I've always played those Pokemon games because I was lonely. I always spent New Years' Eve at home with my parents. Since my brother met his partner Paige, I was feeling lonelier and lonelier each year. In 2013, I thought I had found a future partner, but as it would turn out, she was more difficult than she was worth. My parents kept telling me that I would never meet anyone online, but I've always been so horribly shy, especially with girls. They kept telling me I had to go out and meet people. But I just couldn't.
Well, not only did I meet someone amazing online, but I met Lyn Lomasi. You can probably understand then why Pokemon was the furthest thing from my mind. Those of you that know Lyn are likely aware how kind and affectionate she is, how helpful and sweet she is. I can tell you from personal experience that she is all of these things and more. The awesome thing about Lyn is that we have about twenty billion things in common, so we're starting our own New Years' Eve traditions for ourselves. She just doesn't play Pokemon. So that's why it's out.
Instead, from now on, I'll be playing MLB Front Office Manager. That seems incredibly random, but I love baseball and by this time of year I'm ready for the season to start. The funny thing about that game was that it never worked on any of my other computers. I spent $35 on that game and it always crashed. Apparently, it works on Windows 8 because I started a franchise and got all the way to the regular season without a problem. So that will be my New Years' Eve game from now on, just because of how happy I was to get that to finally work!
We also both love John Denver (which makes sense since Lyn grew up in Colorado), so he's the soundtrack for our New Years' Eve, as well. It used to be that I had a "best of" from the year. Since I didn't really like much new music this year, it helped to just go with a proven standby.
Also, Lyn baked cookies: chocolate chip and pecan! They were yummy, so that has to be a new tradition, too!
Here's to a great 365!