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Old 01-01-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: equator
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Well, it's 70 here at the equator, but I'm sorry for all you freezing CD'ers.


However, husband is in the ER awaiting a specialist. I have previously touted the $80 per month (per couple) health care plan here, so I will be honest and relate back the real experience. So I'm alone and listening to fireworks that I can't see, and ordering room service. We came to a bigger city for dental work which has been superb. But now this.........????????


Not how I expected to spend New Years! But, I can find Anthony Bourdain on Netflix, via my laptop. Guess I'll go there.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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This getting to sound like a thread of people who didn't get asked to the prom ...
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Obviously, that poster did not read my post well. What is new?

I worked a show at 7:00 pm and we finished up around 10 pm. We picked up a pizza at Safeway and were home by 11:30 pm. That IMO constitutes going out on New Years Eve.
Well to be fair, your first post sounded as if you didnít read the posts of those who said they were not going out by choice when you made your prom comment. As if they hadnít been invited to the prom.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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I don't understand the "this thread sounds like people who didn't get invited to the prom" comment!

If it means what I'm supposing it was meant to mean (and even if said in jest) it's one of the strangest takes on a conversation or strangest takes on the idea of not going out on New Years Eve.

The conversation is completely normal in that many people and all kinds of people stay home on New Years Eve. It is definitely not lacking or 'pitiful' to stay home on New Years Eve. Expectations otherwise....no words.

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Old 01-01-2018, 06:31 PM
 
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I went to bed early. Normally, never go out on New Years Eve except for a few on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Those were great where I celebrated with many on the pool deck/lounges and had a safe walk back to my cabin.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't understand the "this thread sounds like people who didn't get invited to the prom" comment!

If it means what I'm supposing it was meant to mean (and even if said in jest) it's one of the strangest takes on a conversation or strangest takes on the idea of not going out on New Years Eve.

The conversation is completely normal in that many people and all kinds of people stay home on New Years Eve. It is definitely not lacking or 'pitiful' to stay home on New Years Eve. Expectations otherwise....no words.
The weather also canceled out a lot of plans in many areas. At the start of the weekend, I was planning on going to Asheville, but the weather rapidly deteriorated and many venues canceled all weekend events.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I am going to be cuddled under my lead blanket at home due to ignoramuses firing weapons into the air. (NM)
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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I have been to exactly two New Years Eve parties in my entire life and I didn't particularly enjoy either one of them. I much prefer to be home on New Years, especially when it's this cold outside. I don't consider this an "old" thing because I didn't go out even when I was young! Just not a big party animal, and I sure don't want to get out in ice with a bunch of drunk people driving.
AMEN! My first husband was a really sweet guy and a hard core alcoholic. He spent much of his drinking time in the bars.but even he stayed home on New Years Eve. He didn't want to be on the same road as the "amateur" drunks.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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The last time I was out on NYE was 57 years ago. Some fool threw a string of firecrackers onto the dance floor and I got some burns on the backs of my legs. They tell me I invented some new dance steps that night! I'm sure I invented some new swear words as well.

I prefer to stay home and celebrate with the one person who knows me best...ME!
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I stayed home also. When I do think back on my younger days, I thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in all my finery (the only time I wore cute, sexy, over the top outfits), I did my fill at that time. Now I shudder to think of being on those roads!
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I stayed home also. When I do think back on my younger days, I thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in all my finery (the only time I wore cute, sexy, over the top outfits), I did my fill at that time. Now I shudder to think of being on those roads!

Me too. I just figured out that the last time I went out on NYE was in 1998! For 1999 I was online all night doing a chat marathon and waiting for 2000K to kick in.


This year I was so sick I just wanted to sleep. That started on Sat. morning about 1:30 AM and continued all day and night. Sun. was almost as bad, but not quite and I even managed to keep a little food down. I haven't had a full cup of coffee since Sat. morning and may never have another one. It doesn't sit well on my stomach. Got dehydrated too and that was no fun since it causes me to have foot and leg cramps. Took my cramp pills and threw up an hour later. Sigh. My daughter actually left town so I wouldn't make her sick! Then she got sick. Serves her right but she was a very minor case. The people she was staying with took care of her very well. I could've used some taking care of. I went to work Mon. and it wasn't real pleasant but I survived and have two days off now to finish recuperating. The coffee I tried isn't sitting well but I managed to get some scrambled eggs and toast down. It's NOT the flu, or anything like it, but some kind of evil stomach bug.
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