2018 is drawing to a close.

What the end of the Year means in Japan is “Spring Cleaning”.  One needs to start the New Year right so you get your house in order.  I might even take a spin in a washing machine. 😉

How are your end of the year plans? Do you have any special traditions or customs?

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14 thoughts on “2018 is drawing to a close.”

  1. EThompson:

    10 Cents:
    I might even take a spin in a washing machine.

    Don’t go wandering off where we can never find you again and particularly watch out for the dryer. 🙂

    What a dryer? People like to hang me out to dry. (In both ways especially Richard Easton.)
    I wonder if Minky will take a bath before 2019. 🙂

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  2. 10 Cents:

    EThompson:

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    I might even take a spin in a washing machine.

    Don’t go wandering off where we can never find you again and particularly watch out for the dryer. 🙂

    What a dryer? People like to hang me out to dry. (In both ways especially Richard Easton.)
    I wonder if Minky will take a bath before 2019. 🙂

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  3. Gerry D:
    Actually, consuming pickled herring within the first hour of the new year.

    Did you really need to share that? 🙂

    I’ll up you one : I was attempting to eat gefilte fish earlier this month and after all these years, I still can’t do it!!!! Fortunately, my lovely and generous hosts know this shiksa well so they consistently cut me slack.

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  4. EThompson:

    Gerry D:
    Actually, consuming pickled herring within the first hour of the new year.

    Did you really need to share that? 🙂

    I’ll up you one : I was attempting to eat gefilte fish earlier this month and after all these years, I still can’t do it!!!! Fortunately, my lovely and generous hosts know this shiksa well so they consistently cut me slack.

    I ain’t gonna go there. Actually pickled herring ain’t that bad. Used to do it in my younger days with my dad. I think he said it was some sort of Polish tradition, I could be wrong though, it’s been many many years. Now other things that are Polish, like pickled pig’s feet, well I ain’t gonna go there either.

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  5. Pencilvania:

    This is what I like about Ratburger. Sometimes you get knowledge you can use.

    Pencil, are there good places to be “thin”?

    Seriously the joke in Japan is with my friends is that even though we have gained a few, we would be considered “slim and trim” Stateside.

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  6. Black-eyed peas. In Texas you are supposed to eat black-eyed-peas on New Year’s Day for good luck.

    I plan to make some Texas Caviar for New Years. Threadgills has the best Texas Caviar, but the restaurant is in Austin and I am in the Houston area. But here is a recipe claiming to match the Threadgills version.

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