I hope everyone had a very fun and safe New Year’s celebration!
Yes, I actually left the house.
In fact, I went to the ball drop in Time’s Square. I even made you a movie about it. You’re welcome.
Oh, was that NOT what you were expecting by the title? Well, you should know well enough by now that I am no party animal. Crowded places where people are basically required to wear adult underwear because you have to wait to be herded like cattle for hours? No thank you. Apparently the attendance at the Japanese ball drop was insane compared to years before, and that was really just a crowd of (mostly) Japanese tourist and residents milling about, saying “so many people are speaking Japanese!!” I am guilty of having said that at least twice.
No, no, I hung out on New Year’s Eve with my family. Unlike myself, my parents like to be timely. So much so, that we had king’s cake a little early. Okay, really it was because it’s hard to have a pastry from Eric Kayser in front of you and not eat it.
Sadly, there was no baby Jesus inside. No bean, either. Instead, a little tile came separately in the bag. I know. Kind of takes the fun out of carefully eating your cake so you don’t chip a tooth.
Since none of us were going to get the tile in our cake, we made the cake wear the King’s crown.
This was a very different New Year’s celebration than last years, but just as special. Being brought up in multiple cultures can leave you culturally confused, but one bright side is that you never run out of way to celebrate!
Regardless of if/how you celebrated and whether or not you’ve made any specific resolutions, it’s definitely a great time to sit and reflect on the direction that the year past took and your hopes of the direction of the year ahead. That being said, there will be some changes in the way that I will be running Kizzling Around. I’ve never been very good at having a set schedule for this blog, but did try to update daily when I had internet. However, when I was doing so, I often found myself rushing to post, if just to have something up that day. In 2013, I will decrease this to 1-2 times per week and work on increasing the quality of each post.
As always, thank you for following along. This blog would just be me mumbling to myself if it weren’t for my amazing audience!