NYE 2010

1. New Year's is (awesome/lame/other) "other." I appreciate the excitement and the festivities, but I learned long ago that to expect too much will only lead to disappointment. You feel like you SHOULD have plans and if you don't it means that you are a loser. You feel like you SHOULD have somebody to kiss at midnight and if you don't means that you are ugly and alone and nobody will ever love you. You drink champagne at midnight because that is what you SHOULD drink. You feel like you SHOULD get wasted because that is what people do on NYE and if you don't it means you are a stick in the mud. No thanks. Instead, I will happily walk across the street to the neighbors for some dinner, kiss the Magical White Guy if I happen to still be awake at midnight and finally open my bottle of 2006 Jayson Pinot Noir to toast all that 2010 held and all that 2011 will bring.

2. Last New Year's Eve I actually cannot remember. At all. Perhaps I went over to the neighbors?

3. My New Year's resolution is to do more of all of the things that matter. Not really a NYE resolution - it is something I've been trying to work on for awhile now - but I'll go ahead and use resolutions as a way to make it official.

4. The best way to spend New Year's Eve is with a thankful heart and positive hopes and prayers for the year ahead. Sparkles are okay too.

5. My prediction for an up-and-coming trend in 2011 is well, since tiny bracelets that come in assorted shapes, a blend of jeans and leggings, and intentional holes in pantyhose have already happened, I am out of ideas.

6. This New Year's Eve I will finishing defensive driving, clean out the medicine cabinet to make way for the excessive amount of over-the-counter drugs I purchased yesterday (more on that another time), walk over to the neighbors to share the brisket that is smoking in the backyard and possibly watch the ball drop. I will be wearing jeans and a t-shirt that says "celebrate" on it. There will not be any champagne consumption, as it is typically too dry and yucky for my taste and also usually gives me a headache. (If you have any suggestions on good champagne, please enlighten me. Has to be less than $20 a bottle though.)

7. A fresh start is a great opportunity. What are you waiting for?

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Cheeseboy said...

That bracelet is much better than the Beiber fever trend of 2010.

I think my New Year's day will be about as boring as yours. Nothing going on here.

"Miss Bee" said...

I'm actually really excited about my Texas Tech silly bandz that I'll wear this upcoming football season. I will even make Larry wear the Texas Longhorn silly band if it fits him....

Amy said...

Barefoot wine makes a Spumante bubbly that is actually sweet and really good and pretty cheap. I think you might like it!

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

Happy New Year! I like this post. And I'm obsessed with your blog name---"I'm that cat by the bar toasting to the good life" has been my "About Me" forever.

sarahsmile3 said...

What are these bracelets you speak of? I need a picture. Also, thank you a million times for taking me out and about today and not even flinching when I made you walk next to me in HEB as I rode the scooter while wearing a soft collar neck brace. You are the best!

Sarah Marie said...

I'm so with you on feeling pressured about NYE hype! Rock on for not giving in to it!

for bubbly: There is this California "almond champagne" made near where my parents live- my mom & grandma, who never drink champagne, love it. (it's actually too sweet for me! but I normally love a super dry white) I think the champagne is local only, but maybe you could find something similar in your area?

happy new year!

Knitrageous said...

We used to get in the car at midnight and head to the nearest place with an all night diner and have breakfast. One day we realized that was probably the worst time to be on the road! Now we sit around, relaxing, with snacks and company if someone is here or without. Not a bad way to do it.

Maybe you could mix a wine you like with sprite or something fizzy?
Happy New Year!

Pat said...

Asti Spumante--sweet! I don't generally like champagne either, but we had this at our wedding.

M--- said...

Stick with Spumante, generally sweeter. (Doux being the sweetest.) Personally, I always use champagne for white sangrias and mimosas (regular and Hawaiian), that's why it's always on hand. ;o)