So, what's everyone doing for New Year's Eve???
Don't you hate that question? There is this perception that there are 1001 fabulous and festive things to be doing on the 31st of December, but who do you know that has one of these fabulous events in store for them?
Every year, it's the same thing. New Year's Eve is discussed at some point in October: "We should do something fun and fabulous this year!". Then a follow-up discussion is delayed until some point in early December, when someone emails: "What are you guys doing for New Year's?". And no one has a clue.
Usually I end up going to a lame-ass club that doesn't have an outrageous cover charge. We drink, and it is an OK night, certainly not the best night of the year. Sometimes I end up tagging along to someone's party who I don't know so well and the night is so-so. One year, I puked all over someone's CD collection then had to take a nap in his bed. That New Year's sucked. I never went back to his party.
Last year we were organized and it was actually really fun, other than Ms. Ms' "dodge the kiss at midnight" routine. We went to a rented theatrespace party and ALL my friends came. Some started the night drinking at my place. Really fun.
This year, I am excited. Why, you may ask? THE NEW YEAR'S KISS!!! I haven't had a boyfriend on New Year's since the eve of the millennium! I know New Year's is no big deal and all... but inevitably, everyone kisses their sig other at the stroke of midnight, except me, who spends 11-11:45 PM trying to chat up cute guys, then resorts to standing by my friends until they finish kissing, so I can hug them. Oh, yeah, and dodging K (who I kissed)'s kiss last year. One year I actually gave Lacoste a big drunk wet one!! What a mistake!
So I get my New Year's kiss if I spend the night with Spoke. But then, what about my friends? This year, I have to make a choice. It is clear to me that I need to go where my friends are going, if they are going anywhere. I know we've got some marrieds among us on this great blog of ours, but my friends have stood by me through countless so-so New Yearses and Spoke has known me just a few months... I have to place the priority with friends, who will still be with me if Spoke should go. The kiss is not worth it.
The problem? NO ONE HAS TALKED ABOUT NEW YEAR'S YET. Spoke has invited his friends to a house party already, and he really wants me to spend the night with him... argh.
Today I emailed some friends, inviting them to his house. I don't know if they will go for that. Everyone is single again. His party might not be their cup of tea. I also don't want to ditch them for my boyfriend. The girls would understand, but Lacoste and I have been on shaky ground lately, I think because of all the time I devote to Spoke. He is the one friend who has gotten lost in this new mix: I have seen him just twice in 4 months.
So..... what to do?