Monday, December 21, 2009

A Holiday Party

Friday night, I hosted a dozen friends at my third annual holiday party.

This year, along with the usual spread of cold hors d’oeuvres, I brought in White Castle sliders and pigs in a blanket. Hot comfort food goes a long way when the mercury drops -- even my trainer Crystal was all for the caloric indulgence.

Celebrating The Season: (from left) Cindy, Rachel, me and Jason

Travel was one of the hot topics of conversation. Galpal Cindy and hubby Jason filled me in on their upcoming trip to Costa Rica, while my friend Prince shared his plans to visit Tanzania after the new year. My 2010 travel resolution -- see more of the U.S., especially cities with a happening singles scene.

Fellow dating blogger Lost Plum and I talked about mining the past for material during present romantic droughts, and she also told me about the stalker who wants consent to use her likeness in his upcoming book. Only in New York.

Toward the night’s end, pals Andrea, Rachel and I settled in for some kvetching about singlehood in NYC.

As we shared stories and a few laughs, I was reminded of how lucky I am to have such great friends -- friends who make the holiday season something to celebrate.

What's your favorite part of this time of year?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

friends, family,food and drink.
snuggling under warm blanket and watching movies.

Melissa said...

All great choices -- and all among my favorite things too. Along with movies, this holiday I'll be curling up with the first season of "Lost." A diehard fan has just gotten me hooked!

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Anonymous said...

Melissa ,
You are a wondeful woman ! I wish for you a great holiday . I still miss you . I'm sorry my life is so messed up . I blew it all by not droping my life to be with you . I hope someday you will understand . All my best thoughts of you will stay with me always .
PS , Great movies to see . Young Victoria , The Lovly Bones - unbelievable ! Happy B-Day 16th Jan
Sparky

Melissa said...

Sparky--

I wish you a great holiday too. And I do understand. You will always be in my heart.

Anonymous said...

Mel ,
As usual you never let me down on how Classy and Educated a person you are . I'm sorry for the immaturity of some of my family . They are so quick to degrade me and accuse me of wrong doing . I wish that someday they can have a fraction of your class . Sorry for the brain fart : Your B=day is on the 21st - my bad .
The warmest of Holidays To you .
My Best , Sparky

Melissa said...

Sparky,
I'm sorry too that your family has made unfounded accusations based on misinterpreting what I've written on the blog.

Thank you for clarifying your brain fart! Wishing you the best during the holidays and always.

Rachel said...

Young Victoria is brilliant - I can also highly recommend it!!!