Whether you are planning on painting the town brown or you intend to pass a quiet evening at home, Happy New Year, to you and yours.
Any predictions for 2010? Thoughtful resolutions which you care to share with anonymous commenters, loyal lurkers and terrible trolls? Me? I resolve to be more mutinous than I was in 2009. Make of that what you will
One of Twitter’s trending topics right now is “#10yearsago“. People are using that hashtag to categorize tweets which discuss what they were doing during what I like to call “Prince’s NYE” (“tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999” etc). Ten years ago, I nervously prepared for a big night out in San Francisco, wondering how Y2K might affect everything as I donned one of those spangly handkerchief tops from Forever 21 (with opalescent sequins! wheee! Hey– don’t judge…I was in my early 20s). I was going to attend my first Desi NYE bash; Bhangra parties were still somewhat novel to me, back then. Tickets were $100, cabs looked like they would cost about that much, and many of us wondered if ATMs would work past midnight. So, I withdrew a few hundred dollars worth of cash, just to be on “the safe side” and promptly got mugged. Goodbye, beloved, indestructible black evening bag; I think I was most sad about losing you. Though now that I think about it, coming in at a close second in terms of regret-over-what-was-stolen…I just remembered that I had had my faux-Palm Pilot in that bag, too. Wow, PDAs…Y2K-drama….that really was ten years ago, wasn’t it?
Where were you on NYE, 1999? And if you can’t remember, what will you be doing tonight? I wish you all a safe, fun, merry time. See you next year!