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January 1, 2013 1:36 AM   Subscribe

I love you all. Please continue rocking in the new year.
posted by BitterOldPunk to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 AM (126 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

I'm rocking out with my clock out!

HNY, everyone!
posted by taz (staff) at 1:38 AM on January 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


I love you too, Bitter Old Punk et al.
posted by tzikeh at 1:45 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


God damn it, I love you all.

My piano, my beer, and me had a good New Year's. Here we are together a few minutes ago.

It's going to be a good year, folks. And honestly, I care about you people more than you know.
posted by koeselitz at 2:10 AM on January 1, 2013 [19 favorites]


<3
posted by Shouraku at 2:17 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was into the new year before it was new.
posted by Elmore at 2:33 AM on January 1, 2013 [9 favorites]


Love you too, dude. And as you are someone with highly respectable music taste, can I ask, what songs should I keep on rocking *to* in the new year?

(because right now I'm reading that line in Neil Young's voice...hey first earworm of 2013!)
posted by iamkimiam at 3:14 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


1st Jan almost over here. Watching Pretty in Pink on TV. Is that rocking enough? I think I just saw a Siouxsie & the Banshees record in the store Molly Ringwald works in. Also, they have record stores, full of retro vinyl. And auto-reverse cassette decks in their cars. Not sure why Molly Ringwald drives a beaten up VW Karmann Ghia, though. Even in that state, the car would be worth upwards of $10-15K in today's dollars; hardly a "quirky" car for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:25 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


We love you too, SchmoopyOldPunk. Hugs all around.
posted by ersatz at 3:32 AM on January 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Cheers, BitterOldPunk. May the new year be what you need it to be.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:36 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I endorse this message. Bring on the schmoopy!
posted by Jilder at 3:37 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, it's been my first year here and it's been great. Cheers to everybody; New Year has well and truly arrived here, watching the annual Wiener Philharmoniker New Year's Concert.
posted by MartinWisse at 3:39 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I may mostly lurk, but I do it with love. Happy New Year, Mefites.
posted by amy lecteur at 3:42 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Double!
posted by infini at 3:43 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oiluvyuzawl.
posted by h00py at 4:10 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hey I just met y'all, and this is crazy, but I really think I like it here.
Happy New Year, MetaFilter! Rock on!
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:14 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love you all too, for all that I mostly lurk. Group hug, MeFi! Thanks for being awesome!
posted by daisyk at 4:23 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love you man
posted by lampshade at 4:25 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


FROM HELL'S HEART I PARTY AT THEE
posted by The Whelk at 4:26 AM on January 1, 2013 [22 favorites]


GET ON THE SCHMOOP JOHN B
posted by The Whelk at 4:27 AM on January 1, 2013 [21 favorites]


Happy New Year, all!
posted by foxhat10 at 4:38 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Light and life, peoples. Happy New Year!
posted by Kinbote at 4:45 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


LOVE.
You people are the wind beneath my wings.
/no_hamburger. I've had a tough year or two, and I can always count on you folks for advice, comfort and above all, distraction. Happy new year.
posted by ApathyGirl at 4:58 AM on January 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


Didn't rock last year; unlikely to rock this year. I'm just not much of a rocker.

Happy New Year with much schmoopy to you all.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:08 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


There, I made my first post of the year from the hotel restaurant, nursing a hangover with my hair all huge and tangled and spooky. I look like I've slept in my suit because I have.

You're welcome.
posted by The Whelk at 5:08 AM on January 1, 2013 [7 favorites]


It's after 8AM and my tot is still asleep. This is gonna be the BEST year!

A very schmoopy New Year to all!
posted by sonika at 5:18 AM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm just somewhat surprised this is the first Metatalk post that's used the 'Ho' tag.
posted by item at 5:20 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year Mefites!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:42 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't tell anyone your New Year's Resolutions as that will sap willpower.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:00 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


My New Year's Resolution is to have my willpower completely sapped.
posted by mintcake! at 6:03 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


IT WORKED YOU GUYS THIS MAC & CHEESE WITH POTATO CHIPS ON TOP IS SO AWESOME
posted by mintcake! at 6:05 AM on January 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


It's a Fierimas Miracle!
posted by The Whelk at 6:16 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Greetings from the future! Countdown to January 2nd in ~89 minutes. I love you all but especially BoP.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:32 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought we had something special, Meatbomb.
posted by cgc373 at 6:44 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


BetterOldPunk.

