Bringing in the new decade December 31, 2009 10:29 AM   Subscribe

Just wondering what everyone who isn't headed for a meetup is doing for New Year's Eve, if anything? My hubby and I are going to see Avatar . . . . and you?
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 10:29 AM (210 comments total)

All this talk of New Years is really grating to those of us who don't use the Gregorian calendar. Those of use who follow the SIMULTANEOUS 4-DAY TIME CUBE celebrate this four times a year and you never hear us gloating about it.
posted by cimbrog at 10:35 AM on December 31, 2009 [26 favorites]


Me and Thin Lizzy are going to see Ricky Jay's new one-man show, which I think is pretty sweet.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:35 AM on December 31, 2009


I get to work, thank you so very much fro bringing it up. Apparently some of you leisure-time people want to watch stuff on TV and so I toil for you. Yes you. How's about at least a toast or something?
posted by pupdog at 10:37 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'll be at a party up the road with not_on_display and assorted other local folks, MeFites and non. Keeping half an eye on the site, as always.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:40 AM on December 31, 2009


Cooking up some steaks and ringing in the new year with visiting in-laws. Looking forward to the steaks, anyway.
posted by empyrean at 10:41 AM on December 31, 2009


It's going to be snowing, maybe some freezing rain. Staying in with movies and Chinese food. Happy New Year.
posted by theora55 at 10:43 AM on December 31, 2009


By the way, this sort of post is perfect for Metachat.org.
posted by theora55 at 10:44 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Will most likely be at a party, playing boardgames and drinking tasty tasty beer. Tomorrow, brunch with the MoonPies. Hurrah!
posted by youcancallmeal at 10:45 AM on December 31, 2009


Thought I might see Fantastic Mr. Fox in the afternoon and fuck a stranger at night. Consensually of course. (Any volunteers?)
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:48 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nothing.
posted by JanetLand at 10:50 AM on December 31, 2009


Hosting a slumber party for my girls and six of their little friends.

Plus, I'll be on call, so I get to take care of the folks who think it's a good idea to drink and drive tonight.
posted by ColdChef at 10:52 AM on December 31, 2009 [8 favorites]


Dinner with assorted family members, followed by the Icelandic state broadcaster's traditional end-of-the-year comedy revue, followed by fireworks, followed by champagne with a similar but slightly different assortment of family members, followed by party with friends, followed by sleep. Midnight will happen either during fireworks or champagne.
posted by Kattullus at 10:52 AM on December 31, 2009


See you there, JanetLand.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 10:56 AM on December 31, 2009


Falling asleep. It's been a long week in 'moonLand.

Possibly also wandering around downtown Providence and checking out the WaterFire, but mostly falling asleep.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:59 AM on December 31, 2009


Me and Thin Lizzy are going to see Ricky Jay's new one-man show, which I think is pretty sweet.

Is that Ricky Jay the magician, who wrote the great book about throwing playing cards?
posted by atrazine at 10:59 AM on December 31, 2009


Attending a party with a time-travel theme. After a nap.

so...old...
posted by JoanArkham at 11:07 AM on December 31, 2009


Relatively quiet evening of dinner, gaming, and New Year's shows on TV. May do a movie this afternoon, however.
posted by cmgonzalez at 11:08 AM on December 31, 2009


Mr. Shoes has to work until 10, so I'll be waiting up for him. We might watch the ball drop, but with a 22 month old who wakes up at 6 AM we'll probably fall asleep.
posted by TooFewShoes at 11:08 AM on December 31, 2009


Going to a quiet little bar with some comrades, and probably making cake balls for the occasion, and probably subsequently making balls-related jokes for a goodly portion of the evening.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:08 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Probably watching Avatar again and cooking Bulgogi...then cocktails at my grandma's house in the mountains of NC before driving back to MO in the morning.
posted by schyler523 at 11:08 AM on December 31, 2009


Wrapping up some end-of-year loose ends at work, yoga class, and then a quiet evening at home with some red wine, phone calls, reflection, lighting things on fire, and then sleep.

And then friends, bowl games, and bloody marys in the morning!
posted by asuprenant at 11:13 AM on December 31, 2009


I met a friend who was passing through town for coffee and a chat this evening, and later I'm going to a small party that would be pretty ideal if it weren't for the high chance most other people there will want to move to a club or a messy house party, so I'll have to choose whether to abandon ship or go somewhere uncomfortably full. Misgivings either way, yay!

The MetaChat comment up there is just reminding me to figure out why I've never managed to join successfully.
posted by carbide at 11:22 AM on December 31, 2009


Is that Ricky Jay the magician, who wrote the great book about throwing playing cards?

Yup.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:23 AM on December 31, 2009


Drink.
posted by Artw at 11:24 AM on December 31, 2009


Probably watching Avatar again and cooking Bulgogi...then cocktails at my grandma's house in the mountains of NC before driving back to MO in the morning.

Can I come too?
posted by Think_Long at 11:27 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


A friend of ours throws a birthday party (because it's her birthday), and since she lives downstairs, I won't even have to put on shoes to get there if I don't want to. Pretty sweet.
posted by rtha at 11:27 AM on December 31, 2009


Glad I posted here as I got to learn of metachat.org (and am now waiting the obligatory 12 hours to be able to post there . . . )
posted by bearwife at 11:29 AM on December 31, 2009


Drinking heavily. Very heavily. Thinking of starting right now!
posted by sperose at 11:30 AM on December 31, 2009


It's snowing, so I'm not sure. SO is DJing for a street dance party for First Night from 7-8, and after that, might go to a friends' party, but if the roads are bad might just stay put.
posted by Miko at 11:31 AM on December 31, 2009


Sewing, chores, sitting down, reading, eating toast.
posted by paduasoy at 11:36 AM on December 31, 2009


Eating and drinking on the couch.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:36 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Driving 2 hours to Milwaukee, having dinner & a movie with my husband, driving back at 6 am New Year's Day. Working on New Year's Day.
posted by desjardins at 11:39 AM on December 31, 2009


Taking a road trip into the Mojave Desert with my honey to see the last full moon of the decade. Happy New Year everybody!
posted by Space Kitty at 11:41 AM on December 31, 2009


