The Year of Cecily by Lisa Lin EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Lisa Lin
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New Year’s Eve
Snuggled in bed in her teal fleece pajamas, a glass of white wine on the
nightstand, and an aloe sheet mask on her face, Cecily Chang flipped through
the TV channels. It was almost 9 p.m., which meant the ball was about to
drop in Times Square.
Thank God she lived in San Francisco and could go to
bed soon. Normally, she’d find the news coverage hokey and cheesy, but
some traditions were meant to be observed. So, she’d spend the next half
hour watching TV hosts try not to freeze while making inane small talk. She
took a glance at her watch. Twenty-three minutes to go. She was getting too
old for this shit.
The timer she set on her phone went off. Cecily dutifully got out of bed,
went to the bathroom, and peeled off the mask. After chucking it in the trash
can, she took stock of her face in the mirror. “Do these things even really
work?” she mumbled. As far as she could tell, she looked exactly the same as
she did thirty minutes ago when she put the mask on.
Maybe it took a day or
two to see results. She made a mental note to do more research into the
product and ingredients. Even if it didn’t give her face a “glowing
rejuvenated look” there was still something to be said for self-care and
pampering yourself every once in a while. She yawned and padded back to
the bedroom, got back in the queen-size sleigh bed, and readjusted the
Eighteen minutes to go. Damn. As hard as she tried, Anderson and his
antics weren’t keeping her attention. Maybe some traditions were meant to
evolve. Cecily flipped through the channels and saw an old rerun of Memphis
“Oh, this is a good one. Stacey with the plane crash!” She sat back and
prepared to soak in the genius of Chandra Rivers for the umpteenth time. She
rubbed her hands together in glee. Her phone buzzed, and she opened it to see
a selfie text from her best friend Adrienne Arroyo.
Who looked like she was
having the time of her life, dancing at a rooftop party at Rosemont with a
flute of champagne in her hand. Under the picture Adrienne texted:
Ringing in the New Year RIGHT! Wish you were here.
Typical Adrienne. She’d tried to drag her to the party, but Cecily had
pleaded exhaustion and a pressing work deadline. The first part was true, the
second not so much. She needed some peace and quiet, and a loud raucous
party sounded like the last thing she wanted to do. But instead, she was now
home alone, and bored out of her mind.
When had she become so dull? It seemed that lately, all she did was wake
up, go to work, come home, sleep, rinse and repeat. She had no life to speak
of. What a depressing rut. It was time to shake things up.
A loud bang from the TV screen made her jump and pay attention again.
Bye bye, Jared. “A hell of a way to go,” Cecily muttered with a shake of her
head. It was kinda pathetic when the most exciting thing to happen to her in
weeks was watching a fictional hot EMT guy get blown up on TV.
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