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Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku 2021! A Vegetarian-Friendly Modification of a Polish New Year’s Tradition

A pickle on a fork, over a poster that says "Let's Stay Friends" from Les Say Fav

New Year, new post. Are we posting regularly again? Maybe.

“Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku” is Polish for “Happy New Year”, or “prosperous Happy New Year”, depending which website or grandparent you ask. As posted here before, I made a traditional Polish New Year’s tradition vegetarian. People of Polish descent eat pickled herring (marynowane śledzie) as their first food item in a new year to bring good luck.

I was spared such traditions growing up. Lucky me.

Old traditions persist, however, and maybe we all need a bit of luck. A suitable adaptation for vegetarians is to keep the pickling, and ditch the fish.

The picture also features a poster celebrating the American indie rock band Les Savy Fav from back in the early 21st century. Listening to Les Savy Fav will also increase your chances of luck in the coming year.

Good luck, pickled pals!

Good morning, The Monorchid, Who Put Out The Fire? Who did, indeed? The abrasive edges of their fiercer tracks laid side-against more straight-forward fare makes for a 50/50 split some can’t reconcile. A was for Anarchy — we all need a reminder now and then.

Good morning, Superchunk, On the Mouth.

Good morning, Superchunk, On the Mouth. A kissing punch, lips that knock you back, apt analogy on an album that romances with vigor, extra-applied elbow grease on soft contours, fists wrapped in valentine red cellophane. Rapt rapture of old car window-down summer love singalongs, evening soft-serves indulged, finale fireworks of rainbow sprinkles and tactile crunch. The heat making pants legs stick and so eventually, removed.