Two years ago I spent New Years Eve with three of my best friends ever in their house in Sweden. We went out to the lake with a lantern to see with and a thermos of vodka-infused-Glögg and drank it, sitting in the snow, watching about 20 different groups of fireworks be reflected in the water. Then we went to the snow fort we’d spent the last few days making and sat and talked, drinking more vodka we’d buried in the snow.
It was probably the best New Years Eve I’ve ever had.
Last year I looked up at the clock at 23:59 and said “shit! It’s almost midnight!” and we all jumped up to get champagne and light sparklers over the sink, since we couldn’t be bothered going outside in the cold and we don’t approve enough of the environmental damage fireworks do to get our own.
It was awesome. Probably also one of the best NYEs I’ve had.
(Edit: OH HEY I’m wearing the same t-shirt as last year! The purple Stanford t-shirt Nainers got me that she sewed a yellow sun on. Good times. Friends, even if I’m not physically with you you’re in my heart.)