Saturday, December 31, 2005


Congratulations! By now you have probably decided on one of life's most tricky quandries - what to do on New Year's Eve.

I am sure that more energy and animated discussion goes on prior to NYE, just trying to summon up the energy to organise something, than ever happens on the night.

We all fall into 2 categories on this subject:

a) those for whom hope remains
b) the rest of us

The A type people still have a hope that NYE is going to be an exciting, jolly time with kisses under the mistletoe (dangling from their own hat) and to this end they bend their considerable imaginative talents. They try and arrange parties. They find out about parties in exciting downtown locales. They pick out an outfit with care. They consider having one glass of champagne too many.

I admire these people. I even used to be one of them.

But the B type people have over time come to the conclusion that every year you get hopped up over some gigantic firework of an evening. And every year it is a damp squib. To counteract this, they decide not to get their hopes up and to plan a super low key time with no mistletoe and no champagne. Perhaps a pair of warm slippers and a cup of cocoa in front of the telly.

People of B, I embrace you heartily to my warm-woolly-clad self.

Having said all that, I am going to 2 parties this year.

Firstly to Dave's family get together which is a fancy dress party with a theme of 'Pop Stars'. Unfortunately for you, we are not dressing up. (Last time we did so Dave was Barry White and I was Baby Spice....what a combo!)
Then we are skipping off from that merry, game-playing dressed-up bunch....onto Lorraine and Vern's home where we will see the new year in with a few close friends.

This is assuming that I can stay awake till midnight.

So whether you're an A person or a B person, I wish you a very excellent NYE and a delightful start to 2006. It's going to be a good one!



Blogger weegeemcschuler said...

Let me be the first to say - abso-flippin-loutely
Yes NYE is the biggest fuss with least joyous outcome me thinkest.
It's really not the greatest of events.
This year we fit into a a/b category. Putting on our jammies (no slippers, dang no Marks and Sparks or Next we all know they have the best slippers) sticking on a movie or three and having about 6 youth over for a slumber party, although it is hailing outside - so could be my hot hunnie and a whole bunch o' junk food and movies.......que sera sera
Have fun and Yes I'm totally bummed there'll be no fancy dress photos.....No Sinead O'Connor then?

11:10 PM  
Blogger s@bd said...

I'm on a potty break from Lord of the Rings EXTENDED VERSION ... ALL THREE! we're going to be here well into the wee hours.

me and my man and a lot of appetizers ...

not a bad way to go -er- ring in the new year!

heh heh

gotta go - movie's back on!

2:39 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

All the best for the New Year Adele!! May 2006 be your best one yet.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Happy New Year Adele!

I'm so excited for 2006 and for you in 2006! This year is going to be an awesome year!

Love you loads and big hugs,
Ash xxx

4:29 PM  
Blogger A.J. said...

Well I have to say that being as we were on a private island without tickets to the country club event we had dinner with friends on the island, watched Frasier, went to bed by 10 pm while wishing each other a happy new years. Yep, the life of the party we weren’t but it was good. I think NYE is highly over rated and have thought so for some time now. Sad but true. But hey it’s my first new year with my gorgeous husband as Man and Wife…… yep it’s going to be a good year.

11:36 PM  

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