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RobbieB 12-31-2019 05:26 PM

Us too. A nice fondue supper followed by sex. Then TV until the big noise at midnite.

jfn111 12-31-2019 05:28 PM

We have steak, crab legs, scallops and shrimp planned for dinner tonight. We will struggle, as always, to make it until 11:00 to watch the east coast ball drop.

athena53 12-31-2019 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by mystang52 (Post 2346778)
Early dinner with one of my kids and grandkids. Now at home about to enjoy Twilight Zone marathon n SyFy channel.

Ah, if DH were still alive we'd have cable (I dropped it in favor of Netflix) and that's what we'd be watching!

I haven't been to a big, splashy New Year's Eve celebration since' was in my 20s- just don't get very excited about them. Mixing alcohol types, even over a long evening, is a good way for me to get dead drunk followed by a hangover in the morning, and I'm typically asleep between 10 and 10:30 anyway. The guy I'm dating works evenings till 10:30 at the state SHIP line for people with questions about Medicare but we spent Sunday night curled up in bed together against the cold.;D I'm fine with that.

So- this will be a perfectly ordinary night.

MarieIG 12-31-2019 07:42 PM

Visiting DS, DDIL and DGD in Washington, which is three hours behind New York. It is homemade soup for dinner, play with the baby, and an early night.

They don't have cable, so we will not be able to watch the Honeymooners and sip diet ginger ale in bed, which we customarily do on NYE. So, it will not be our normal wild NYE.

Moemg 12-31-2019 07:44 PM

We went to dinner with some friends. Then home to watch a little tv .

Calico 12-31-2019 08:46 PM

Quiet night planned here. Pizza, and a quirky movie on Amazon called A Bird of the Air which I've been meaning to watch for a while now.

My celebration at 12:01 am will be declaring for the first time "I will be retiring this year." ;D

I wish a happy and healthy New Year to one and all.

Gulfbeach 12-31-2019 10:04 PM

Quiet here but one of our favorites. U8 shrimp cocktail, tamales, lemon blueberry cheesecake, and the Alamo Bowl. To bed by ten.
Happy 2020 to all !

Ian S 12-31-2019 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by W2R (Post 2346649)
F plans to be operating his ham radio for at least part of the evening.

Off topic but has he ever watched the British comedian Tony Hancock's "The Radio Ham" before. It's from the early 60's and is not very PC but still funny nonetheless.

davebarnes 12-31-2019 10:09 PM

Grilled scallops appetizer with a French sparkler.
Filet mignon, baked russet potato with a Turley Zinfandel.
Apricots and a very nice grappa.
On the sofa, in front of the electronic hearth.

Souschef 12-31-2019 10:16 PM

Instead of an elaborate dinner, DW just prepared some appetizers. Pate, caviar, brie, Kerry gold cheddar, Italian salami and bratwurst pieces.
It was accompanied by a nice Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.
We are watching CNN where the ball drop will be at 9PM our time.

Sue J 12-31-2019 10:22 PM

DH and I are home and our older son stopped by. We are not a drinking family at all, but I have some egg nog with brandy in it that is quite enjoyable! We are watching Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in Times Square.

We tend to stay home on NYE. I donít like crowds or drunks and I donít want to be out on the road when many other people are driving impaired. Yeah, Iím a lot of fun.

Like a few others here (W2R, Iím looking at you) I look forward to wrapping up my 2019 spreadsheets and starting new ones for 2020. Party On!

6miths 12-31-2019 11:49 PM

Happy New Year everyone!

rk911 12-31-2019 11:57 PM

yup. stay home, off the roads, watch the ball drop, fireworks on tv, share a midnight smooch, salute the flag and hit the sack. during my career i worked nearly every NYE, sometimes the day shift but usually the PM or overnight watch.

the quietest NYE we ever had was, oddly enough, Y2K. none of our systems were connected to the net so no worries there and we fixed all of the "00" problems (as a side note i did an interview with NBC news about how vulnerable our 9-1-1 system was to Y2K but the segment never ran presumably because there was zero chance of it failing). what we were worried about was the telco system crashing when everyone decided to lift their handsets at the same time to see if there was a dial tone. thankfully the messages we and the telcos had been sending worked. i arrived at the center around 11:30pm to find a lot of bored 9–1-1 operators sitting idle. between 11:30 and 12:30 when i left we had less than half a dozen calls. normally, especially between 12 and 12:30 we would have fielded dozens of calls (500,000 people in 12-towns, 12 police depts, 15-fire depts and fire protection districts).

to prepare the chief, my boss, had me purchase sleeping bags (to hold over staff), portable generators (in case the grid went down and our backup genny failed to start), food, plastic plates, utensils, bottled water, yadda yadda yadda. i ordered it all put away...open nothing! i was planning to return it all on January 2nd. wally took everything back but the food.

N02L84ER 01-01-2020 12:01 AM

Happy New Year!

EastWest Gal 01-01-2020 12:08 AM

Had planned to go downtown to watch one of Pennsylvaniaís many objects that are dropped on NYE. A headache all day derailed that plan. Felt better in the evening but not well enough to go out in the cold.

Watched DS live stream snowboarding at a local ski resort where they had fireworks at midnight, so that was fun to watch. Also watched the NYE events on TV. Had a tiny glass of Becerin I brought home from Turin last summer, and a smooch with DH at midnight. The Becerin blew the low carb out of the water.

For Y2K we bowled until 3AM. That was ridiculous fun. DS was 7.

Badger 01-01-2020 07:23 AM

I spent New Years Eve playing poker with 3 beautiful ladies Not a bad way for this old buffalo to start of the new year. :biggrin:


harllee 01-01-2020 03:03 PM

DH and I went to a New Years Eve party last night downtown with a live band, dancing etc. We did not get home until 2 AM. We had a great time. We are age 68 but we still know how to party!!

Happy New Year everyone.

Teacher Terry 01-01-2020 03:48 PM

We went out to lunch, movie and then to our favorite cheers bar. We were home by 7. Watched TV in bed until we fell asleep with the dogs. At midnight the fireworks from downtown woke us up even though it is a mile and a half away. Sometimes we go to our backyard to watch them.

aaronc879 01-01-2020 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Teacher Terry (Post 2347389)
We went out to lunch, movie and then to our favorite cheers bar. We were home by 7. Watched TV in bed until we fell asleep with the dogs. At midnight the fireworks from downtown woke us up even though it is a mile and a half away. Sometimes we go to our backyard to watch them.

I slept in the basement with earplugs in so the fireworks didn't wake me up.

daylatedollarshort 01-01-2020 04:07 PM

We went out for dinner and dancing with a DJ on NYE with a group of friends.

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