Also: here's how the New Year screeched in at my house.
posted by ColdChef at 6:55 AM on January 1, 2013 [8 favorites]


so far I hate it
posted by Wolfdog at 6:56 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I might do a little rockin' this year... Happy New Year everyone.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:57 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Where's eyeballkid when you need him?

But yeah, schmoopy and punk rock for all in the new year!
posted by languagehat at 6:58 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy new year to all, and to all a good night. (It's midnight in Tokyo, and no flapjacks, so I'm going to bed.)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:00 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I woke up with bruised and sore all over not because of some cray-cray party, but because I went cross-country skiing for the first time in almost 10 years. I need coffee.

Rock on all you Schmoops.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:02 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy 2013, y'all!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:02 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy Happy!
posted by OmieWise at 7:03 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


So far, so good. Lots of love and good wishes for the new year. I think it will be fine.
posted by readery at 7:11 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dear AskMe: There is this guy, sure he's a little bitter and old, but, you know, he's got something special. He ignores me all year, and then drunkenly calls to say that he loves me on New Years Eve. What should I do?
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:15 AM on January 1, 2013 [16 favorites]


Happy new year. Shmoop for everyone in 2013!
posted by Elly Vortex at 7:19 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year from me and the Husky....

I sincerely appreciate this group of people who bring some sanity, caring, humor, and intelligence to a world that often lacks those qualities...This place is a bit of a sanctuary sometimes.

I wish you all the best for 2013.
posted by HuronBob at 7:24 AM on January 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


Do you rock?
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 7:48 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well... another year's gone by and y'all haven't done too much to piss me off. So thanks for that, I guess.
posted by carsonb at 7:50 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love these threads!

HUGS FOR EVERYONE!
posted by saguaro at 7:51 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bitter is an English term for pale ale. The term "pale ale" was being applied around 1703 for beers made from malts dried with coke.
*Toasts* BoP and *raises glass* to this very special place and it´s eclectic inhabitants.
Rocks out.
posted by adamvasco at 7:58 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


thanks don't mind if i do rocking chairs are kinda the best actually
posted by solotoro at 8:03 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm rocking out with my clock out!

and

I might do a little rockin' this year...

But...

But...

... you're mods, not rockers!
posted by Elsa at 8:03 AM on January 1, 2013 [28 favorites]


(Happy New Year, y'all!)
posted by Elsa at 8:03 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


*cranks up the Led Zeppelin*

Y'all kid's are alright.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:06 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Whole Lotta Love for you guys. Happy New Year!
posted by arcticseal at 8:19 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


So happy to see 2012 go. Hope we all have a good 2013.
posted by FunkyHelix at 8:23 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I only love some of you because the rest of my love goes to hot fictional characters, sorry.
posted by elizardbits at 8:24 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Some of us are fictional!
posted by The Whelk at 8:28 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Some of them are old, some of them are new
Some of them will turn up when you least expect them to."
-- Brian Eno

Happy New Year Mefi!

Rocks Out!
posted by marienbad at 8:37 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


To all my industry folk who kicked ass last night while everyone else partied, well done.

Happy New Year, erry1!
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 9:05 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, 2012 started out with much hope and promise but soon drove itself off a cliff into hopelessness and despair. 2013 is opening to added challenges and shittiness so perhaps the pendulum will swing back the other way before it's through. Keep those hugs coming.
posted by drlith at 9:13 AM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year, lovely MeFites. :)
posted by kimberussell at 9:20 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, humans!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:42 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


2012 was perhaps the worst year of my life (may be tied with 1991). I sincerely hope 2013 is better.
posted by Mister_A at 9:56 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


We drank a bottle of The Widow last night and my head is feeling kind of soft-pumpkin-mush, so a very late Happy New Year to all.

BoP is my favorite 'follow him lurk-il-y' on Twitter person. I read his tweets and picture him as a punk rock spirit animal/great uncle.
posted by ersatzkat at 10:06 AM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Bring it? Now, where did I leave it?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:31 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I still hate every single one of you.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:32 AM on January 1, 2013 [22 favorites]


A friend posted the following on Facebook, based on a sign one his son's friends (seven years old) put up at school:

1. No Fighting
2. Do what you want
3. Help kids that are lost

So basically, be peaceful, be free, be compassionate. I can work with that. But also, yeah, I hate every single one of you, too.
posted by philip-random at 10:35 AM on January 1, 2013 [18 favorites]


KEEP ON ROCKING IN THE FREEBIRD!



Sorry.





Going to go back to hating now.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:37 AM on January 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


We're at noon Mountain Time where I've spent New Year's Eve; when my friends discovered we still had a little champagne left over from last night, I reminded them "duh, we have orange juice - let's make mimosas!" So I'm still drinking from last night.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:59 AM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Islands in the stream,
That us is what we are..."

