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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:21 PM
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Does everyone besides me have New Year's Eve plans already?
It seems like it. :nopity:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:22 PM
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1. nope
none here

Lelapin will be in Chicago with some Zombie...
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:52 PM
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6. Sometimes it's nice to have a quiet New Year's
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 07:52 PM by Lavender Brown
I just feel like I've had too many in a row. :)
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:55 PM
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8. I've spent many, many alone
New Year's Eve, Christmas, Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving. The joys of holiday sharing when you're divorced. Christmas is the hardest to spend alone...
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:42 PM
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24. Tell me about it
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:44 PM by socialdemocrat1981
Last Christmas was the worst. Stuck at home alone with a stomach virus and hearing the neighbors celebrate next door. Christmas and New Years of late have been very depressing for me
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:00 PM
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28. Awww sweetie...
:hug:

I know you miss your mom. And that virus last year? Horrible, horrible timing. :(
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:23 PM
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2. Is "get drunk and post stupid shit on DU" a plan?
I have two parties to go to between now and Christmas, but as far as I know I'll be home on NYE.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:56 PM
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9. Sure
Unfortunately, if I don't come up with anything else by then I'll probably be with my sister's family, and I don't think there will be much to drink there. :boring:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:56 PM
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10. Ding ding ding!!! That's my plan also!
Wife will be asleep, and daughter will be surfing teh net with her friends.

:shrug:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:23 PM
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3. nope....well, I had some and I cancelled
because I am not sure where my head will be by the time that rolls around :shrug:
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:58 PM
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12. I wanted to go out of town
but I have to work that day. They'll probably close the office early, but not soon enough to really go anywhere.
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:27 PM
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4. My other half is going to be in Va with her sister.
So I am just going to hang out at the house with my puppies.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:01 PM
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13. That sounds nice.
It's too bad about your other half being away, but puppies are always good company. Adopting a new pet is one of my big plans for 2009. :)
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:45 PM
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26. It's no big deal.
In nine years we have spent maybe five holidays together.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:28 PM
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5. Does staying home and watching people having fun on TV
count as plans?

:P
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:02 PM
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15. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve?!
Wait, is he still alive? Do they still have that show?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:05 PM
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16. I think so!
I may even go wild and have a glass of champagne. :D

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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:54 PM
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7. Nothing special...
just the usual drunken debauchery with my friends, although on New Years the bars don't close so it could just be more of the same than normal ;)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:57 PM
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11. Just no tutching the but!
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:02 PM
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14. What is the point of drunken debauchery if the but is left
untutched :P
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:49 PM
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17. I am going to spend it with my boyfriend...and his mother.
I know, thrilling, right?

Well she's very nice but that isn't what I thought was going to happen when we decided to spend one holiday together, either Christmas or New Year's. I picked New Years.

Oh well.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:52 PM
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18. My plans are to curse the fireworks morons in my area
for fucking with my (and everyone else's) dogs.

And yes, they're illegal here.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:53 PM
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19. At this point that's a holiday tradition.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:04 PM
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20. I think we're going to NYC, but I would hardly call it New Year's Eve plans.
We're going to see family.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:07 PM
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21. Hah! Loser. My New Year's Eve plans are scheduled already for the next decade.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:12 PM
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22. Don 't know, but my plans are set in stone.
I'm cursing the fireworks with flvegan. And around here, they also fire their shotguns at midnight. Rednecks.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:41 PM
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23. Oh NOW I'm depressed.
:P
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:43 PM
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25. no plans
I'll probably be alone, again
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:49 PM
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27. I haven't had New Years plans in at least ten years
and that's OK with me...
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:44 PM
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29. I'll be working...
...like I have since I was 14.

New Years day is the real party for musicians.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:47 PM
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30. yeah. Working...Big plans.
x(
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:09 AM
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35. Me too... working.
But it was a trade off... either have a long Thanksgiving weekend with the family which was pre-planned beforehand or work new Years... I chose to have TG off instead.

But if all works well I will have vacation in February too.

Mark.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:41 AM
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39. I did the same thing...took a long Thanksgiving but, have to work
Christmas and New Year's. Happy Holidays to us both :party:
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:48 PM
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31. nope.. i don't
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:49 PM
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32. my daughter and her boyfriend will still be here on their Winter Break so
we will do family stuff, I imagine
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:34 AM
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33. This year AND next year are already planned.
But that's the life of a musician.

mikey_the_rat
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:26 AM
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34. I don't go out on Amateur Idiot Night.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:10 AM
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36. Me the wife and some Dickel
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:55 AM
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45. A drink, a bowl, and to bed by 1 am
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 10:56 AM by mokawanis
I have to work early on Jan. 1. :(
At least I'll make time-and-a-half that day. :)

edit - Put this in the wrong place, meant for it to respond to the op. :(
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:11 AM
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37. I do not.
Unless you consider unpacking boxes to be plans.

