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New Year 31 December 2009

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I’d been hunting for photos from new years past at work today and couldn’t come up with anything convincing. A shot of me in a black and white tie… Adriana with a noisemaker — that kind of thing, but nothing that really screamed New Year’s Party. Thinking about it, though, that makes sense. Over the course of the last several years, that holiday has passed without any real fanfare, a step away from the high school parties that spilled out on the street and found me at highway hotels with people I barely knew. This may be in some way tied to “growing up.” But I don’t know.

This year we’ve booked the hotel room in advance, our precaution against any idiotic ideas that might cross our minds while in Breckenridge. It won’t be an evening of wine and board games with Mike, Ben, Brian, Colleen (and was it Julie?), however, and for what it’s worth I’m not sure whether to call this year’s plans an improvement or a slide toward those high school shenanigans. Probably a bit of both. We’ve even made a ridiculous — really, it deserve ridicule — list identifying point totals for a variety of holiday encounters: negative points for ending the night in a cop car.

So that’s how things stand in the mountains. The tourists will no doubt pass out early, doped on a combination of alcohol and altitude. Or else they’ll find themselves drunker, faster, and that might allow for a bar brawl! What fun! And if it spills out onto the streets, I may earn the chance to accomplish two goals at once: participation in a bar brawl and a riot. But Breck’s too upscale, so there’s little possibility of breaking the windows to the liquor store and stealing all the Cuervo. Maybe another year.

Anyway, I’m rambling, so I’ll cut this short. Here’s hoping that you make the most of your night and your year. All the best to those of you in St. Charles, D.C. and points elsewhere.

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