I'll be sitting in my apartment in an extremely hyperthyroid state on a very limited low-iodine diet with nothing to keep me company but my stupid cats and the sharp raspy cough that convulses me every few minutes in an attempt to expel rainbows of phlegm from my tattered lungs all the while contemplating the fact that I will literally be radioactive in 4 days. All of this will be interspersed with just enough alcohol to get me schnitzeled. While I'm at it, I may use my inebriated state as an excuse to return to irc. Hey, you asked. Happy New Year!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 11:44 AM on December 31, 2009


Dressing up, hosting a dinner party, trying to figure out a way to take advantage of the free taxi ride my city's offering, but probably deciding the snow is too much and just drinking/watching The Wire at home.
posted by oinopaponton at 11:46 AM on December 31, 2009


Told wife I would make her a lovely meal so she would stop trying to cajole me into leaving the house; it's bad enough she makes me stay up 'til midnight. Maybe play some Rock Band.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:53 AM on December 31, 2009


I'm fighting off a cold, so I expect to be in bed asleep by nine o'clock.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 11:57 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Moving between apartments! Hopefully while under the influence! Yippeee!
posted by mannequito at 12:07 PM on December 31, 2009


"I'll be on call, so I get to take care of the folks who think it's a good idea to drink and drive tonight."

Here's hoping you don't get called out.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 12:08 PM on December 31, 2009


Having Christmas with my family a few hours away. We delayed because of my working over the actual day, and now I'm not feeling very Christmasy anymore. Oh well, presents at least!
posted by dorey_oh at 12:10 PM on December 31, 2009


Hang in there, Cat Pie. We will send you schmoop-vibes.
posted by vrakatar at 12:11 PM on December 31, 2009


The SheMulp and I are probably going to continue being hungover.

I know, we're doing it wrong.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:16 PM on December 31, 2009


Gonna chew gum and kick ass. And it looks like I'm all outta chewing gum.
posted by NoMich at 12:19 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Got a thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Come on down to the thugclub where I work and get yourselves a table*. B-list rappers guaranteed in attendance! I'll be there from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. My handcuffs are oiled and ready and hopefully I'll get to try out the new heavy duty pepper spray my boss just bought me**.

*Sorry, all tables sold out. You can still pay the $50 cover and, if you're a female, get groped by many amature drunks.

**Hopefully not.

posted by item at 12:22 PM on December 31, 2009


Oh, the weather outside is frightful
Yes, it's really, really frightful
It's crap wherever you go
Fucking snow, fucking snow, fucking snow

No, it doesn't show signs of stopping
And the shit is still a-dropping
And my rage is at crescendo
Fucking snow, fucking snow, fucking snow


If the crap lets up, we will be doing our usual get-together with friends, including two of my lovely goddaughters (8 and 2). If the crap doesn't let up, it will be me and the Largely Mythological Husband and two bottles of fine cham-pah-nyuh. Notary sojac!
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:25 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hanging out with New Puppy and the rest of the critters, doing some combo of the following:
--typing crap for next semester's classes
--napping
--watching a Netflix or two
--playing records (you know, the big black flat things)
--reading a cheap detective novel
--drinking caffeine-free Pepsi and eating Milk Duds or spice drops
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:31 PM on December 31, 2009


Shoving off early to an early price-fixe New Year's dinner with wine flight, and the food's gonna be all kinds of great. That's done around seven or eight-ish so then we, uh... no, wait, I'm sure there's something... umm... nope.
posted by ardgedee at 12:33 PM on December 31, 2009


Games night! (o what a night!)
posted by *s at 12:38 PM on December 31, 2009


Cleaning my house all day and awaiting the return of my boyfriend from his trip. Will be listening to music, making lentil soup, watching movies and not giving the new year too much attention (still thinking it's sort of arbitrary)..
posted by marimeko at 12:40 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm gonna chew gum and kick ass. And it looks like I'm all out of asses to kick.


So, just the gum, then.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:41 PM on December 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


Eating Smartfood, and flipping between the Twilight Zone and the Three Stooges. Doesn't get much better than that.
posted by Melismata at 12:42 PM on December 31, 2009


Drinking tequila! Devouring a gingerbread house! Maybe heading out to terrorize Olympia if it ain't raining too bad after midnight!
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:47 PM on December 31, 2009


Babysitting so that OTHER people can go out and have a good time. (Lucky the kid is the cutest thing I've ever laid eyes on.)
posted by tristeza at 12:47 PM on December 31, 2009


Crying one thousand tears for all the sadness in the world.

Then drinking one thousand ounces of happiness and dancing until my legs give out.

Happy New Years! I love you all!
posted by peeedro at 12:51 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Gonna party like it's 12 years ago! YAY, I'm 19 again!

(we'll see how that holds up tomorrow)
posted by iamkimiam at 12:59 PM on December 31, 2009


As soon as this workday of immense tedium is over, I'll be driving up to Seattle in the pissing-down rain to hang out with good friends, eat lobster and steak, watch the first episode of Season 3 of Dexter, then swill champagne and try to stay awake until midnight.
posted by Kat Allison at 1:04 PM on December 31, 2009


HA! I'm blindingly bad at math. I *meant* "Gonna party like it's 10 years ago." I was 21. I don't know where I got 12.

I've really confused myself. I'm going to go think about this over pancakes.

I can see my future now. This will not hold up tomorrow. Nevertheless, I charge ahead with reckless abandon.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:12 PM on December 31, 2009


Shit. It's 11, right?

Let's put this all behind us, ok?
posted by iamkimiam at 1:14 PM on December 31, 2009


8am here. wandered down to the harbour last night to watch the fireworks, coz it's the first time in many years that i've even been in the country for NYE.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:30 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm picking up an inmate at a local prison and we're going to a twelve-step meeting. We get to show up early and make coffee and set up chairs. He has to be back by 10 PM, I hope to have my skinny white ass at home by 10:30. There is a party I may stop by though.
posted by marxchivist at 1:37 PM on December 31, 2009 [6 favorites]


I will be sitting at home in a surly heap on the couch, covered in oatmeal and desperately trying not to claw at my chicken pox, which have thoughtfully chosen TODAY to spread to my face.

GRAARGH GRUMPY HATEASAURUS DOES NOT LIKE BEING POXY
posted by elizardbits at 1:46 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm stuck in another state with my in-laws. I desperately with I could be with all of you.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:48 PM on December 31, 2009


wish, dammit, wish.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:48 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


New Year's in the US was one of the hardest things for me to grok, culturally. In Iceland New Year's is a huge fucking deal, with family gatherings, thrumptillion fireworks, parties, huge bonfires, more parties, boozing and enough unwise casual sex to power a small English city.* In some way it's a bigger deal than Christmas because it's a communal crazefest. Every family has their bunch of fireworks, pretty much every Icelander sits down to watch (and then critique) the year-end comedy revue I mentioned above. It's over-the-top enough to have become a tourist attraction. It's my favorite holiday of the year.


* Reading perhaps... or Sheffield. Yeah, Sheffield, definitely Sheffield.
posted by Kattullus at 1:52 PM on December 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


I will be sitting at home in a surly heap on the couch, covered in oatmeal

I will be doing that too AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE CHICKEN POX
posted by Sys Rq at 2:01 PM on December 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


It's going to snow 6-18 centimetres here in the next 24 but that doesn't slow much down so we're still going to see fireworks. They start at 8pm local time so it's actually Newfie New Years we're celebrating with explosions but that's OK because plenty of Newfoundlanders will be in attendance.
posted by Mitheral at 2:07 PM on December 31, 2009


baking some sort of dinner for Mr. 5_13 that will consist of noodles, cheese,and various vegetables, then off to drink pink champagne with the nice people that fed my birds while I was out of town over Xmas.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:15 PM on December 31, 2009


Going to my second awkward New Year's party as a non-drinker. Jan 28 is my two year birthday as a FOB.
posted by Babblesort at 2:23 PM on December 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


"I'll be on call, so I get to take care of the folks who think it's a good idea to drink and drive tonight."
A sobering thought, to be sure. Let's hope everyone plays safe and remember, that person you slept with in a cheap hotel room because you were both so drunk? You may have saved each others' lives by stopping each other from driving home. Remember, it's not slutty if you're doing it to save someone!
posted by dg at 2:28 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones that I do,
And the eyesight to tell the difference.
posted by netbros at 2:29 PM on December 31, 2009 [8 favorites]


I will be doing that too AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE CHICKEN POX

it's the most convenient way of preparing breakfast; we all do it. just lick yourself all over, like a cat.

here's a slideshow of the sydney nye fireworks extravaganza. [warning: bogans]
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:32 PM on December 31, 2009


My rough plan: stay in where it's cozy, wear pajamas and drink spiked cocoa, wait for The Fella to come tromping home in the snow from a late shift. Then a midnight breakfast with champagne and maybe a little slap & tickle.

Happy New Year!
posted by Elsa at 2:32 PM on December 31, 2009


HA! I'm blindingly bad at math. I *meant* "Gonna party like it's 10 years ago."

I imagine you were dreaming when you wrote that, so I'll forgive you if you went astray.
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:36 PM on December 31, 2009 [7 favorites]


* Reading perhaps... or Sheffield. Yeah, Sheffield, definitely Sheffield.

Hallo fra Sheffield! We would like to thank the Icelandic people for keeping us warm and well lit with their drunken sexual frolicking. We are considering buying a plasma screen tv next year, so if you could possibly have more of the same in 2010, that would be doubly appreciated!
posted by Sova at 2:37 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


New Year's in the US was one of the hardest things for me to grok, culturally. In Iceland New Year's is a huge fucking deal, with family gatherings, thrumptillion fireworks, parties, huge bonfires, more parties,

Yeah but how many guns do you guys shoot up in the air?

L.A. 1, Iceland 0!
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:38 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]




I'm going to sit here and watch the clock on my computer change to 00:00. Then I'll go "Woo!" Then I'll go to bed.
posted by essexjan at 2:41 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]




Oh, where I live they drop a giant acorn at midnight. Down the road in Mt. Olive, they drop a giant pickle into a barrel. I'd like to go see that some year.

Anyone dropping anything weird down a pole in your neck of the woods?
posted by marxchivist at 2:43 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was in Mexico for Christmas and people were shooting guns into the air. As my wife observed "Before going to Michoacan I thought Mexico was all about mustachioed men, singing Mariachi music, shooting guns into the air. Now having been there, I know it is really all about mustachioed men, singing Mariachi music, shooting guns into the air!"

We're happy to be here in our quiet flat in London hosting friends and drinking wine.
Happy New Year everyone!!
posted by vacapinta at 2:44 PM on December 31, 2009


Oh, Dick Pole. We hardly knew ye.

Pete LaCock looks quite pensive in his baseball card photo. He's obviously pondering the phallus.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:44 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eugene Opera's production of Mozart's Figaro. It's sort of a tradition that wife and I go to the opera, then dessert and alcohol afterwards.

However, my volleyball group, which usually convenes at 6am MWF is meeting at the gym at 8am the next morning, when it opens, to try to claim the gym from the basketballers, so I can't get too wild the night before. . .
posted by Danf at 2:58 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm DJing at a rave for 2000 people.
posted by empath at 2:59 PM on December 31, 2009


We’ve got three theme rooms, sparkle motion dance floors, stilt walkers, moon bounces, balloon animals, polar bear club diving contests, and laser tag in the parking garage.

polar bears at a rave? why had i never thought of that?
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:12 PM on December 31, 2009


Blathering, mostly blathering.
posted by ob at 3:17 PM on December 31, 2009


I will be doing that too AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE CHICKEN POX

Yes but will you have mittens taped securely to your hands? I THINK NOT, MY GOOD SIR/MADAM.
posted by elizardbits at 3:17 PM on December 31, 2009


I am in bed, recovering, getting around to contemplating pants. Curse whoever it was upthread who mentioned bloody marys as now I am thirsty, too. I wonder if there's any Worcester sauce in the house...
posted by Sparx at 3:18 PM on December 31, 2009


