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New Years Resolutions - The Tale of Two Parties

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On New Year's Eve I found myself in the fortunate position of being invited to two parties. One was being held at the swanky Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, well known playground of the rich and famous. The other had an Old Hollywood theme and was thrown at the ancient Vogue Theater, which is no longer a theater but remains an icon (and is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in Hollywood.) The two soirees were four blocks from each other on Hollywood Blvd, but the price of admission cost ten times more at one than the other.

Which got me thinking do people who spend $150 on admission have different New Year's resolutions than people who spent $15? Or are all New Year's resolutions really made of the same fabric? You know the old "I will eat healthier, drink less, smoke less, and exercise more." Or did these people want different things. I was also curious if 2008's financial disasters had any effect on the party-goers. Or really whether any of 2008's mishaps had shaped the party-goer's resolutions for 2009.