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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:39 PM

Does anyone have no interest in celebrating and going out New Years Eve ?

i don't feel like getting dressed up and going out . i just want to be inside at home or maybe with a few friends where i can just relax and sit around eat junk food and not care about anything too much.

i don't even care if i don't notice when midnight happens and we get into the new year.

i feel like i'm always turning down people but i don't care too much anymore.

on edit let me add that this isn't because i feel sad or anything. i'm just not a party person and prefer to avoid huge crowds. for me i find things more enjoyable alone or in small groups and just hanging around.

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Reply Does anyone have no interest in celebrating and going out New Years Eve ? (Original post)
JI7 Dec 2012 OP
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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:39 PM

1. me

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:40 PM

2. I'm making meditation beads...

PM Me if you want some.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:17 PM

139. k&r nt

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. me. my husband passed away 7 months

ago -- celebrating is the last thing i want to do.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:43 PM

9. I am so sorry

Tonight must be very hard for you and I am so sorry for your loss.

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

18. thank you. we were together

almost 42 years.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:00 PM

40. My thoughts are with you tonight


42 years is a long time ... I am sure that it does not feel long enough, though.

Wishes for peace and contentment in the new year.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

15. .

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Response to madokie (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:47 PM

22. thank you. all hugs are welcome.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

27. ....

consider yourself hugged tonight

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:04 PM

78. you made me smile. thank you.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:29 PM

91. One giant bear hug and one medium-sized hug from the Northwest

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:38 PM

126. Special hug tonight

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:47 PM

21. I am so sorry DesertFlower.



Your name reminds me of a business trip - I went to the desert, was driving to the base and noticed cactus in bloom(!). So beautiful! I said to myself, I will stop on the way back to the hotel to admire them!

Well, little did I know that cactus flowers lives are a very brief and by my trip back to the hotel they were gone.

Live in the moment, that was a lesson of that day. I struggle with that lesson still.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:51 PM

26. it's true. i have several large cacti around my house.

i love the desert.

the first time we came to phoenix was on a business trip (my husband's). that was in '84. we fell in love with it and moved here in '89.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:04 PM

42. Do cacti blooms have perfume? I have always wondered....

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Response to peacebird (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:16 PM

81. i've never smelled one. my cacti are so

big -- probably 10-12 feet tall so i can't tell. the desert does have a distinct smell when it rains. it's from the creosote bushes. hubby used to spray water from the hose into the desert just to get the smell. i (it's hard to get used to not saying "we") live on 2-1/2 acres. only landscaped a small amount and left the rest natural. when the cactus flowers die they dry out and fall off in pieces -- kind of messy for a while but the birds and bunnies eat them.

i've heard that a cactus does not grow arms until it's about 80 years old. one of ours have 5 arms. it could be hundreds of years old.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:53 PM

29. ...

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:55 PM

30. Hugs

I lost my love two years ago, the holidays are really difficult.

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Response to Raine (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:31 PM

122. So sorry for your loss.

I hope the New Year brings you comfort and happiness.

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Response to lucca18 (Reply #122)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:27 AM

145. Thank you, all the best to you in the new year. nt

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:23 PM

44. I'm so sorry DesertFlower.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:36 PM

53. I totally understand. I lost my husband of 47 years in Fall, 2009. I still can't celebrate.

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Response to juajen (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:25 PM

87. it's really hard. i don't think i'll ever celebrate again.

i don't go out unless i have to. i have some health problems too -- IBS, CFS/ME, osteoarthritis and herniated discs. john was taking care of me -- doing most of the errands.

since he got sick i've been getting panic attacks.

BTW. he died from a brain tumor -- no warning -- came home from work and had a seizure -- 3 months later he was gone. at least he didn't suffer.

fell free to PM me if you want.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #87)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:09 PM

106. this was shock for you both

My younger son died at 26 from a brain tumour. He had seizures for the first time at 25 and was operated 3 days later. His dad was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's 2 months later. He died at 54 years old. 18 months after our son. It is important to talk about them for us.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #106)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:19 PM

112. Oh dear Lord, that's awful....

all I can do is say how sorry I am. I can't even begin to comprehend how hard that must have been and still is. My brother lost his 16 year old son, it will be 2 years in Feb. He had a seizure in school and died. Turned out it was a heart defect, that caused the seizure. I see what he's going through, it's like he dies a little more each day.

