Friday, January 1, 2010

A Few Glimpses of My Pretty Much Sober New Year's

I only managed to pull out the camera after midnight.
Sorry about that.
A lot of people already left.

I'm afraid I don't have any pictures of the conga line that snaked through
the house,
the Cha Cha Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, the Macarena,
Shake Your Tail Feather,
the Hustle or the really cool swing dance we did either.

But passing Elizabeth, our D.J. ...

and while everyone else was still downstairs...

I was summarily greeted by this Merry Fellow...

keeping a round the clock vigil over this...

"Ooooooh, score!" gushed Entrepreneur Chick.

"Not so fast."


At first I couldn't tell just where the demanding, pushy little voice was coming, but upon
closer inspection...

"What happens when you mix your drinks?" asked Magic SinkLizard.
"I throw up."
"Right, you throw up. Is that how you want to start the New Year off like you did three years ago and barfed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. like you had a job?"
"No sir."

"You can have some, but not all. Understood?"
"Happy New Year."
"Happy New Year to you too."

But once downstairs, it all got a little hazy-
this guy seems to know me.
Who are you again?

What'd you say I said?

Dude, you didn't listen to the Lizard, did you?

When is it my turn to ride the guests?

It didn't matter anyway because The Poodles said it was time to go...

"Take another picture of me and I'll bite you."

Dear God, please make Entrepreneur Chick go away...

Well, Poodles, I have news for you.

When there ain't no cake,
ain't no party.

I was leaving anyway.


  1. Looks like you had a ton of fun. Love the crazy leopard print stairs!

  2. Since I stayed home alone last night, I'm having great fun seeing what my blogging friends did to celebrate. You looked beautiful and everyone seemed to be having a great time
    ( except the poodles ).

  3. Looked like one heckuva party! ("When is it my turn to ride the guests?" HA!) I want a Magic SinkLizard. Or perhaps I should say I NEED one.

    The poodle narration is an excellent touch, too. Good stuff!

  4. Fun!

    I hate New Year's Eve. I did however go out the night before New Year's Eve. I found myself completely child-free, and thought Wow! I could actually go out for once in my life! So I looked in the paper and discovered that a friend of mine's jazz band was playing. I had a heck of a lot of fun. And I danced!!!

  5. Chloe,

    I really do wish we lived closer. You know you'd be coming with us!

  6. Becky,

    Yes, we did have so much fun. My friend is a great decorator and artist. Her house is really cool.

    What's especially nice, and what you can't see in the pictures, is that their house is on a lake and while they have a swimming pool and outside fireplace, with plasma screens above them and also two bars- you can still walk down to the lake and go fishing or boating.

  7. RNSANE,

    Your new year's sounds very lovely. Actually, I kinda wanted to stay home too BUT we already said we'd go.

    The only reason I wanted to stay home was that I had a dance injury and stupidly, what'd I do but make it even worse (by dancing more) and now ice packs and B.C. Powder is my new best friend!

    (Thank you for saying I looked beautiful. Aww.)

    Happy New Year to you, RN.

  8. Postman,

    I'm surprised to hear from you only because I know you are on another super fantastic road trip adventure~

    It'd been nice if that Magic SinkLizard could also have mentioned how I'm already injured and to STOP DANCING NOW YOU IDIOT.

    But alas, he didn't say anything.

  9. Polly,

    I've thought of you several times because I know you get a bit blue after Christmas ends.

    I'm so glad you went out! It feels good to do that sometimes, doesn't it?

    Happy New Year even though you don't like it much. Uh, hate. lol