They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

  • Mood:

New Year's Traditions

For Good Luck

Reposting my answer to j_cheney's request for people's New Year's good luck traditions
(1) Eggnog at midnight. With rum or brandy if one wishes.

(2) Fish on New Year's Day -- which in my family has always been pickled herring bits in wine sauce.

For those with a cast iron stomach, one has eggnog AND pickled herring at midnight. Mrs. Dr. Phil isn't convinced. My theory is after having hit your gut like a bomb, if that's the worst thing to happen in the new year -- it's good luck!

Although I have to say I'm not sure WHAT would've helped against 2011. (grin)

Dr. Phil

Triscuits go nicely with the herring, though the rye Triscuits are a bit over the top upon the eggnog and fish.

How this got started, I'm not sure. Guess I insisted that one shouldn't tempt fate and wait til lunch to get in the herring -- though my way you can STILL have a cheese and herring sandwich at lunch, too, for extra benefits.

We have the new jar of herring. Hopefully we can find a small container of nog at the store on Saturday. Because all one needs is some, not a lot of eggnog. Especially with holiday meals. (full grin)

Dr. Phil
Tags: holidays, new year's, traditions

  • You Will Be Assimilated

    The WinTen We're Taking Over Your Computer Whether You Like It Or Not campaign by Microsoft continues, unabated. I thought I had posted these…

  • No Vote

    No Vote Yet? Yesterday was the first Tuesday in November, the traditional major fall election day. With the furious campaigning for President of…

  • Whadya Know? It Didn't Quite Take Hammer and Tongs to Fix Office 2013

    Long time readers of this blog will know that I have used dinosaur applications for years. Office 95 was good enough to write in. I had a large base…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.