Auld Lang What?

[Editor’s note: For purposes of contextual coherence, it may be useful to know that this post originally appeared on the self-coded, PHP-based version of the synthetik.org homepage before being folded into this blog. -KM]

Just when I was starting to get used to the fact that it’s 2003, the blasted year changes on me again. Seriously, I have absolutely no idea where the time has went.born_in_monkey_year_2004_chinese_new_year_2016_premium_magnet-r91d7c2af6e0a4a9f8f86c6a24267a794_ambom_8byvr_324

BTW, Has anyone ever actually read the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne? I imagine it is a requirement to sing it drunk, seeing as I find it impossible to sing sober.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintaince be forgot
And auld lang syne.

chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll be your pint stowp
And surely I’ll be mine,
And we’ll drink a richt guid willy waught
For auld lang syne.

[chorus]

We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wandered monie a wearie fit’
Since auld lang syne.

[chorus]

We twa hae paidled in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas a’tween us braid hae roared
Since auld lang syne

[chorus]

And here’s a hand my trusty fere
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

[chorus]