Eschewing noisy parties and drinking crowds for an intimate evening at home recovering from Tuesday's surgery with pain pills, Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection for PS3, my 2 cats, and my new TV obsession, season one of The Wire. Have a happy and safe evening, everybody!
posted by porn in the woods at 3:19 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm going to be drinking. Haven't got any more specifics yet, but it looks like there will be other people around this time - woo!
posted by jacalata at 3:19 PM on December 31, 2009


I'd rather not say.
posted by Sailormom at 3:22 PM on December 31, 2009


Not to stalk you, Sova, but I see tomorrow is yr first MF birthday. Congratulations! (off to kp now)
posted by paduasoy at 3:22 PM on December 31, 2009


Mrs Agogo and I are making eggrols and Pansit we'll have a cocktail or two while watching the Three Stooges. If this year is like the past few, I'll doze off a few times on the couch and will wake up a few minutes before midnight and marvel at how sad the Chicago NYE parties seem on tv. And then I'll go to bed at 12:10.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 3:26 PM on December 31, 2009


Hearts of Iron II marathon!

What? Ah, no, not the III, laptop is too old for that, poor me.
posted by Iosephus at 3:28 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm DJing at a rave for 2000 people.

Then you have the power to make sure it is for exactly 2010 people, right?
posted by bearwife at 3:30 PM on December 31, 2009


Oh, my cousins in the Americas. You are so 2009. Greetings from the future.

European and African folk: get back to par-taying stat.

Asia-Pacific fellows: greetings to the future! Is what they say about hovercars true?

Everyone: I wish you a DELICIOUS and FRUITFUL 2010!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:37 PM on December 31, 2009 [3 favorites]



Plus, I'll be on call, so I get to take care of the folks who think it's a good idea to drink and drive tonight.


Me too. Except mine will hopefully still be alive by the time I see them, but I'll give you a call if I need to.

/holidays in the hospital suck.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 3:40 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm going to have dinner with my family (italian food, yay), wait for midnight and then probably go to bed or lurk in the internet as I have nothing else to do.
posted by Memo at 3:43 PM on December 31, 2009


It's freezing cold out and I'm a douchebag, so I am putting on shorts and going to a beach party in williamsburg. My new year's resolution was to get hypothermia, so this works out well.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 3:48 PM on December 31, 2009


Woo!
posted by essexjan at 4:00 PM on December 31, 2009 [5 favorites]


I'm DJing at a rave for 2000 people.

Please lay down a mean "uuump, uuump, de do doomp, say it, say it" for me.

Happy New Year.
posted by peeedro at 4:10 PM on December 31, 2009


A low key, quiet evening for us. Our babysitter is sick, so my wife and I will not be going to dinner and a movie tonight. (Hmph. So much for Avatar....) Once the kids are in their cribs, she'll be making dinner and I'm baking a pumpkin cake. Then hopefully a candlelit dinner at home. If the munchkins cooperate!
posted by zarq at 4:10 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm either going out with the former Mr. Mayhem (hopefully climbing to the top of a hill to get drunk and watch fireworks, but more likely going to a bar) or heading to a friend's motorcycle shop in the ghetto and grilling burgers and hot dogs and being amused at people's ridiculous motorcycle hooliganism. Wheelies and burnouts and centerstand dragging and lighing rings of gas on fire on the pavement, yay!
posted by mollymayhem at 4:14 PM on December 31, 2009


Happy 2010 from Glasgow!!

I love Veuve Clicquot
posted by meosl at 4:18 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


My long-standing tradition: stay home. Feet up. Pizza delivery. Movies, then flipping back and forth between the channels covering the public celebrations. Perfect!
posted by The Deej at 4:20 PM on December 31, 2009


Update: I will still be drinking, but now in the intervening time there will be steak.
posted by Artw at 4:20 PM on December 31, 2009


Probably marrying someone.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:23 PM on December 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's over here (Norway) & we spent it at home comforting scared dogs.
Well, I guess it sounds a bit more exciting if I mention that I travelled from the UK to Norway this morning to be with the friends whose dogs we comforted.
And ooooh the snow!! So white, so pristine! So MUCH of it!
posted by ClarissaWAM at 4:26 PM on December 31, 2009


Watching the satellite rebroadcast of the Kōhaku Uta Gassen (the Japanese "Red and White" song competition) with the family for New Year's tonight
posted by KokuRyu at 4:33 PM on December 31, 2009


Howling, of course! Doesn't anyone read Metafilter?
posted by Tuesday After Lunch at 4:37 PM on December 31, 2009


Staring down the barrel of Manhattan, heels, and a headache. NYC folk that aren't at Vrakatar's Brooklyn party*, any better ideas? MeMail me.

*Vrakatar's party means, for me, taking the G train. Blegh!
posted by functionequalsform at 4:37 PM on December 31, 2009


Happy 2010 from Glasgow!!

I love Veuve Clicquot


Veuve Clicquot loves you, too, lammikins. Especially because you spelled her name right.
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:41 PM on December 31, 2009


a beautiful and quiet night in with the boyfriend. also drinking. also giggling. also kissing.
posted by nadawi at 4:55 PM on December 31, 2009


I am going to lie in bed, dying of a flu. FML.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:00 PM on December 31, 2009


I'll be slinging drinks at Sid's in Pigtown here in Baltimore. It's only been 75 days since our last shooting. Not kidding.

Come live dangerously and enjoy a Bud Ice!
posted by josher71 at 5:03 PM on December 31, 2009


It's cold and rainy outside, I have lit my "fauxplace", have a new book, and a bottle of Bailey's. Life is good!! Happy New Year (also from the city of the falling acorn)!!
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 5:04 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm fluish-y yet my BF is making me refer to everything by the French noun (if not the gender) in prep for our trip.

"pass the bread please."

"que?"

"bre-ugh Pain s.v.p"

"Mais ceretemont!"

"fuck you."

"plus retare'."

The big result of this is that I'm drinking a bottle of La Fin Du Monde instead of my beloved Guinness.
posted by The Whelk at 5:06 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Well, it's a couple of hours past midnight over here. I'm good and drunk. I'll be spending the rest of the night stunt-posting on the blue and green. Happy new year!
posted by Dumsnill at 5:18 PM on December 31, 2009


La Fin du Monde is quite possibly better than Guinness. I'm not sure, but it's a damn good drink.

I'm at my folks' house, watching the 3rd Harry Potter and playing Wii Fit with them. I never really like the holidays, away from all my friends.
posted by Lemurrhea at 5:18 PM on December 31, 2009


bummer night... after four nights/days at the intensive care unit with a grandmother who had a stroke.... I made soup, we opened a bottle of wine...we'll go to bed early....
posted by HuronBob at 5:22 PM on December 31, 2009


Thought I live the Eastern time zone, I'll be celebrating NYE PST-zone style, as that's when The Boy will be getting home from work.
posted by runningwithscissors at 5:26 PM on December 31, 2009


Going over to a fellow Mefite's to hep him celebrate his birthday (yes, it falls on Dec. 31st). Bringing outrageously delicious just-baked gluten free brownies. Or not. Can't...stop...eating....
posted by Go Banana at 5:27 PM on December 31, 2009


Lord-Of-The-Rings movie fest with wife! Scallops and orzo! WOOOOOO
posted by Kwine at 5:35 PM on December 31, 2009


Anyone dropping anything weird down a pole in your neck of the woods?

Look, what happens behind closed doors between consenting adults is none of your beeswax.
posted by Elsa at 5:41 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Staying home, playing Mario Kart with the missus, and finishing my stocking candy.

also, the decade ends at the end of 2010, and the Millennium started in 2001, not 2000.
posted by terrapin at 5:42 PM on December 31, 2009


Making nachos, drinking beer and later cava, and snuggling. Excellent evening.
posted by Stewriffic at 5:53 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


A black & tan with Fin du Monde & Guinness would be a nice thing.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:54 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


and also polar bears at raves, with lasers on their heads.

raver: *does glowstick dance for fluffy new best friend*

polar bear: *OM NOM NOM NOM*
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:06 PM on December 31, 2009


Sitting here with a fever and feeling like poo. Wah!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:18 PM on December 31, 2009


Elsa, my city drops a dogwood blossom and Raleigh drops an acorn. The dogwood blossom makes way more sense than the acorn.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:19 PM on December 31, 2009


I am going to lie in bed, dying of a flu. FML.

I guess that confirms that one of us is the other's evil twin after all. Hope you feel better.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:20 PM on December 31, 2009


Lobster (which we considered before poaching in court bullion). Fennel sliced wafer thin on a mandoline and served with orange supremes and chopped black olives on a bed of arugula, dressed with an herb-y citronette. Haricots verts with dill butter. Sparkling white wine. Now we're resting and thinking about dessert. Toast at midnight. Happy new year.
posted by fixedgear at 6:24 PM on December 31, 2009


I did a lot of socializing over the past two weeks, so tonight I'm staying in and avoiding the drunken crowds. I'm crankin' up my favorite tunes, dancing around the living room, and enjoying myself.

...and also wishing there were someone special in my life to flirt with and kiss at midnight...
posted by velvet winter at 6:30 PM on December 31, 2009


Hanging out by myself (kinda the same as you, velvet winter!) - drinking good wine, eating supermarket olive bar goodies, and dancing around to WFMU's Music to Spazz By New Year's Eve All-Star Cavalcade of DJs Spazztacular! I just about pulled a muscle doing the twist.
posted by Knicke at 6:39 PM on December 31, 2009


Staying home, going to bed early. Tomorrow will be a sad day for me. The death of a Doctor....
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:44 PM on December 31, 2009


Wherever I am, you can bet I'll be writhing suggestively.
posted by hermitosis at 6:45 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


December 31 happens to be the anniversary of my mother's death, so I'll be just as glad to see it gone. It's been enough years that I don't fall apart over it anymore, but it does tinge the festivities a bit.

This year I'm just staying home and watching tv. A friend of mine might drop in. That's about it.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:51 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm sitting on the couch/sofa. Happy new year, jerks. I love you all, you jerks.
posted by Elmore at 6:58 PM on December 31, 2009


Jerks.
posted by Elmore at 6:58 PM on December 31, 2009


Metafilter: New Year Jerks.
posted by Elmore at 6:59 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


That was terrible. Sorry. Happy Christmas you lovable assholes.
posted by Elmore at 7:01 PM on December 31, 2009


Or new year. Whichever. I am off to bed, you guys can let yourselves out. G'Night.
posted by Elmore at 7:05 PM on December 31, 2009


We'll be sitting at home. We may watch a movie. We'll probably eat the rest of the Christmas cheese. Because of FTP (Failure To Plan) we have no bubbly to toast in the new year, so I imagine we'll have a shot of icy cold vodka when the ball drops, and so shudder in 2010.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:06 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Managed to get out of the house and check out WaterFire. After having spent New Year's Eve in Iceland with the amazing, amazing fireworks (yeah, NYE in Iceland is pretty effin' rad), a bunch of sticks lit on fire in the river is kind of lame. 'moonMan and I threw some snowballs into them, which was fairly satisfying.

It's actually been a really EPIC night in my own personal life, which I wasn't expecting, even if it hasn't been epic in any kind of mad-party sense. I'm gonna watch TBL and hope you all continue to abide in 2010!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:12 PM on December 31, 2009


Hang in there, Karmakaze. Sending good vibes your way.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:13 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm torn between wanting to do something and not wanting to go outside into the wet. I may end up just venturing to a bar a block or two away, having one drink and going "whee", and then packing it in.

