Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy 2014!

We made it folks!  If you're reading this you're alive as I am.  Well, sort of.  I woke up this morning with a terrific headache and aching all over.  No, I wasn't out last night celebrating the new year.  Actually, I had to work at the hotel yesterday.  My boss called me and asked if I could come in because my co-worker was nowhere to be found.  Ron to the Rescue.  I didn't mind though.  

Yes, I "celebrated" New Year's at the hotel as I do every year. I thought this year would be the exception but it wasn't and I wasn't surprised.  The hotel was almost full last night but all the guests were in good spirits and posed no problems other than the usual "how do I get this TV to work?"  None of that "Where's the ocean view?" and "I want a different room because I'm looking at a building out of my window."  

DAMN!  They did it!  They dug up Dick Clark!

My shift ended at 11:00 pm and I was home by 11:20, in time to change, make a smoothie and watch to see if "Rocking New Year's Eve" brought out Dick Clark's corpses (it was in his will) to bring in the new year.  They didn't.  On CNN Kathy Griffin (who I actually like) was making her lame jokes with Late to the Gay Outing Party Anderson Cooper.  I tuned in just as Anderson was begging Kathy to take off the handcuffs before the ball dropped in Times Square.  What did I miss?  Maybe I don't want to know.  

Body language says it all folks.

Made my smoothie, had TWO slices of my Sour Cream Raisin pie, watched the ball drop and took the lame picture that I posted at the top of this blog and then I was off to Dreamland.  

Sour Cream Raisin Pie!

Working again tonight folks, and tomorrow night. 

Happy New Year!


anne marie in philly said...

HNY to you too! did you make that sour cream raisin pie? if so, pass me a slice! yeah, still here and still alive. tired. did chores this morning, now to knit the afternoon away.

wait a sec, weren't you supposed to be in philly watching the mummers parade?

Bob said...

HNY2014 Ron!

Ron said...

There was a change of plansAnne Mariey on the Philly deal. That's our sour cream raisin pie, delicious.!
Remind me to make it for the Bloggerpalooza.
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Ron, Again happy 2014 to you! Sound like your last night went the same as mine minus the work part. Sorry your plans with Pat fell through. :-( Is Philly a good New Year Eve city? Looks like we all watched it on TV, It's too cold to stand around outside this time of year anyway. I thought your pictures of Anderson and Kathy were funny. It's too bad I don't have cable any more, once it got to over $100 a month I said that's enough. Don't watch that much any how. Andy is a silver fox and so adorable when he starts getting the giggles. Loved the Dick Clark pic, Bwhaaaaaa! Talk to you later Randy.

pat888 said...


Toronto has been in the minus double digits but probably a large crowd still braved it at City Hall Square. I went to a house party - but stayed just a little past midnite. So many people no one would even know you left. Streets were quiet - just glad to be in a warm house. I've gotta check out this mummers parade tho - that seems like a lot of fun for everyone attending and involved!! Wishing everyone good health, happiness and a well lived year for 2014!


Anonymous said...


Peace <3

Ur-spo said...

we fell asleep around 1030PM local time, reprobates that we are.

Ron said...

Dr. Spo,

One of these years I'll fall asleep before the ball drops but not quite yet. At least as long as I'm working at a hotel.


Ron said...

Happy New Year to you too Jay. 2014 is going to be the best year yet! Mark my words.


Ron said...

Just once in your life you have to experience Philly on New Year's Day and the Mummers' Madness. Maybe next year.

Ron said...

Maybe next year for Philly and the Mummers' parade. I. An understand getting ride of cable. Mine cost more than yours. I'm starting to question if it's worth it. Glad you liked the post.

Java said...

I want more info on this Sour Cream Raisin Pie. The idea has merit.
Sounds like a fun New Year celebration. "Fun" in the "not overwhelmingly exciting but nice and peaceful" way.
Happy New Year, Ron. Superman and I are eager for the trip to DE in the spring.

Ron said...

I'll have some of that sour cream raisin pie in the suite at the Bloggerpalooza.


Jon said...

That sour cream raisin pie looks really good! The year 2014 sounds like something out of science fiction, doesn't it? I can't believe I made it this far.
Unfortunately I don't like Kathy Griffin (she could turn a straight man gay) so I kept flipping the channels. Then I spent the rest of the night watching videos of "Downton Abbey", which was infinitely better than watching Dick Clark's corpse.
Have a fantastic New Year, Ron!

nitewrit said...


I was gonna call you yesterday, but then remembered you said you were spending New Years in Philly this year, so figured you wouldn't be home. Surprised to see you didn't go. Anyway, Happy New Year again.


Ron said...

A change of plans! Maybe next year. It's been years since I've seen the Mummers strut down Broad Street. Would love to see them again, one more time.

Ron said...

That pie is good. It's a recipe that I found in and old New York Times cookbook that I first got when I moved in with Bill back in 1965. It's not a typical raisin pie recipe, it has more of a tang to it. I've never seen that recipe anywhere else. I love igt.
I'm not a big fan of Kathy Griffin either. I think she goes overboard too much with her humor. My favorite comedian of all time is W.C. Fields, the master of subtle humor. However, I do like seeing her making the Silver Fox uncomfortable. All his nervous giggles.

A new season of "Downton Abbey" on January 5th Jon! I wonder if Thomas the man servant will be up to his bad old ways again. I do love that show. And I'm looking forward to Edith's makeover. Always something good going on at Downton Abbey. Enjoy!


Ron said...

Right back at you Bob. Looking forward to reading more of your fabulously funny posts. Do you think Justin Beiber is really going to retire? Would she do something THAT drastic?

Harpers Keeper said...

belated Happy New Year to you both.

I hope 2014 is healthy, joyous and prosperous for you.

Mark in DE said...

Happy new year, Ron. Hope 2014 is a great one!

Ron said...

Happy New Year to you too Mark. Don't forget our Bloggerpalooza on March 15th. We're having a hypnotist at this year's Bloggerpalooza. You and your hubby HAVE TO BE THERE!


Ron said...

Thank you. I wish you and yours a very happy new year too!