Auld lang syne

I know I’ve said this before,  but because I’ve never shied away from the thought of repeating myself to the point of tedium, let the record show that I? Really don’t like New Year’s Eve. Basically, the passing of time freaks me out to the max, and so anything that serves to emphasise that passing (birthdays, New Year’s eve, any film with a montage scene…) is just one big ol’ depression fest as far as I’m concerned. God, you wish you were partying with ME tonight, don’t you?

Now, once again, I was going to do a kind of “year in retrospect” entry today, maybe with photos to represent each month and stuff, but then I realised that:

a) I can’t be bothered

b) Everyone is probably out partying, anyway

and

c) It’s not like I’m a small country or something, with a history that merits repeating at the end of the year, in a “Sky News Review of the Year” kinda way, so maybe I’ll just give that one a miss, hey?

Anyway. Normally I don’t bother making any resolutions at this time of year, because I don’t like setting myself up for certain failure (this is a very “glass half full” kind of entry, isn’t it?), so other than the usual “Buy more shoes”, which I always resolve, just so that I can feel like I’ve achieved something, I normally give the resolutions a miss, too.

But. This year I’m going to make one. And I’m going to try to keep it, because, let’s face it, it’s not like I’m getting any younger here, so my New Year’s Resolutions are:

1) Write a novel.

2) Buy a lot of shoes.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I will probably manage to achieve at least 50% of my resolutions. Actually, let’s be honest, I have already ordered a pair of shoes, which will arrive in the first couple of days of 2009, so woo hoo, go me!

Anyway, we’re off out tonight so that we can group around the TV to watch the lonesome piper play his melancholy lament from someone else’s house (It’s the Scottish way) so it only remains for me to wish you a good new year when it comes to you, and to hope that 2009 is everything you wish it to be.  Now I’m going to go and get drunk.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

(note: not actually a picture of me celebrating New Year. The budget doesn’t run to that. Just pretend.)

p.s. – The more observant/bored of you may notice that the blog design is currently borked. I know. Terry is working on it. Fun!

15 Comments

  • Mhairi says:

    Hey Amber

    Let me be one of the first to wish you Happy New Year.

    Hope you manage to fulfil your resolutions

    x

  • Mhairi says:

    Hey

    Just saw your comments on my blog.

    Thanks

    x

  • Kristabella says:

    Happy New Year!

    I'm not one for resolutions either because then it is just a big old fail whale. I have made a few, though. I need to wash my face every night before I go to bed. And I want to start running again. And I also have all these notes for my novel, and I should probably get that shit down on paper before I drink away all the competent brain cells!

    Have fun celebrating! My friend and I are going to sit on my couch and probably watch trashy reality TV and drink lots of wine. So basically, a normal Wed night. :)

    <abbr>Kristabella´s last blog post..Where I Am Supposed To Reflect On 2008</abbr>

  • Hilary says:

    I agree, NYE is never quite what it is "supposed to be" whatever that is… I hope you have a great one regardless and I would love to see a pic of your First Shoes of 2009! Happy New Year! p.s. the Scottish way sounds pretty awesome to me.

    <abbr>Hilary´s last blog post..I Take It Back! (mostly)</abbr>

  • Sally says:

    Haha, wonderful resolutions! Hope you have a lovely 2009, your blog has kept me very entertained throughout 2008! xxx

  • Happy New Year, Amber! And while I may not get depressed about NYE, I've never understood the hype. So I'll just get drunk at home instead of out. I hope your 2009 is filled with shoes, Rubin haircuts and a sprinkling of bows.

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  • What's the novel going to be about? (n.b. I'm trying to trick you into making more of a commitment towards the project.)

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  • Steph says:

    I don't like New Year's Eve either because it reminds me of how little I've done over the course of the year. Unless watching DVDs and eating crisps is an achievement…

    Still, Happy New Year to Amber, Terry and Rubin!

    Now, where did I leave those crisps?

  • Tracey says:

    Well despite all that, happy new year to you and Terry, and I fully support both those resolutions. I will even attempt to achieve 50% of them out of solidarity with you. I think you know which one. I’ll read your novel too!

    Tracey´s last blog post..Things I hate

  • Tracey says:

    Oooh, I nearly forgot, happy new year to Rubinman too!

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  • Louise says:

    Merry new year and all that………. Hope your trip to "someone else's house" was more fun than ours! The people ended up putting the telly on and watching old crap 80's video clips and singing badly (OK so only the host was singing, I think that made it WORSE)

  • Erin says:

    Well, I reckon we start planning NOW for next NYE with your bestest of Australian friends, MEEEE! :)

    Something untoward, perhaps? Or Famous Five-ish (OMG, I DIDN'T TELL YOU! One of my friends got me the Famous Five Survival Guide for my late birthday present! I nearly fell over with delight!)?

    It will also, obviously, have to involve cake. Just because. :)

    <abbr>Erin´s last blog post..Deja Nano?</abbr>

  • Mhairi says:

    Hey Amber

    Happy New Year

    x

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  • Mhairi says:

    whoops

    Thats a happy new year to Terry too

    x

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  • Jennifer says:

    Buying a lot of shoes sounds good :)

    Happy New Year!

    <abbr>Jennifer´s last blog post..Idea–Stolen</abbr>

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