Usually New Year’s Eve is just another opportunity for me to pile on the sequins and throw on another pair of obscenely high heels. But I just wasn’t in the mood to be overly fussy this year. Plus, I always make fun of the girls hobbling home at the end of the night or walking down our disgusting hypodermic needle-strewn sidewalks in their stockinged feet. Maybe I’m finally become sensible in my older age.
I couldn’t wait to wear my new Enid from Ghost World t-shirt, so I threw that on with one of my new Roobys skirts. I wanted to be super comfy, so I said screw-it to wearing uncomfortable tights and just wore black leggings with boots. I was a happy camper at 3 AM: nice and warm and not in constricting, itchy clothing. Take that, girl sitting on the floor of the M train in your spandex dress. I made a rational clothing decision!
The Elvis button is from Leenie’s Vintage Emporium and the cardigan (in my attempt to look more like Mr. Edwin) is from Forever 21 (do not judge me). Yes, my hair matches my cardigan. No, it was not on purpose.
So, yeah, this is more than I’d typically spend on a T-shirt, but I’m super in love with it. It’s a replica of the shirt Enid wears in Ghost World, so really. Can you put a price on that?
On the subway, I was next to a dude with the SAME DAMN BOOTS. It was awkward. It was just like that episode of 90210 where Brenda and Kelly went to the prom in the same dress.
I got ready for a thousand years, painstakingly putting on eyeliner and lipstick and then wiping most of it off two separate times. Tim just sat around looking naturally pretty.
So, yeah, it was a pretty awesome New Year’s Eve, hanging out with rad librarians like Tim and Rita. I drank too much and shoved some tinsel into my hair and got into a really heated discussion about L’il Bub and Maru.
Like I said, 2012 was a crappy, horrible year and I hope it knows I won’t miss it at all. I’m ready for 2013. Come at me, bro!
Don’t you think your New Year’s resolution should be commenting on this blog post? It’s all I have to live for.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid