Happy New Year! December 31, 2005 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Happy New Year! We're already well into it here in New Zealand, and I hope that as the rest of you catch up, yours get as good a start as mine.
posted by The Monkey to MetaFilter-Related at 5:45 AM (19 comments total)

Cheers! We've got 15 hours left here, si it doesn't feel like much of anything yet.
posted by moonbird at 5:49 AM on December 31, 2005

Fireworks are so dull on tv. I watched 5 mins worth and then rang in the new year in front of the computer. Happy New Year !
posted by peacay at 6:22 AM on December 31, 2005

새해 복 많이 받으세요!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:02 AM on December 31, 2005

The Sydney fireworks were spectacular. Best I've ever seen.

Happy 2006 to all!
posted by qwip at 7:05 AM on December 31, 2005

Red balloons and red hearts graced the lovely Sydney Harbour.... wow! Best wishes from Down Under!
posted by Chimp at 7:08 AM on December 31, 2005

posted by sour cream at 7:41 AM on December 31, 2005

Cheers and a Happy New Year to you all!
posted by Tarrama at 8:02 AM on December 31, 2005

謹賀新年! I've made my 初詣 and wished for luck in the coming year for everyone. おめでとう!
posted by armage at 8:21 AM on December 31, 2005

to a better 2006! : >
posted by amberglow at 9:52 AM on December 31, 2005

Watch it happen here.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:01 AM on December 31, 2005

Does anyone do Hogmanay? or is that Scotland only?
posted by Cranberry at 12:03 PM on December 31, 2005

Cranberry, the first time I heard of Hogmanay was when I visited Scotland in 2004. I think it's only a Scot tradition. Singing and gift giving sounds like a nice idea.

posted by Chimp at 2:52 PM on December 31, 2005

How is 2006 in New Zealand? It's still 2005 here in Minneapolis, and it's still a dreadful fucking year. Katrina. War. Floods. Etc.

We're do for a great year, I think. I hope all of you have one.
posted by maxsparber at 3:41 PM on December 31, 2005

I'm drunk and watching Scarface, and my brain can only pronounce it as "Happy New Jear!"
posted by Plutor at 6:24 PM on December 31, 2005

Due for a great year.

Jesus. Hangover on its way.
posted by maxsparber at 7:28 PM on December 31, 2005

hey all, happy 2006 from Chicago.... i know i'm an hour and a half late, but I'm a little drunk and off to bed. Here's hoping this year is better than the last.
posted by 40 Watt at 11:41 PM on December 31, 2005

Happy 2006 everyone, 11 minutes into the New Year PST!
posted by Lynsey at 12:11 AM on January 1, 2006

Happy 2006 Metafilter! I broke up a fight and drank two bottles of Chimay. I sat on the couch, drank beer and laughed while the police broke up a party around me, because I'm 21 and it wasn't my house. I watched an eleven year old kid mingle and drink with a bunch of twenty somethings; he said he was from California and was in town visiting his older sister. The sixth grader at the party is already bothering me, and I'm still drunk. Hurrah for drunken revelry!
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... at 12:43 AM on January 1, 2006

I've got to say, the best part about the new year so far was brushing the taste of stale cigars out of my mouth when I finally rolled out of bed. Christ, last nights celebratory stoagie seemed to last for about a week, and there were still a couple of inches of it sitting on the table in the garden when I cleaned up this afternoon.

Great day in Auckland, it occurs to me that the New Year isn't fun in the same way in Northern Hemisphere countries. I mean, we do things like go to the beach or hang out in the garden, while you poor folks in the cold north do fun things like... Sit inside? (I'm guessing.)

Anyway, I'm totally with you on the Chimay DtHo, though I didn't have any last night. We had a lot of wine to get through, though I got sidetracked by some Glenfiddich at one point, and ended the night with half a snifter of brandy (had to put it down when I got uncomfortably dizzy, bloody glad I did, my slight edge of fragility was nothing compared to a couple of my fellow revellers full blown throwing up hangovers).
posted by The Monkey at 12:52 AM on January 1, 2006

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