January 1, 2009

A New Year's jinx

Well I was suddenly struck by this yesterday that having spent a lot of memorable occasions with my friends over the past few years, we've never spent a New Year's day or New Year's eve with one another. In fact SO and I were discussing it yesterday evening as well. Of course when we were traditionally home in India before moving out, we always spent the day with the family. And it didn't mean as much to spend it with friends... However even after moving out of the house for the 5th year now, I haven't spent this day with my friends (except for in 2007, I think).
2005 - I was in Dallas with my family over winter break at my brother's house.
2006 - India on vacation
2007 - I am vaguely unclear about this but I think the few of us who stuck around Cincinnati spent an uneventful day with one another
2008 - India again...
2009 - In Paris... but without any of my jingbang.

Somethings are just not meant to be I suppose. Maybe we'll make it a reunion sometime. Maybe. And uncharacteristically, this has made me melancholy (maybe added because I am just back from a fabulous India vacation). Happy New Year all!


PrivateMartin said...

Hi Jaya

Wish you a very happy new year.

Jaya said...

PrivateMartin -> Thank you. And same to you. Hope u had a great one with your new daughter. :)

Shiva kumar Shankar said...

i thought 07 u were here before heading to Diego for your job?? maybe I am mistaken!

Jaya said...

Shiva-> Not ON New Year's!

Vidhya said...

2007 New year was us at home (all 4 of us). Remember we made that trip in pajamas to Riddle road market (first thakore and me, the u and thakore mentioning the broken wine opener)

Jaya said...

Vids -> Oh that was New Years! I remember that happening and in fact I was mentioning to Oak the other day when we were talking. Ah so we were together but it was otherwise uneventful for we'd all have rather been elsewhere, huh? ;)

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