Friday, January 13, 2006

The Fastest Blown New Year's Resolution Ever!

We celebrated New Year's Eve in the Grand Place, Brussel's version of Times Square. A couple of hours before midnight, we were camped inside this little Irish bar (which has a 12 hour happy hour!) and Dan tells me that his New Year's resolution is to quit cursing. A lofty goal, but I was going to support it, nonetheless!

As midnight neared, we put on our jackets, gloves, scarves and hats and headed outside for the countdown and fireworks show. (Coincidentally, several thousand other people had the same idea.) Knowing how much Dan hates crowds, I was able to strategically place us on the outside boundary of the masses - close enough to be part of the crowd and still have an unobstructed view of the fireworks show. As the countdown started, the crowd started pushing in from the right (Dan's side), trying to clear the building so that they, too, could have an unobstructed view of the fireworks.

And, now, I recap:
Crowd: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!
Dan: "If these !&*(%#%$ don't stop pushing me ...

And there you have it-- the shortest lived New Year's resolution ever!!

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