To lose your son and husband so close together ....

I hope the new year brings you some peace and comfort.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #112)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:57 AM

147. gone through a lot of them since they died

And I am keeping on. It is not the same and I just have to accept it.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #106)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:56 PM

133. yes. it is.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:45 PM

65. ...

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:54 PM

70. (((HUG)))

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:58 PM

76. Oh, that's a bummer. I'm so sorry.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:19 PM

83. My sincere condolences.



I wish you much peace and joy in the coming year.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:50 PM

95. I am so sorry to hear this.

I'm glad you're here with us tonight. Warm vibes going your way.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:00 PM

101. so sorry

I know holidays are hard. It is very soon too for you.
My husband and younger son died 18 months apart in 1999 and. 2001. It still is hard but the chasms get a little smaller as time goes by
. The holidays are still hard but each one I get through.

Remember you will get through this.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:19 PM

113. Peace to you, DesertFlower.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:37 PM

125. I feel your pain. In 1991 my phone rang at straight up midnight. I thought it was my good friend

so I answered it shaking a noise maker and yelling HAPPY NEW YEAR. It was my mother who said "Well, happy new year to you too." Then she said "your brother died". My brother was my best friend and I loved him so. Every year since, and I know it's been a very long time, I make it a point to go to bed before midnight; I can't stand to watch that ball fall. I never really liked New Year's Eve anyway with people going out and forcing themselves to have fun so going to bed is the best thing for me. Like you, celebrating is the lasty thing I want to do.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:47 PM

130. ...

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:17 AM

144. {{{{Hugs}}}}}

I am sorry for your loss, and know somewhat your feeling as I recall the NYE right after my mom died...and I did NOT feel like celebrating, either. She was killed in a car accident on Labor Day Weekend in 1990.

Takes a long time, but soon the good memories crowd in, and make the sad ones 'scooch over a bit.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:41 PM

4. I am feeling the same way.

Just not into it this year.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:41 PM

5. Yeah, the world ended 10 days ago anyway

 

Man, people are so clueless with their ethnocentric approach to our predicted and deliverd extinction

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:37 PM

56. No, the Mayans were wrong

They forgot to take into account the Leap Year. The world actually ends tonight!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:42 PM

6. We will be in bed long before midnight. Last time we were up at midnight was 2000, and then only cuz

we had my sons friends over for a newyears eve party, he was a senior in High School and NO WAY were we NOT actively supervising them... LOL! We wandered down to the basement party frequently. ; )

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:42 PM

7. I'll be washing dishes. Might vacuum the living room and do a light dusting.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:43 PM

8. Me too.

I'll be glad to see this year end; it has been a nightmare. The only thing the New Year means to me (this time) is that 2013 is the year I will lose my father to Stage IV lung cancer (sorry to be a downer).

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:57 PM

33. ...

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:24 PM

45. Thanks, SWJ

Needed that.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:54 PM

98. So sorry.

Wishing you much strength for you and your family.

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Response to Bake (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:12 PM

108. so sorry

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:43 PM

10. Hanging out at home

Last edited Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:34 PM - Edit history (1)

It's cold and rainy out. Craving for some Apple Cider now tho.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:43 PM

11. Me. I haven't gone out on New Years eve for a long time.

The roads are more dangerous than any other night of the year, imo. And it feels so forced.

And I don't want to have to stay somewhere until midnight just because it's expected.

I have never felt that I really missed anything the next day.

Have a great evening, though!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:44 PM

12. We stay home and do a little celebrating

the older one gets, I feel, the less one is interested in the whole 'scene'. We visited Chicago for three days, coming home yesterday, specifically to miss all the hoopala of New Year's Eve.

We will have some nice cheeses and crackers, some champagne, some sorbet. And HOPE we make it up until midnight, but sometimes that is tough!

I like the idea of a 'clean slate', I guess.

