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How did you welcome the arrival of 2013?
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Poll: How did you welcome the arrival of 2013?
Huge party at a hotel or other public venue
Large party at a friend's house
Large party at home
Small party at a friend's house
Small party at home
Tiny party at home
By going to bed at my regular bedtime
View Results (41 votes)


Jan 1 2013, 9:55pm

Post #1 of 40 (1006 views)
How did you welcome the arrival of 2013? Can't Post

My answer is #7 - usually the neighbors set off fireworks, we wake up and mumble Happy New Year and go back to sleep. Those neighbors must have moved...

Superuser / Moderator

Jan 1 2013, 10:04pm

Post #2 of 40 (520 views)
Muttering sulphurously [In reply to] Can't Post

at the neighbours who let off fireworks from 11am to 1am, each new lot starting just as I was drifting off; then at the meathead who roared his car around the streets doing wheelies; then at the two earthquakes after 3am.

2013 really didn't want me to get much sleep that night.


Jan 1 2013, 10:55pm

Post #3 of 40 (511 views)
By going to bed at ten and trying to get a couple of hours sleep while I had the chance to// [In reply to] Can't Post

Bah Humbug! Laugh


Jan 1 2013, 11:16pm

Post #4 of 40 (513 views)
I guess tiny party desribes it best [In reply to] Can't Post

I went to visit my parents who both took a big ol' nap before midnight while I borrowed my mother's laptop to visit TORn and other sites of interest. Cool

Forum Admin / Moderator

Jan 1 2013, 11:35pm

Post #5 of 40 (520 views)
It was really less than a "tiny party" [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a typical New Year's Eve for us. With only one of our three adult kids at home, we headed over to the local Olive Garden for an early dinner out (they have delicious soups and reasonable portions there).

Then back home to play a game, this year we did a couple rounds of Monopoly Millionaire Deal card game - new to us, and like a quick version of Monopoly. After which we knew none of us would hold out until midnight! I fell asleep reading a book about Durham Castle. Have you ever noticed that if you start dozing off while reading about something, the subject matter tends to enter your dreams? I have vague remembrances of brief dreams with something about Cuthbert and the Danish invasions of Northumberland...


Jan 2 2013, 1:31am

Post #6 of 40 (536 views)
I could not answer this accurately [In reply to] Can't Post

cuz i had a tiny party in the theat-or'.
It was mrs. sil 'n me (son was over to a friend's house....sleeping...a long day as it where, and another story) and when the lights came on after 'The Life of Pi' (1AM) we kissed and hugged to celebrate by starting the new year right, by gumSmile.
That were the party:).


Jan 2 2013, 4:57am

Post #7 of 40 (490 views)
Kissing in the back row? [In reply to] Can't Post

Outrageous. Tongue


Jan 2 2013, 4:58am

Post #8 of 40 (537 views)
Oh dear [In reply to] Can't Post

That's one way to start 2013 I suppose. Crazy


Jan 2 2013, 8:38am

Post #9 of 40 (477 views)
Other: On an airplane bound for New Zealand. [In reply to] Can't Post

I win.


Jan 2 2013, 8:44am

Post #10 of 40 (486 views)
I hope you weren't trying to land in Wellington today [In reply to] Can't Post

It made me feel sick just watching the planes on TV!

Tol Eressea

Jan 2 2013, 10:17am

Post #11 of 40 (470 views)
Quiet New Year's Eve. [In reply to] Can't Post

OhioHobbit and I watched an old James Bond movie and went to bed at 9:30 p.m. I slept all night (neighbors were quiet this year -- I guess they are getting older, too) so I missed the midnight arrival of 2013.


Jan 2 2013, 10:18am

Post #12 of 40 (463 views)
Nothing fancy [In reply to] Can't Post

I was on my own on TORn and watching the fireworks on TV. Frown


Jan 2 2013, 10:21am

Post #13 of 40 (466 views)
When you are on TORn [In reply to] Can't Post

You are never alone. Smile


Jan 2 2013, 12:19pm

Post #14 of 40 (470 views)
Yes, you win! Have a great time!// [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 2 2013, 1:28pm

Post #15 of 40 (459 views)
Aw that made me feel a little sad! [In reply to] Can't Post

How come you weren't with you or your girlfriends family?

Well i am sure it was fun on TORn nevertheless!

As for myself it was just a small gathering at gf of her family, then at midnight we set off some lanterns into the sky with messages we had wrote on them for the coming year.


Jan 2 2013, 2:01pm

Post #16 of 40 (480 views)
It wasn't as sad as it sounds ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

We never do anything fancy for New Years Eve (it's just another day, right Wink). She was at work, so not much else to do.



Jan 2 2013, 2:58pm

Post #17 of 40 (452 views)
Oh ok, good good! [In reply to] Can't Post

For my family we never really made that big a deal out of it. In fact the best thing was we had a big meal on new years day which was basically Christmas dinner again - mum loves this time of year, haha.

But as i wasnt there that didnt happen Frown

My uncle went to Sydney and got a boat out into the harbour for the fireworks there - said it was the best new years eve party ever! One day... lol.


Jan 2 2013, 3:26pm

Post #18 of 40 (481 views)
LOL - mum loved the heavy cooking we usually do so much [In reply to] Can't Post

that we went out to eat instead Tongue


Jan 2 2013, 5:13pm

Post #19 of 40 (445 views)
Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

I put on body armor and stayed away from any windows...due to the huge amount of gun fire Smile

Grey Havens

Jan 2 2013, 7:29pm

Post #20 of 40 (480 views)
at midnight ... nothing.... in the morning going to The Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

took my daughter. My granddaughter was upset that we went without her but as she was moving from airport to airport (texting us every time she got on, off or just got bored waiting for the next flight) returning from a visit with her dad it was unavoidable. I suppose I'll just have to go again to keep her company.

AlassŽa Eruvande

Jan 2 2013, 9:16pm

Post #21 of 40 (493 views)
Tiny party at home. [In reply to] Can't Post

We had Mr. Eruvande's parents over for dinner, including black eyed peas, and played pool and the xbox in our new man cave.

At 11 pm, central time, we decided it was midnight in New York and that was good enough for us. We had some nasty dry champagne, and the Little Eruvandes had sparkling apple cider. I'd rather have the apple cider, really.

Yes we are party animals. Do not try this at home. Tongue


Jan 2 2013, 11:17pm

Post #22 of 40 (464 views)
sexagenarian hormones [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 3 2013, 2:16am

Post #23 of 40 (444 views)
went to bed at the usual time [In reply to] Can't Post

then went to a medium-sized party the NEXT evening, thrown by a friend on the reasoning that it would be a much safer night to be out on the roads.

I have partied more in the last month than in the last two years feels like!

Aunt Dora Baggins

Jan 3 2013, 3:24am

Post #24 of 40 (411 views)
Games with my family, then fireworks [In reply to] Can't Post

We've made New Year's a family celebration for a long time. The tradition is to play Fictionary at my dad's house. We've been saving the papers for decades, and they make fun reading. The best word I learned this year was "tsimmes: the over-complication of a relatively simple situation (also a stew of vegetables and fruits)"

This year we also played Apples to Apples. Our kids are grown and went to parties of their own, and my sister was away at a party of her own, but my out-of-state brother was visiting, so he and my dad and Uncle Baggins and I got together for a low-key party. We came home at 11, wanting to avoid the drunks, and set off a fireworks fountain at our house.

Aunt Dora Baggins

Jan 3 2013, 3:25am

Post #25 of 40 (446 views)
I knows about those :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post


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