January 1st, 2007

Kittens +  Grenade

Happy Nude Deer celebrations

I do believe that discovering I am capable of getting completely smashed without falling asleep first (contrary to what I had previously thought) is a good way to kick off the new year. I got awfully fucking sleepy at one point, but I took some time off from my drink with a cup of water. I'm not sure I qualified as awake for the rest of the night, but I was conscious and moving (disclaimer: not in a straight line)!

I do think I'll need a new recipe for mojitos though, as the one I tried to make for mice was a failure (I was working without sugar syrup, but that shouldn't have been a problem as there was plenty of sugar itself). Fortunately otana made her a peach brandy smash so the evening was salvaged.

Evening consisted of picking up nibbles, getting lost on my way to pick up mice (what else is new, I ALWAYS get lost in the Arbor Vitae/La Cienega district), picking up more substantial nibbles & mint for the drinks, silly hats (REQUIRED for the evening), Taiko drums (as played by everyone else, it is so not my sort of game), a peach & apricot brandy smash (mint leaves and brown sugar, peach schnapps, apricot brandy), monkey bread, a dark fuzzy navel (peach schnapps, OJ, blackberry brandy) (this is the drink I had to take a break from to rehydrate), almond! champagne, a broken noisemaker (blow harder!), wussy popper things, a freaked-out Kashini (who probably thought there were balloons involved), and much heckling of the MLP movie. Quite possibly MUCH annoyance of the neighbors but turnabout is fair play, yes?

And I'm pretty sure there was some boob-groping in there too.

Next this year? Much the same as last year - I want to get better organized. Getting more exercise wouldn't hurt. Perhaps taking a closer look at career development - maybe next autumn will be the one I go back to school (if I didn't just jinx myself).

Oh yes, and FINISHING otana'S PANTS.