:: Apparently the song "Same Old Lang Syne" by Dan Fogelberg has become a Christmas staple, even though the song doesn't really have much at all to do with Christmas aside from the song's setting at Christmas time, and the quote of "Auld Lang Syne" at the very end. The song tells the story of how the narrator (Fogelberg) ran into an old lover, purely by chance, in a convenience store one Christmas Eve, and then spent an hour or two with her, reminiscing on their time together, before parting again. I don't recall hearing it much before this year's Christmas season, when I heard it quite a bit. I think it's a very fine song, wonderfully effective with poignant and poetic lyrics. Here's the song:
What I found interesting about this song is that it's true, and after Fogelberg's death some years ago, the woman in the song came forward. It's a fascinating story.
:: Yes, I do use some of these quotes in regular everyday conversation.
:: Oh, come on!
More next week, hopefully...yeah, probably. Sure, why not.