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Belinda Williamson
12-31-2011, 6:45 AM
Anyone else enjoy being alone on New Year's Eve? Several friends have invited me to join in the festivities downtown and think I'm crazy to stay home. I like to spend the last hours of the year to reflect on events of the year and decide how I want to improve myself in the coming year. It's also when I like to start a new journal, which I won't maintain past the second or third week of January, but maybe that's something I'll change this year. :)

mickey cassiba
12-31-2011, 7:39 AM
We'll be staying home tonight, Just Charlotte, me, and the little dog. Too many crazys out there. We'll be enjoying the new patio I hope to finish today.

Ed Hazel
12-31-2011, 7:48 AM
Have not went out for several years, the last time we went out for dinner on new years eve the local "nice" restaurant doubled the prices for new years eve, we promptly got up and left.

Bill ThompsonNM
12-31-2011, 8:10 AM
Give me a quiet end to the old year anytime! Of course, Belinda, you're not really going to be alone, we're all waiting for you at the other end of the wire......

Happy New Year!

David G Baker
12-31-2011, 1:09 PM
It has been quite a few years since we have gone out on New Year's Eve. If we do decide to go out some year it will be at a hotel or casino where we can rent a room so we don't have to drive home in the risky traffic. Several years we have gone to bed prior to midnight but the fireworks usually wake us up when they are fired.

Ken Fitzgerald
12-31-2011, 1:22 PM
We haven't gone out to on New Years Eve in years. This year, Sharon is in Houston and I am in Lewiston so I will definitely be celebrating the New Year alone. I hope she doesn't call and wake me up! LOL!

Belinda Williamson
12-31-2011, 1:29 PM
We haven't gone out to on New Years Eve in years. This year, Sharon is in Houston and I am in Lewiston so I will definitely be celebrating the New Year alone. I hope she doesn't call and wake me up! LOL!

Does this mean your the King of the Remote again? I'm the Queen of the Remote. I think I'll go put on my sparkly tiara and get ready to bring in the new year.

Ken Fitzgerald
12-31-2011, 2:23 PM
Yes...I own the Remote until Thursday at which time I will relinquish my right to the throne, return to the dungeon and do whatever she tells me! LOL.

I will probably sleep in the New Year, so I won't wear my crown.

Leo Voisine
12-31-2011, 2:53 PM
Diane and I PLAN to NOT go out anywhere.

We like the quiet house and the ticking clock on the wall.

Alone?? Nah, diane and I are not alone.

Van Huskey
12-31-2011, 2:57 PM
I generally spend midnight on new years eve alone, usually because I have passed out by then... We always have parties at our house and I wake up to find about 20 people sleeping in every corner of our home, tonight the party is a little smaller maybe 15 instead of the 50 or so usually. Hardly anyone drive from our parties, if they are from out of the neighborhood they stay over if they are from the neighborhood they stumble home on the boardwalk, we have yet to have anyone fall in the water... For us it is just an excuse to have lots of family and friends over, it wouldn't bother me a bit to be alone tonight as long as we had a party next week!!! Actually I need to go, 2PM is my official "mix a drink" time for party days, except this year I am drinking St Sabastian Dark, taste just like Coca Cola, a friend gifted me a case for X-mas!!


PS Belinda it may not be St Patty's day but downtown Savannah is always worth the trip. You can always stay home next week. Just my perspective.

Matt Meiser
12-31-2011, 2:58 PM
We aren't going anywhere. We've got a bottle of champagne and a bottle of sparkling grape juice in the fridge and plan to watch TV and play Wii. We aren't even planning to go out at all today AFAIK which is unusual for us on a Saturday--usually its errands day.

Jim Koepke
12-31-2011, 3:10 PM
Candy an I like to go out to dinner in New Years Eve. For us it is an anniversary celebration. We were married on New Years Day 30 years ago.

Sometimes we stay home to avoid the crazies. Most places we would want to have a meal are closed on New Years Day.

This year she is in California tending to her parents.

I will be home alone with just the chickens, the geese and the cats to keep me company.

However, on New Years Day I will be driving up to Seattle to see my son before he flies off to Korea for his Air Force assignment.

jtk

Mark Baldwin III
12-31-2011, 3:20 PM
Chateaubriand, a glass of good Belgian beer, some tunes, and hopefully asleep by 10. Why would I go out? A nice meal by myself in a quiet house, vs. sloppy drunks and noise. Pretty simple choice.

Lee Schierer
12-31-2011, 4:01 PM
You can't fool us Belinda, you just want to hit the sack early and get a jump at watching the football games in the morning........:D

Ken Fitzgerald
12-31-2011, 4:14 PM
I'm crying "Foul" here. Rumor has a new pair of shoes is itching to go out on the town tonight.......

Belinda Williamson
12-31-2011, 4:20 PM
You can't fool us Belinda, you just want to hit the sack early and get a jump at watching the football games in the morning........:D

My guys don't play until 2, so I could sleep in. :D


I'm crying "Foul" here. Rumor has a new pair of shoes is itching to go out on the town tonight.......

The shoes may be itching to go, but they won't. They're too precious to take downtown on a night like tonight. :eek:

Rod Sheridan
12-31-2011, 4:27 PM
Diann and I will be staying home tonight, and will enjoy a bottle of creme brulee flavoured beer at the appointed hour..................Happy New Year everyone...........Rod.

