Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Wow, what an unbelievable year it's been. I left my job as a valet and decided to give poker a try. Good choice. I was considering putting up a long post recapping everything but I decided to be lazy. The short version is that I went to Europe 4 times this year, went to Japan and Hong Kong for my first ever trip to Asia and was lucky enough to win a decent amount playing poker. Unreal.

I'm really excited for 2006 and hopefully it will be the best year of my life. I really feel like each year has been better than the year before and I'd like that trend to continue. It'll be tough to top 2005 and probably won't happen financially but I'm thinking hard about other things that could make me a happier person, possibly rekindling an old relationship or setting out to find new ones. I have a lot on my mind and a lot of issues running through my head. I really feel ready to "grow up". My New Year's resolution will anger some people but I want to quit drinking hard alcohol. I'd really like to eventually eliminate all drinking from my life but I need to take it one step at a time. It won't be easy but I think I can do it.

The last few days have been a lot of fun. We found a Korean Karaoke place in Lynnwood that "didn't serve alcohol" as a rule but was very accomodating to our demands for booze. I went crazy and sang a ton of songs. The ones that worked were "Separate Ways" by Journey, "My Way" by Sinatra and "Forgot About Dre" by Dr. Dre and Eminem. The flops were "Stan" by Eminem and "Paradise City" by Guns and Roses. Stan is really hard to do because it's so off-beat and conversational AND it's depresing as hell. Paradise City was just too long. It looked great in Can't Hardly Wait but I guess William is a bit cooler than I am.

Last night I got really drunk and had a lot of fun at the bar. I can't divulge all the details so you know that means I had a good time. Tonight we're going to Davis' condo to prefunk then probably heading down to Pioneer Square. We're a pretty wishy-washy group though so we might just hang out in the condo. Either way, I'll be sad to see 2005 go but I'm very optimistic about 2006. I hope you all have fantastic years and I'll talk to you again soon.


Pauly said...

Happy new year Dude!

Anonymous said...

Clearly you are not as cool as William... but in this light you somewhat resemble David Duchovny!


MHG said...

Happy New Year, I hope that your wildest dreams come true.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year bud...lemme know when you are back in town...

AlCantHang said...

No more hard booze?! Oh the horror. :)

At least I got the soco shots in while I had the chance.

Lot's of luck and have a great 2006.