Happy New Year, dear blogging friends!
I trust that you all had a lovely New Year's Eve, in one form or another...
I've been having a pleasant hangover-free morning, catching up on blog posts & reading about your latest adventures. I was hunting for others with New Year's resolutions, since mine aren't quite finished yet and I can use a little inspiration.
Snoodlebug came up with an amazing and ambitious list of "New Year's Revolutions" - and I have faith that she's going to do a great job with the follow-through. She already went to work on her Pincurl Project & posted about it this morning.
In keeping with my own "Social Butterfly" resolution, despite the warning of freezing rain, I courageously headed out the door at 7:30 pm last night and drove (very slowly) to a New Year's Eve gathering of friends on the far side of town.
Was I a little foolish to be driving on New Year's Eve in bad weather? Maybe. But I was a good girl. I only had one drink the entire evening! Pretty proud of myself about that, actually.
At the beginning of the night I went to the bar and ordered a Whiskey & Water. "Lots of ice," I said, "and just a little bit of water, but heavy on the whiskey." When the bartender heard that, he suggested I make it a Double "for just $1.50 more." What the heck, why not! I love whiskey - but oh my, this was strong! So I nursed that baby all night long by adding more ice every time the glass was one-quarter empty - and it gave me the perfectly heavenly low-key buzz I was looking for.
This wasn't exactly a glamorous affair...a neighborhood type "lodge" in a blue collar suburb. But on New Year's Eve anything goes. Many were very casual in jeans - but one brave soul wore a tux (good for him!) and some of the women were in glitz from head to toe.
I was somewhere in between... Purple dress, black tights and this pretty vintage bracelet that I picked up for a song a few months ago and have been dying to wear...
Enchantment Vintage Costume Jewelry.
I don't have any photos from last night, but here's how my hand looked in the bracelet. Wow, huh?
Oh yes, and I almost forgot - I also wore a pretty vintage three-strand pearl choker (costume, of course). This sweetie pie was only $2.00, and I've already gotten so much use out of it...
Yes, I did a bit of dancing - and I smiled a lot - and met a lot of lovely new people...
But...I ended up deciding to leave the party at 11:15. What an awful party pooper I was! I guess I was a little nervous about the drive home...but it turned out to be just fine.
Too bad I missed out on a New Year's midnight kiss, though. Oh well, maybe next year.
Hope you all got your share of kisses last night - and the promise of many more to come in 2011.
Happy New Year!
January 2, 2011
P.S. - I have proof! One of the New Year's Eve party attendees took lots of photographs that night and shared them online. Here I am clearly enjoying (smiling so hard my eyes are squinty!) the company I'm with. Handsome devils, aren't they?
Oh, and there's that glass of whiskey I was telling you about. By the color in the glass, I think this pic must have been taken before I had started diluting it with ice. Forgot about those stunning green wristbands they chained to our wrists when we entered the door. Ugh.