Indiana Joanna (khakipants) wrote,
Indiana Joanna

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out with the

I welcomed 2004 on the other side of the world, alone. The family with whom I was boarding at the time went to a party with several other families, and they had invited me to join them, but I decided to stay behind. It was one of the rare instances that I had the house to myself, and I spent most of the night curled up in a chair, watching DVDs I had rented. Around midnight, I poured myself a glass of wine and stepped out onto the deck, where I raised my glass in a toast to the world. The house was at the top of a tall hill, looking out toward the water and toward Wellington. From my place on the deck, I had an unobstructed view of the fireworks from town. Once they ended, I went back inside and soon to bed. It was a mild New Year celebration, but somehow extremely satisfying. It was . . . Nice.

This year, again, I have no big plans. This doesn't bother me as much as it would have a few years ago. It seems somehow appropriate to bid farewell to 2004 in a similar manner to that in which I greeted it. If something comes up, that's fine, but I'll probably be quite content watching movies with my parents until it's time for the ball to drop with . . .

Oh, man, it's Regis this year, isn't it? Weird.

ETA: Or, hey, is there music at Perk that night? Because there's something appealing also about the thought of a coffee-fueled Yahtzee/Clue/Ho-tep/Scrabble/Jenga/pyramidthingy/card/other game marathon. Dontcha think?

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