Holy crap, I made it! And like I have written before, I did not get here alone. My family, friends, Facebook friends, Hope Lodge guests, internet sponsors, and local businesses all helped me get here. Thanks to everyone who donated t-shirts and read this blog during the year!
22 years ago I was getting back from the hospital after a 4 hour surgery, 11 day stay, and Crohn’s Disease diagnosis. I think tonight will be a bit better than that night in 1988. I think due to the fact that I was getting back from the hospital helped me to remember every New Year’s Eve since. Here’s a peek:
1988-1989: Quiet night at my parents’ house after getting back from the hospital
1989-1990: Party at my cousin Katie’s house
1990-1991: Party at a (then) friend of a friend’s house (his parents were away) in Grafton who is now a Worcester police officer
1991-1992: Party at a friend’s in Westboro
1992-1993: Party at the same place as 91-92 (this is when I got my David Way sign)
1993-1994: Quiet night watching movies at a friend in Westboro
1994-1995: Party at UMass – the only New Year’s Eve I ever drank!
1995-1996: Road trip to NYC to be with my girlfriend
1996-1997: Phish concert at the Fleet Center
1997-1998: First Night in Boston
1998-1999: Home alone in Waltham, watched Return of the Jedi
1999-2000: Drove “Dave’s Millennium Taxi” (Mom’s minivan) to my roommate’s friend’s party
2000-2001: Took limo and saw Barenaked Ladies at Fleet Center
2001-2002: Party at Andy’s in Grafton
2002-2003: In Buffalo with girlfriend
2003-2004: Went to JJ O’Rourke’s with roommate
2004-2005: Quite night with a girl I was pseudo-dating
2005-2006: Party at a friend’s in Westboro
2006-2007: Made an appearance at a friend’s party in Westboro, was back at apartment watching a movie when it was midnight
2007-2008: Working at Hope Lodge
2008-2009: Working at Hope Lodge
2009-2010: Watching Mark’s band (Catch and Release, Dirty Fever?) at G. Willikers
2010-2011: End of blog party!
There will be much more to report later...
Happy New Year’s everyone and I hope you come up with and stick to a great resolution!!!!
I will have another blog for 2011, stay tuned for http://mylifescanned.blogspot.com!