Monday, December 31, 2007
None of which, however, require;
The attendance of a party or get together.
All counting backwards from ten in a co-ordinated manner in anticipation of the appointed hour, (you learn this at six and whilst practice does indeed make perfect I think by the age of eight one should be able to stop);
Morbid drunken introspection over the period just elapsing and the pretence that the ensuing revolution of the planet around its sun will for some bizarre reason be better than the last;
The group singing of that ghastly Burnsian dirge;
A list of resolutions to be maintained during the next cycle (although rarely in practice adhered to).