The Exordium

The Exordium

So here we are in 2013! Happy New Year to you all.

After declaring to anyone who would listen that this time I would be out at a swanky bar to see in the new year, I actually ended up changing into my PJs at 11:45pm, grabbing a handful of chocolate cake and then counting down the seconds with the rest of BBC One.

We then watched the London fireworks from the window and proceeded to list all the honourable things that we would endeavour in 2013, starting with eating more healthily. Obviously the chocolate cake had been scoffed back in 2012 so didn’t count.

It’s funny how when the clock strikes midnight people suddenly feel the need to contact so called friends who they haven’t spoken to for the entire year, to express their good wishes for the year ahead.

Despite all the pretend party planning, clearly most people are so lonely on New Year’s Eve that they end up drunkenly trawling through their contacts list (or address book for the non-techies) desperately trying to find someone to ring. It’s the only time of the year that you can ring someone up without a reason. Even Christmas doesn’t justify such contact!

Still I suppose all this well-wishing can only be a good thing – unless you receive a phone call from an unrecognised number and end up having a conversation with someone you have no recollection of. It happens.

So let’s start as we mean to go on and may 2013 be prosperous and productive for everyone!


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  1. Salem Hanna
    14th January 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I did the frantic texting around myself, but only because my original plans fell through on the morning of New Year’s Eve! You’re right though, it’s one of those occasions when you contact someone you haven’t spoken to for a year, and probably won’t do so again until the NEXT year. See also Facebook birthday greetings.

  2. 7th January 2013 / 11:34 am

    A very Happy new year to you Ekaterina and Hope this year fills much joy in your life alongwth success!

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