December 28th, 2009
We have a love hate relationship with New Years. The reason is threefold: 1) there is so much expectation to have so much fun on NYE, and expectations are a risky animal. Sure, it’s sort of fun, but it’s too much pressure. It’s most likely not going to deliver. Most occasions where crowds feel like they have license to behave however they please don’t. 2) After Thanksgiving and Christmas, all we want is bland food and a minimalist existence. Champagne and spinach dip = not welcome here. 3) We welcome a fresh start (this a resolution friendly environment), but January and February are so cold! Being out in little dresses in December just reminds you of the elements you’re about to face.
So sure, we see some good in the arrival of the new year, but we also have mixed emotions about the beloved NYE. That said, we have faith that a good NYE is possible. What are your suggestions for the best way to spend the final holiday evening of 2009?