we need a total slash and burn in terms of it's fundamentals - the domination of for profit interests (and insurers aren't the only ones here) have been the primary corrupting influence to our system of providing health care. don't even get me started on the 47 million (and growing) number of uninsured - shameful and then there's the AMA. have you read paul starr's fantastic history of american medicine? I wish he'd do a sequel - a tremendous amount has happened since the book was written in 1982!

we did our traditional n.y.eve foodie extravaganza with friends... part of tradition is the annual 'burning of the bummers' - plenty of those in the not so great 08 (with the exception of the O man's election that is)

a mag called garden and gun, there's a new one!

wishes for a sublime 09 to you and premium t!!

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Happy Anniversary!

Renegade Eye said...

I don't drink alcohol. I'm pleased with a quiet New Years.

Rent SICKO before you go to the Obama event. To me it was Moore's best film. It was focused, compared to his others.

I'm listening at this moment to Lotte Lenya singing Kurt Weill.

Liz said...

Happy New Year K to you and your partner.

Liked the video...thanks!