Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. I mean, should old acquaintance be forgot? Does that mean we should forget old acquaintances or does that mean if we should happen to forget them we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot.
Sally: Well maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it's about old friends.
-When Harry Met Sally
New Year's Eve. Some people love it, some people hate it. Over the years I've learned how to prevent myself from the inevitable New Year's Eve let down: I remember it's not about what I'm doing but about the people I'm with.
This year, I spent the weekend at my ski house in Vermont. It's a share house that I've been doing for four years now. The people in the house have become some of my closest friends...and to think, I actually met them on Craig's List!
And that I'm still alive! (I kid, I kid)
The snow wasn't great so we spent a lot of the weekend doing this:
That would be wearing pajamas in front of the fire and playing Guitar Hero, in case you couldn't tell.
I did put on sequins and pearls and pop a bottle of the good stuff for the main event.
I may or may not have slept in those same sequins.
I even put on my party shoes!
Okay, they are slippers. Everyone in my house hates them (did I mention these people are my friends?) and is convinced that I have teleported here from the 80's due to my affinity for neon colors.
I think they are rad! Oh. Maybe they are onto something...
We had a potluck dinner at home before some house-party hopping around the mountain.
The first party we stopped at had a "VIP" section. The guy standing next to me has pretty nice legs! Too bad he had to wait OUTSIDE the velvet rope.
Notice I put on real shoes. I do have some sense of decency. Though not much when it comes to the shenanigans that take place at Killington.
Then again, neither does anyone else.
But when it came time to ring in 2012, I wanted to make sure we were with these guys:
My former ski house neighbors who have since moved to the other side of the mountain to Chez Ledge End or Chez End of the World, depending on where you are driving from ;)
I actually met most of these guys a year ago ON New Year's Eve, when they 'rescued' me from a shady bonfire in our old neighborhood. If anyone had told me a year ago that they would become some of my closest friends, I would have called them a liar. But we managed to keep in touch beyond ski season and visit each other in different cities. Their laughter is endless and their unending support is beyond necessary. I actually had to think long and hard to remember that we really aren't "old" friends, it only just feels that way.
After all, only an old friend can still laugh with you after you have to bolt from a limo to get sick.
Not that I would know this...I've just heard.
I hope you were all able to kick of 2012 with some of the people you love most too. Happy New Year everyone!
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2012.