Saturday, December 31, 2005
It's New Year's Eve and I want to stay home.
My very sweet Geek wants to go out.
It's after noon on New Year's Eve and we still haven't settled on what we're going to do.
Here's how I feel. I spent my teenage years babysitting other people's kids on New Year's Eve. It was an easy job. The kids always insisted they were going to stay awake until midnight, but they always dropped off about nine or ten o'clock. I got them in bed and spent the rest of the evening watching Dick Clark or some cheesy movie on TV. The parents would get home about one or two o'clock and I got paid lots of money. It was a great gig for a reasonably responsible teen who needed money.
Shortly after my teen years were over, I got married. For about five years or so, we would get invited to friend's parties each year. Sometimes they were fancy dress-up parties, sometimes they were theme parties (we hosted an 80's party ourselves one year), and sometimes they were pajama parties. Whatever the case, we had a lot of fun and it didn't cost much.
Now my twenties are over and I am well into my thirties. I have always been a bit of a homebody, but I am becoming more and more so each day. I spend eight to ten hours of every day of the week away from home. Tonight, I just want to stay home out of the cold snowy outdoors, curl up on the couch next to my favorite Geek, and watch a movie...or two...or three. The Geek would normally agree with me, but for some reason he wants to go out this year. I'm still trying to figure this out.
So I still don't know what we're going to do. I suspect neither of us will really know until about seven or eight tonight when we suddenly realize we are either out or we're not. I don't want my Geek to be disappointed, but I kind of hope we're not.
What do you think? Would you rather go out or stay in, and what are your plans for tonight?