Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ringing in the New Year

New Year's Eve is one of the most promise-filled days of the year. It's the ringing out of the old year, taking stock of everything that happened (the good and the bad), and welcoming in the new. It's a clean slate, a fresh start, and a we all (at least temporarily) believe that we can make the coming year as perfect and productive as we always hope.

2010 New Year Dawn

This New Year's Eve I will be ringing in 2011 with my parents at the Pollard Theatre's annual New Year's Eve gala in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The gala is held in the old train depot and there are plenty of sweet treats, a cash bar, and a fabulous live band. There is dancing and singing and the artistic director announces the new theatre season.

All in all it's a pretty fun event, but since I don't know anyone very well except my parents, it can drag a little. Last year, to pass the time until midnight, I downloaded a screenwriting app and got in trouble (with the aforementioned artistic director) for trying to write a script instead of dancing. Maybe this year I can sneak in a little writing.

How will you be ringing in the New Year? Partying with friends, cuddled up on the couch with family, or some other fun tradition? And if that's not your dream New Year's Eve plan, then tell me what is. Or tell me about your favorite New Year's Eve ever.




Unknown said...

Hey Tera!!

This year I think im going over to my uncles house for a party. We went last year and It was alright so hopefully this year will be better!!

Still dieing for a Fins Are Forever ARC!

leilani @ leilanilovesbooks.com

Jessica E. Subject said...

We don't make any plans because every year we have, someone gets sick or we get a bad snow storm. Usually we just stay home, watch the countdown and see if our oldest child can stay up.

Looking forward to Fins are Forever in 2011 and just bought Oh. My. Gods. for my Kobo.

Me said...

@Leilani I hope it's a blast! And fingers crossed that you get an FAF ARC and soon. (Know that I have zero control of this! *sad*)

@Jessica Oh, I know the feeling! But cozy countdowns at home are just lovely. Hope you enjoy Oh. My. Gods.

Wendy Toliver said...

we used to host a new year's eve party but it seems like there's always a snow storm that night. I honestly don't know what we'll be doing this year but all that matters is that I have my adorable husband to kiss at the stroke of midnight.

C.R. Evers said...

Have a Happy New year!

I'm at Myrtle Beach. I haven't decided yet if we're staying at the beach or going home to celebrate. Needless to say, we don't have any big plans. It'll just be a simple and sweet family affair. :0)

TinaFerraro said...

For years we did a neighborhood family party...but then the kids grew up and wanted to do their own things. (What's with THAT? ;)) So these days we do something a little different every year...this year, it's a dinner party!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Marley Gibson said...

Patrick and I are hosting a paranormal event New Year's Eve at the Sierra Sky Ranch in Oakhurst, CA. Party Friday night and an investigation Saturday night. Can't wait! = )