January 1, 2009

Resolved: Catch Up on Celebrity Gossip

Oh, hi! It's 2009! And I keep writing it 2006, except for just now in this sentence when I meant to write "2006" but instead first typed "2009." Dear, dear.

I had to stay up to see midnight because Rob and William wanted to stay up. I made us chocolate chip cookies, which was a terrible mistake because then the children were sleepy + sugared, which = giddy. Anyway, it turned to 2009, and was that really, really awkward to have Taylor Swift standing there with the Jonas Brothers? No, I mean, WAS it awkward? I seem to remember a bad break-up recently between one of them and her---and goodness, I hope that wasn't the new girlfriend standing with the Jonas Brothers. And also, is "Taylor Swift" really Taylor Swift's name? Because it looks odd when I type it out. Also-also, it looked like everyone was really, really cold. Really. Also really.

I did my usual New Year's Eve activity, which is transferring things from the old calendar (when I bought it I thought it was vintage cafe signs, but it turned out there were hidden "inspirational" messages on the signs that had me barfing/snorting the whole year) to the new calendar (want to be calendar twins? I got Better Homes and Gardens Vintage Covers). And I did my new New Year's Eve tradition, which is to try to make it to midnight without snapping at the giddy, giddy children. (Fail.)

This morning I am tired, although at least unlike the past four years I'm not nursing or pregnant, so I can chuck back the stimulants without worrying about flippers/naplessness. First I tried the righteous way and had nutritious, wholesome baked oatmeal for breakfast, with skim milk. Then about half an hour later I thought "This isn't working" and had a Dove bar chaser from my stocking. I'm thinking next I'll have an iron pill and a B-complex washed down with a cup of heavily-sweet-creamered coffee. Awwwww yeah.

Oh! Resolutions! Okay, I'm on it!

1. I resolve not to press down so hard with my pen. The Sharpie Ultra Fine markers are great until I've used them about three times. Then they're too mashed to be considered Ultra Fine.

2. I resolve to use the pretty new Swistle-colored stationery my brother and sister-in-law bought me for Christmas. I will use it in care packages!

3. I resolve to consider buying myself the Bath & Body Works lavender-vanilla conditioner, because it's been languishing on my wish list for three years, and now it's been discontinued so I'll have to buy it on stupid eBay.

4. I resolve to learn how to spell "lavender" and "calendar." (I always write "lavendar" and "calender.")


There! That's my year's work cut out for me!

27 comments:

Kim said...

Happy New Year!
We had a very mediocre evening; went to friends' for a small dinner party (casual, thank God) and then wanted to get home before midnight when all the drunks/cops would be out. We didn't make it and was stopped at a red light as the clock struck twelve. Still kissed though, so all wasn't lost. I felt weird not watching the ball drop and by the time we turned the TV on, all the good bands had already played.

Marie Green said...

Wha? I just typed a comment and it disappeared. Hmmmm. Perhaps a Y2 2009 problem?

Anyway, we have all been on a sugar high AND tired for the last week. It's time to come down from the drug...

Love your resolutions! Happy New Year!

Erin said...

Hey, Happy New Year. I am IMPRESSED that you stayed up until midnight! Good job.

It was the first new year's eve in FIVE YEARS when I wasn't pregnant or nursing (# of failed prgs before Calum's stuck), so to celebrate I drank 2 beers and went to sleep at 9:30. Go me.

Mimi said...

Happy New Year, Swistle!

Omaha Mama said...

So I had that same conversation with my husband, who could not have cared less..."Is that awkward that she's right there? I think one of those brothers broke up wit her on a text and then she wrote a break up song which hit big...I think." Yawn from the Hubs, okay whatever.
I'm going to cut and paste my resolutions from the past two yearss since they're still the same and I've never managed to actually do what I resolve to (stereotypical resolutions about dieting and excercising and being nicer and etc).
Happy New Year!

Dr. Maureen said...

I didn't "stay" up till midnight, but I woke up in time for midnight; does that count?