So, joining you in staying in, Happy New Year!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:44 PM

13. we are going to have a board games marathon

 

some friends and I are going to be playing board games until midnight.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:56 PM

31. Excellent!

Which ones?

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:44 PM

14. New Year's Eve is, basically, Amateur Hour.

Here in Wine Country, every night is a party.

Tonight, a bunch of local acoustic musicians will gather at our house and play as long as we can sit upright.

Great Bourbon, fine wine, good friends and music.

Come on over.
DBH

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:49 PM

24. Cheers!

Wish I could join in! We replied within a minute of each other- what's up with that!! Have a wonderful night and play a tune for me! Sure miss that!

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:59 PM

35. Reminds me of a line

from Bukowski about new year's

amateur drunks run their cheerful
cars into each other and
the ambulances sing to each
other outside.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:50 PM

131. Sounds like a great time!!!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

16. Me, too!!

I love being at home, safe and sound, eating my own food and drinking my own drink, listening to my music of choice, in my pajamas- nothing better than that!!! Happy New Year to all of us!!! Celebrate in the way that makes you happy!!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

17. New Years Eve is a terrible time to go out.

Drunk drivers everywhere, increased police presence, over inflated prices, restaurants filled to capacity, etc.

I completely agree with you, but Mrs. FSogol is dragging me out to a restaurant with some friends.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:46 PM

19. We are in hospital so given the choice, sure.

Actually I often opt for quiet NYE but not because I hate it, just because the holidays are tiring and I don't mind being contemplative. But hubby is in hospital with cardiac issues (we have cause to hope he's all right) and all we want is to be cut loose before midnight.

Celebrate every turn of the year, kids.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:21 PM

115. Hope everything turns out fine for him, nolabear!

Hugs to you and wishing health for your family in this coming year.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:47 PM

20. Thank you!! Definitely not in party mode here either

I even had a ride offered, by newly-married friends I haven't seen in a while. Too sleepless from working this morning, it's been a pretty non-social year for various reasons, and it feels right to chill at home tonight and avoid the yahoos. If I'm awake or asleep at midnight, it doesn't matter either way

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:48 PM

23. New Year's Eve??

...snowing out with slippery roads / just got back to my lonely hotel room near Kansas City (pulled in last night after driving through the wicked storm that went through Pennsylvania) I am more than happy to stay in and do paperwork


although....

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:51 PM

25. I've always found New Year's depressing. All the things I didn't accomplished in the past year and

knowing the new year will go even faster with most likely the same results.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

28. No interest here. I went to the grocery store earlier...enough crowds there.

Staying in, watching netflix and hanging with my furkids.

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:28 PM

120. Yours is an absolutely perfect New Year's!

We are doing exactly the same. Netflix is on now, although we'll switch over about 11:30 and watch the ball drop. The dogs are all curled up on the couch snoozing. I couldn't imagine anything worse than being on times Square tonight. Being in a crowd that big would give me the screaming heebie-jeebies!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:56 PM

32. We, or maybe I by myself, may go downtown for a little bit early this evening.

Anchorage always has a big "fire and ice" party in our Town Square on New Year's Eve which is pretty fun, and there are fireworks at 8 p.m. Good photo ops for my new fisheye lens.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:58 PM

34. I have never gone out for NYE...

Sometimes I watch the ball drop, but rarely.

I don't see the point really.

also it's cold in January if you are in a northern state and except for the two years I spent in Tennessee my NYE were always in a cold place either Minnesota or Michigan.

It's kind of expensive, I am usually broke.

It's cold did I mention that?

Roads are dangerous.

Meh drunks, I can think of better ways to spend my time than watching people drink or getting do drunk myself I can't remember what happened anyway.

I don't like junk food all that much, even less now.

