hello best year of my life thus far

1 Jan

new year's spread

this year was welcomed with card playing, linguistic discussions, international date line debates, and, if you couldn’t already tell, drunken giggles. a lot of drunken giggles. there’s a video, but i’m saving it for blackmail.

so, 2009. it has to be a great year. it. has. to. be. if you’ve been following me, you’ll know about my number nine obsession. i’m turning 29 on a day that adds up to 9 (3+6) in a year ending in 9. i’ll be spending my birthday in london, where i’ll be arriving on the third day of the third month (3*3) and leaving on the ninth day of the third month. oh, yes, i really did plan it all that way. and if ever i needed a good omen about a year, it was last night. i won our norwegian rummy card game with a low score of 33. if i was my sister, i’d be worried. but, for me, it was a great way to end what turned out to be a not-so-good year.

i have a few resolutions that basically boil down to being a more outgoing, positive person. do new things. learn more. meet more people. to reflect my positive outlook, i’ve changed the ringtone on my phone. now, when i get a call, i’ll hear running away by the polyphonic spree. i totally believe in ringtone karma.

i also have a pretty big reading resolution to tie-in with the whole learn more bit. i need to outline it a bit more in my head, but it is something i’ve been meaning to do for the last few years. i think i can stick to it this year with the pressure and guilt associated with blog updates. more a bit later – maybe even today.

for now, i’ll leave you with our makeshift globe and international date line display. but now that i’ve done my research, what we were really talking about was the prime meridian (greenwich, england), not the international date line in the middle of the pacific ocean. we had the concept right, but it was approximately 180 degrees from where we were thinking. i know i haven’t even explained the debate, but i suppose the debate should have been whether or not we really needed any more to drink…

international date line debate

and yes, those are gherkins on toothpicks. we were trying to channel the turkey-curry buffet a la bridget jones’s diary.


One Response to “hello best year of my life thus far”

  1. Twins' Mom January 2, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    Too $%^*#@&ing fun!!! How funny about the international dateline screw-up!! Bwaaaaaaa………

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