What a way to ring in the new year!


January 02, 2010 :: 1:32 PM

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ucmb :: in honor of today’s uconn bowl appearance :: september 26, 2009

I had planned on going Connecticut a lot when I first moved back to New England. I had no idea that it would take so long for me to get around to it. I had no idea that once the seal was broken, once the ghosts were exorcised, I’d go back so often… more often that I originally planned.

We had a blast in CT, at Stellen’s NYE party.

We made a new friend, who I lost $5 to making a silly bet. I thought it was a sure thing! He stumbled upon a secret and the fact that it put everyone off their game made it an easy win for him. I lost an additional $1 betting him that he wouldn’t do something else. He may have wanted to, and I may have basically gave him permission. Whoops! Oh well. It was worth it to see the end result.

Also, and this is VERY important, remind me next year that I will not be kissing any one other than the hubby. S’all.  (And I was the sober one!!!!)

It was nice to crash and wake up to good friends, more good conversation, and a lot of laughs.

On the drive home, I was thinking about the epic parties my mom’s sister used to have in her 30s. They’d often have people crash, and I had kind of thought it was cool to have that may good friends to spend time with. I haven’t thought about that in a long time, but I was glad I’m able to have that kind of life now. Of course, in my aunt’s case, her friends would leave as soon as they woke up. In that respect, my life is much better. To have a circle of friends you don’t want to leave at 3 in the morning, even though you’re all staring to fade. To want to wake up and spend even more time with them… this must be what it feels like to be really blessed.

It really was the best possible way to kick 2009 out the door and bring in 2010.