Saturday, December 27, 2008
new year's eve
I have never gotten along with new year's eve. For a while it was mutual hatred, expensive dry- cleaning bills and broken hearts. Now, we live with mutual civility, but we keep our distance. The first few new year's eves I remember were the dick clark ball-dropping extravaganzas. big whoop. now, I am sleepy. then, all of the sudden my expectations sky-rocketed to untenable heights fueled by John Hughes movies where the mildly attractive girl ends up with the hunk she hardly knows. we all know how ugly it got when I had my own fuel, so I won't go there. in sobriety, I have tried to sneak into the new year, pretended nothing would be different the next day. (psst...nothing was different.) now, I acknowledge it's coming. just try to be grateful and stay in today. it just bugs me, that, before one holiday is over, planning for the other one is already in the works. at least it is at Walgreen's.