12-31-2014 Journal–New Year’s Eve   Leave a comment

Well these few days of peace and quiet after Christmas are really starting to lose their magic. All of this noiselessness is beginning to make me a little antsy and on top of that the weather is insanely mild.  I’ve lived in Maine for a long time and I’ve never seen weather in the mid-fifties with sunshine the week before New Years Day.  While its saving us a great deal of money in heating oil costs it’s still a bit unsettling.

Yesterday was warm and sunny and there was no way we were staying home. We spent a good part of the day in the city of Portland and the surrounding area.  We had a quick snack while on the road for lunch because we were planning on dinner at my favorite restaurant later in the day.  It’s only my favorite restaurant because they serve the best damn catfish I’ve ever had.  It’s called Famous Dave’s and it’s menu is good old down home southern food all the way. Lots of BBQ and an entire table full of hot sauce choices which make me sweat just thinking about them.

We ate until we were stuffed and I even tried two of their moonshine margaritas. It’s moonshine instead of tequila with the glass rimmed with salt flavored with BBQ sauce.  I know it sounds a little strange but they are delicious.  They also require the assistance of a designated driver because after just two they tend to make you a little weak in the knees.

We’re planning for a quiet New Years celebration with Chinese food, two glasses, and a bottle of good champagne.  After that good meal we’ll settle in for some of the celebrations scheduled on the always helpful television.  Watch the ball drop, get a long and mushy kiss, drink some champagne and slide quietly into bed. The better-half works early the next morning so we can’t really make a late night of it. 

If you’re driving or going out for the evening be sure to bring along a good designated driver or hire a limo but by all means be safe.  Start the new year off properly without any DUI’s, accidents, or worse. 

HAPPY 2015

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