Toast to Fathers

To the men who are there when their children need them, and even when they don’t, to those who protect the innocent and nurture the young, to those who offer all their strength, wisdom and love to those they call their own, may your day be filled with joy, love, laughter and appreciation for all you’ve given. Cheers!

A Toast to President William Henry Harrison

I raise a glass to perhaps the greatest president we’ve ever had. A man who served his nation from revolution to inauguration and one month past.

Revolution, frontier wars and 1812, Billy H was there to advance his nation. Then he ran and won the presidential election.

They called him simple in his log cabin with hard cider. But he showed them all that he was smarter.

In rain and wind he stood in Washington. Then gave the longest speech at any inauguration.

Then 3 more hours in a reception line, followed by 3 parties that very night. Brave and strong he showed all that his haters were wrong.

It was not the weather that did him in but likely sewage in the White House water in the end. 

But big Harrison started no new wars as Commander in Chief. Neither did the debt reach new peaks.

No s candles raged in his 30 days. Neither did you set the nation ablaze. 

So cheers to William Henry Harrison. Whose presidency was by far the shortest one.

A Toast to the Super Bowl

We raise a glass to the Super Bowl. A chance we have every year. To gather round a TV and cheer. Usually for teams we don’t even care about, but that won’t stop us from this year’s shouts.

A glorious day to snack and feast on hamburgers and hotdogs. When families get together with love and joy just to argue about things like forward progress.

Super Bow you are always here for us during a typically cold time of year, yet you are a warm glow in the snow. A sunny Sunday afternoon to warm our frozen souls.

But we’re all here for the game of course and sometimes we even care who rules the field of play that day, as we try to remember last years game. Our memories so brittle and so fickle is fame.

Plus we wait to see the half time show and complain about the artist and why they didn’t ask so-and-so.

And for some reason we look forward to commercials, the only time we do. Is it possible they’re more entertaining than the game they’re attached to?

And we can never forget the time we viewed a dance with Timberlake and Janet too, in which there was a malfunction showing us her boob.

You brought us that magical moment and many more, so today we drink to you, this year’s Super Bowl.

New Year’s Toast

Obviously one of the big things to do in the New Year is make resolutions. I don’t especially care for New Year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t like resolutions, in fact, I’m all about them. I just feel they are typically empty and are mostly used as an excuse to get people to cheer you on even though you have absolutely no commitment to them. I make renewed commitments and resolutions all the time and I recommend the same for anyone actually trying to grow in the world.

That said, I’ve been working on being a good toaster. I think it’s super fun. And besides, I’ve been at events in which the toasts got super long. They aren’t supposed to be. They should be short. So, one of the things I decided to work on was become an awesome toaster because I feel it is a dying art and I want to bring it back. That’s one of my New Year’s resolutions. To make amazing toasts.

With some brief research I discovered the typical formula for toasting which I already use. It is: 1) get everyone’s attention, introduce yourself and the reason you are present 2) wish the person or people or whatever you’re toasting something (I prefer the “may…” model) then 3) toast, to…

I prefer to say Prost, which is the German toast, but cheers is more widely recognized and yet I actually hear many people use salud, the Spanish version. I also dig “to your health.” Regardless, it seems best to end with such a thing so everyone knows it’s time to drink.

So…as an apprentice toaster, allow me to toast the New Year to all my awesome followers.

As we bring in the New Year and celebrate the ending of the past one, I want to wish you all much success. May 2019 bring you much love, wealth and adventure. May your hearts, wallets and quivers be ever full and may we arrive at year’s end with many stories to share. To the New Year! Cheers!