Hi everyone. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you around the world. The time right now is 9:48 p.m. EST, and we are doing our usual New Year’s Eve ritual here at our house—you’re gonna laugh. My spouse is sawing logs in the master bedroom. My daughter is sick with a cold, laid up in bed, and skyping with her boyfriend until the big ball drops at midnight. Yours truly and my son are camped out in the den downstairs, which is our usual station on New Year’s Eve. We have a nice wood fire in the fireplace, the tall Christmas tree is lit up. Lighted candles are in assorted places in the room, and we have lots of finger food laid out and assorted things to drink. The temperature outside is br-r-r-r-r-r-r-r cold, we are occasionally peeping in on some football bowl games, and we will no doubt watch the ball drop in NYC courtesy of Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN.
Speaking of Kathy Griffin, the funniest Rodney Dangerfield line I ever heard was on the old Brooke Shields sitcom a couple of decades ago. Brooke and Kathy were in Brooke’s living room, and Dangerfield barged in to give Brooke a message. Then he glanced over at Griffin and said, “Hey!!! Bozo the Clown called!!! He needs his hair back by 5:00 p.m.”
I have not posted in a while because of taking a holiday break and posting on a number of other blogs. However, we will be back here—in fact we are back now—and we will do some really fun, interesting, and informative archaeological, anthropological, and historical posts across the coming 2014 calendar year. In the meantime, thank you very much for making the Archaeology in Tennessee blog successful throughout 2013. We love each one of you fine visitors throughout the United States and around the world. Peace to you in the new year.