No, wait, that's not appropriate for the occasion.

"Should I eat it? Eat it. Eat it. Eat it..."

Hope me New Year.
posted by zippy at 11:09 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


So basically, be peaceful, be free, be compassionate.

I really like the quote attributed to Arthur Ashe that I found last year:
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.

I'm trying hard to adopt this into what little bit of meditation I manage. I'd resolve to meditate more, but I'm sick of failure, so I'll just be happy with whatever I manage to do, though I'm happy to have this to focus on in those rare quiet times where I actually focus on something.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:25 AM on January 1, 2013 [17 favorites]


I love you all.

Thanks, Ozzy!
posted by ignignokt at 11:26 AM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year, Metafilter. Thanks for only occasionally making me hate humanity. (I kid, I kid)
posted by smirkette at 11:55 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, y'all.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:04 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I seriously cannot WAIT to tromp my way through this fresh new year. Bring it, indeed! Best to all, MeFites!
posted by VioletU at 12:06 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


but I'm sick of failure, so I'll just be happy with whatever I manage to do, though I'm happy to have this to focus on in those rare quiet times where I actually focus on something.

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm”
― Winston Churchill
posted by philip-random at 12:07 PM on January 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Sending virtual hugs, virtual sausage biscuits and a lotta love to you all.

Happy New Year!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:07 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I wuv you but especially your new "skip" link.
posted by bz at 12:20 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just tehloki-ed out and favorited every comment in this thread. Not sure why I did that.

Happy New Year! I'm going to eat three pounds of Hoppin' John now.
posted by trip and a half at 12:51 PM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]

I really like the quote attributed to Arthur Ashe that I found last year:
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
Ashe may have been paraphrasing a quote commonly attributed to Teddy Roosevelt, although Teddy was actually quoting someone else.
There is a bit of homely philosophy, quoted by Squire Bill Widener, of Widener's Valley, Virginia, which sums up one's duty in life: "Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are."
Good advice, Squire Bill. Happy New Year, everyone!
posted by zamboni at 12:54 PM on January 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


I love y'all too! All y'all! We rang our New Year in quietly.
posted by patheral at 1:10 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, everyone! You make my day brighter.
posted by griphus at 1:10 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


no, that was the solstice.
posted by elizardbits at 1:11 PM on January 1, 2013 [7 favorites]


I made 3D dinosaur cookies and they are amazing so I am hoping for more Dino foods in 2013. Y'all are pretty great and you made 2012 very entertaining!
posted by jetlagaddict at 1:12 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


My husband and I have wretched colds. May 2013 bring you everything you need, even if it is lots of Kleenex.
posted by Cranberry at 1:22 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy 2013! Wishing everyone peace, love and understanding!
posted by marimeko at 1:28 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Everyone fell asleep except for my ten year old son and I. We sat outside, counted down the seconds and then he banged two pans together yelling "Happy New Year!" while hundreds of fireworks went off all around us. I've never seen anyone so happy to start a new year.

Not a bad start, really.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:29 PM on January 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


I made 3D dinosaur cookies

Wait, you can make cookies with only two dimensions?!? That is amazing! Although I imagine that they are harder to eat than those seaweed snacks, which, although thin, aren't that thin....

I wish I had dinosaur cookies.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:57 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Extra 3D dinosaur cookies sold here. I imagine you could make them by hand though too, because: dinosaur cookies NOM NOM NOM.
posted by jetlagaddict at 2:09 PM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Awww, thanks. I pretty much love everybody here too. Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:24 PM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm spending the day undead. So I can't love you all. I'll be doing it tomorrow, once my heart restarts and I cease being an abomination.

I didn't even drink any alcohol where did this headache come from?
posted by mephron at 2:35 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have never felt worse after a night of drinking than I do today.
posted by Kwine at 2:50 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awww, you guys are awesome. Please continue being awesome.
posted by byanyothername at 3:03 PM on January 1, 2013


Aw, thanks BoP! Back atcha and all y'all. (Not sounding so bitter at the moment...is that the opposite of eponysterical?)
posted by xenophile at 3:03 PM on January 1, 2013


I've been nursing my hard-earned hangover with a day full of Portal, Arrested Development and leftover cheese and snacks from our house party. Despite how I feel, I don't really want this magical day of nothingness to end. Work tomorrow looms.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:12 PM on January 1, 2013


Great now I'm imagining portal with GlaDos played by Lucille Bluth.
posted by The Whelk at 3:15 PM on January 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


other way around

other way around
posted by griphus at 3:18 PM on January 1, 2013


Happy 2013, everybody!
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:19 PM on January 1, 2013


More than wine?
posted by maudlin at 3:51 PM on January 1, 2013


Happy New Year! Yesterday night I learned that BeerioKart exists and is a good thing, and that was a good way to start a new thingie.
posted by Rory Marinich at 4:03 PM on January 1, 2013


Has anyone bought this up yet? Because middleclasstool hits it out of the park.