So, I will be at home reading or playing video games.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:59 PM

36. Baby-sitting my 2-yr old granddaughter...

Happy New Year


I will be home and glad of it. Gone are the days of glitter clothes and long earrings and a fancy hairdo, and of course, enough drinks to make me think I'm a good singer.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:59 PM

37. Staying home, eating shrimp stir fry and drinking wine in front of a nice, toasty fireplace

I fully plan to sleep this year out, unless the neighbor kids bought fireworks.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:59 PM

38. I haven't gone out on New Years Eve since my 20's.

Just slummin' at the house with the family tonight, rent a movie, toast the new year. Same as pretty much every year.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:00 PM

39. I signed up to work tonight (health care worker)

So I could have 3 days off during Xmas with my family. I wouldn't be doing anything tonight anyway so it's not a big deal. Plus now my 21 yr old daughter can celebrate the night at home with some friends and I don't have to worry about her being out driving. And if they do decide to go out, we live within walking distance of their favorite bar.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:01 PM

41. Just sitting around

My wife and I will spend the evening like we did the last few years, watching the tube. Stay up till mid-night then hit the bed about 5 minutes later.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:09 PM

43. We are just back from our celebration

My husband is English, and December 31 is his birthday. We walk down to a British pub at the end of our road. They celebrate New Year at 7 pm, (midnight in England). We toast the New Year, I get a few tables involved in singing happy birthday to my husband, and we are home by 8 pm. We've been doing this for five years and it's perfect. A quick party and home before the crazies are even dressed.

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:08 PM

80. Got ya beat! We were home by 7:30. Twilight Zone marathon here I come!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:24 PM

46. I have been "joking"

for a week that I was going to set the clocks ahead about 8pm to midnight and toast then. We haven't been able to stay up till midnight for many years. Without even thinking, I opened the champaign to toast the new year, looked at the time and it was 8pm. I mainly did it because our older kids were going out for the night.

We toasted to surving the raptures and the end of the world.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:26 PM

47. Nope. But, I never do.

Just another day to me. Plus, I don't dare want to be out on the road on Amateur Night.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:28 PM

48. I'm so glad JI7 that you posed this question. After reading the responses I don't

feel like a lone poop! I've had many fun New Year Eves but it's not that interesting to me anymore.
My Sugar (cat furbaby) and I will toast in 2013 if we manage to stay awake. She with some catnip and an adult beverage for me. Hope I can find a good old movie to watch and I'll be more than content. Happy New Year to All!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:30 PM

49. We generally don't do holidays. n/t

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:34 PM

50. I think I'll be doing good to stay awake through the 10:00 news.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:35 PM

51. Yep. Me too. nt

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:36 PM

52. No way!

I will celebrate at home. Otherwise, I would end up in the pokey with a DWI! Not to mention, I deplore crowds.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:37 PM

54. i have never gone out new years eve and no desire to. i will die, before i ever do a

new years eve party.

not big on crowds. and i may not want to stay out until 12. and meh.... not a big deal. i am all comfy.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:37 PM

55. We're staying home here...

...but thanks for asking.

HNY (Happy New Year)

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:38 PM

57. We never go out on New Years anymore. We actually don't

 

celebrate holidays much any more either. We are on the treadmill of life--next stop has got to be better than this one.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:39 PM

58. We have a nice warm fire in the fireplace, and some bubbly ...

and it is damn cold outside. Why go anywhere, and deal with the hassle and expense?

what's the point of this holiday exactly?

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:39 PM

59. I am going to a party tomorrow but not tonight

Just a night in with my family.

Maybe they will have caviar at tomorrow's party again. Fantastic!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:41 PM

60. Meh, it's really just another night

I've had new year's eves like that, where I just stayed home and didn't give a shit. I used to have a job that was really busy this time of year and for me, new year's day was one of the only 2 days our office was closed each year.So some years it was just another night, with a day off the next day so I could sleep in, knowing that I would be slammed at work for another week or two.

Tonight I am going out to a party because I feel like it (just sipping a scotch now and my SO and I are headed out). I have a cocooning tendency and some good friends are having a party, it will be very laid back, and I am looking forward to getting out of the house.

But I don't think there is anything wrong with just sitting at home on NYE. As long as you are happy with what you are doing, it doesn't matter. The calendar thing is sorta arbitrary anyway

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:42 PM

61. We are staying home. It's our last NYE with one of our cats

He has fibrosarcoma on his left hind leg, and we didnt even think he would make it till Christmas. Church service would have been nice tonight, but God knows our hearts are in the right place.

