First of all, I haven’t forgotten about the Christmas tree contest. I’m just sort of freaking out about it! Literally every time someone sent me a photo I said, “Oh wow, this one is the clear winner!” I have no idea how to make this decision. I was thinking about having y’all vote. Or drawing a number out of a jar. Or something. Then I have to figure out a prize! I’m open to any advice as clearly I can’t keep putting it on my list of things to worry about tomorrow much longer.
In other random thoughts, I’ve been wondering about Kanye West. I am not a fan of Kanye West, and never really give him much thought. But lately, I’m starting to obsess about him. When I sort through all the daily entertainment news, his absence has been notable. It’s just weird to me that this is not something that the big sites are really addressing. Does he even live with his kids? He has abandoned his music and his fashion line for the most part. Is he going the route of Richard Simmons?
And why do I care?
Also, on my mind it black-eyes peas, turnip greens and cornbread on Monday. I’m going to make blackeyed peas tomorrow and share them with Banjo. I don’t think I have enough turnip greens and I am loath to go back to Kroger tomorrow, but I might just do it. In the south we eat blackeyed peas on the first day of the year for luck and turnip greens for money. Though for some reason, turnip greens are hard to find and most people eat collard greens now. While I like both, I prefer turnip greens and love drinking the “pot liquor” that is made by cooking the greens. It’s really quite healthy and tasty. Do y’all have New Year’s Day traditions? I’m hungry just thinking about it.
I also have not one but TWO bottles of fancy champagne for my private NYE celebration. I’ve got some alouette and crackers and cheese and veggie chips and am looking forward to it. Now I have the alouette song stuck in my head. Alouette, gentille alouette, alouette Je te plumerai! I confess I will probably try to watch the CNN NYE show despite really wanting to boycott it for Kathy Griffin. While I found her photo with the Trump head really awful, I do not think the punishment of being blackballed from ever working in the US again a fitting punishment. Plus I always spend my NYE with Anderson. But frankly, I may have to switch over to Ryan Seacrest, particularly for the Mariah debacle. So I will probably flip around. What are your plans?
The moon was really pretty tonight. If you missed it, you might want to take a peek.
That’s all for today. Tomorrow I’ll make an NYE post for those of us staying up to celebrate to live post in.