Monday, January 4, 2010

A Decade of Laughs: NYE then and now.

Hello, and welcome to 2010, bitches! Who else is hating life right now? Here I am, back at the office on this first frigid Monday of the new year, about to own up to all the shit I slacked off on doing before/during the holidays. My boss will be in shortly to pester and irritate me; apparently not seeing him for over a week was not the respite that I needed. I need to not see him anymore, ever, and I plan to work on achieving that goal this year. Again.

But enough of me bitching about My Crap Job! I have photos to share, yo.

NYE was a blast, for sure! We had a great little party at our house and I do believe that a good time was had by all. I don't have much to say about it, so I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

For shits & giggles I scanned in the photos from our NYE celebration back in 1999. Mala hosted that gathering at her apartment in Manchester,a nd at midnight we went up to the roof to watch the fireworks, but they never came and we never did figure out why! Good thing we were prepared and brought Sparklers.

This NYE, we actually stepped out onto my deck to check out the full (Blue) moon and found my next-door neighbors setting off fireworks! It turned out to be quite a cool display, although my photos just make it look like the trees in my backyard were just exploding for no good reason. Oops!

Here we were, partying like it was 1999 (cuz' it was!):


The whole gang at midnight (minus Laurie, who was partied out, me, b/c I was taking the pic, and a couple of the kids, who were either sleeping or off ransacking the food table):

Something made me laugh really hard:

I can't imagine what:

My PJ's rocked the hizzouse:

Yeah, give the kids noise-makers. Great idea.


Shake it, Mark!

Sugar High? I don't know to what you are referring, mother.

Posing with The Bev is mandatory.
Mala, Bev, and Jill:

Bev and Laurie:

The kids:

My kid knows how to party!

More proof that I am all that and a bag of chips:

Mark, here's your new Facebook profile pic! Enjoy.

Like mother, like daughter:

Fireworks/Exploding Trees:

Just the Girls:

IDK WTF this is.

The only other news that's fit to report is that Dick Clark now looks exactly like a ventriloquist's dummy, am I right? Yes, yes, we know he suffered a major stroke and all, but he looked like the animatronic version of himself the other night and it was painful to watch. Just sayin'.

Ok, gotta run. Boss-man is breathing down my neck and I have to go look busy. Have a great day, everyone!


Mala said...

Dude, why do I not remember any of that party (last week's party, not the one 10 years ago)??? Thank gawd for pictures! Wait, did you just photoshop me into those.
I think it may have had something to do with those little green drinks Mark was making.
And how did we both fit into a pair of PJs?
Also, I heard Dick Clark totallu ffunked up the count down.. 10, 7,6,7, 8,9,.... but it sounded correct at the time.
Love the old pictures.

word verf: minal.. as in how much I recall of NYE 2009.

Stacie's Madness said...

it was very difficult to see dick that way...
and that sounded way dirty.

glad you had a great new year!

mo.stoneskin said...

At least you made it till midnight. I was, um, possibly asleep by then. Sleeping in the new year in style mind.

Frank Irwin said...

Wow, Bev! You and Mala haven't changed in 10 years (except your party glasses have gotten smaller)!

calicobebop said...

What fun!! Next year I'm totally hosting a NYE pajama party - go ahead and buy a plane ticket. :)

Also, what WAS the little green drink? That looks yummy! And matches your the frog on your pjs - coincidence?

Anonymous said...

omfg, i am DYYYING laughing at the ventriloquist dummy! HILARIOUS! i haven't watched Dick for the past couple of years because it is too disturbing. stroke or not, there is no reason to wheel him out to do the countdown! he needs to pull a Bettie Page and step away from the public eye with all his ghoulish old age and shit.


Bev said...

Mala - Don't remember? Well then, allow me to fill in the blanks. Heh heh heh....

Stacie - Yes, Dick has seen better days, for sure. It is always hard to see Dick all confused and daffy like that.

Mo - Well, you get bonus points for beauty sleep! Very sensible of you. Well done.

Frank - have I told you lately that I love you? THANKS, dude! :) We don't look a day over *cough*twenty*cough nine, right? RIGHT?!

Calico, I haven't a clue what was in the drink! I just do what I'm told.... I believe that it was mostly vodka but Mark was jazzing 'em up with food dye. Crazy cat, Mark.

Anony - Thanks!! Srsly, didn't matter how drunk we all were by midnight (pretty drunk) but we ALL stopped to gawk at poor old Dick at 12:05. Sad. Time to call it a career, Dicky-boy!!

Kate said...

In the last 10 years it seems that Mala has gotten a little more rock star and you have gotten a little more MILFy. Other than that, you ladies have transcended time.

Any hot firefighters come out to spray down that forest fire? :)

MtnMama said...

Our NYE party was with our kids, hats & noisemakers, and sleeping bags waiting. We could NOT get the kids (especially the 7 yr old boy - why is that?) to quit blowing the damn things, before, and after the "right time" - fun stuff. But that's my kind of NYE - in house. We had those explosive paper streamer thingies, too. My daughter was thrilled, so what more could I want?

Heidi Renée said...

I am way jealous of the white feather headbands.

Cary said...

You and Mala look like teenagers in those 1999 pics. Wait - maybe you were.

Poor Dick. After he made that final long statement before they put him back in the freezer, I looked at my wife and said, "I have no earthly idea what he just said, do you?" She just shrugged. I think we all just watched Dick's last TV appearance ever. THis time next year he'll be fertilizer.

Senorita said...

Your Pjs totally rock ! I have froggy Pjs too. We could totally be BFFs !

Elliott said...

Fun times, I especially love matching 'then' to 'now'. Now I just need to get this Sharpie off of my monitor...

I giggled like Homer at the 'all that and a bag of chips'. Thank you.

Samsmama said...

Love the pictures! You two haven't changed at all!

"All that and a bag of chips" made me laugh.

And pretty much what Cary said about old Dick. I had no clue what he said, either. So sad. My husband said, "he went from never aging a bit to being dead."

Bev said...

Kate - More MILF-y? Yeah baby. Wait till you see me in another 10 years!

MtnMama - Sounds like a great time! If you figure out how to make 7 y.o. boys less obnoxious, please let me know!!

Heidi - They were pretty hot, right?

Cary - Yes, totally agree! Dick is not long for this world. Poor ol' Dick. Oh, and Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick.

Senorita - Love the froggy pjs! We'll totally have a slumber party next time I hit the west coast. ;)

Elliott - Ha! I hear Coca Cola takes Sharpie off monitors. Try it and let me know.

Samsmama - Totally true!! I think all that plastic surgery Dick had practically embalmed him. Either that or he really is animatronic. The jury's still out!

laurieliz said...

That was some party! What I got to experience anyway! Note to self: Stop acting like an alchy at people's houses and drinking so much you end up in their toilets the entire time!