And for starters, I went outside today. It was grey and cold and dreary and beautiful out there.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:20 PM on January 1, 2013 [7 favorites]


Awesome :)

Let us resolve to pet something: I went by the office this afternoon to make sure the feral cats had food and clean water for the day. One we've adopted and she hangs out inside all day. One has become tame with me and lets me give her pets -- she'll be adoptable soon. The rest are too skittish as yet.

Next up: Figure out how to deal with the feral-cat monster we've created at my office.

Happy New Year, MetaFilter.
posted by wallabear at 4:47 PM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


People who help out animals are, no holds barred, my favorite people. Infinite internet hugs to you, wallabear.
posted by mintcake! at 5:29 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was drunk at a state park. Happy New Beer.
posted by deezil at 5:37 PM on January 1, 2013


Re resolutions involving petting things:

This past spring-summer-fall I worked as a gardener in a park and I decided in my first week of work there that my goal was to pet all the dogs.

It was awesome. I met lots of dogs and lots of people.

I got married in the summer and some of those dogs got me a wedding present. On my last day another one gave me a going away card. Some of these dogs would refuse to leave the park if they could see me. I had to hide occasionally just so their owners could get back to work. So yeah, you could occasionally see me hiding behind a tree so a dog would think I had left.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:58 PM on January 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


Loveity love love love.
posted by cooker girl at 6:14 PM on January 1, 2013


Happy New Year, everyone! I have already jumped in a spring-fed pool, gone to a party, taken a nap, and gotten yet another novel idea for the list. If this is any indication, I'll be exhausted by March.

My resolution this year is Do the Hard Shit. The easy shit is pretty much taken care of, but it's time to find some of the places I've been slacking and get moving.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 6:17 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy, healthy, and peaceful 2013 to all. Thanks for all the awesomeness you bring.
posted by angiep at 6:25 PM on January 1, 2013


Happy New Year one and all. You're the wind beneath my wings!
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 6:33 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Let us resolve to remember that God is in our kitchens and bedrooms more than in most churches.

I actually believe that.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:38 PM on January 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Anyway, I shall resolve to attempt to rock, especially if you keep digging up good stuff like the Alabama Shakes, BOP.

He was onto them looonng before the adult alternative set cottoned to 'em.
posted by Mister_A at 6:48 PM on January 1, 2013


Happy new year everyones. ♥
posted by Lynsey at 8:56 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am the sun.
posted by klangklangston at 9:07 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am higher than the sun.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:36 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I LIKE TURTLES
posted by not_on_display at 9:39 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, everyone. So far my 2013 has mostly consisted of eating delicious food, which I take to be a pretty alright omen for the year.
posted by Phire at 10:35 PM on January 1, 2013


(shows up with a bottle of scotch in a paper bag, disheveled and somewhat out of breath)


So, is this still a party or not?
posted by louche mustachio at 11:04 PM on January 1, 2013


It is if you've got a bottle of scotch to share.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:09 PM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


2012 brought some good shit and some bad shit and MeFi has been here to get us through it all. May 2013 be everything you want it to be. Much love to you all.
posted by deborah at 11:24 PM on January 1, 2013


I love you, you insane fools. Happy New Year, auld acquaintances.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:52 AM on January 2, 2013


You amazing folks got me through a tough year better than I started it. Thanks much, and hugs to all! Happy new year.
posted by Ephelump Jockey at 6:07 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year all!

Looks at calendar. "How long was I asleep?"
posted by gauche at 6:10 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is it too late to schmoop? I <3 all you internet people a ton, and MF has been cathartic , informative, and hugely entertaining all year. I'm looking forward to 2013, and hope that it brings great things.
posted by Fig at 7:43 AM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fuck it I'm in. Love.
posted by Sailormom at 8:52 AM on January 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Awww, I'm late to the schmoopy but I still want to schmoopy.

Love to you all and I hope you have a good-enough year.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:02 AM on January 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Schmooping in so that Lutoslawski doesn't feel bad about being late. I'm there for you, buddy.
posted by blurker at 11:34 AM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


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