Sunday, December 30, 2007

First Night, Last Night? Stupid

So it's time for my annual anti-New Years' rant.

This time I'm going to pick on a relatively new event called "First Night", which occurs on the nigth of December 31st.

I don't have a problem with the various events conducted on said night, but I do have a problem with the name. December 31st is not the "first night" of the year...since night begins at sundown, it is actually the "last night". The first night isn't until the night of January 1st, and everyone is pretty much finished with celebrating by then.

But I still have a problem with the whole concept of New Years'. As I have said many times, I don't see why people make such a big deal out it. It is just an arbitrary day when the number on the calendar changes. Nothing else changes. Life it still full of the same old crap. The same wars are still ongoing. A large part of the world's population is still in poverty or without adequate food. I don't know about anyone else but my life has gotten worse, financially at least, every year since the turn of the century. Between higher prices for gas and everything else, and some large medical bills, which will get larger during the coming year, my financial outlook is dismal. So BAH HUMBUG to New Years' !!!! Screw It!!!!!!!!!! What's there to celebrate? It's just another excuse to get drunk for most people. Maybe that's what I should so.

So Sayeth The Shack


1 comment:

Jeni said...

Technically, you are correct - it is just an arbitrary date on the calendar with the change to adding a new number on the year, move into another cold, often yucky weather month too. Maybe the thing to celebrate is that we survived, somehow, this past year and to wish us luck for sustenance to face the year ahead. It does get a tad on the dismal side at times, doesn't it? Especially the economics, violence, war, etc.
PEACE, my friend -perhaps that's the best thing we had pray for anyway. Has as good a shot as getting corrected as the others do, don't 'cha think?