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December 31, 2002

This-or-That

1. Stay in or go out on New Year's Eve? Going out on the town. Swanky dinner at Vong's, then maybe a party some friends are throwing. Lady Crumpet is getting dolled up!

2. If you stay home, do you stay up to ring in the new year, or fall asleep earlier? Stay up. There was the notorious year where we went to New Orleans for a party thrown in honor of some friends who had just eloped. We drove down from Atlanta on New Year's Eve and intended to head into the French Quarter that night to celebrate. But our post-drive nap turned into a full night of sleep. Ooops. We did make it to the party, though.

3. If you go out, do you prefer to attend a party at someone's home, or go to a bar/nightclub/restaurant? A private party - I'm not keen on celebrating with random strangers. Then again, we don't really know anybody but the hosts at this party, either.

4. Make resolutions, or do you not bother? I wasn't going to, but I'm jotting a list off the top of my head. Completely unbinding though, so as to avoid the guilt and pressure of keeping them.

5. Ever been to Times Square on New Year's Eve, or just watched the ball drop on TV? Our first year in NY we passed through the edges of Times Square. We rang in the new year on the train ride home. The conductor was jovial enough to let the passengers know when the clock struck midnight.

6. Toast the New Year with champagne or a soft drink? Oooh, bubbly, please!

7. Do you have a special New Year's dinner or not? My family would either make a special meal or we'd go out for dim sum. My mom said there was something about having special noodle dishes - the long noodles being symbolic for long life or something. Maybe we should go out (or eventually make!) a New Year's brunch.

8. Do you already have your 2003 calendar, or do you wait to buy one until the stores mark them down? My lovely mother-in-law (who insists I call her Mom) gives us each a calendar every year. Mine features collector teapots! (Yes, I squealed in delight when I unwrapped it.) Otherwise, I'll wait till the stores mark them down.

9. Take down Christmas decorations: before or after New Year's? We didn't put anything up this year, not even our cards. But theoretically, after New Year's.

10. Funny hats and noisemakers, or a quieter celebration? Silly hats and loud noisy toys!

Yours, &c., LC | 01:13 PM | Memes