The Lost Day (Or Two)

4th January 2012

I went to a New Year’s Eve party with shotguns taped to my chair.  They were plastic. The party was post-apocalyptic.  Because, y’know, the world is supposed to end in this year.  Depending on whom you speak to.  I think we’re good. Even better now that I know what day it is.

You see, I lost a day or two back there.  I know I’m not the only one.  Happy New Year, folks.  I hope you’re caught up, too.

Even though New Year’s Eve saw my last pint of cider for a while, we still rolled home at about 4 in the morning.  Just in time to see a half-naked, badly tanned man stagger out of the lift and have a complete stranger declare me Queen from the stairwell.

The rest of the journey to the flat was relatively uneventful.  I transferred out of the chair with my guns still in place and everyone said good morning at 3 the next afternoon.

By the time I had my Annual New Year’s Day Cry, ripped the guns off and bumped into some coffee, it was time to go to Sarge’s parents’ for dinner.  On the way out, we met a girl tottering on her heels and weaving out the front door.  Good times?

Now.  It was dark when we got home and dark when we went out for round two.  I was confused.

‘I’m confused’, I said to Sarge and our friend.  I knew a day had passed somewhere, but WHERE did it go?  And HOW did I miss it?

‘I’m very disconcerted,’ I said. ‘We haven’t seen daylight today.  Are you sure it’s gone?  This is some trippy shit.  Is this the Apocalypse?’

And I wasn’t even hung-over.

But I did lose the power of speech sometime after dinner.  We came home, and I was saved by Saving Grace.  We woke up the next afternoon.

‘It’s Groundhog Day’, I said.

No, it’s New Year.  Again.

And so, Happy New Year, again.  Since it’s kind of happened twice for me, I have decided it will be extra awesome.

And I hope it is for you, too.

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It's Groundhog Day. It is. It isn't. Image via Wikipedia

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  • Reply becomingcliche 4th January 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Hope the new year is tremendous for you, your majesty!

    • Reply LKD 5th January 2012 at 11:50 am

      Happy New Year, the same to you!

  • Reply Laura 4th January 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Sounds like a great way to ring in the new year! Some friends and I are planning a party for Dec. 21, 2012 so at least we can be together when the world ends.

    • Reply LKD 5th January 2012 at 11:52 am

      It was fun. I hope you have a great year, Laura!

  • Reply SusanWritesPrecise 5th January 2012 at 4:38 am

    I love when that happens! 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Reply LKD 5th January 2012 at 11:56 am

      I like when time goes weird. Happy New Year and happy writing, Susan! May the words be with you!


  • Reply Karen 5th January 2012 at 4:40 am

    Peace, love & joy for the new year!

    • Reply LKD 5th January 2012 at 11:59 am

      And to you, Karen. Your colourful words and icon make me happy! 🙂


  • Reply Sundry 6th January 2012 at 4:16 am

    Have I mentioned this year that I kind of adore you, LKD? Cause I do.

    • Reply LKD 6th January 2012 at 9:41 am

      I love you too, Sally Sundry!

  • Reply Gilly Goldsworthy 6th January 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This is very funny and I too have lost a day in the past, Christmas though and a very bad idea because my children were nearly teens!

    • Reply LKD 10th January 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Did that score you Cool Mom points, though?

  • Reply Sharon 10th January 2012 at 7:32 pm

    The guns: ha!

    • Reply LKD 10th January 2012 at 9:59 pm

      I ripped them clear off and they snapped. Haha!

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