Friday, January 2, 2009

Fortune Telling...


Some people hold that how the New Year begins will be a precursor to how the rest of the year will progress. Wouldn’t we all like to know the future? Palm readers, horoscopes, tarot cards… the arcane attempts to tell the future seems endless. Sometimes the knowledge we seek is right in front of a plate of chicken tenders.

2008 ended with uncertainty. Throughout the day, emails were sent, calls were made, and texts were received… all in search of definitive New Year’s eve plans. Every year, Atlanta gives you house parties galore, but in this recession year, nothing seemed to pop off.

I had several close friends come in from North Carolina (Thomas, Courtney) and Mississippi (Wendy), ready to ring in the new year. We ended up going to church.

Watchnight Service at Tabernacle was good and after service ended, we ended up going to Dugan’s Sports Bar for wings and tenders. We waited with bated breath for news of parties or directions, but none came. AtlTrackBoi and Ajay went home. Mallory and Handsome went home. The rest of us just waited and ate and talked and laughed and then I had an idea how 2009 would develop.

While dipping tenders in ranch, I looked around at Wendy, Dee, Fee, Double Dees, and Parker and I realized, that while 2008 ended with uncertainty, 2009 began with what matters most… friends, laughter, and love. And I am certain that no matter what 2009 brings, it will still bring friends, laughter, and love.

9 comments:

Promiscuous X said...

U spoke of truth at the end of this post sir...

Happy New Years and ima need you as a tour guide in 2 weeks for MLK

lamont pierre' said...

genuine friends, laughter and love. that's what it's all about this year for me. good post!

D-Place said...

Happy New Year! All the best to you!

Keith Jones said...

This was a really good blog. Happy New Year!

BPS 3.0 : Dallas said...

So true. My ending of 2008 was not a major party like last year. I feel this will be a great year because the next New Year's Day will ring in 2010, a new beginning, a new decade.

Jamar Herrod said...

Thats word bro. Thats what happen to me. Got together with some peeps one in which I didnt know but got to know for the moment he was there and had a nice time. Happy New Year!

Q said...

First off, welcome back. Secondly, you are right, as long as you have "good" friends things will fall into place...

Happy New Year!

SpecialK261 said...

Pertaining to horoscopes..check this out..http://www.astrologyzone.com/
I am a skeptic but this lady is pretty damn specific..some of the stuff was tru for me.

Grinder said...

great post man. thats what most important.
Some people wish to lose 100 lbs some people wish to generate a 100,000 dollars etc. as their new years resolution. But, what matter most is friends, laughter, and love.

As long as you have that...