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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 2 / 5%
Large party at a friend's house 0 / 0%
Large party at home 1 / 2%
Small party at a friend's house 7 / 17%
Small party at home 3 / 7%
Tiny party at home  14 / 34%
By going to bed at my regular bedtime 14 / 34%
41 total votes

Tol Eressea

Jan 3 2013, 9:49am

Post #26 of 40 (336 views)
Looking at the votes, [In reply to] Can't Post

just call us the wild bunch.Laugh
Elizabeth does win. Have a great time!

Husband and I watched all four hours of Richard Armitage in "North and South" (were there other people in that? Shocked). My choice, but he liked it, too.

"Look back. Look back at me!"Heart

Happy Desolation of Smaug Year!

Tol Eressea

Jan 3 2013, 9:52am

Post #27 of 40 (330 views)
In San Diego!?// [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Jan 3 2013, 9:57am

Post #28 of 40 (337 views)
I know exactly what you mean. [In reply to] Can't Post

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

Hobbitses this! Hobbitses that! Hobbitses everywhere you look! Too tired for holidays. Must rest up for next December.Smile

Tol Eressea

Jan 3 2013, 10:21am

Post #29 of 40 (364 views)
Wow! You got a double whammy. [In reply to] Can't Post

then at the two earthquakes after 3am.

Severe and strong intensity, says GeoNet. Did you have any damage? We didn't feel it.
What a way to start the year, eh? The rumbling of dragons. Similar to our first night in NZ in 2005, we had a 5.0 at 2:00 am that woke us up. Just a moderate shake to say, "Welcome to New Zealand!"


Jan 3 2013, 4:01pm

Post #30 of 40 (339 views)
Oh no! Stupid earthquakes! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's not a fun way to bring in the new year! :(


Jan 3 2013, 4:34pm

Post #31 of 40 (312 views)
Indeed... [In reply to] Can't Post

I live less than 10 minutes drive from the World Famous San Diego Zoo in an area called North Park. Most folks don't realise that San Diego is the 6th largest city in the US, and we have our fair share of gang activity in the inner cities and north counties. Most of it is crystal meth drug trade related....

Please don't get the wrong impression of my city though....relatively low crime rate, and a beautiful place with a ton of stuff to do and see Smile

Idiots tend to shoot holes in the sky on the 4th of July as well....

(This post was edited by Hamfast on Jan 3 2013, 4:35pm)


Jan 3 2013, 4:47pm

Post #32 of 40 (317 views)
A little bit of everything. [In reply to] Can't Post

Little D and I spent the evening at a friend's house as they were having a small party. 7-8 couples and their children. We haven't been to a New Year's Eve party in years - I am usually watching the ball drop while Mrs. D is well into REM sleep.

I knew things were going to be a little crazy upon our arrival when my friend told me that he turned on the pool heater a few hours ago (ambient air temp was a balmy 25 F). Good food (beef tenderloin on the grill), spirits and lots of games (euchre, anyone?). No Twister though. At midnight, shared a wonderful bottle of champagne then proceeded to light off several large fireworks. Due to the summer drought, there was a burn ban, so we had LOTS of things to choose from our Fourth of July stash. Then the polar bears hopped into the pool, got out and ran across the street to a neighbor with an indoor hot tub. We just took pictures, which I won't be uploading. Laugh

Superuser / Moderator

Jan 3 2013, 6:26pm

Post #33 of 40 (315 views)
No damage, [In reply to] Can't Post

although they reminded me that I still have to do something about the open shelves in my kitchen, which hold glasses and cups.

Tol Eressea

Jan 3 2013, 9:44pm

Post #34 of 40 (330 views)
San Diego is lovely. [In reply to] Can't Post

I worked and lived there north of Balboa Park for three months in 1981 and thought it was wonderful. I grew up in S. Cal but haven't lived there for 30 years, but now when I visit family in LA, I occasionally take the nice train ride down for the day. I would expect similar holiday excitement where I came from, but I was surprised that things have changed in San Diego, too. Evil


Jan 4 2013, 5:52am

Post #35 of 40 (290 views)
Tut-tut! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 4 2013, 6:11pm

Post #36 of 40 (361 views)
None of the above... [In reply to] Can't Post

I was working ('though I blew a kiss to my wife)!

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Jan 4 2013, 6:13pm)


Jan 4 2013, 9:22pm

Post #37 of 40 (299 views)
New Year [In reply to] Can't Post

I went to my sister's home with family members to celebrate the New Year. We had a nice holiday supper and exchanged gifts as we didn't all saw each other at christmas. I had a few drinks and we played card games (which I am really not good at) and I stayed there for the night. She provided some of us who slept there with a good breakfast and that's about it. I got home tired for I didn't slept to weel on a couch. Overall it was good.

(This post was edited by sam90 on Jan 4 2013, 9:23pm)

Tol Eressea

Jan 5 2013, 4:24am

Post #38 of 40 (287 views)
I went to a concert with my family [In reply to] Can't Post

by an a cappella group called Tonic Sol-Fa
They do a New Year's Eve concert here every year
It was fantastic singing, and a silly attitude

though it was in the late afternoon, and we didn't have any party to speak of, so I voted the last option


Jan 5 2013, 9:16pm

Post #39 of 40 (365 views)
Nice and relaxed [In reply to] Can't Post

Just a nice dinner at a friend's house and then we took our bottle of champagne up the hill where we had a superb view over the town and beyond, watching the fireworks.

Tol Eressea

Apr 1 2013, 11:57pm

Post #40 of 40 (540 views)
I could count on two hands [In reply to] Can't Post

the number of times i've gone out for New Years in my live-- i'm not much for holidays. This year was one of the quiet ones. Don't remember exactly what i did, but i'm sure it involved what i would normally do on a night off-- eat dinner, possibly carry-out, catch up on some dvr tv, maybe a movie, look at the internet. I like to go out when it's not so crowded and noisy-- i like to actually talk to the people i'm with.

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