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My Awesomely Lame New Year's Plan

I have a real love hate with New Year's Eve.

Every year (almost without fault, actually) the New Year rolls round and I, in the weeks and months leading up to it, forget this, and when I do think about it pass it off with a shrug that I simply don't care, and that it's too much hassle. I'm not really a people/party person for the simple reason that I have to spend time with people I wouldn't outside that night and listen to their usually very uninteresting conversations and children/jobs/yourattempttobuyahousebutcantcausesydneyisexpensivefuckoff/whatever. Go figure, huh? Still, about a week from the event, I realise I'm not doing anything, and that I should, and thus I ring round my friends, find out what they're doing, and if possible, latch onto something like the parasite of New Year's Eve Parties that I am. Usually this doesn't work out so well since my friends are, by and large, like me in this regard, and we end up parasiting on another party where the aforementioned people of conversation death lurk. Thus, year after year, we end up in shitty house parties, with shitty music, shitty drama, shitty people, and a vow at the end that next year we'll do something better. It never happens. I lie to myself year in and year out, it seems.

This year, however, I have decided to embrace the lame last minute opportunities that I have.

I have decided to embrace Vanilla Ice on Coogee beach for one hundred and forty dollars!

But!

I want you to know that this is not just lame.

This is Awesomely Lame.

Think about it for a moment.

Last week, L, my cousin, told me she was going to some New Year's thing with some of the other cousins, and I should go. What was it? Who knew, she said. It cost a bit, though. I passed, thinking I could find a cheaper way to spend the night. Then R, who is the recently married cousin, told me that she was heading to an embarrassingly lame event... that being Vanilla Ice. Vanilla Fucking Ice. I didn't even like Vanilla Ice when he was popular! But for some unknown reason, New Year's Eve spent on Coogee beach with an expensive gig with Vanilla Ice and others (and food and drink, the price covers that, thankfully) is just so lame that it exceeds ordinary lameness and pushes it into Awesomely Lame, which, I think we'll all agree, is better than ordinary lame.

So I am going. Yesterday, I tried to convince J that he should come, since he has no plans, and very wisely he said, "I think it speaks of the event that coming up to New Year's when everything is sold out that this still has tickets," and I couldn't disagree. He's right. Also you could spent a hundred and forty bucks on drugs you'd enjoy.

But it wouldn't be Awesomely Lame.

Which, I think you'll agree, is something you have to pay for at times.



(If, by the way, you've nothing going on for New Year's and you want to rock up to this event, feel free to join me. The more the merrier. Tickets are, obviously, still available.)

Comments

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shadowsandice
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
RAAAAAAR. FUCK YOU. I WANTED TO GO TO THAT.
benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
you should!
shadowsandice
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
I'm working till 9. No way I'd make a flight. No way I have the money, either.

My only course of action is to sulk, brood, mope, and gripe.
benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
well, if you decide to chuck a sickie, i'll put you up for the night :)
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benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
totally.
strangedave
Dec. 27th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
I rock the mic like a vandal.
benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
i wish i knew some words to say back...
ataxi
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
I'm on a roll ... time to go SOLO
crookfactory
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
I thought that my best friend in Year 4 Navnit Naidu was the coolest person in the world when he had the "Ice Ice Baby" on single; cassette no less.

Ben, you have replaced him as being the coolest person in the world.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.
benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
well, it's true, i don't want to argue with it. so i'll just say thanks, tell you it's been a pleasure, and take my flowers. thank you.
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benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
ice ice baby is pretty much the only words i know :)
bluetyson
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Can you take a bottle of Midori and a sixpack of West Coast coolers?
benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
kinda doubt it.
lucius_t
Dec. 27th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you'll appreciate this, Mr. Lame-O.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22948460-5001026,00.html

Maybe he'll break out the vanilla pudding while you're around.
benpeek
Dec. 27th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
aw, man, it just keeps getting better and better.
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benpeek
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
:P

you know you're jealous.
catsparx
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
somehow I missed this post about your NYE plans. You simply cannot fail to score big fun with this one. paying $140 for lame has gotta ring in good karma.
benpeek
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
so, this is what i think. how can this not be awesome?
catsparx
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
I am, quite sincerely, jealous.
benpeek
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
i knew you, of all people, would be :)
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