My New Year’s Eve

My New Year’s Eve’s are always uneventful. New Year’s Eve is supposed to be exciting, right? At least, in my mind, it should be. But on these nights I never have anywhere to go, and I never have anything to do. I don’t know why, it just always works out like that.

Even when I was back in Seattle with my family, my dad would usually fall asleep on the couch by 10, my mom would work the night shift, which left just me and my siblings to find something to do ourselves. We’d watch videos, most notably, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, which I think is one of the only New Year’s movies out there. (That I know of anyway.) But even then, we’d get bored before too long. I don’t know what I expect New Year’s Eve to be like, but I guess I expect it to be more fun. But coming off of Christmas, the bar has been set high, and I guess it’s kinda hard to top it.

So this year, again having nothing to do, I thought I’d at least get to spend quality time with my grandparents. But immediately my grandma went to her bedroom and shut the door, and my grandpa went to his workshop in the garage and stayed there most of the night.

“So much for that idea,” I thought.

So I ended up skyping with my siblings back in Seattle. Which was fun, up until 10 pm. Due to the time difference, that’s when they celebrated the New Year, and went to sleep right after. So for the last two hours I was alone again with nothing to do. There was nothing even good on tv. My grandpa had been watching the Country Music New Year’s celebration thingy. Yuk. I don’t hate country music, but I’m not a fan, and the idea of spending New Year’s Eve watching country music performers didn’t strike me. So after my grandpa left and I realized he wasn’t coming back I changed the channel. But still there was nothing good on.

Finally at midnight my grandpa came out, and we went outside to watch some fireworks go off around Waipahu.

So I guess I did get to spend some time with family after all. And it gave me a good opportunity to practice my resolution for 2012: look at the glass as half full instead of half empty.

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