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Fun in 2005

Monday, January 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

Friday night was, of course, New Year’s Eve. We brought in the New Year with Jen’s cousin Courtney, in town from Colorado to visit this part of the family, Justin, Alex, and Cati. We started the evening with cava, creamsicle shots (Justin’s invention of vodka, triple sec, and Bailey’s), cheese, and crackers. Sometime around 10pm on the unusually warm winter night, we walked into the party town that is Saratoga Springs. As expected, the streets were packed bar to bar with the young and the young at heart. We hit one of our usual favorites, the Tin and Lint, where Don McClean penned American Pie. It was overflowing with fellow revelers; we managed to snag a table. We put back our share of pitchers of Foster’s and those red drinks. We spent most of the evening taking photos and laughing in the New Year. We walked home around 3:30am and were conked out by 4.

Saturday we chilled around the house on National Hangover Day, then hit the theaters to see The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and its all-star cast of Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchet, and others. Similar in quirkiness to Wes A_nderson’s other films such as The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore, this one was written by fellow Vassar alum Noah Baumbach. I thought the film was great. It had a very mellow pace, was entirely off-beat, and fun to watch. It’s probably not for everyone, especially the guy snoring in the next aisle, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The plan Sunday was to take a day trip to the city, but freezing rain discouraged us from the trek. So we almost went ice skating, but open skating wasn’t until later in the afternoon, so instead we had a delicious Indian lunch at Haweli. Last night we played Scrabble (didn’t quite finish the game, but I’m finally beating Jen for the first time in ages) and watched Dawn of the Dead, which was pretty funny but (spoiler coming) made me mad because what’s up with everyone dying? What’s the point of that? Movies like that make me mad. I hear Shaun of the Dead is better anyway, but it wasn’t on iControl.

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