We, like any group of young adults, decided to throw a little New Years Eve party.
Unsure of how many people were going to arrive, my boyfriend, my room mate Spicy J and I decided to pick up a few bottles of cheap champagne and asked everyone coming to do the same.
Needless to say we had quite a few bottles (though it never feels like enough, does it?)
We only got the cheap stuff because A.) it was purchased last minute and B.) we didn’t have much to throw down and quantity mattered a tad more than quality this time around.
So Ballatore it was! My favorite brand of cheap champagne!
Except the store was out of that too…
So Cooks it was!
Luckily I already had several sets of champagne flutes.
(Fun fact about me: I have more alcohol specific drink ware than regular glasses…also a lot of coffee mugs.)
Now, quick rant. Champagne, is not technically Champagne unless it’s from the Champagne Province in France.
Everything else is sparkling wine. I am fine with this though, honestly I am. I just wanted to set that straight.
Okay, back to New Years. We popped those corks like a firing squad about five minutes before midnight and toasted to 2013. The year “anything goes” (we come up with slogans for each year however from 2010-2012 it was “the year we don’t give a shit”. Yup, we didn’t give a shit for three years in a row).
I felt snazzy!
I have no real qualms against Cooks. It’s certainly not my favorite but after enough vodka tonics and it being the last night of the year and all, I enjoyed myself.
Next year though, I’m certainly going to just let it spray all over me and my New Years kiss, now that’s a way to end and start a year! Soaked in champagne!
Lush Life 2012
My favorite wines and lovable lushes of the year!
Wines of 2012:
Menage A Trois (CA), Donnaluna (Italy), Undone (Germany), Class Act Pinot Noir (OR), Thorny Rose (WA), Chocolate Shop (WA), Twisted (CA), and Pro.Mis.Q.Ous (CA).
Lovable Lushes of 2012:
Spicy J, my new room mate (featured in “Popping Corks”) We didn’t drink much wine in 2012 together except for New Years but 2013 has already been quite lush with this guy around. Finally! Another wine drinker in the apartment!
PS and VB, the French kids (Featured in “The French Invasion”). They were a ton of fun and my boyfriend The Champion and I can’t wait to see them in France.
The Redd Queen (Featured in “Girls Night: Wine and Chocolate”). She’s been a lovely chocolate and wine companion all year long and was a fun temporary room mate.
The Champion, my boyfriend (Featured in “Girls Night: Wine and Chocolate”, “The French Invasion”, “Holidays and Open Fires”, Popping Corks”, “Space Bag”) He’s been there for the grand majority of my wine adventures this year and he’s not even a wine drinker. Still a lush though ;)
Ms. Alaska (Featured in “Space Bag”) was here for many wine adventures as well and taught me about space bags! What’s not to love!?
Ma mere et mon pere! (Featured in “First Flight” “Holidays and Open Fires”). They’ve encouraged me and taught me much about wine and more this year. I love my parents.
Brit Viscous (Featured in “Getting Twisted”) has been around this place for many adventures and a ton of fun to hang out with. I love this girl!
Ana Tomy, my dance partner. (Featured in “Girls Night: Wine and Chocolate”). Every time we’re choreographing a new dance routine, we’ve got a bottle of something (we’re professionals obviously) and she’s probably been around the most this year. We’ve gotten drunk together for the bad nights, the amazing nights, and the crazy nights. We’ve toasted for strength to move on from hardships, and we’ve toasted to our bright futures. For her awesome friendship and all the great times and successful performances we’ve had, she’s my number one lovable lush of the year.
This said, I love all of my friends and family and can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!