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Old 12-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #21
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"Plans for New Year's Eve."? I'll think about that tomorrow. Still have a food hangover from Thanksgiving/Christmas. As usual, will probably scare up some grub with SO, open a bottle of dago red, look out the window, toast the skyline from the rooftop, and try to stay awake until Hawaii comes into the new year.
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Dinner party at our house with 2 other couples. According to the boss, dinner includes shrimp cocktail, lettuce salad, meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, apple crisp. Then maybe watch a movie.
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I hate New Years Eve! The worst part is the fireworks that scare the hell out of my dogs. Its the only day out of the year that I hope it rains. My wife and I haven't done anything on New Years Eve since 1991. The next year she and her sister, were flying on that evening from FT. Myers, FL to Kalamazoo, MI as their Mother just had a heart attack. She died two weeks later and there are always bad memories associated with that evening. Maybe I'll do some steaks on our new stainless steel gas grille with all the chrome knob thingies. Christmas present! Better notify the fire department.
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I will finally be off call so will get together with friends and have a few glasses of shiraz.

Good riddance to 2008, an annus horribilis!
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I will finally be off call so will get together with friends and have a few glasses of shiraz.

Good riddance to 2008, an annus horribilis!

The best part of retiring was going off call permanently . I still have memories of all nighters in the O.R. !
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We had a couple of nurses retire this week. Their colleagues made them a pinata designed like an O2 sat monitor, with numbers oscillating between 41 and 100%. They had great fun thwacking the candy out of it!

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Doing a country style celebration with like minded folks. There will be fireworks, barbecue, oysters, a big fire to stand around, some brown liquor, and maybe a late night drive around the farm in the golf cart. Probably pretty small, maybe less than 20 people.

My dogs will be at home, under the bed--they hate fireworks and gunfire, both common on New Yrs Eve. We're only going to the plantation behind us, so we'll be able to troupe through the woods back home in the wee hours. Should be a great time. We used to throw a huge party back in the day, when we lived at the beach, but now we live too far out for most folks to dare the drive home.
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I'll be here until the 10 o'clock news comes on. The puppies will be under the covers right by my side (fireworks you know). My wife is a night owl and she will be watching the ball drop. About 1AM the fireworks subside and she takes the dogs outside where they can just pee their brains out.
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Got invited to a party, but all married folks so decided to pass. Would be a little out of place. But just as soon be here drinking a little wine with my golden retriever at my feet. But I do plan to go to a New Year's Day party. Friends, football, good food, more wine......good way to start the first day of the year.
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oh, yeah...new years day is always so much fun. we do hoppin john (black eyed peas and rice), plus collard greens and cornbread. these are all for good luck in the new year and the greens are for prosperity! better eat a lot of them in 2009...
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oh, yeah...new years day is always so much fun. we do hoppin john (black eyed peas and rice), plus collard greens and cornbread. these are all for good luck in the new year and the greens are for prosperity! better eat a lot of them in 2009...
That's pretty much what we always had on NYD, too...except no rice. Black-eyed peas & ham, collards, fried 'taters (a.k.a. American or Yankee fries), and, of course, corn bread slathered with butter!
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oh, yeah...new years day is always so much fun. we do hoppin john (black eyed peas and rice), plus collard greens and cornbread. these are all for good luck in the new year and the greens are for prosperity! better eat a lot of them in 2009...
I thought I ate a ton of black eyed peas last year.
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We are doing nothing spectacular. just hanging out. My kids are tough uns, they ALWAYS make it to midnight and beyond. Usually I have to threaten them to get them to bed around 1:00 am.......
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The black eyed peas are for having more coins in the new year...the collards are for folding money. There's your mistake--eat more greens this nyd!

Mmmmmm, I love cornbread!
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