That’s right, my lovely readers! I, your faithful blogger Bri, have returned. I apologize for not posting these past couple months, (I’ve deemed it “The Bri-less Age”) but I have been busy planning this year’s live blog extravaganza. For those of you who may have missed it-
Hi everyone! I’m really excited for…oh. You’re already doing the intro.
Oh, hello Lulu! I miss our funny intro banter, don’t you?
Yes! Good times.
Well, have you told our readers about tonight’s event?
I was just getting to that. You can read the details below!
- Right now, I’m having a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with my friends, and will be blogging an extra special post in honor of the event here on the Doll Mag blog. The post will be updated throughout the evening at every half hour. So, every 30 minutes, be sure to refresh your page to see what I’m up to.
- The event starts right now at 8:30 PM E.T. and will run until 12:00 AM.
- Starting 8:30 PM E.T. till 12:00 AM E.T., I will be online and responding to your comments!
Let’s get to the celebrating!
(8:30) Now, as you might remember, I don’t always have, let us say, the best luck when it comes to New Year’s – after all, last year I forgot it was even happening! Anyway, as you might expect, I’m determined to make sure things go perfectly tonight.
Oh, and Rosalind and Piper are here too! (They helped me set up.) “Hey guys,” I beckon them over, waving at the camera, “say hello!” Piper bites her lip, slightly confused. “Um, who are we saying hello to?” I laugh, “The readers of course! Lulu is going to help me do another live blog.”
Speaking of the live blog, I have all sorts of things planned for the rest of the evening. Video games (I’m a master at Just Dance,) movies (Enchanted!), the menu (hot cocoa, cookies, and lots of popcorn), and-oh! People are starting to arrive. Be back in a bit!
(9:00) “Hi everyone! I’m so glad you could all make it. Okay, let’s see…there’s snacks in the kitchen courtesy of Piper, Cupid, and Molly, and I have the movie set up in the other room, and if anyone wants to play Just Dance, we can move the chairs out of the way in here.” I survey the room, wanting to make sure there’s enough space. At my announcement, a few of the girls shuffle off into different directions, making my cozy living room a bit less crowded.
“Thanks for inviting us!” Molly exclaims after we’re done shifting our seating arrangements. I smile, “I’m so happy you all could come! Now, onto business. Who dares to challenge me in an exciting game of copying onscreen movement?!” (Silence.) “Um, I mean, who wants to play Just Dance?” With a laugh, a couple of my friends raise their hands.
With some teamwork, we manage to clear away the furniture and set up the TV, with Sienna picking the first song. As you can clearly tell, I am quite the accomplished dancer. (Lulu’s Note: Those are definitely not the moves on the screen.) I shall return soon with the results of our game! (Dramatic Music)
(9:30) “So how’d Just Dance go?” Piper asks as we walk down the hall. “Uh, fine,” I answer, biting my lip. She laughs, “You lost, didn’t you?” “Yes,” I mumble with a pout. Piper smiles. “I’m going to go grab a snack. Why don’t you go see what Kitty and Rubye are up to?”
I wave goodbye and head over to the couch, where the Wonderlandian best friends have been hanging out with our new addition, Sarah, all evening. “Hey guys! What are you doing?”
“Reading.” Ruby answers with a nod, not taking her eyes off the page of her book. Kitty shrugs and I turn to Sarah, tilting my head curiously. “I introduced them to the Harry Potter series,” she explains, pointing to their books. “They’re determined to finish the series before midnight. I’m rereading.”
I nod and head over to the other side of the couch, where Kitty is looking over Rubye’s shoulder. “What part are you at-oh! That’s a good part, although-” Before I can finish my sentence, Rubye cuts me off. “No! No spoilers.” I laugh, “Of course!”
(10:00) “Hey!” I say cheerfully, entering the room where the movie is playing. Seeing that the film is at a dramatic moment, I drop my voice to a whisper. “Sorry. Hi.” Rosalind smiles from over by the chair, inviting me to sit down. “You’re just in time for the end of the movie.”
I smile back and take a seat next to Cupid, who offers me a pillow. I settle myself in and turn my attention to the screen, which is blaring out dramatic music, until-
ALL THE LIGHTS GO OUT. (Dun-Dun-Dun!)
“Uh, Bri?” Rosalind asks. “Yeah?” I reply.
“I think we may be having a power outage.”
(10:30) Hello there! Sorry if I left you in a bit of suspense earlier. Luckily, the power outage was nothing to worry about – Piper and Gigi had our back up generator ready in no time. Still, in the spirit of things, we have decided to break out our flashlights and some of our favorite board games for a BOARD GAME EXTRAVAGANZ–
“Bri,” Eliza interrupts, stumbling in. “Where do you want the board games?” I look around, searching for a proper spot. “Here’s fine.” She nods and sets them down. “Wait, is that Scrabble?” I ask excitedly, peering at the pile of games. Eliza nods, “Yeah.” I hop up and poke my head into the hallway. “Anyone want to play Scrabble with me?” “I will!” Rosalind calls out.
“How fun!” I exclaim, sitting back down and turning to the camera. “Sister vs. Sister! A battle of wits! The Scrabble Games! That’s right folks – come back in a half hour for the first event in our BOARD GAME EXTRAVAGANZA!”
(11:00) “Sorry Bri, “Bri” doesn’t count as a Scrabble word. You can do “rib” though,” Grace shrugs. Rosalind and I are deep into our game, and I’m running out of words! It’s quite fun though, with Sienna and Dani giving sports-style commentary and Grace acting as our scorekeeper.
“Yes, this is a great match everyone,” Sienna announces as she and Dani watch the game. “Bri is only a few points behind Rosalind, who gained all sorts of points with “waterfall” earlier this evening. With only a couple of tiles left, the game is tight and OH! It’s time to tally up our winner!”
Grace quickly does a few calculations on her piece of paper and runs over to Dani, whispering the results in her ear. Dani gasps, her eyes widening. “Well, it appears that it is a tie!” Rosalind and I share a glance before letting out a series of laughs, congratulating each other on our shared victory.
(11:30) Meanwhile, over by the couch, the speed read marathon of Harry Potter continues. “What book are you on?” I ask, peering at the cover in Sarah’s hands. “Deathly Hallows,” Rubye answers, her eyes flicking across the page. “We only have a few chapters left!”
Piper comes in as well, and we soon begin discussing their progress in the series. “Who do you think will finish first?” I ask. She shrugs, “I don’t know. There’s only another thirty minutes until midnight.” A thought pops into my head. “That means there’s only another thirty minutes to have popcorn in 2015! Care for a snack?” She agrees and together we run off to grab some refreshments.
(12:00) “Bri! Come on, it’s time to go watch the ball drop on TV!” Grace calls from the living room. I rush in and take a seat on the couch, where we all take a moment to snap a quick picture before turning our attention to the television, beginning our annual countdown to 2016 (which I hope is a fabulous year for all of you lovely readers.) “Five…four…three…two…”
“WE FINISHED!” Rubye exclaims as we all laugh. I lean over to give my friends a high five. “I’m impressed! You even got to the epilogue?” Rubye’s eyes widen. “There’s. An. Epilogue?”
Happy New Year everyone!
Lots of love,
The Doll Mag Team