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irishgal 12-31-2020 09:50 PM

Just me and the three dogs, they are already asleep and likely I’ll follow. Pretty glamorous lol.

W2R 12-31-2020 10:10 PM

F is going to come over soon and bring some Cajun take-out he just got from a restaurant around the corner. Meanwhile I have been playing with my year end investment numbers, my "fun with Excel". Listening to fireworks from around the neighborhood.

Life is pretty good, and I don't want to wish any of it away but I'm so glad we are transitioning from 2020 to 2021. 2020 wasn't the worst year of my life, but there was room for improvement. :laugh: So bring it on, 2021!

daylatedollarshort 12-31-2020 10:39 PM

Staying home, watching The Mandalorian, and reminiscing of past New Year's. We usually go out to some kind of dance party or comedy show. A few years ago we saw Paula Poundstone. She was really hysterical. Maybe I will try to find her on a streaming comedy special to watch tonight.

But we're glad we've stayed healthy so far this year and overall can't complain. At least this will probably be our dog's best NYE ever since we will be home all night.

Out-to-Lunch 12-31-2020 10:49 PM

After a lovely dinner (at home)
and a movie (at home!)

I am damn well going to go out and bang pots and pans for the first time in a loooong time.

Good riddance, 2020!

rk911 12-31-2020 11:20 PM


Originally Posted by daylatedollarshort (Post 2536567)
Staying home, watching The Mandalorian...

we finished S2 a few moments ago. we thought it was much better than S1. hope you enjoyed it as well.

statsman 01-01-2021 12:36 AM

12:30am here in Central Texas, and we're still getting a flurry of fireworks. Just as I posted this, it went silent. Not sure how long the silence will last since the fireworks have been active in the adjoining neighborhoods since 6pm.

Got a feeling a lot of people tired of being locked down or restricted in their favorite activities for many months now decided to vent, especially the under-40 crowd.

daylatedollarshort 01-01-2021 02:14 AM


Originally Posted by rk911 (Post 2536576)
we finished S2 a few moments ago. we thought it was much better than S1. hope you enjoyed it as well.

Yes, we have been enjoying it so far. We're still on season 1. I gave DH a Disney streaming subscription for Christmas and we started watching it Christmas Eve. I saved watching until Christmas so we'd have a little something special to stream for the holidays during the lockdown. Probably the best $7 I've spent all year.

Andre1969 01-01-2021 08:30 AM

I fell asleep early, on the couch, with the tv on. Housemate woke me up a bit before midnight. An old "Three's Company" rerun was on the tv. I was half asleep, so all I remember was it was a party, and Jack was running around knocking cake out of everyone's hands. And then Larry came in, and streaked across the room, but the "Netherlands" were obscured by a big banner that read "Congratulations!" or something like that.

We switched the station to watch the ball drop. Popped open some "sparkling wine" I think it's called (technically, isn't it only "champagne" if it comes from a certain valley in France?)

Then, my housemate went into his room, and chatted with his relatives on his tablet. I turned on TVLand and fell back asleep to "King of Queens".

Yep, good times! :p

audreyh1 01-01-2021 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2536535)
Well in the next development the fireworks have been going non-stop since about 5:45pm when it first started getting dark, and I expect they won’t stop until well after midnight.

ETA: approaching 10:00pm - a lot more fireworks and getting louder.

My god, the fireworks didn’t end until 2am or so. Definitely gun rounds going off late. I think the whole city was setting stuff off. Standing on the back patio last night you could hear lots of distant noise as well as the closer stuff. It really sounded like a war zone outside!

I did manage to get to sleep, just occasionally hearing it while sleeping.

Venturer 01-01-2021 09:07 AM

We "celebrated" by watching some shows we had recorded until around 1145 then turned over to NBC and watched the Ball drip! Our highlight was our DGD calling us to say "Happy new year Papa & Meema I made it to midnight" This was a big deal to her since her bedtime is 830 pm & her mother told her she would probably not stay awake even tho she was going to let her try. Then we went to bed also. happy New Year ER Forum people!

gamboolman 01-01-2021 09:52 AM

ms gamboolgal and I were/are at Coushatta Casino with friends playing the pokersszzzz and setting hundo's on fire in the Slots......Dinner at Steakhouse and then the New Years.
Casino was packed....much alcohol was consumed....
Fun times had by all.....
Not my chip stack but I did run good on the cards.....ha

Gumby 01-01-2021 10:14 AM

Well, the young wife trounced me in our annual Scrabble game. We turned in early and slept well. We've already made and consumed our traditional New Years Day brunch. As always, it was great. Having now had my half of a bottle of Veuve Clicqout, I feel a nap coming on.

audreyh1 01-01-2021 10:31 AM

Neighbor posted a video - maybe from midnight, and you see nonstop fireworks all across the city, as far as the eye can see, panning in every direction. Plus rapid gunfire too!

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