Currently showing posts tagged New Year
• Can we all resolve to rid the world of cruelty and all-encompassing dumbassery in 2016? Just a thought...
• I played catch up during the holidays just so I can be behind going into 2016.
• Another thought: New year, new work week, same old me.
• Best unintentional typo of the day: Suck a gem.
2012 got off to a great start as we celebrated New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center following a Billy Elliot performance.
Then, between shows on New Year's Day, the cast held a "Hootenanny." The event, held every four to six weeks, gives cast members a chance to showcase their amazing collection of talents, usually between shows on a weekend.
According to Wikipedia, the phrase is an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in early 20th century America to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. In this usage it was synonymous with thingamajig and whatchamacallit, as in "hand me that hootenanny." Hootenanny was also an old country word for "party". Now, most commonly, it refers to a folk-music party.
Now this is a way to start the new year. Here are Ben and Chris singing "Bad Romance" during a dinner break between shows, with a short cameo from Josh Walden. Enjoy...
OK, folks, we made it through 2014. There's a lot to be said for that, and a lot to be said about other things, too. But at the risk of being a wet blanket that no one (not even Taylor Swift in Times Square) could get warmed by, I'd rather not talk about those "other things" right now.
From my vantage point, I'm thankful for a fresh new year and a new start. At the same time, I'm grateful for what I experienced in 2014 and hope to continue to experience this year: a terrific family, supportive friends, good clients, and an opportunity to be creative in ways I never imagined.
Thank you all for everything, and may each and every one of you have a blessed year ahead.
And the sun rises on 2015 — Kings Dominion, Va., October 2013.