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New Year's Resolution [20080101|14:34]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

I rang in the New Year by standing on Primrose Hill and watching the fireworks at the London Eye with a bottle of champagne in one hand and a cigarette in the other. It rained (of course!), my shoes were soaked and muddy and I mangled the words to "Auld Lang Syne". In a ludicrously improbable way, it was fantastic. I'd like to declare achieving more moments like that to be my resolution for 2008, but the trouble is, it's impossible to plan improbably good times. Anyway. I'll do my best.

  1. Speak to my parents more frequently. It makes us all happier.
  2. Visit at least two more European countries. (Italy is later this month.)
  3. Cull possessions. (I don't have a lot that I don't use, but it needs to go. I want to travel as lightly as possible.)
  4. Paint, paint, paint. Weigh up options for having studio space.
  5. Spend less time faffing around on the internet. (Just kidding.)

[User Picture]From: thefounder
2008-01-01 19:25 (UTC)
i must confess to knowing hardly any of the words of "Auld Lang Syne", so. i probably mangled them but i have no idea. what i want to know is how pretty much everyone else knows them. was i not there on the day they were taught at school?

glad you had such a good time. may you happen upon many more. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-01-02 16:03 (UTC)
You're not alone! It took the combined, somewhat drink-fuddled, brains of nine of us to come up with the words.

And thank you.
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2008-01-02 19:24 (UTC)
i got away with it by being surrounded by drunken folkies at midnight - they were too busy singing it themselves and doing the silly handshaking thing to notice i wasn't actually singing.
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