Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. " - Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally
A decade ago I spent New Year's Eve with Vivi- neither of us fans of the hoopla and both of us apart from our respective terrible boyfriends. We had plans to go to a party and then we didn't have them, so we spent the night walking in the freezing cold of Boston looking for a perfect spot to ring in the new century. It is a long story that ends with us eating pea soup and rice pudding, grabbing the first cab we could at 12:01 to get out of the single digit frigidity and getting back to my apartment for some When Harry Met Sally.
I love that movie and the quote I posted above. What I love most about that New Year's Eve however, is that I finished the century with the person who was with me through all the best and worst times of our adolescence, the person I laughed and cried with the most, the person who inspired and comforted me. I am always grateful for that (and that the aforementioned terrible boyfriends are not the lovely gents we call ours today). 
Happy 2010!


  1. I kinda love this post too. :)

  2. Love this story !
    There are some friends who travel the distance and with such grace and understanding...
    BEST FOR 2010!

  3. what a great post. happy new year.

  4. this is fantastic AND i love pea soup and rice pudding.

    also, my husband and i have had beef for the last few months on whether harry ends that quote with 'immediately' or 'as soon as possible'. i, OBVIOUSLY, had the right answer. i'm not sure why we have not bothered to look it up, but i can't wait to show this to him with a big fat 'BOOYAH'.

  5. This is wonderful!!! Happy New Year to all!! I hope that it will be the best one yet!!! I love this post! So sweet and prefect for the New Year! Hugs all around!!!



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