Wednesday, December 22, 2004

So Long, Farewell...

...(almost) to 2004. As anyone that has popped by here recently is no doubt aware, holiday blogging doesn't seem to be our thing. So here is a pre-emptive au revoir to one of my favorite years of all time - from New Year spectacularity at the Domus through to working for Dean in NH, a weeklong trip to Ottawa in March, Graduation from Law School, the Rockies, the Pacific (ah Tofino!), immigration hassles, the sunny beaches of Lagos, the lighthouse at Cabo Sao Vincente, greeting Lance Armstrong and Tom Boonen on the Champs, Berlin with Carter and Schadendorf, a month in Munchen with the Suckling Pig at Hofbrau, UN tour in Geneva, Don Giovanni in Vienna, 2 days and 2 nights of Oktoberfest, then the opening Michaelmas semester at Oxford. Cannot forget about a quick jaunt to Dublin to see my mother and 10,000 others run the marathon, or participating in another TFI marathon with DJ Phil in Glasgow, and renewing a November tradition with Gartner on Arthur's Seat and later at the World's End in Edinburgh. Also fortunate enough to skip through Toronto and Halifax on the way back to Moncton, bumping into old friends all along the way for some final classic extravaganzas. A magnificent year, but as the song goes: "regretfully they tell us, but firmly they compel us, to say goodnight to you." But fear not, for the sun will rise on a new year. 2005 has a tough act to follow. So the question is: where will it begin? How about over on Prince Edward's fair Island? Jimmy Swift and Grand Theft Bus are playing Myron's in Charlottetown, and the Connolly sisters promise a riotous evening without any pesky secret service agents that would hover in the background in Crawford. It seems worthy enough. Anyway, rest assured that we'll be back on Jan One with some eclectic New Year resolutions just waiting to be broken (x # of posts per week, etc...) All the best of the season to one and all.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe you left out Canada Day at the Maple Leaf in London!

Mike McN

December 22, 2004 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger James MacDuff said...

Indeed - Canada Day, from the Teacher's whiskey theft to the clowning at the Generator, was epic. My brief summary seems to have completely overlooked all the fun of those first days in England, and the many pitchers of Pimm's consumed on the relative cool of English patios in July. How could I forget the classic Freemason's pub in Brighton, where the pitchers flowed along with discussion of the recently read Davinci Code. Just shows how magical the year truly was...

December 22, 2004 at 2:41 PM  
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