"I was mixing all sorts a drinks, you know. I was kinda hangin' out cause all the old people went home early. Then I was singing that song, you know, that lang syne, the one like Star Spangled Banner, you know...so yeah, I kinda started the new year right, you know."
A few things came to mind besides wishing I had a tape recorder to capture his monologue. First, I wonder if I am the "old people" who goes home early. Not sure what early is these days anyway. Second, I never thought Auld Lang Syne even remotely resembles our national anthem. Either he is tone-deaf or just haven't heard either song enough to tell any melodic or harmonic distinction. And speaking of starting the year right, I rode 1500 miles last year on my bike without a single flat. And today, my first ride of 2012, I flatted on my way out, thankfully, less than a mile away from home.