We are most grateful this year for the birth of our newest nephew this year, the lives of our friends and family, and for the life of this cat - no party can top any of those.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:43 PM

62. I'm in bed (8:42 pm EST)

Lights out in about 30 minutes.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:44 PM

63. Darn right I would go out but

 

I sure could use one of mitts binders full of women.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #63)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:24 PM

86. ....

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:44 PM

64. No plans for the night.. Yoi Otoshi wo! Happy New Year!

My parents are in Osaka Japan, celebrating the new year with my uncles family. I am pretty much on line most of the night. I will check out websites, go visit with friends on line, and just hang out having some fairly decent Thai food. I love Thai ice tea, its my treat for tonight.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #64)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:51 PM

68. That isn't Cha Am, is it?

I was there 6 years ago when i visited the bay area. My favorite Oriental restaurant. Yum!

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Response to Dirty Socialist (Reply #68)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:08 AM

146. No its called

Jitra thai Cuisine!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:46 PM

66. My family and I are are at home. I love being at home with them.

We've had dinner and I'm about to put my little one to bed. I'll go to bed early because the the little one gets up early every day!

Happy New Year to all of my fellow DUers!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:51 PM

67. No interest what-so-ever!

Digging being home, cuddling with my fur people and watching
the world go by.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #67)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:17 PM

82. Ditto here

I never have gone out NYE. And I try to be asleep before midnight.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:54 PM

69. I'll enjoy the peace and quiet while the noisy ***holes below me are out partying.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:55 PM

71. I have never ever cared about the majority of holidays

New Years is just another day just like all the other days. Big deal.... So the Earth went around the Sun one more time. So what? I don't see the point of celebrating this.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:56 PM

72. Amateur Night

I gotta case of beer and a bottle of Captain Morgan and Mountain Dew and I'm staying home. Drink til midnight, Yell Happy New Year, kiss my wife and pass out at 12:15. Woo Hoo!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

73. New Years Eve, like Saint Patrick's day, is best left to, well, the amateurs

That's my opinion

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

74. I went to the store to pick up some kleenex and nyquil while it was still light outside.

Yes, I have a cold and no interest in celebrating. However, I saw a beat up old car drive into the parking lot as I was leaving. It was full of young men, whooping it up and playing loud music. I thought that can't be good on a night before a holiday especially this early. Am I being prejudiced? Or is it a sampling of what this night is going to be like for those who do venture out of the door tonight.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #74)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:26 PM

118. I'm home with "Trainspotting" and a big bottle of cherry Nyquil.

Mounds of tissues and zinc lozenge wrappers everywhere... this cold/flu hit hard. Feel better!

Normally, I'd attend First Night in Alexandria, VA or Raleigh, NC, but drunks on the road is always a concern.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #118)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:07 PM

136. Get better.

I'm watching the "show" on capitol hill. I guess that's my New Years.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #136)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:15 PM

138. Thanks. Yeah, I'm jockeying back and forth.

Bed is gonna win out soon, though; we'll see what "good" news awaits in the a.m.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

75. Rarely ever went out on New Years Eve.

 

Usually stayed at home and had friends over. Hot tub and wine while looking at the stars and fireworks.

This year I'm working so I will enjoy the meal they have prepared for us.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:02 PM

77. You couldn't hire me to drive anywhere on a night like tonight...

we have never gone out for any parties in our almost twenty yrs together and before that, I've always preferred being home, too. We have had friends come to stay before, but I've insisted that it be for a sleep-over, since this county's roads are simply not a safe drive when the drunks are out.

Around here, we can't miss when midnight happens cause everyone on this road pulls out the mortars and boomers and the noise will be freaking all of our critters for hours into the night. It'll be like the Fourth of July in a few hours (I truly do not like that). And my man will be snoring long before the fireworks begin, so I'll be the one who has to go out to calm everyone down, once things start hoppin'.

Hoppy New Year!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:06 PM

79. Me 2

I dont mean to be a DebbieDowner but I used to feel POSITIVE about each New Year. I think 911 changed alot of our collective attitudes including celebrating New Years Eve.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:23 PM

85. 2 close encounter with drunk drivers convinced me New Year's Eve is a good night to stay home.

