Happy New Year! Can I go back to bed now?
Updated: Jan 12
2020 is here! Woo! I stayed up 'til after midnight with the family drinking plum wine, eating Chinese take out and switching between channels to see if we could find music acts that didn't make us want to whip chicken fingers at the screen in annoyance. My god, where do they dredge these people up? Look, I get that I'm not the target demographic for Guy With Facial Tattoos in Fuschia Jumpsuit, or Scottish Punk Band In Kilts, or Twee Korean Pop Darlings, but for the love of all that is holy, can they seriously not put up something on New Year's Eve that doesn't make me want to jam crochet hooks in my ears?
But I'm happy to be in a new year...a new decade, actually! Just don't expect any New Year's resolutions from me. I expect to stay the same turducken of awkwardness, conflict avoidance and useless trivia knowledge that I've been since junior high, more or less.
In full transparency, I have not done any of the traditional Greek New Year's observances, like entering the house with the right foot first, or smashing a pomegranate on the ground outside the door, which is an ancient practice for good luck. Supposedly the further out the seeds and juice splatter, the better your luck. It's a charming ritual, but it does leave your doorway looking like a particularly grisly crime scene.
Hey, you know what else January 1st is? It's our Half-aversary! Yup! The Greekish Life officially launched on July 1st, 2019, so we're halfway through the one year experiment!
Thanks so much to all of you for coming along for the ride! And all kidding aside - I wish you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year! Καλή Χρονιά!
*Updated Jan. 2021 - Well, THAT comment didn't age well.