January 02, 2006

New Year, New Friends.

The New Year is here, and I’ve seen everyone making resolutions. The only New Years resolution I’ve ever lived up to was one I made 6 years ago. I resolved to never make any more New Years resolutions. Over the last six years, I haven’t made a resolution.

However, I do occasionally decide I need to make changes in my life, and the New Year seems to be a good time to do it. With some of the troubles I’ve had over the last year, I decided that it’s time for me to do something about it. Starting today I’ve been weeding out the “friends” I no longer want to associate with. The ones that have been either causing me problems, the ones that irritate me, or the ones that I’ve just decided I don’t want anything to do with anymore.

Yes, it’s kind of assholish, okay it’s very assholish, but I’m doing it for my own selfish reasons. These are people that have done nothing but given me grief, pissed me off, or just plain make me want to re-shape a frying pan over their heads. Technically I started doing this back in December, but I’m putting it into overdrive today. Some might want explanations, which I’m not about to give. I’ll just spout off my standard, “I’m making changes, and getting rid of the people I don’t want in my life anymore” when asked.

You might remember I was lamenting over whether or not Ktreva and I had a New Years party. Well we decided we were going to, and just not invite those people we don’t want to the party. Some people we did want to attend weren’t invited just to not put them in the middle of a bad situation, like a couple of my re-enacting friends. I feel bad for those friends as, I personally felt like I did wrong by them. When I get a chance to talk to them, I’ll explain.

When we sent out our invites, we included a slip of paper that stated not everyone who was invited in the past was going to be invited this time. We also included on there that if they decided not to attend because of this, we fully understood. We did have some guests that opted not to come so they weren’t in the middle of the unpleasantness.

The party went off with out a hitch, which was great. We invited some new friends of ours to join us. Harvey and TEE-n-t. At one point I found out a guest of mine wasn’t going to come because she had told me she wasn’t going to make it and her plans changed at the last minute. Normally I’m shy, but when I’ve been drinking I had no problem calling (yes, dear readers I actually used a phone) and telling her she had to come or I would come and get her. When Tammi finally showed up it was nice to have her. She always brightens up a party.

Our party was much smaller this year then it was in years past, but that was kind of nice. We weren’t as crowded and it was nice to be able to spend more time with each guest. Of course I did maintain my party tradition of being slightly inebriated before the guests started arriving. Harvey helped me drink down a bottle of Glenmorangie 12 year Port Wood Finish single malt Scotch. Not as good as their 18 year, but still a damn fine Scotch. TEE-n-t kept giving me crap because I couldn’t pronounce her name properly. I had one crasher at the party, but since he I was about to legally declare him dead, I felt it was okay. It wasn’t that he wasn’t invited; it was just that he didn’t RSVP.
I’d like to think that everyone that was showed up had a good time. I know that Ktreva, Boopie, Clone and Myself did.

Posted by Contagion in General assholery at January 2, 2006 11:37 AM | TrackBack

It was a wonderful party and I had a great time. Thank you so much for making sure I made it. I wouldn't have changed a thing!!!

Posted by: Tammi at January 2, 2006 03:18 PM

Happy New Year... I'm glad you got Tammi's butt out :)

Posted by: talulazephyr at January 2, 2006 08:09 PM

Sounds like fun was had by all!

Posted by: Oddybobo at January 3, 2006 08:04 AM

Exquisite :-)

Posted by: Harvey at January 3, 2006 08:52 AM

I had even more fun 'cause I didn't yakk all over your basement... again... and *finally* got to meet Harvey and (once you wrenched her arm out of it's socket via the phone) Tammi. ;^)

You throw an awesome party, dude. Thanks!

Posted by: Wes at January 3, 2006 03:30 PM