My Ukranian roommate claimed earlier today that during the days of Soviet occupation, Christmas was "illegal" in the Ukraine, so families put up "New Year Trees" and exchanged "New Year's Eve presents" on the 31st instead of the 25th, so the fact that he was presenting me with a little something today was very appropriate (however, a small part of me wonders if this was something he thought up to cover his not having wrapped his gift until this afternoon).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:44 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm posting to MetaFilter, apparently. Did not want to deal with the snow and my cold, and I was traveling the last three weekends so I figure I earned this one at home.
posted by smackfu at 7:44 PM on December 31, 2009


Minor revamp of my earlier moping:
I've had this bottle of Barenjager that I've been slowly nursing for 10 years (yes, that's how much I drink). To help ease my hacking cough, I'm finishing it off in mugs half filled with chamomile tea. I hearby dub this concoction a Bronchitis Cocktail. The evening has gotten much better. Cheers!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:56 PM on December 31, 2009


Did what we did last year. Set the big clock in the kitchen back three hours and celebrated the new year a little early. The kids made it to bed only 30 minutes beyond normal bedtime, and we beat a bunch of pots and pans and blew our horns to welcome in 8:30 pm.

Happy new year.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:02 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm going to bed. Now. Goodnight.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:02 PM on December 31, 2009


forward.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:03 PM on December 31, 2009


I got out of bed to watch the new year come in, and to make sure the old one picks up all the crap it dumped around before it leaves.
posted by NikitaNikita at 8:12 PM on December 31, 2009


I am one of the 2000 people for whom empath is djing. At the moment I am standing in line to pee.
posted by little e at 8:13 PM on December 31, 2009


We got a last minute invite to the home of some friends we don't know very well, so that was a nice surprise. Then we came home at 2 AM to face 2010, which I can tell you is (so far) mostly shit. As in, the poor dog had been sick from the kitchen through the living room, up the stairs and down the hall and hoo boy - that took some clean up.

On the plus side, I'm hoping it can only get better from here!
posted by DarlingBri at 8:19 PM on December 31, 2009


Was doing something, involving turkish delights, then the turk cancelled. ( make sweeping generalization about nationalities and flakiness thereof here). Instead, cleaned the kitchen then was dancing in the living room to James Brown live at the apollo 1963 with the spousal unit when the neighbor knocked... Thinking we were putting too much too soul into the building, and we would shortly be asked to turn it down, i cranked it down and answered the door:
Whaddya know, she just wanted to dance with us, as we proceeded to do for the next 10 minutes... and thus my nuevo año nachos and prosecco are going over there to ring in this, another year, in cheesy, boozy, godfather of soul style.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:28 PM on December 31, 2009


I did a lot of socializing over the past two weeks, so tonight I'm staying in and avoiding the drunken crowds. I'm crankin' up my favorite tunes, dancing around the living room, and enjoying myself.

...and also wishing there were someone special in my life to flirt with and kiss at midnight...
posted by velvet winter at 8:30 PM on December 31


Same here, velvet winter. Right down to wanting someone to kiss at midnight. Although I will probably finish off this bottle of bubbly before midnight, at which time I will go to bed because I'm running on 3 hours of sleep.
posted by MultiFaceted at 8:32 PM on December 31, 2009


Reading this while wife plays really loud round of QuakeLive on other computer. There is some inexpensive South African sparkling wine involved.
posted by archaic at 8:33 PM on December 31, 2009


Actually, after reading that post on procrastinating pleasure ("The longer you wait to open that prize bottle of wine, the more special the occasion has to be"), I'm going to open a bottle of beer I've been saving.
posted by smackfu at 8:38 PM on December 31, 2009


Absolutely skint so me and the lovely partner spent an exciting night in - well, it so happens that at the stroke of midnight I'd taken the dog out for a dump which was very festive, I must say. Nothing like the sight of a shitting dog in the bright moonlight to get the New Year off to an auspicious beginning.
posted by Abiezer at 8:41 PM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Same here, velvet winter. Right down to wanting someone to kiss at midnight.

I hear ya. I remember your AskMe post a couple of months back about learning to thrive after a divorce. Your situation bears many similarities to mine, and I've been engaged in a similar process of re-discovery over the years since my ex left me heartbroken and my self-esteem in tatters. I've come a long way since then, and no doubt you have too.

Here's to a bright future and a smashing 2010 for us both! Cheers!
posted by velvet winter at 9:00 PM on December 31, 2009


I hear ya. I remember your AskMe post a couple of months back about learning to thrive after a divorce. Your situation bears many similarities to mine, and I've been engaged in a similar process of re-discovery over the years since my ex left me heartbroken and my self-esteem in tatters. I've come a long way since then, and no doubt you have too.

Here's to a bright future and a smashing 2010 for us both! Cheers!
posted by velvet winter at 11:00 PM on December 31


The self discovery process has been a good one so far for me. Lots of good, difficult lessons learned in a short time.

May your 2010 be wonderful as well! Cheers! *raises glass*
posted by MultiFaceted at 9:12 PM on December 31, 2009


I AM ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON EUROPA BITCHES!!!!
posted by GuyZero at 9:27 PM on December 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


Ms Jest and I went to a couple of smallish house parties hosted by friends of hers. It was a pretty good time, considering I hardly knew anyone there. And we successfully got home from the wilds of NE London, using only public transport. And danced to lots of random 80s tunes, including 'Jessie's Girl' and 'Dancing in the Dark'.

Happy New Year everyone.
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:35 PM on December 31, 2009


When the last decade was starting, I remember being the only one around concerned about the time (mostly because I wanted to see if Y2k would go down on schedule).

The other kids were too busy running around and the Adults were all drunk and reminiscing of better days past to notice that THE FUTURE had begun 15 minutes ago...

Now flash forward to 2010, and THE FUTURE seems to have been mostly (with a few pleasant exceptions) a lousy advertising gimmick. The kids have all but left - some are still at play but others are engrossed in their own concerns. The Adults are still drunk and rambling, although nowadays it takes a bit less to do the job (also they've gotten rid of that awful facial hair/shirt/combover that used to make them feel young. liek, wtf were they thinking!).

It seems like it's just me again, faithfully watching the clock, naively anticipating THE REAL FUTURE. The only difference being I have a decade's worth of cynicism to keep my hopes from getting too high.

