Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Years Eve…What a Night!

I think 2008 should be a really great year. It’s already feeling good (although the weather sucks, but that’s to be expected in January in MN) but I ended 2007 and started 2008 so great…Even though I opted out of the 5K I had planned to run (many reasons, but mostly just feeling lazy about going out and running in the cold), but had bought a new fun dress to wear out (unfortunately I was drinking and forgot to take pictures), it was silver and with it I wore black fishnets and boots and a black and silver scarf…looked very cute if I do say so myself.

Met up with friends at their place, had a drink of Lucid (never saw the green fairy though and we did it with the sugar and water, it was OK, but not a fan of black licorice anyway so would never drink it for the taste) and after downing a bottle of Martini and Rossi Asti, we jumped in a cab and met up with the rest of the party at Cosmos in the Graves hotel, where we jumped into a black stretch limo for the short drive (well longer than intended cause the driver didn’t know where the bar was and drove past it the first time) to The Lounge, where festivities were to be enjoyed. We had VIP passes and seating, so our own table, bottle service (had to buy our way in and the VIP included free drinks at all bars, but the bottle service was paid for by our host) and snacks. It was nice being out of the crowd, and as midnight approached, champagne was placed on the table, I was talking to our host at that point and noticed one of the bottles had a very distinct label…I had never had an opportunity to sample this particular champagne before, and mentioned that and it was made sure that I received a glass of it. Also had a discussion with our host about “where I was getting my new years kiss from” and I explained that I banned the new years kiss a few years back. I used to feel like it was so much pressure to kiss someone at midnight and I wouldn’t enjoy new years if I missed that kiss…and it seems such a silly thing. If I have a boyfriend on new years, yes, I would kiss him, but the idea of kissing some stranger is no longer appealing. I’m growing up!! I had a couple of options to be in a couple of places that would’ve had a guy that I could’ve kissed…one I’d been on a date with, one, well, long story, but I’m glad I went where I did. Neither of the guys are a real viable long term thing that I see and I just didn’t want to start a year with someone that I don’t see something like that with.

Anyway, more partying after midnight, more drinking, more fun and then a cab ride home, some pizza, some drinkin’ mate to prevent a hangover and we crashed. Woke to a cold, brisk morning, all were up and decided on breakfast at Denny’s. I wanted to go for a run, but it was so cold outside wasn’t appealing, so I headed to the gym and found it closed…so I didn’t get to start my new year on the right foot like I had wanted to, but I did get myself up and out of bed for 4 this morning on the track. I plan to hit the gym after work for a strength session and bike ride and/or swim. In the next day or two I need to get a schedule of some kind together…base building, start introducing in some speed work and start to gear up for a spring half, and, if nothing else, the stuff I need to run the fast 1 mile I want to run this spring (and maybe a 5K PR around St. Patrick’s Day).


teacherwoman said...

Looks like a fun filled night! :)

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like lots of fun. Any party at the Graves is worth going to.

justlori2day said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Im sorry I didnt really get to talk to you at Christmas, but I know you all wanted to get home and the weather was well... sucky. Glad you made it home safe, and glad to hear your positive attitude about love. Im sorry the last one didnt work out, but am very proud of your positive outlook towards the future! :)

Love ya! lo

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Great New Years post.  I'm glad you had a good time.

It sounds like your new year is off to a great start.

Look forward to seeing more of you in 2008.