As a way to end the New Year and as our holiday gift to each other, Mikey and I went out to a fancy dinner to celebrate each other’s accomplishments from the year. Throughout the year whenever something cool would happen for either of us, we would say ‘let’s go out to dinner and celebrate!’ but then we just wouldn’t make time to do it with real intention. Things like getting new jobs, me finishing the illustrations on the book I illustrated, him finishing recording his record, and then him releasing it, etc! Things that should be celebrated – the problem is that our achievements rarely sync up, so when I’m just finishing something, he’s in the thick of something he’s working on, or vice versa.
It was a nice time, and delicious. But now I’ve been to Barbuzzo a bunch of times and need to expand my fancy dinner game. Suggestions?
On New Years Eve, we went to a show and then to a party. I always feel funny about New Years Eve. I always want it to be a ‘cool thing’ but then it puts all these weird expectations on pretty normal activities that I do all the time anyway, like shows and parties.
But they both ended up being pretty fun and I felt pretty content with my NYE ultimately, more so than in previous years even. This is Littler.
Fleabite from Boston
Over at the party, it was also doubling as a birthday party for Katie and Allison and it was themed.
It was a Warhol Factory theme, not a far departure from how our friends already dress, just more tin foil and sunglasses inside. It was fun.
Sam and Mikey
Krista and Dan
Providing our own sparkling bev. Neither me or Mikey drink, which is great for our relationship, and usually okay for our social life. Depending on the party vibe we can both have a good time in party settings.
“That popper landed only on me!”
Jesse and Amy
The whole following weekend we slept in pretty late and relaxed hard.
The Twilight Zone. We watched it all last winter and then for some reason stopped over the summer and fall. I guess it feels winter appropriate in a weird way.
Bowling in Clifton Heights
In my studio, pretending it’s warm out.
Open skate at the Penn rink. It ended up being too packed to really be fun but I’m excited to go back when it isn’t around the holidays.
Post-skate coffee at Joe’s so we could visit our friend Joey.