After a brief hiatus from my website, I am back and ready to start at it again. I shouldn’t have left you (left you) without a dope beat to step to (step to).
I hope everyone had an awesome New Year’s Eve. I spent it with a couple of friends in a very intimate, low key setting – at least compared to last year. I went to Danny’s for a few drinks of champagne, then headed to downtown Cumberland. We went to Red’s first, which is a new up-scale bar. They had free food and all the girls got roses! I ended up seeing some old friends there and it was awesome! At 11:30, everyone wanted to leave, so we went to Baltimore Street Grill, but it was too packed for me, so I just got a tall mocha next door at the coffee shop.
The ball dropped in downtown Cumberland, albeit without an official countdown. *sigh I know I will get tons of hate mail about this, and about how I just need to respect the fact that the ball even dropped and that I am alive in 2009, but it’s like…what is the point of going to see a ball drop if there isn’t an official countdown? Literally, about 1,000 people watched the ball come down and light up 2009, but no one was together counting down 10…9…8. Suddenly, without notice it was 2009, and I was annoyed. Let’s fix this for next year.
After the anticlimactic and disappointing ball drop, we made our way towards Ed’s Canal Pub. On the way we saw a load of stoners, and another group of gothic people doing the Macarena. Hmmm. Anyway, by the time we got to Ed’s, we ran in to even more people that we know. First, we ran in to Bethany. As soon as I saw her I knew I needed a picture with her. She was killing it in every single way that night. I don’t know anyone that can stay on top of her game the way she does. Constantly looking flawless, always smiling, and never seems fake. We need more of this in the world.
So my holiday season has come to an end. Sort of. My birthday is the 24th, and for those of you that don’t know, I celebrate it 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the actual date. You can call it Johnukah. It’s a festival of presents, where you give me a present each day 2 weeks before and after my birthday. It’s going to be sick. Stay tuned to johnthrasher.net for more info. 🙂