Also, Swistle, I forget what year it is ALL THE TIME. And I also think 1997 was, like, a few minutes ago. So I think you're fine.

Erica said...

Happy New Year! Here's to great-smelling hair in 2006! er, 2009!

Hotch Potchery said...

We watched the Fox countdown with David Cook, my love affair from American Idol.

However, in my People magazine there was a whole section on the awkward breakups of 2008. Good stuff.

Happy 2009!

pseudostoops said...

Happy New Year! I had two and a half glasses of champagne, and that was enough to give me a hangover. Whee adulthood, where one's tolerance is laughable!

Lindsay said...

Oh those Jonas brothers! And didn't one of them break Miley Cyrus' heart too? hence the 7 things I hate about you drama fo' yo' mama?

Since we are talking celebrity gossip am I the only one that noticed Ryan Seacrest was wearing his ear muffs wrong? I am OBSESSED with this.

shoeaddict said...

Demi is not the new girlfriend of Joe Jonas (who allegedly broke up with TS via text).

Lindsay- I thought the SAME thing but because I live in the south, I wasn't sure.

Hillary said...

shoeaddict beat me to it, but yes, it likely was rather awkward that Taylor Swift was there with Joe Jonas. Thank you, Perez Hilton, for filling my head with this nonsense.

Frondly said...

For some reason, I really hate that switching-dates-from-the-old-calendar-to-the-new chore.

I resolve to do it anyway, and make it a matter-of-fact thing like you do, instead of something to groan about.

Alice said...

happy new year!

i don't do resolutions. so none for me!

i failed to kiss a cute boy at midnight, despite the appropriate levels of intoxication. ALAS. ha, maybe that will be my resolution? KISS A DARN BOY ON NEW YEAR'S EVE already? :-)

Kelsey said...

I thought the Taylor Swift thing must have been awk too... I'll let you know if I gain any insights from her new CD which I happily received from Christmas. (Yes, I have a problem.)

Michelle said...

Ooo, I think you're just about there with the last one, right? :)

Glad you made it to midnight. I did as well (reading in bed for the last of it), but I was watching Food Network. Much more fun ;)

Cool signs calendar, except for the messages. My calendar this year is going to make me cry. It's from the blood bank with all the blood need stories each month. But hey, it was free and cute and BIG. Fits three bills well ;)

Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

My sister and I had the same conversation about Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, which was more fulfilling than the conversation I tried to have with my husband while we both struggled to stay awake (we have a five-month-old girl ... anything past 10 p.m. is a struggle). Poor Taylor - how awkward. Anyway, Happy New Year!

Allstarme79 said...

Ooh, I like your calendar choice. I got one called More Time Mom's family planner calendar; it comes with stickers! I am with you on some of those resolutions - sometimes it's the littlest things that can improve your life!

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh, I too go through sharpie's like crazy. Usually when I writing with them, I'm marking scripts for a newscast though so I'm under pressure so I have an excuse. Love the Sharpie's though!
Happy New Year!

RachelAnn said...

Happy New Year! Good resolutions. I am a huge fan of Sharpie Markers myself : )

Ilana said...

Happy New Year! We almost made it to midnight. Good times.

1. fold laundry

2. don't expect husband to read mind

3. lower my expectations on my abilities to accomplish one and two.

Resolutions finished.

Hairline Fracture said...

Oh yeah, those resolutions are going to take you all year. Good work.

Julie said...

I was asleep by 10:00p.m. so I missed the whole Jonas Brothers/Taylor Swift moment. I bet it was super awkward. Happy New Year!

Smiling Mama said...

I am SO with you on the celebrity gossip thing but I'm even further behind in that I had NO idea who any of those people were (other than Ryan Secrest whose name I probably just spelled incorrectly which bring me to also being in agreement with #4). Happy New Year!

Jess said...

I have that lavender/calendar problem too! And I'm an editor so whenever I come across one or the other I always have to stop and double check. Urgh.

Kristi said...

I resolve to not start smoking.

Jen said...

i'm so late to this party but just wanted to say:

you had me at flippers/naplessness.