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Peace Out Oh-Eight

Can I tell you how much I am READY for 2009? I am so so ready. I won’t be doing anything this new year’s eve though I hope that when entering 2010, I will be in my own apartment, throwing my own crazy party with my besties.

New Year’s Eve used to be a big deal in my house. When we first moved here from Turkey, we were so homesick…the local Turkish restaurants would bring live entertainment. Dinner, entertainment and drinks usually cost about $75-$100 a person. Well, that I can remember. It might’ve been cheaper when we first started going to them. Regardless, it was nice to be around people. Of course, one NYE tradition we’ve always had is my mom making me cry.

Good times.

Then over the years, we sort of stopped. The people that we used to hang out with started to diminish. It might’ve had something to do with my mom getting even worse. We started spending NYE at home…except for one year when we were at my dad’s boss’ house. I think it was 2 years ago, going into 2007. There are two memorable NYE that I can remember…

One was NYE 05-06. I was in Turkey and even though I was trying to recover from the worst time in my life, I was just so glad to be back home. It was also my first NYE without my parents…we (me and my brother) celebrated it at my grandma’s house with my second oldest aunt, her son and husband. It was so much fun…We just stayed home but it was memorable nonetheless.

The other was 06-07…It was at a party at my dad’s boss’ house. It was a huge party and that was where I met the cute cute boy who looked exactly like Channing Tatum. But then again, I was 2 Rum & Cokes in when I met him. There was no kissy-kissy but oh my god, just being around him was fun. There were also a lot of people that were close to my age so the night didn’t drag…

This year, we’ll just be home. I’ll be in my PJ’s, chilling with my dad and bro. The probability of my mom making me cry is around %75 but that’s OK.

Because 2009 is going to be MY year.

What are some of your NYE traditions? What is the best/worst memory you have?

For those going out today, BE SAFE!!! Party hard but drink responsibly. Don’t start the new year with a bad bang 😉

By the way, go over and tell Wicked what your 2 achievements of 2008…and your 2 aspirations for 2009 are…Dooooooo it.

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  • Cassie December 31, 2008, 1:26 pm

    I’ll be going to my youngest sister’s for a bit and finishing the night up at my place with my middle sister(next door neighbor)!

    there are no traditions, other than fireworks and bonfires

    my best….hasn’t happened yet…..my worst…I got in a HUGE fight with a friend and almost came to blows!! THAT one was more my fault than hers, though!! LOL

  • Caroline December 31, 2008, 1:30 pm

    Stephen and I are going to dinner at our favorite restaurant, but he has to be at work at 5:30 in the a.m., so no late night. We are deciding when midnight arrives and are making our own “fireworks.” (I’m pregnant, not dead, damn it!) It’s going to be a quiet evening overall, and I am excited. I can’t wait for 2009, either.

    I hope your mom does not make you cry. That would make me sad.

    Hugs, PQ, and have a great year!

  • Damaris December 31, 2008, 1:56 pm

    We’re making a huge dinner at my house and drinking the night away! That’s our usual tradition and I love it because I get to spend NYE with the ones I love! My brother and his family won’t be there (which sucks), but atleast they’ll be home and safe! Happy New Year, mama! May 2009 bring a million blessings your way!

    All my love,

  • Jaime December 31, 2008, 2:07 pm

    I usually stay in, either reading, sleeping, or working even. This year not so much. I gots a get-together to goes to at my friend Erik’s house and it’s going to ROCK!!!

  • Tinyshrimp December 31, 2008, 3:15 pm

    No traditions and New Years has never been that big of a deal for me.

    Since this year it lands on a Wednesday I will probably go to church and then home to sleep through it.

  • Squish December 31, 2008, 4:25 pm

    There’s a UNC game at 9, so we will probably either stay home to watch it or head over to my friends house to watch it… so we’ll probably just crash whereever we watch the game for the night since we’ll be entirely too drunk to head to any parties after the game lol.

  • Aaron - PCP December 31, 2008, 6:45 pm

    No big traditions. Just time spent with the family, a toast at midnight, and hardcore sleep!

    Happy New Year to you and yours and best wishes for ’09.

  • blsflignorance December 31, 2008, 10:50 pm

    My traditions? for the last 3 years I’ve watched Casablanca with the old man and toasted new years with a bottle of wine.

    nothing exciting, but it’s sorta romantic.. and I like that about him.

    No worries about a sitter, or a designated driver, or getting stuck in traffic, or getting into a bar brawl…

    relaxation and a movie with the ones I love.

    Much easier on the body than the 2 day benders pre-mommy days… and it’s nice not to have to remember how I got those bruises cause there aren’t any… and to know that I won’t be waking up under another persons kitchen table, in my own pj’s… in a city 2 1/2 hours from home… wondering why I thought it would be a good idea to get on a bike with no helmet…

    Um… Not that I have ever done that…

  • Miss Attitude January 1, 2009, 1:20 am

    Happy New Year! And I’m here on the couch now.. planning on going to bed before midnight. But boy can’t I wait for 2009! I think the best NYE traditions were when I was a kid and we’d go out in the neighborhood and bang pots and pans at the stroke of midnight! As an adult I’ve very few enjoyable New year’s Eve celebrations.

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