This New Year's Eve finds me sick to death of holidays, coming down with a cold and feeling appropriately reflective. On the first day of this decade I woke up at 6 PM with a crashing hangover, ordered a pizza from Domino's, watched Jurassic Park on television and went back to sleep. So many horrific things have transpired in the years since, to be sure. But so many spectacularly awesome things, too. Things I could never have imagined on that day, even if I had gotten out of bed. I met my husband, got married, had children and published a book. Tonight I will celebrate, not with all-night parties fueled by gin and irresponsibility - that's kid's stuff. Tonight I will be with my family and copious amounts of champagne, because now I am a grown up and can't get a sitter. Happy New Year!
New Year's Eve 2000
New Year's Eve 2009