This New Year's Eve will find me and my sweetie at a swanky, champagne-filled party, where we'll kiss passionately at the stroke of midnight, sing Auld Lang Syne (yes, I do know the words!), dance 'til dawn, then collapse blissfully into a slumber that lasts far into the first full day of our new year. Oh, and my dress? It's a little fuchsia satin & tulle number I found on sale at Saks. I have sassiest gold heels to decorate my feet, as well. Scott will be wearing a tuxedo, and while he'll be devastatingly handsome, we all know a tux is a tux...but a fuchsia dress? Well, that's a force to be reckoned with, my friends.
Yeah, this is the scenario I pray for every single New Year's Eve. I've always longed to dance the night away while sipping the bubbly and eating canapes to my heart's delight. The dream would be complete if Harry Connick, Jr. and Kings of Leon were performing live, for my jitterbugging pleasure.
Alas, the dawn of each new year finds me in bed, wearing sweats, waiting for that big ol' ball in Times Square, lamenting the day Ryan Seacrest began co-hosting New Year's Rockin' Eve & wondering why Fergie, Fall Out Boy, and Rihanna have to lip sync their "special performances." Dick Clark, I'll love you until the day I die. Inspite of all this.
We may not have spectacular plans for Wednesday night, but I do have a spectacular playlist for 2009. In my head I'll be whirling and twirling to these tunes. In the dress & heels. Because grown-ups can pretend too, you know.
Happy 2009, everybody!!!!
*OK, so Blogger refuses to cooperate with my playlist. Sorry. Here's the rundown--and the list, which I wanted front and center, is over there on the right. Good times.
"Be Gentle With Me"--The Boy Least Likely To
"Got To Be Real"--Cheryl Lynn
"Sex On Fire"--Kings of Leon
"Live Your Life"--TI, featuring Rihanna
"Ice Cream"--New Young Pony Club
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"--Michael Jackson
"Shake It"--Metro Station
"Nite Runner"--Duran Duran featuring Justin Timberlake
"The Way You Move"--Outkast
"Flourescent Adolescence"--Arctic Monkeys
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"--Harry Connick, Jr.
"Auld Lang Syne"--Pushmonkey