We had a pretty fantastic New Year’s Eve.
Started out with a big ol’ dinner at home.
The fiance was wanting to go out for a fancy dinner. But it’s not cost effective to go out drinking at a nice restaurant. And sobriety wasn’t part of our plans, so I convinced him we could do dinner at home.
I made some bread
We had bread with roasted garlic, balsamic, and olive oil. Plus some pickled asparagus
Then we had salad
Our main meal was pasta and green beans. Hello browned cheese
And we got our drink on
Then we were off to the Arlene Schnitzer Hall. It’s got a big purty sign, that gets used in pictures of Portland a lot
Inside is gorgeous
And took really good pictures of ourselves
The show was great. My 16 year old self squeeled a little at hearing “Sympathique”. (The song was on a Starbucks compliation cd at one point-which is where I first heard of them-and I remember driving to Starbucks to buy it with my friends at lunch the week I got my drivers license. The chorus, translated, says “I don’t want to work, I don’t want to eat, I just want to forget about it, And for now, I’ll smoke”. Loves it.)
And then at midnight it got BETTER
That’d be Luis, from Sesame Street. Singing with Pink Martini.
At this point my two year old self joined the squeeling party with my 16 year old self. Which is funny, because when I was a preschooler and met Luis, this was my reaction
So yeah, awesome New Year’s
How was yours?