Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Auld Lang Syne - Yuletide Greetings

"It's Christmas Day!" said Scrooge to himself. "I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can." - Charles Dickens

Alas, joyously and thankfully not too late, the spirit of the season finally shines upon some of us. Fostering those festive feelings, nycityman shares some short thoughts and brief wishes for those who take the time to visit, “…and several butcher’s aprons,” as I am grateful that you do so. And for others who will never read these words, I still extend sincere salutations of the season.

So, Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a healthy New Year …

… to family and friends. To friends constant and to friends new. To friends old and to old friends recently and happily rediscovered. To those who make the working place far more than just a place for work. To those who toil at a certain singular watering hole and serve treasured companionship along with the Brooklyn lager - no extra charge. To the current President of these United States, who we all must admit has had quite a successful week. To people of all religious affiliations and to those who believe in no god at all. (Can we please lighten up on Muslim Americans? They are our fellow citizens and have the right to worship whomever and wherever they chose.) To the members of “Darin Lifetime Events ’07,” and to every man, woman, child, domesticated animal, sea creature, protozoa that has been so benevolent as to read the oft-ridiculous ramblings of this shadowy scribe. To the New York Jets (please make this real, I’ve been waiting 41 years, I won’t be alive forever.) And to all my fellow New Yorkers who prove time and again the strength, creativity and unity of diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism.

And by the way, why doesn’t anybody air, “The Bear Who Slept through Christmas? “

Bobby Darin and “Christmas Auld Lang Syne.”


  1. ... and to you nycityman, who offers enlightened opinion and spirit-lifting perspective. Thanks. Merry. Happy.

  2. And in the spirit of this season you so artfully write about, I'll pass on an opportunity to argue your Obama 'Successful Week' claim and instead sit back and enjoy Darin's Auld Lang Syne. See, even Republicans can compromise! :-)
    Your blog makes my week and I'm so appreciative of the time you take to entertain us!
    Merry and Happy!

  3. Put beautifully. I echo your words.

    I wish you a very Merry, very Bobby hoilday season, and a best ever New Year. Keep the dose of Darin flowing forever.

    Peace, Karen

  4. NYC man, thanks for the shout out to our group, (darin lifetime events) i love your blog! Keep bobby alive! I wish you blessings for the New Year! N.H.

  5. Thank you for your nice comments and I hope you all are enjoying your holiday season. Initially, because of a tough work schedule, followed by the necessary busy-ness that comes with this time of year, and now, unfortunately, thanks to a burst water valve in my apartment and the ensuing complications and damage, I've been unable to keep up with the blog. But thank you for your continuing interest and hopefully, soon after the New Year, things will settle and my curmudgeonly commentary and regular Darin Doses will return.
    Thank you again and have a happy and healthy New Year! - nycityman