Okay, truth be told, I plan on remaining comfortably in my old velvety camo sweat pants and my U of M sweatshirt until the ball drops. I hear the Times Square New Year’s ball is supposed to be more shiny and glittery than ever this year because it’s the anniversary. What anniversary I can’t remember, but it is one…and I think we all know that I like shiny glittery things, so I’ll do my best to stay up and watch it. That’s asking a lot since last night was my second night out in a row and this one involved Jesse O., Angie and Tom…my old-school bullseye crew, so you can safely (and correctly) assume that I didn’t feel 100 puhcent today. Ouch. For some reason, approximately once a year I need to be reminded that numerous cocktails and staying up until 1 in the a.m. does not in any way shape or form jive well with taking care of a toddler. A very busy toddler. A very busy, very active, very loud toddler. Double ouch. I included some pics of the party for your viewing pleasure. These are once we left the bar to return to the Jones bar (our basement).
The plus side? I’ll be one of the few folks who feels good tomorrow.
D.Jones and I never have been big on going out for New Years. Some year I’d like to do one of the really swanky formal parties that are thrown around town, but other than that, I don’t really have any inkling to go stand around in a too-crowded bar with people who are too drunk and places that are too loud. I know, I sound old as dirt, but that’s just the way it is. I prefer to stay home on my couch with a fire in the fireplace and some good old New Year’s Eve television.
I remember years at my parent’s house when I was little and my Mom would send me out to the front patio when midnight struck with a metal saucepan and a wooden spoon and I would bang on the pot with all of my might to celebrate….I’m sure our neighbors loved it.
I won’t be doing that, either.
However you choose to celebrate tonight, know that the Jones household wishes you and yours an absolutely fabulous New Year’s and much joy for 2008. Cheers!