New Years Eve, 5:35 - 8:16 pm

Category: Daily Diary

How did we get rid of our old house, end of the year, still don't have a living room, ceiling in the basement is falling down blues?

We checked out the show of our neighbor across the street, Joel Frankel, who was playing a gig at First Night in Evanston! Danced with our toddler until we we're ready to drop!

(This track is awesome!  Very Tom Petty-ish.  Joel rocks!!!  Buy his CDs!  <<  shameless plug meant to thank him for playing the annual block party all these years.  And I'm serious about the fact that he rocks.  He opened up his set on First Night with a custom cover of The Clash, people!  Parents went wild. )


Helen mastering the bass.  Go Helen!  (Freebird!!! Woot!)


And the fans go wild!


Wait?  Is that who I think it is?  Uh oh.  Baby stormed the stage again.  She's an animal.

Security soon put us out on the street.  And a pretty street it was.  We went for some hot chocolate.  You know, the hard stuff.

Hmmm.  What could I shoplift out of there?  Hmmm.

And then people were building things from ice cubes! Hooray!

Um, hey there, Mies van der Rohe. Leave some ice cubes for the rest of us, please.  I'm just kidding.  Nice work.  Very IceHotel.  Crazy Swedes.

So, a few balloon animals and kazoos later, we ended the night on a note that I hope stays with me throughout the New Year. 

Zydeco music.  Because nothing makes me happier than Zydeco music and dancing.  Seriously.  I cannot get enough of it.

It may turn out to be a good year after all.

p.s.  Note to self.  Learn how to take better photos in low lighting in '08.  For reals.  Sheesh.

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Looks like everyone had such a good time.

Amazing freakin blog here. I almost cried while reading it!


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