Oh and I get to pick the music this time around, and this kick-ass sound system
bought with my own goddamn money, Fuck Year!
posted by shoebox at 9:41 PM on December 31, 2009


We saw the full (blue!) moon rise over the easternmost point of Mexico on Isla Mujeres (thanks, AskMetafilter!), and we're going to sleep as soon as midnight has passed. Going to the same spot to see the sunrise in the AM!
posted by ersatzkat at 9:46 PM on December 31, 2009


Well, the former Mr. Mayhem had plans to which I wasn't invited, and then I got drunk, so the riding over to a friends party didn't happen, so unless something unexpected happens in the next 2 hours, I will ring in the new year drinking rum and browsing MeFi.
posted by mollymayhem at 9:53 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


dear west coast mefites,

GREETINGS FROM ~*~*THE FUTURE*~*~

we have flying cars now. with lasers.

ok bie
posted by elizardbits at 10:17 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm doing a New years set at Metachat Radio you guys
posted by The Whelk at 10:27 PM on December 31, 2009


also I am fuelled by ROSE' CHAMPAGNE BITCHES
posted by The Whelk at 10:29 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year from Kansas! My husband's at work, my daughter just called, and my son is playing online games with his friends, so I'm keeping myself entertained by watching a Twilight Zone marathon and reading MetaFilter.
posted by amyms at 10:30 PM on December 31, 2009


Barring any surprise asteroid strikes and/or nuclear holocaust zombie armageddon, I expect to eat pizza and watch a movie on DVD. Here's hoping for the best in the next 365 days!
posted by Kevin Street at 10:32 PM on December 31, 2009


We had lots of snacks and then shot off lots of fireworks in the middle of the street at midnight. Then a champagne toast and now it's time for bed. Happy New Year everyone! Tomorrow it's Hoppin' John for some good luck in 2010.
posted by Daddy-O at 10:35 PM on December 31, 2009


I'm reflecting on the fact that in 1999 I was in high School and in 2010 I got BOOKS OUT and I'm Goin' to FRANCE, bitches! Whoo! / lizlemon
posted by The Whelk at 10:41 PM on December 31, 2009


And the environment tonight in NYC was nice for fireworks, lots of fog, big green and red and blue blasts against the clouds, looked like alien invasion.
posted by The Whelk at 10:46 PM on December 31, 2009


I missed the fireworks. But someone fell down the stairs at the party I was at, so I feel like something important was completed.
posted by hermitosis at 10:58 PM on December 31, 2009


TMC Thin Man marathon, with intermittently conscious wife, per her tradition.
posted by mwhybark at 10:58 PM on December 31, 2009


I hear fireworks! Or maybe secondary explosions. Either way, happy new year!
posted by Kevin Street at 11:07 PM on December 31, 2009


Oh yes, and happy new year to all metafilter. This site may be a creation from the 90's, but certainly made the 00's a lot more interesting.
posted by shoebox at 11:57 PM on December 31, 2009


Drink, drank, drunk, baby. On champagne.

Fun party, full of small kids. Everyone went home by 11 p.m. local time, after toasting the 9 p.m. NYC ball drop. Now snuggled up with spouse and kids, watching local festivities on tv. Contemplating bed, may crash on couch.

Happy 2010, MetaFilter!
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse at 12:11 AM on January 1, 2010


Stayed at home mostly, had a few Cuba Libres and watched Nacho Libre. Only went out to see the fireworks.
posted by daniel_charms at 12:30 AM on January 1, 2010


ah, finally at 1637 hrs on the first of January 2010
posted by infini at 12:37 AM on January 1, 2010


Happy new year all! You've all contributed heaps of schmoopy this year for which I give thanks. Here's cortex with pretty much my favorite new year's song ever!
posted by Kattullus at 12:54 AM on January 1, 2010


I went to the Flaming Lips New Year's Eve Freakout because piedmont is brilliant. Happy new year everyone!
posted by unknowncommand at 1:58 AM on January 1, 2010


Ms minifigs and I got a huge feed from the chipper, put on our pyjamas and leisure gowns, drank beers and watched season 2 of Breaking Bad. We're 25 but feel that this was a more than acceptable new year's eve.
posted by minifigs at 4:20 AM on January 1, 2010


I was dragged to a party with nice strangers and had a surprisingly good time; came home via an excellent, but unexpected DD; painted and watched silly shows (Mock the Week [not always silly but SO funny] and Venture Brothers) with my husband; and then enjoyed some of this thread, which seems appropriate for the holiday. Happy 2010, everyone! I'm so glad 2009 is done.
posted by lilywing13 at 4:56 AM on January 1, 2010


Reporting, 2010 so far a success.
posted by ersatz at 7:00 AM on January 1, 2010


I noticed there are no hover cars or jetpacks. What the hell Obama, YOU PROMISED?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:08 AM on January 1, 2010


Ad midnight, everyone started singing Auld Lang Syne, but you could tell people didn't know the words, so then it turned into everyone meow-ing Auld Lang Syne. Brought a tear to my eye.
posted by hermitosis at 7:20 AM on January 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


At the party I was at, an opera singer started Auld Lang Syne, so you know, we just let him finish it all by himself. Also, I learned how to do Bollywood style limbo.
posted by typewriter at 7:26 AM on January 1, 2010


I spent the evening watching an America's Funniest Home Videos marathon and contemplating that at the end of this decade I will be done with college, hopefully done with grad school, maybe married and maybe have a kid or two. AHHH!

And yes, please be prepared to field all my AskMe questions about growing up. Thanks in advance.
posted by pecknpah at 8:06 AM on January 1, 2010


I spent the evening eating Prosciutto Wrapped Bacon.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:51 AM on January 1, 2010


Thanks to everyone from MeFi who did not spam and/or self-link and/or meltdown and/or flame out while I was out at a very nice neighborhood party (all the better to Walk Home From). I didn't even check my email before going to bed at 3am. In bed this morning with laptop and coffee and snoozing boyfriend. It's been a good year so far.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:51 AM on January 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Spent the evening marking the an end to the crappiest decade ever by going out into the grim, freezing Seattle rain, to an expensive mediocre dinner, answering pages from the hospital the entire time. Too beaten down exhausted by being new parents, we got home and into pajamas just in time to see the fireworks coming off the Space Needle. I kissed my love sweetly on the lips and drifted off into sweet Ambien-induced oblivion.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:23 AM on January 1, 2010


My NYE plans fell through in a spectacularly lame way and I lost all motivation to try to top the end of a shitty year with drunken stumblings through San Francisco. So I stayed in, watched a movie, and found myself rummaging through a trunk of shit I've saved for 25 years. I was literally howling with laughter between bouts of tears as I read through letters, poems, cards, diaries and journals that documented everything from my first kiss to first trips to losing my virginity, and other delights and disasters. I wrote about the '89 quake, the challenger explosion, 9/11, my fights with friends, my awareness of my mother's mental illness (first entry about this at age SIX!) and my father's attempts to hide it...to this day.

