- I don't like New Year's Eve very much. Well, scratch that. I like it, in that it's a fun night and a symbolic occasion. But I don't like doing NYE-related stuff. The parties, the ball-dropping, the rowdiness. It's not my thing and it never has been. So this year we invited some good friends over for an NYE dinner at our place. I am seriously hoping that they can make it, because I think a relaxed dinner in with lots of wine and champagne and good food and good friends and Dick Clark on TV... that's the way to ring the new year in right.
- Now that we have all these nice dishes and all this nice cookware and stuff, I am super eager to host people for dinner. Our first guests are coming for dinner in a couple of weeks and we are already discussing menu options. An old staple? Something German that Torsten's mother taught him how to make? An adventurous new recipe? And what about appetizers? And dessert? And what drinks will we serve to make the best use of our new glassware? So many options!
- Also, speaking of drinks, Torsten bought pina colada mix the other day so that we could try to recreate the delicious concoctions we drank on our honeymoon. His first attempt involved blended mix, rum, and ice, and it was actually halfway decent. I think next time we'll throw in some pineapple juice, some grenadine, and a whole banana in an attempt to recreate my favorite drink of the resort, aptly named the Banana Mama. I can only hope it works.
- And speaking of nesting, which is what all those above bullets are about really, I am in super domestic mode recently. I actually think I'm going to bake cookies to give the front desk in our building for the holidays. I want to own a house. I could not get over the gloriousness that was the new grocery store near my parents' house in North Carolina. I even kind of want to have a car--and live somewhere where a car is necessary. In other words, I'm afraid I'm becoming suburban. What is my DEAL?
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