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In 2012

January 1, 2012

I’ve heard that what you do on New Year’s Day sets the tone for the rest of the year.

In that case, in 2012 I will be as sarcastic, clumsy and grandmotherly as ever.

Last night, Joey and I got all dressed up, then realized standing in line in the freezing cold, paying a cover charge and being shoulder to shoulder in a bar hardly seemed worth it. Especially when you work at 8:30 the next morning. Being hungover on the first day of the new year is one thing, being hungover at a job where you have to deal with rude impatient customers on the first day of the new year is entirely different.

Instead, we swapped our dress shoes and heels for slippers and watched Lady Gaga perform dressed as… an Angry Bird?


I might be lame and stay in but at least I look classy in 2012.

So here’s to 2012…

A year when Joey hopefully gives up his Coke addiction.


I mean Coke, not coke. But I don’t really see a difference.

A year where I will take embarrassing pictures of myself and shamelessly post them for the world to see.


But I also did that last year, so again, I don’t really see a difference.

A year where I will drink amaretto on the rocks and champagne from margarita glasses.




A year where I will feel lucky to be dating such a stud.


And to have good friends to laugh over silly things with.



A year when I will wake up at 7 AM, attempt to make pancakes that end up in the trash, burn one English muffin and slice my thumb open on a second English muffin and call it a relatively good morning.


Will 2012 be the year I finally lose a finger?

A year where my mom cooks a great New Year’s Day feast for dinner.





A year where we have to remind my dad that you aren’t supposed to eat the legs and shell on shrimp and where 4 family members will clear the platter.


So either I lost too much blood from my English muffin-cutting incident this morning or I’m in a family, friend and buttery lobster-induced state of euphoria or this year is off to a good start.

I don’t really see a difference.

Happy New Year!


How did you ring in the New Year?

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Did you celebrate actual New Year’s Day or just New Year’s Eve?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2012 5:43 AM

    I love that skirt! It’s so cute.

  2. January 2, 2012 5:50 AM

    Happy 2012!
    We had a little party at our house, but since everyone had small children, it was over by 9…and we were in bed by 10 πŸ˜‰

  3. January 2, 2012 12:30 PM

    Man that food looks awesome! Can I please have one of those crab legs??? Here’s to a fabulous 2012!

  4. brittney permalink
    January 2, 2012 4:32 PM

    Happy New Year!
    I was in bed before midnight 😦 I hope I get cooler as I age.

  5. January 2, 2012 6:15 PM

    The outfit looks great!! It is nice to dress up even if you are staying at home.

    You can totally tell that your mom is from the great state of Louisiana!!!

  6. January 2, 2012 6:26 PM

    Haha! I’ve never heard that what happens to you on the first day of the year dictates how the rest of your year goes.

    In that case…

    – I will eat a lot of Chipotle
    – I will do a lot of cleaning
    – I will not cook for my Husband
    – I will do a lot of laundry.


  7. January 2, 2012 7:33 PM

    Hahaha aw this is so cute. You look adorable! And nothing wrong with a relaxing night at home πŸ™‚

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