Everything I need or want is here, anyway. No big deal.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:26 PM

88. It's 16 degrees outside here

I have Rachel Maddow on the Kindle, my two dogs at my feet, and won't be going anywhere.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:27 PM

89. I never go out on NYE. Whenever I had in the past, I had a terrible time

I'm content to stay at home and be safe and comfortable.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:27 PM

90. Go out? What for?

I watched the tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on Live From Lincoln Center and just enjoyed being snuggly in bed instead of out there fighting traffic trying to get home.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:32 PM

92. If one doesn't drink I don't see the point

It seems many ideas around "going out" are about getting shitfaced because people don't want to drink alone. If there was some decent concert going on I might check it out, but then again I'd be surrounded by shitfaced people which is suboptimal.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:38 PM

93. Reading the Uranus-Pluto square in November 2013

 

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #93)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

128. Long article, couldn't read all of it, but thanks for posting.

And I join you in hoping.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:39 PM

94. With all due respect to Robbie Burns...

(who penned the poem that was later set to music), "Auld Lang Syne" is, to me, a very sad song that I try to avoid hearing. Too many old memories.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:52 PM

96. We just hang out with our kids

and after the younger one goes to bed, we watch movies with the older one. Napoleon Dynamite is on atm.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:53 PM

97. me too

I am watching TV and laughing my head off watching CBC shows. All satire comedy Xmas and new years eve specials. Even our politicians can appear and joke about our Canada on these shows.
I find doing this more enjoyable than going out among strangers getting drunk and paying big bucks.
It is cold here too minus 14C and snowing..
I can get out the Asti Spumati and enjoy the nite.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:55 PM

99. Me! Not because I couldn't do something, if I wanted. But I want to do things tomorrow....

on my day off, so I don't want to have a hangover or anything. I'm waking up early and doing something with friends.

I like to watch the Times Square ball drop, but I often fall to sleep before it does. It's strange getting older!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:58 PM

100. I slept through the Mayan end-of-world, I can sleep through an end-of-calendar. N/T

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:03 PM

102. I'll greet the new year around 7am...

I don't get to go to work tomorrow, so I'll get up and work around the place instead.

I'll go in early wed to make up for the 8 that I lost tomorrow.

New Years...what to hell do I want that day as a Holiday for?

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:04 PM

103. I never go out

Haven't gone out in years. Too much traffic, too many drunks on the road.

Will probably watch a movie and fall asleep reading a book.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:04 PM

104. My Nana died on New Year's Day 1969 when I was 13 & have hated it ever since.

And I don't really celebrate it.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:08 PM

105. No interest this year. nt

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:11 PM

107. Almost got killed by a drunk (he died) on New years eve

 

I just stay home with lots of champagne now.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:18 PM

109. I haven't celebrated NYE in decades.

Hubby already went to bed LOL... told him I'd see him "next year". I'll try to stay up to see the ball drop.

We were saying earlier that we are relieved that we no longer have to wait for teenagers to come home safely on this night. Those were scary years.

Happy New Year's Eve, DU!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:18 PM

110. We're staying in tonight. The streets in KCMO are slicker than snot on glass.

 

It's been snowing mostly all day, with temps a little above freezing. It is now below freezing.
Street crews will be out all night, plowing and spreading salt.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:19 PM

111. I enjoy it privately

A few good beers, a few good movies and surfing.

For nights like this, I leave going out to the amateurs.

I already have heard several rounds of ambulances tonight and it's barely 9:20 here. Rainy, slick roads and alcohol do not make a good combination.

L-

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:21 PM

114. No interest and no time

I have a 12 hour shift tomorrow and I don't like crowds. My husband has informed me I'm getting my annual New Years kiss though-- we've never missed a year in 21 years and he's so cute about it.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:22 PM

116. Up until our daughter was 15, we ordinarily celebrated with just the 3 of us...

when she was little (and could tell time) my husband and I would reset the clocks back 3 hours to trick into thinking that 9:00 was midnight. We'd watch the ball fall down in NYC on TV (we live in San Francisco) and run out into the streets yelling Happy New Year perplexing a hell of a lot of people walking by.

