A list of events and household appliances from the Bruckmann 2012 might indicate a string of bad luck that would make Murphy rejoice in his good fortune. So of course our furnace stopped working on the last day of the year, meaning no one could come out for three days.
Although tempted to eat every "good luck food" in the book, we decided instead to indulge in junky appetizers. Toy Story 2 combined with meatballs had Elijah exclaiming several times, "This a really good party!"
Using the magic of the internet, we rang in the New Year with Brazil and cut our Rockin' New Years Eve party off three hours early. America's countdown wouldn't have been the same without Dick Clark anyway.