Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Times past, loves lost

New years eve, the most significant night of the year, the time you spend the most looking forward and looking back, the one night that really focuses your mind on your place in time. Also one of the biggest disappointments of the year, it’s normally built up into such a big night that it fails to deliver, hopefully not this year.
But looking back on past years there have been some good ones, the Millennium for one was great fun, but for me two different years over 20 years ago stand out.
The first was the night I got engaged (for the first time) there were 4 of us there, all great friends and just the people you would want to make your big announcement too, much drinking then followed, a great night. 20+ years on and I have no idea where 2 of them are and actively avoid the one who lives close by.
The second night was a year later, by then were had broken up and I was determined to get so drunk I would not remember the previous year at all. After a very successful night I was carried home to find the girl stood out side my house in the cold, having waited for around 2 hours to see me, I have to add at this point it was also her birthday so she had chosen to spend it waiting for me 15 miles from home rather than be with her friends. It worked and we got back together for another few months, until she left for good.



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4 comments:

gary..b said...

Hi guys Happy New Year to you both and of course Kep.
Not sure about the photo but what the hell its New Years Eve so you get a Get of Jail for free card and with that comes no...constuctive comments..luv you both :-)
Who's the one you actively avoid???

Michaela said...

Wow. New Year's Eve was never that significant for me.

P.S. Check out my blog. I may have mentioned you...a bit...a lot???

Lisa B said...

Priceless post, happy new years Brett. I'm very glad to have found your blog.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Happy New Year to you both, and to Kep!

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