Ken Fitzgerald
12-31-2011, 4:37 PM
The shoes may be itching to go, but they won't. They're too precious to take downtown on a night like tonight. :eek:

Wow! If Savanah is that kind of town....I must see it once in my life.....:D

Bonnie Campbell
12-31-2011, 5:16 PM
I'll be staying home alone. Will be quiet, maybe. I'll be taking down Christmas decorations before my grandson is back to visit. I'll tell him Santa had to take them back to the North pole :)

Brian Kent
12-31-2011, 5:26 PM
Lorena and I (and our 2 pooches and the 2 we are dog-sitting) will be watching Netfilx. We just discovered the MI-5 series and can't keep our eye off of it.

Keith Westfall
12-31-2011, 5:45 PM
Phyllis and I are heading out to the kids place - (15 minutes away!) and spend the evening with the grand-kids. Sometime we make it to midnight, sometimes we don't!

Out tradition is a fondue evening meal, and then a chocolate fountain fondue for desert! Not sure if it is a good way to finish the old year, or start a new year, but it seems to work.

Hope everyone has a safe New Year.....

Tim Morton
12-31-2011, 6:05 PM
a quite night...a nice dinner of roast beed and shrimp cocktail...some Tv...and sound asleep by midnight.

Warren Johnson
12-31-2011, 6:22 PM
Out to an early (4:00) dinner at a steak house and back home now. Off the roads to let the "nuts" out there. Might have a glass or two of fermented grape juice or a cold beer .

Happy New Year to all.

Belinda Williamson
12-31-2011, 6:47 PM
Wow! If Savanah is that kind of town....I must see it once in my life.....:D

It's a port city . . . what can I say? It is that kind of town. Tonight it will be crazy.

Jerry Thompson
12-31-2011, 8:00 PM
I will ge checking my eyelids for leaks long before midnight. It does not take me as long to have fun as it used to.

Belinda Williamson
12-31-2011, 8:21 PM
Wow! If Savanah is that kind of town....I must see it once in my life.....:D

Just found this article, Savannah ranked number 4, beating out Las Vegas.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-cities-for-new-years-eve

Ken Fitzgerald
12-31-2011, 8:25 PM
Belinda.....do they shoot Yankees?:confused::rolleyes::D

Paul McGaha
12-31-2011, 8:35 PM
Frannie and I are in for the night. Having a drink or 2.

Happy new year everybody.

PHM

Belinda Williamson
12-31-2011, 9:02 PM
Belinda.....do they shoot Yankees?:confused::rolleyes::D

No that I'm aware of. :D

Mac McQuinn
12-31-2011, 9:05 PM
Sounds like a very wise way to enjoy/reflect on the last year's events.

Happy New year,
Mac

Cyrus Brewster 7
12-31-2011, 10:25 PM
Normally I stay in for a couple of drinks with my wife. But this year we are about to go out and party until about 4 in the morning - with the kids! I have spent the holidays with my wife's family in Peru. They have quite a different tradition for both Christmas and New Year's. At Christmas the party starts at 9 PM with the entire city (Lima) setting off fireworks at midnight - it is quite impressive - with presents opened immediately afterwords. I think the same is about to happen tonight - just with no presents, more food, more drinks and longer hours. I think it will be fun.

One year I actually did the Peruvian Christmas in Connecticut and then had to do the American version with my parents the next day. What a doosy!

Brian Kent
01-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Happy New Years, Eastern Standard Time people! Welcome to 2012.

John Coloccia
01-01-2012, 12:13 AM
Ngikufisela uKhisimusi oMuhle noNyaka oMusha oNempumelelo

First Sawmillcreek.org happy new year in Zulu, for the win.

Ted Calver
01-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Happy New Year!!!

Kevin W Johnson
01-01-2012, 4:36 AM
The wife, dog, and I stayed in for a quiet evening as well. As usual, I was wide awake and gently nudging my wife to stay awake for the clock to strike midnight. I'm the night owl, always have been, and she's lucky to be awake past 10pm most nights. While we enjoy family get togethers (pool parties, cookouts, and her aunt does have a Christmas eve party every year, etc), neither of us are "partiers", nor are we fond of the bar scene.

Kevin Gregoire
01-01-2012, 5:00 AM
i can count on one hand the number of times i went out on NYE in the past 30 years.
i just prefer to stay home and out of trouble. way to many idiots out there

and i always hate thinking of how many people will die tonight and how many
others will have there lives changed forever because somebody thought they
were sober enough to drive.

but for all those people that are responsible and know how to take care of themselves....

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Belinda Williamson
01-01-2012, 10:04 AM
Happy New Year! It turns out I was not alone after all. A rather rowdy crew had a party on the community dock. Apparently nothing assists the travel of sound waves like a marsh full of water. At 1:40 a.m. I was very privileged to hear the approximately 15 drunk person band performing "You don't have to call me Darlin, Darlin", followed by the ever popular Hank song "Family Tradition". At 3:00 I had the option to join them, or call the police. As I was already tucked in in my jam jams, I opted for the police. I hate to be a party pooper but apparently I yam what I yam. Maybe my resolution this year should be to be more tolerant . . . nah, I'll break that one before the month is out. Think I'll just start looking for a new place to live.

Butch Edwards
01-01-2012, 11:12 AM
..seems just like last year so far....