So my wife and I stayed in for New Year’s; both of us were fighting slight colds, so didn’t feel like going out.
My older daughter Elizabeth, who will be 18 in a few days, decided to host a New Year’s Party. Four boys and three girls, all high school seniors, came over. Elizabeth had dubbed it a “Nerd Year Party”, and even wore a white T-shirt, tie and Tina Fey glasses (non-prescription, as she doesn’t need glasses.)
They played Left4Dead and Portal on the gaming LAN in my basement office and Magic the Gathering. There was a little noodling on guitar and piano, too. The evening closed with them watching “Empire Strikes Back” on the HDTV.
All in all, I was more amused and entertained than any party I could have gone to, even if I did have to do tech support once or twice. :-D