I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope all your resolutions last for at least a week (like mine usually do).
I never considered New Years a holiday. It’s a time when people get together in large crowds and drink. Yeah, that sounds more like a recipe for disaster. But despite my opinions, I have had some wonderful New Year celebrations. But my favorites are the ones in which my friends and I do something special, something odd that helps us remember what we did each year. Then we can get together and laugh about our crazy antics. So it’s no longer a silly holiday but a time that me and my friends get to reminisce about for the year to come.
I’d like to share one story with all of you out there in Internet Land. My friend and I wanted to make New Years 2000 into something special. So we devised a plan. At the stroke of midnight we decided to do a series of tasks that in no way could ever be repeated. Something we could say no one else was doing at that exact same moment. So here are our tasks in order as the big ball told us it was 2000.
– Right at midnight we sprayed each other with silly string.
– Then popped New Year’s Poppers at each other, which was probably dangerous but we were young and stupid.
– Then we threw pie tins full of whipped cream at each other’s faces.
– Then, to make it even funnier, we ran to my piano and played Heart and Soul together, with whipped cream running down our faces and our bodies covered in silly string. Yeah, we pretty much played by memory because we couldn’t see a thing.
And that was one of my crazy New Year adventures. It was fun and goofy and it was the most memorable New Years of my life. Plus, it brought joy to all those around us because they got to laugh at the two nutty people all night and for the rest of the year. And yes, they took pictures, so we never lived it down. I would share but we didn’t have a digital camera back then.
Sure, kissing right at midnight is cool and all, but it’s not as memorable. Well, unless you get to kiss Brad Pitt, but that’s a discussion for another day.
For this New Years, try to do something special, something you will remember the rest of your life.
And if you happen to be as odd as my friends and I, share some of your crazy New Years memories with us by commenting on this post.
New Year’s Quotes:
“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughn
“The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.” – P.J. O’Roruke
“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” – Anonymous
Have a silly New Year!!!!!