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Old 12-31-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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New Years Eve Roll Call

Who is in for the evening and who is headed out a shindig?

Here... We're in for the count! Homemade tamales for dinner, bowl games and some cabernet is as adventurous as we will get!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Out to friend's house for whatever. I don't drink so I am a designated driver. It's only a mile away though.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Dinner reservation at 7:30p and a stop at our next door neighbors NYE party! Fun night...
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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We're in for the evening.

On the menu: salad, smoked salmon, steak au poivre with roasted fingerling potatoes, and decadent chocolate cake for dessert. Glass of Champagne, or two.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Our New Years Eve celebrations peaked out in 2011 with a trip to Times Square. Now the snowy view out back watching the deer is more our speed.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
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Staying home.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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I am staying safely home tonight, as I have done every year since 1975 or before. I was out driving this afternoon, and believe me, the drunks are already on the road! No way am I going out tonight.

My plan is to play in Excel - - closing out my 2013 financial numbers, doing my yearly analyses, and so on.

At the same time, I'll be watching the ball drop at Times Square on TV as I do every year, and listening to the loud and plentiful fireworks that many of my neighbors are shooting off tonight.

I am SO GLAD to be able to wrap up 2013 and move on to 2014... a new, fresh year.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:35 PM   #8
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We're in and I'll be making Chili's recipe Presidente margaritas for a few guests. Mesquite pork shoulder cooking now. January 1st at daylight I do my historic zero alcohol month off. Till then though:

Chili's El Presidente Margarita Recipe from Mission: Margarita
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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Walking over to the club for dinner. Home by 10:00pm. Golf tomorrow am. Life is good.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #10
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Having my usual "nerdy" New Year's Eve. Spent the morning tallying up expenses for 2013 and tweaking my budget spreadsheets for 2014.

Went to lunch at a local restaurant - paid for with a gift card received for Christmas. Went to a local bookstore to spend another Christmas gift card, and was home well before dark.

Tonight I leave the roads to the inebriated revelers around here.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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We had tickets for a NHL game, but sold them to the kids of the people we split the tickets with. Amateur night out there, and don't want to get caught in that!

So we are staying in and having steak and lobster for the New year (still cheaper than a hockey game), and watching Cathy Griffin on TV.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #12
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Staying in. Fire in the fireplace (insert). Light supper of salad with a nice Havarti dill cheese on baguette, dessert. Have a movie from the library in case we feel like watching.

Kindest regards.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:44 PM   #13
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DW and I did our New Year toast during dinner (at home) and will certainly be asleep before midnight. Life is good, although very quiet.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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In. Already had a good meal of Vietnamese food this afternoon to celebrate the new year.

We'll be in bed before midnight, but I'm sure my rural neighbors will be waking me up at midnight as usual with their loud toys!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:54 PM   #15
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We're staying home. Think I'll light a fire & look for a movie.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:57 PM   #16
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A little of both. We have friends arriving momentarily and we'll order takeout sushi, then all of us are off to a couple parties thrown by other friends. We have a designated driver, so all will be safe (aside from the other idiots on the road). Happy New Year to all!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:57 PM   #17
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First time in years, we are going out, but just to a neighbors and he says we have to leave at 10. already popped a bottle of MoŽt Chandon. Happy New Year to all! And didn't the Dow close at record? Another reason to celebrate!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:58 PM   #18
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Home is where I'll be to welcome in 2014!

Happy New Year to all.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:01 PM   #19
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We are staying home with some NYE snacks and champagne.

Our younger son is working tonight, running the sound at the Akron, OH "First Night" celebration. DH picked up the other son and brought him over so that he can drink if he wants to and he will take him home later.

Tomorrow I will close out the 2013 spreadsheets and get set up for 2014. I see I'm not the only one here who sees this task as FUN!

Happy New Year to all of you! Stay safe and warm.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:06 PM   #20
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In for the night; it's snowing and 8 below zero out there.
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