I like it that way. :hug:
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:43 PM
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49. I like to go out on NYE, but there's always this feeling
that everyone is supposed to plan something big, so whatever I'm doing I imagine that everyone else is partying on a yacht or at Gatsby's house or something. :P Staying in sounds good right now. :hug:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:13 AM
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38. My fabulous plans are way more exciting than the rest of you peasants!
I WORK 7pm-7am on New Years Eve (and New Years Day too). I'll have a great paycheck the next week. Sucky New Years'. :(
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:42 AM
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40. Getting drunk and crying myself to sleep?
:P
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:44 PM
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50. Don't do that...
:pals:
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:31 AM
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41. No plans here.
Unless staying home and kipping before midnight is a plan. More of a tradition for a few years.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:34 AM
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42. I don't have any NYE plans
I was hoping to maybe get away to the beach for New Years, but I don't know if that will be possible. Money is very tight.

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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:37 PM
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48. Same here
I have to save for a trip to Florida for a wedding later in the year, otherwise I'd like to take a vacation this winter too.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:35 AM
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43. Hardly. I never make plans for New Year's.
I have a low tolerance to alcohol, not that I have a problem with that or with drinking. But, as it's just me driving me around, then I can't imbibe.

However, it's not so much the drunk-driving of my own or the others that keeps me at home and inside. No, it's the falling bullets I shy away from.

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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:47 AM
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44. Nope
I never do anything on New Year's Eve.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:52 AM
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46. Kevlar helmet, bathtub, and pray for 1AM. (n/t)
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:05 PM
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47. My SO and I have our Christmas on NYE
With his three kids. Easier than trying to work it in with his family Christmas, my family Christmas, and his kids' mother's family Christmas. We order pizza, have champagne, and let the kids stay up as late as they want. Although now that they're getting older they usually have plans. Last NYE it was just us; very fun and even romantic for a change.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:46 PM
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51. Same plans I always have: stay home.
It's not bad, actually.

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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:10 AM
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52. not me
I'm completely at a loss as to what to do. I'm flying back to the US for Christmas, but it was hundreds of dollars cheaper to come back here before New Years.... I sort of have plans to visit a friend after that, but since I'll be back here on the morning of the 30th, I don't really think I want to fly out again right after that, so I'm probably stuck here.... don't know what I'll do. A lot of my friends here, however, do have plans - out of town :( *sigh* it may be a very lonely new years..... or maybe Liz doesn't have plans, will break up with her boyfriend, and want to spend that night with me - but I'm not counting on it.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:29 AM
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53. staying home and crying cause i`m turning 62....
you do`t want to see a grown man cry.....
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:36 AM
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54. Well I DID, but now I don't.
Not sure what I'm gonna be doing' now. :shrug:
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:37 AM
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55. I have no plans.
But I took New Year's Eve and New Year's Day off work just in case.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:49 AM
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56. My dear Lavender Brown...
I don't think I've ever gone out on New Year's Eve...ever!

We'll be staying in...

That's our plan, anyway...

:hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:01 AM
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57. Yes. I plan to stay home! You couldn't PAY me enough to drive anywhere on NYE!
Same with St. Patty's Day around here. Bars open at 7:00 a.m. I won't even drive 6 blocks to the Quik Shop.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:38 AM
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58. Yeah. I'm on call. Yippee.
Shoot me now.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:40 AM
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59. I barely know what I'm having for lunch...
...much less what I'm going to do New Year's Eve.


Cue Ella Fitzgerald's silky rendition of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 10:08 PM
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60. Nope. I never have plans. For the past three years, I've watched my SO sleep...
Edited on Thu Dec-11-08 10:21 PM by Rhiannon12866
This year, I'll just be watching my dog. Also, I won't be drinking. Sounds like a blast... :party:
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LoveMyCali Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 12:07 AM
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61. there are worse ways to ring in the New Year
than watching your dog. BTW, does that crazy little bundle of fur ever sleep?

I rarely drink on New Year's Eve but I'll wish you a better 2009 when I sip my sparkling cider. :hi:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 12:44 AM
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62. The New Year's that I liked the best of all was 2005-6.
Edited on Fri Dec-12-08 12:49 AM by Rhiannon12866
He fell asleep early, was sleeping a lot because he'd just had surgery. So I had some wine and I posted on DU, a rare memorable time. I felt needed and cared for and read some touching posts on DU. :-)

There was one guy who was homesick, who was posting from Egypt. It meant a lot to him to communicate with those of back home on that night. The next day he started a thread, thanking those of us who had kept him company when he was so far away. :-)

But my favorite was Rev. Cheesehead. I posted that it was just me and three dogs there, that my "patient" was asleep. And she replyed that, with three dogs for company, I was truly blessed... :hi:
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LoveMyCali Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 01:02 AM
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64. I dog and two cats aren't half bad either
I'll be at my sister's, hopefully my jackass BIL will be asleep and it will be my sister, my two nieces and Alesa's spouse Liz.

I'm just thankful that we will have another year together my friend.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 01:20 AM
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65. Yeah, but they're a third bad, LOL. And it's this way every night...
Not naming names, one of them is always looking for trouble, so there's always a dust-up, a crash or some scary noise. I'll bet you can guess... ;)

It's just that there's no chance of hearing another human voice unless it's Rachel's... :-(

But you're right. I will *knock on wood* see another year, as Lori always reminds me that I came close to missing... ;(

Thank you. :hug:

And have a happy one... :party:
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 12:47 AM
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63. What, there's another New Year's Eve?! Didn't we just have a New Year's Eve?
Fuck, I haven't even started my Valentine's Day shopping yet...
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