01 January 2008

Beginning of the night at right...

...end of the night, below:


Chartreuse and Park Slope may not be black and Upper East Side, but last night I learned that happiness isn't determined by the dress you have on or the backdrop against which you celebrate the start of the new year but rather by the steadfastness of friendship, the promise of a clean start, appreciating life for the intangibles, not the materials, and...okay, not really, but it is about the deep-down glee of realizing that after all these years of living in separate countries and having to rely on e-mails, text messages and the occasional phone-card call, your bow-seat bestie is still as deliciously dead-pan, ragingly wry and unabashedly egocentric as she was when you first met eight and a half years ago.

Here's hoping your NYE was filled with as many overdressed antics as ours!

Happy 2008!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, maybe you shouldn't smile.

your friend is cute!

Johanna said...

this is all etcetera's fault.

that's it, back to the aloof, Posh pout from here on out.

at least my ruffles look pretty, yes?

kiss,
J

kelly in silver spring said...

That dress! Love!

Anonymous said...

looks like you had a great time in the big apple. the dress is so pretty , and so are you with those berry lips!

west coast devotee said...

I prefer the pout, to be honest, but you *do* look really happy...must've been the foie gras bonanza going on behind you ;)

p.s. there is nothing sexier than a dress with ruffles so exaggerated they look like they're about to eat your face. love you!

Dave said...

Damn. I was certain you didn't have teeth.

tellin' it like it is said...

hope you slept off all that roughness

Johanna said...

west coast devotee-

I can't think of better way to die than being eaten by ruffles...

dave-

I actually did this mostly for you. Don't get used to it.

tellin' it like it is-

For the ninth straight day, I logged sleepy time in the double-digits. Yeeeah, that streak is gonna end tonight.

best,
J

cali finale said...

cute photo!!!

Anonymous said...

"bow-seat?"

???

T. said...

Trust me, Park Slope is WAY better than the Upper East Side any day.

farah said...

ok, tell me u made use of the new cam and please put a full body picture. The neckline looks gorgeous, i want to see how the rest of the dress looks like pluuuhhease (and definitely tell us where did u get it from )

Morgan said...

I *love* this pic of you two - so cute! And I agree with Farah...I want to see the full dress!

Anonymous said...

you have to show us the rest of the dress and what shoes you wore!!!!

Anonymous said...

i wore that dress for nye too!

Dave said...

J, no worries. A guy doesn't expect a woman to do too many things to make him happy.

Amanda said...

I love your smile with teeth! Don't let these people deter you from posting it more than once every...I don't know, 9 months!

brown rowergirl said...

how did I miss this Bruno rowing reunion???