Thursday, January 1, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So...how hung over are you today? Me? Oh...please...I'm still asleep. It's 10am on the 1st of the year and I partied last night. I totally wrote this days ago! :)
Ok...correction...I miiiight be awake because of the puppy...but I'm still in bed and if I'm online it's only because I'm messing with Facebook while in bed.
That said...I hope you had a GREAT swing into the new year...whether or not you partied, drank at a bar with friend, sat at home with movies and/or "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest", or were like my mom and asleep before midnight hit because...well..."fuck new years"...LOL!
I personally hate this "holiday"...I do! I'm single and this "holiday"...much like the other invented "holiday" (VD) is very much a couples sort of night. Yes, I know it doesn't need to be...but it OFTEN is looked on that way. So it rubs the "being single" in your face but with a extra side of horse manure for that extra special zing.
I personally prefer gathering of friends at a house party....or...ummm...I should probably call it an apartment gathering as I live in NYC, eh? ANYHOO...I prefer that over a bar or club. Mainly because I am not fond of a night out where drinks get spilled on me, some creepy dude hits on me (and might try to kiss me at the stroke of midnight), and then vomits on the floor by me later. Add on traveling dangers (driving/taking a cab/subway miscreants) and thant YOU PAY OUT THE ASS TO DO IT...and you have a recipe for a crappy night out. Yay. Gee...we should do this all the time...no, wait, once a year torture is good enough.
But I digress...
Last night, I went to the Vampire Freaks New Years Eve bash in Queens. Yes...mother effing Queens. Ugh. Lauren, my best friend here in the city, is on the flyer...so we had to go. Besides, I really like the core group of VF friends a lot (I'm looking at you...Annabel, Jet, JC, Vassa, Austin, Sir William, Joey, Candace, Cloe, Nicole, and others who hang with this group on a regular basis that I'm missing because I'm tired)...so I wanted to be there. PLUS...this is the first year I actually get to celebrate this "holiday" with Lauren. Ever since we met, in 2010, she's either been back home in MO or working at her bar here in the city on this night...so we get to hang...so hence, I didn't opt for staying in. Which I've done.
I think one of the best NYE nights I had was in my apartment in Queens (on the Brooklyn border mind you) with my roommate Michelle. We had food, drink, and a bunch of DVD's of movies that were up for Oscars that year (back then, finding bootleg DVD's in NYC was easy-peasy). I remember we watched Finding Neverland and RAY that night. Two beautiful movies...but damn, Jamie Fox was so amazing in RAY, that it was that movie that stuck in my head the most. Plus, if you remember correctly, he swept the awards that year.
Other than that, I think the best one was when I was in high school. I was with my church youth group at a big house party (that's right, boys and girls, there was no alcohol and very likely parents around and we still had a good time...imagine that...) and we all went outside at the stroke of midnight and cheered, sang, and watched the snow start to fall. If I remember correctly, there was a boy there that night who I had a thing for who spent 90% of the night talking with me...so that's probably another reason I enjoyed it...but overall, I loved it because it was just friends and there were no stupid behavior or drunk people to deal with. Oh the days of pre-21...how you were so much better for this holiday. The minute I could go to a bar for NYE, I hated it.
I hope YOU had a great night! As I said, I'm writing this in advance, so I'm hoping I had a great night! Ha! If I got pictures from the party, I'll post them! But...I warn you, I'll be in my gothy gear and probably big hair...so prepare yourself....LOL!
So, go have a little bit of the hair of the dog if you're hung over, plus some water with electrolytes, and some dry toast and you should be right as rain by later on tonight.
Best of luck in 2015!!! May it bring you happiness, love, contentment, financial stability, and the sense of fulfillment in your life. For honestly, if everyone had these five things, there'd be no war or protests, or the killing of one another.
SO here's to those five items and you finding them in this new year!