January 1, 2010
Despite all my thoughts yesterday that this year would bring significant change, it doesn't feel like it yet. "Here's to 2010 because 2009 was brutal," Hal said, raising his champagne flute for another toast. Below the balcony, I glimpsed some of EMU's campus, covered in snow and devoid of students. I saw it as the last testament to my childhood, but chose not to reminisce much. Hearing Jefferson Starship's song, "Nothing's gonna stop us now", was the highlight of the evening even after people started puking and I began gazing longingly at one of the few men present.