It's really funny how things work out. Staying in was a gift.

And good riddance to the aughts.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:15 AM on January 1, 2010 [5 favorites]


New Year's Eve is my anniversary. The Spousal Unit and I met IRL for the first time New Year's Eve 1999 after talking on line for 6 months. 5 years later we celebrated that day by getting married. Last night we celebrated the double anniversary by re-creating our wedding supper (Prime Rib dinner) exchanging love letters and remembering all the great highlights of the last 10 years. We ended the year with a bang and rang in the new with fireworks.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 11:33 AM on January 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


So Ricky Jay can call out chess moves to move a knight to every space on the board without repeating a space (the starting location chosen at random) and without looking while simultaneously giving the cube root to numbers up to a million and occasionally reciting snatches of A Midsummer Night's Dream and singing field hollers.

So I'm starting out the decade feeling dumb.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:40 AM on January 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks to everyone from MeFi who did not spam and/or self-link and/or meltdown and/or flame out while I was out at a very nice neighborhood party

My sock puppets say "You're Welcome".
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:49 AM on January 1, 2010


So I'm starting out the decade feeling dumb.

Don't feel bad -- I just started out the decade by writing an article about "Is property on the moon a crazy idea?" Did the research and found out the answer is NOT "well, duh" -- the answer is, "it depends on who's selling, and why". I'm starting out the decade confused.

(I kid you not -- this was an actual, real, genuine topic that was on a list of potential articles the web content company I write for wanted covered. It was quite simply too weird not to take them up on it.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:18 PM on January 1, 2010


I drank cocktails with my significant other in The OXO Tower on the Thames, before going on to dance in my living room to a radio show playing "the 50 top selling singles of the decade" (predictably cheesy). In the early morning I drove her, tearfully, to Heathrow so she could catch the flight to her new life in NYC. I don't know when I'll see her again... Oh well, I'm sure the year will improve from this point on.
posted by jonesor at 2:45 PM on January 1, 2010


Had dinner with Slogger, Slogger's wife and baby slogger. It was Chimay inspired and divine.
posted by fyrebelley at 4:03 PM on January 1, 2010


Am enjoying an extended, slow-roll, 26-hour sort of celebration made possible by the whole weekend following this day off. FJust went out to dinner to cash in a gift certificate I've had hanging around since April - soup to nuts, toasting 2010. Ahh. We should always have New Year's Day on a Friday.
posted by Miko at 8:22 PM on January 1, 2010


Make that 36-hour, just to be clear that wasn't an overly specific delineation of time. Though I might as well call it 72-hour, at this point.

I love the chaos and rule-breaking nature of The Holidays.
posted by Miko at 8:49 PM on January 1, 2010


PS my cake balls were FUCKING AWESOME and I also ate one and a half banh mis and they too were FUCKING AWESOME and then I played Buck Hunter Safari with a friend and that was, additionally, FUCKING AWESOME
posted by Greg Nog at 8:54 PM on January 1, 2010


New Year's Day is pretty terrific around here too. We slept til ... 1? 2? and then went for a walk to my friend's house where there was MORE food and an assortment of people wandering in and out for the next few hours including her folks, the friends who had the party, a pal of theirs who they'd met on facebook and met last night for the first time (it's important in smalltown America to have new faces) and also their friend who came in from Seattle for a surprise visit. My friend who was the host has just moved in to her new house a few months earlier so there was a housewarming "hey happy new year house!" aspect to the whole thing. It's a nice neighborhood. Taking n_o_d to the bus in a few hours and it will be the first time I've gotten in a car since picking him up on Thursday. Yay hooray.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:43 AM on January 2, 2010


Our party was awesome except for the super long lines at the open bar...and the bathrooms..and the elevator.

Pics.
posted by empath at 10:07 AM on January 2, 2010


PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAP... oh

that looks like it was a pretty swell dance party, empath
posted by Kattullus at 2:09 PM on January 2, 2010


I... just got home.

I need a shower.
posted by functionequalsform at 4:36 PM on January 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, for a measly 4-day weekend:

- One best friend had a baby (yessssss, I love babies)
- One best friend got married (yesssss, they pulled it off in less than three weeks!)
- I visited with friends in two different cities within 24 hours, ate horrendous amounts of delicious, sinful food, drank loads of alcohol and ordered my replacement elliptical with which to atone for the former actions
- Read all of my PERSONALIZED, AUTOGRAPHED copy of Remembering Fireside by Tessa Dick, PKD's widow
- Spent the majority of four entire days in bed with another MeFite... then brought him breakfast in bed. Love goes both ways.

2010, you better be the kick-ass future I imagined all my life and that Arthur C. Clarke wrote about, because the first 4 days have set an unbelievably high precedent!

I think I'll go pop in my box set of Buck Rogers since the first day back at work was so horrifyingly brutal in comparison to my non-stop party vacation.

totally ~jealous~ of Empath's wicked party
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:08 PM on January 4, 2010


Metafilter:my cake balls were FUCKING AWESOME
posted by vrakatar at 10:19 PM on January 4, 2010


New Year's Eve: Good tequila, bad scotch, eating a gingerbread house, watching B-movies, hooting at the blue moon

New Year's Day: Six hours of Apples to Apples - we went through all the red cards! Also: Using the snack table spread to gnosh our way through our hangovers.
posted by EatTheWeak at 10:44 PM on January 4, 2010


Dunno if anyone is still reading down here, but here was my set from NYE.
posted by empath at 12:00 AM on January 6, 2010


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