New Year's Eve - a list of happenings from 1999 to 2012: 1999 - took the ferry from Galway, Ireland to the Aran Islands (Inishman). Walked around all day in the frigid rain, felt myself coming down with something bad, spent a couple of hours in a pub watching a father and son duo sing U2's With or Without You seventeen times.
2000 - Y2k. To avoid feeling paranoia, I swallowed a half of a hit of ecstasy and had tremendous fun ogling beautiful people at a party on the lower east side.
2001 - I spent the night waitressing at a once famous little spot called Relish in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A generous and horny photographer tipped me 100.00. I believe I made 500.00 that night and used the cash to pay for text books.
2002 - Same as above, minus the abundant cash earnings.
2003 - Red Hook. Met a group of friends, got drunk and I believe invited a homeless man in for a sandwich (that didn't go over so well).
2004 - Same as above. More or less - without the homeless man.
2005 - Stayed at home in Park Slope. Cooked tarragon chicken and drank a bottle of wine.
2006 - First year in Portland. Walked around the upper NE parts. Roasted a hen. Danced to a blind man band at The Spare Room.
2007 - Second year in Portland. Had some friends over for green curry. Dove head-first into a bush.
2008 - Danang, Vietnam. Ate some Chinese/Vietnamese food at a spot I used to frequent. Had a major fight with my then boyfriend.
2009 - I can't remember.
2010 - I can't remember.
2011 - Portland. Fed miss Beckett some boobage until she drifted off into slumber land. My man and I cooked smashed potatoes and chicken with fennel and white wine. Wrote a couple of sentences. Read a few more. Watched an episode of Breaking Bad and was again marveled by the fantastic writing and acting. Went to bed at 10:30 and woke at 12 to fireworks and a hungry little mammal.