I've always been of a mind that you spend New Years Eve only with people that you want to hang out with through the following year. I have a good group of friends and I am going to go to a small party hosted by one of them - most of the same people that came to my house for Thanksgiving. Everyone will bring food and drink and it is a comfortable place with cozy couches, one of which I am apt to take a little nap. My daughter, who is 22 now, might show up, but if she doesn't, she'll call me at midnight because she always does so that the three of us can share ringing in the new year.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:24 PM

117. I have never once in my life attended a New Year's Eve celebration

The closest I came to celebrating New Year's was the year I lived in Japan, where it's the biggest holiday of the year by far.

Otherwise, I consider New Year's Day to be the most boring day of the year.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:27 PM

119. what did Kathy Griffen do to her face?

looks like her eyes, cheek and lips were done......badly.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:31 PM

121. Home alone here! Drinking wine and having cheese and crackers. Love every minute!

But miss my husband of 48 years. Lost him 4 years ago.

Happy New Year to everyone out there.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #121)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:05 AM

142. So sad for you, Auntie Bush. I'm sad for all the folks who have lost loved ones and sorry that this

Night amplifies their loss.



Here's hoping that the new year is better for all, especially my DU family members who are hurting tonight.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:35 PM

123. I never go out on New Year's anymore, too many drunks on the road

Plus it's raining cats and dogs here, so that means drunks on WET roads.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:35 PM

124. I do not know why anybody would want to go out on this night.....

Drunks on the road, over-crowded bars and restaurants, inflated drink prices, so you can stand in a crowd smelling of alcohol counting down the same meaningless thing every year. I personally would rather be forced listen to Mitch McConnell give a lecture on deficit reduction. Just as boring and irritating but at least I can go to bed at a reasonable hour.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:44 PM

127. Happy New Years!!! I'm home too, so here's a virtual Happy New Year!!!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:46 PM

129. I will go to bed early like I do for every New Years Eve.

 

I feel no need to make noise to scare away the evil spirits.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:50 PM

132. NYE

As it has been for many years ... Movie on Netflix ... Good wine ... Cheese ... Fire in fireplace. No need to join the crazies on the icy roads.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:56 PM

134. This year home with family

We went to a party, walked in and then both of us decided to turn around, take a walk through town, return back home and enjoy the evening with family. We're now watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Best to all on this thread.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:56 PM

135. Same as every New Year's Eve

I've never had a desire to be out on the roads with all the drunks. I don't drink, don't like crowds, don't like noisy parties, and so forth. So the typical New Year party really has nothing I'd like to do.

Today I particularly don't feel like dealing with stuff. I woke up this morning to my husband's computer UPS alarm blaring upstairs. I still don't feel confident coming down stairs so I didn't go up to shut it off. It wasn't very audible in my library, so that was OK but it was ear piercing in the rest of the house.

Since dark the morons in the neighborhood have been setting off fireworks and the grunge band down the hill is murdering some music. Even the deputy who responded to a noise call months ago thought the music sucked so it's not just that their music is not to my taste. Normally at 10 I would have called in a noise complaint, but as long as the fireworks are going off, it makes no difference.

So the headache that started with the UPS alarm is developing nicely.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:12 PM

137. Not really. We are to busy watching the Walking Dead marathon.

I thought we would just chill, but I already hear celebratory gunshots outside in our cookie cutter neighborhood. Some how I'm not surprised.

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #137)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:56 PM

140. What a great way to spend the next few hours! I wish I hadn't already seen them all several times...

I love that show so much!!! Don't git bit!

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:57 PM

141. I'm there with you too.

I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but as a kid. I used
to cry every New Year's eve. The best one I ever had was
When I was pregnant with our daughter. NYE 1992, the first
Time I felt her move.

We did finger foods tonight for a late dinner, played a game
and watched a movie. The kids are in the living room waiting
For the ball to fall. Hubby and I are on our computers.

Thats about as exciting as it gets for us. I figure that smart
People stay off the roads.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:10 AM

143. Would love to go, but I'm down with the flu. n/t

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