Friday, January 2, 2009

"For auld lang syne, my dear"

I really enjoy the lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne" and feel like they are generally under appreciated, but maybe that is just because I am a fan of Robert Burns in general. Although it may be a day late, please feel free to play the lovely version of "Auld Lang Syne" below while reading the rest of the post.

I apologize for not posting for a while. I have been out of town a lot, and was actually without internet access for the past five days. Over the next week or so I will be posting about the various adventures (OK, maybe "adventures" is a stretch) I have had during the past few weeks.

For New Years, I went down to Charleston to attend the Fourth Annual New Years Eve Charity Gala hosted by the Palmetto Society. A number of my friends went last year and had a really good time, so I figured I would check it out this year. It is a pretty large event, probably about 1,000 people, held out on Patriot's Point. There were two bands and open bar, and plenty of Charleston women running around. It was a pretty fun way to spend New Years. Below is a picture of me with some of the guys from my grad program.

As I said, I should have a number of posts coming over the next week. Until then, I hope that you have a great New Year.


M.Lane said...

That looks like a GREAT time!!! Thanks for the video clip, it was very nice. I like Burns too. Ever tried the Bobby Burns cocktail? I think it is the best of the whiskey based drinks. Basically a Manhattan made with scotch instead of rye or bourbon and just before you shake it you add three dashes of Benedictine. A very good drink.


heavy tweed jacket said...

Looking SHARP, and in the festive spirit. Happy New Year's and best wishes for a successful 2009. HTJ