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December 31, 2004

New Year's Eve - Big Hype for Nothing?

Every New Year's Eve that I can remember, dating all the way back to 1996 or so, has sucked hard, with one notable exception, the eve of 2003. I have planned parties, gone to parties, crashed parties, and skipped out on parties.

One New Year's saw me and my best friend singing that New Year's Eve song sitting in her car while we commisserated because we hadn't been invited to that year's big bash.

Another year I sat in my parent's house all gussied up for the annual fetish ball at Club Laga in Pittsburgh waiting for my boyfriend to pick me up, only to get a phone call telling me that he was snowed in and couldn't come out. (I checked the weather report: he was lying.)

One fair New Year's saw me sitting on a couch with a bunch of drunk people, the sole sober companion and also the only one to see the ball drop through the fuzz of the static as the two men of the gathering took to adjusting the crappy reception. I tried to tell my partymates that it was too late, but no one would believe me.

An earlier New Year's saw me at a boy's house, having told my parents I was going to a girl's party, and falling down the stairs in a drunken stupor when my mother came to pick me up. That was also the year that my friend's parents got drunk at Chi Chi's and hid in the bathroom so my mother wouldn't know they had been drinking. I was 17 at the time and got a heck of a lecture on the ride home.

This year, however, will be different. I have made a conscious effort to not participate in the typical festivities of this eve. My friends have been given open invitations to my house and whether or not anyone shows, I am going to have a fabulous evening. I have a bottle of French wine given to me by a friend and an itch to travel the recesses of my mind through writing. I am actually leaning towards spending the evening alone if only so I can get some serious writing done tonight and be well on my way to formulating my New Year's Resolutions and solidifying my committment to them with a pen.

Happy New Year!

Moira at 02:28 PM :: Comments (2) :: ::

Hope you had a good one--I had a blast with some friends. The laughter never ends :)

Posted by: Karissa at January 1, 2005 03:38 PM

Holidays are not always my favorite, especially when you are lonely. I just hung out with one of my friends and my family. I hope you had a nice New Year!

Posted by: Firefighter Chica at January 5, 2005 10:09 PM
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