I have ended the year with some good things and the movie JOY is one of them.  Jennifer Lawrence is magnificent as Joy, the lady who invented the self wringing mop.   Absolutely blew me away and is such an important real life story to tell.   Great cast!!!

I also ended the year with a Peanut Parfait. 

      $6.45 at the Orange julius here which is the Dairy Queen in San Diego but maybe the two have merged.  Business is brutal and the movie JOY told all sides of it...the best is compassionate business and I hope we will see more of that kind of thing as time goes on.  Ethics.

      I took my peanut parfait outside in the balmy Hawaiian shopping mall entrance.  There is Hawaiian music playing and an amazing parade of characters...so many beautiful women with flowers in their hair.  Skin of every hue.  I remember all the times in San Diego when i partook of one of these delights and almost had a religious experience.  It was the perfect treat for this end of the year day and my ritual is always to try to remember all the thoughts I have as I am eating the damn thing.

       The fellow who sold me the Parfait was gay.  Beautiful.  We "Happy New Yeared" and I wondered what would happen in the new year.  "Well, we might have a woman President."  He said.   "I just want to see what that feels like."  We smiled.

        Then  I thought about digesting the thing.  A Parfait with peanuts embedded in the hot fudge over soft ice cream is quite a concoction.   I enjoy every single bite and transcend to another time and place where I think about digestive issues but they really dont seem that important.  I will process this.  Im not dead yet.

      My last thoughts were of the dregs at the bottom of the plastic cup.  Creamy with just the right amount of fudge mixed in.  I saw a man about my age with grey hair and a beard come out of the Mall with a parfait like mine.  I watched him take a bite and then another one.  I knew the bliss he was feeling and watched him as he glided to his car.  

       After the parfait I went to the movie JOY and got a free bag of popcorn.  Transcended again. What an inspiring movie!  I loved the depths that it went to and the highs.   The dad's online date was played so well by Isabella Rosalini.   The plot twists are true.  Even Bradley Cooper as the QVC guy was done well. . . oh so well.   I liked the grandma in the movie!  And her daughter was the mother of the lady who invented the mop and that is who I identified with most.  

       Happy New Year from Hawaii....I hate this place, and I love it.  There seems to be no inbetween.  2016...lets make some money!

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Comment by koshersalaami on December 31, 2015 at 9:52pm
Ok
I will be 2016 here in under ten minutes
Happy New Year
Comment by Zanelle on December 31, 2015 at 9:59pm

Here is a big midnight new year kiss for you Kosh!!!  Happy New Year.  My Paradise neighborhood is erupting in all sorts of fireworks and whoopi.   Fun. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on December 31, 2015 at 10:11pm

May 2016 provide you with the prosperity you need and peace of mind... Happy New Year.

Comment by koshersalaami on December 31, 2015 at 10:22pm
Happy New Year!

We're in different years for a few hours. It's 2016 here.
Comment by koshersalaami on December 31, 2015 at 10:25pm
Does it erupt twice? Once for Times Square and once for Hawaii?
Comment by Zanelle on January 1, 2016 at 3:35am

It erupted all around my cabin as about fifteen people had massive firework displays.  The smoke and noise is like a war zone but people are pretty happy.  Amazing!   With everyone having an acre lot there is lots of room and people really had some amazing fireworks. 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 1, 2016 at 6:46am

Happy Year, Friend!

Comment by Rosigami on January 1, 2016 at 9:19am

You really do savor life, Z. (And you're right about DQ and OJ having merged) 

Folks around by me went nuts with fireworks- nothing pretty or sparkly, just LOUD! It went on every hour from 9pm Eastern (New York New Year, I guess) until midnight here on the West Coast. The final explosions lasted about a half hour! It was a far cry from the old kettles and wooden spoons we were banging on...

Happy 2016!

Comment by M. C. Sears on January 1, 2016 at 9:41am
Happy New Year friend, may 2016 be a year of peace and joy!
Comment by Anna Herrington on January 1, 2016 at 11:29am

Happy New Year to you, Zanelle, may it be a really good one for you and yours  : )

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