Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Huh? New Years?

I woke up this morning (at 6 again, thanks K-man!) and Mimi mentioned that it was "the thirty-first". What? Of December? Like, as in New Year's Eve?

It is so weird to not have plans and I feel like we should at least be chilling the bottle of champagne we've had around for months. But we've got no plans. For those who live in Dubai and had plans, they are no longer at liberty to celebrate as Sheikh Mohammed (Dubai's ruler) declared that all parties and all forms of celebration be cancelled and forbid its citizens from engaging in celebration for the coming year as a way of showing his support of Palestine and the people who have been dying in that region after the 5 days of attacks from Israel.

I'm torn by this. Awesome, show support of the hundreds of dead and many more dying people in Palestine... But do so by forbidding the welcoming of a New Year and, essentially, a new beginning, as we all typically pick the first day of the year to profess our goals and dreams for the coming year or to start anew after a particularly crappy year? It seems misguided to me. I am not affected either way, so I am not here to complain, I just wonder if there wouldn't be a better way to show his support.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve and parties hard while we cannot (again, not that we would anyway). We don't get to watch the ball drop until well into tomorrow morning since we're not on an actual time schedule with our TV here.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. We are planning to have some neighbors over and have Chinese food and celebrate! Low-key and no driving anywhere!