New Years Party in Atlin

Total peace and quiet - far from humanity

Tom had been in business for 25 years and was finally sick of the stress. He quit his job with Bell Canada and bought 50 acres of land in Atlin, northern B.C. - as far from humanity as possible. Saw the postman once a week and got groceries once a month; otherwise it was total peace and quiet.

After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocked on his door. He opened it and there stood a huge, bearded man. “Name’s Lars, your neighbour from forty miles up the road... Having a New Years Eve party Friday night... Thought you might like to come... About 5:00...”

“Great,” said Tom, “after six months out here I’m ready to meet some local folks. Thank you.”

As Lars was leaving, he stopped and said, “Gotta warn ya... There’s gonna be some drinkin’.”

“Not a problem,” said Tom. “after 25 years in business, I can drink with the best of em.”

Again, as he started to leave, Lars stopped and said, “More ’n likely gonna be some fightin’ too! ”

Tom said, “Well, I get along with people, I’ll be alright. I’ll be there. Thanks again.”

Once again Lars turned from the door, saying “More’n likely be some wild sex, too.”

“Now that’s really not a problem,” said Tom, warming to the idea. “I’ve been all alone for six months! I’ll definitely be there. By the way, what should I wear?”

Lars stopped in the door again and said, “Whatever you want. Just gonna be the two of us.”

New Year's Day is every man's birthday. - Charles Lamb

The New Year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. - George William Curtis

When I go I'll take New Year's Eve with me. - Guy Lombardo

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. - Oprah Winfrey

It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. - William Thomas

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. - Jean Paul Richter

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. - Rainer M. Rilke

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! - Joey Adams

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. - Unknown

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. - Unknown

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G K Chesterton

New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive. - Jay Leno

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. - Bill Vaughan

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since. - Dave Beard

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughan

From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. - Leonard Bernstein

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. - James Agate

New Year's Day ... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. - Mark Twain

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