Another year of the MetaFilter! December 31, 2010 7:05 PM   Subscribe

Happy New Year! I love you people!
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 7:05 PM (163 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Happy New Year. You're all right, too.
posted by jonmc at 7:07 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


What?! Nobody loves me.
posted by NoMich at 7:10 PM on December 31, 2010


You want love? I'll show you love. Love.
posted by NoMich at 7:12 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


Aw, thanks. It's mutual.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:14 PM on December 31, 2010


Merry New Year!
posted by NoMich at 7:14 PM on December 31, 2010


Hey! You got love in my New Year! Thanks!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:16 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year (in a coupla hours)! Danzig loves you...
posted by limeonaire at 7:21 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year!
posted by royalsong at 7:30 PM on December 31, 2010


I eyeballkid you all.
posted by loquacious at 7:30 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


We might as well lay down and die.

No, Scandinavian gloom aside, Happy New Year!
posted by Dumsnill at 7:37 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I give you all my Love. Happy 2011.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:42 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Merry hell-no-I'm-not-staying-up-that-late-with-this-damn-cold-smas.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:45 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yay! This year is nearly over! Thanks for the Blue & the Green for getting me through it. (Now put those freaking vuvuzelas away for good.)
posted by kimdog at 7:49 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Damn oneswellfoop stealing my idea.

Happy New Year everyone and I hope 2011 is good to you all.
posted by marxchivist at 7:50 PM on December 31, 2010


happy new year everyone. Sometimes you drive me nuts, but, I keep coming back... Peace
posted by HuronBob at 7:51 PM on December 31, 2010


Hmm i'm being driven from the VFW to the catholic war veterans hall. Free beer and 2$ shots is rough. All the best MeFi
posted by Ad hominem at 7:52 PM on December 31, 2010


You too, Baby_Balrog! Also users 1-104xxx or whatever the heck it's gotten to now.

darned kids
posted by lukemeister at 7:56 PM on December 31, 2010


i'm watching some rerun of the office where dwight is trying to buy "gaydar" online, i'm drinking delicious wine from a box, my child is sleeping in the other room, and i'm listening to black dice on my aiwa stereo borrowed from my nomadic sister. in other words, i'm on the verge. happily. happy 2011. happy new year!!!! ***cue vuvuzela***
posted by lakersfan1222 at 8:09 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter - i'm drinking delicious wine from a box

hap-hap-Happy New Year
posted by mannequito at 8:13 PM on December 31, 2010


I should make it clear it's my step father who is a vet. And he is trying to kill me with miller light and christian brothers. If you don't see me for 48 hours call the state troopers. Thank you mefi, I love you bro ( please no more shots, I need to maintain some dignity)
posted by Ad hominem at 8:13 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Mrs. Cool Papa Bell and I just put the kids to bed. And the safe word is "Alaska."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:19 PM on December 31, 2010 [7 favorites]


I love y'all so very much, it's a bit embarrassing.
posted by Mamapotomus at 8:23 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm stuck in my apartment due to a blizzard. Last year at this time? Drinking champagne on the beach with a friend. This was NOT how I predicted my 2010 would end. Happy 2011 to you all and may it be a better year.
posted by librarylis at 8:24 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year, all!
posted by rtha at 8:28 PM on December 31, 2010


I've been sick for the past three days so my celebration was simply me not puking today. But I read Metafilter the whole time, so thanks for entertaining me as always. Happy New Year and may you all have a fabulous 2011!
posted by MultiFaceted at 8:30 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year, everyone! I'm eating nibbles and watching the Twilight Zone while the SO snoozes on the couch until I wake him up 10 minutes before midnight. Bring on 2011!
posted by cabingirl at 8:33 PM on December 31, 2010


Aahaa! I have this computer set up in the middle of the concert hall - there's three bands playing ridiculous rock music all around me. You're all here with me in spirit! I'd rock with you people so hard. I love you all. Happy New Year and one more awesome year of filtering the filter to absolutely each and every one of you. CHAMPAGNE!
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:33 PM on December 31, 2010 [4 favorites]


Happy 2011 all!
posted by keijo at 8:37 PM on December 31, 2010


(゚▽゚*)))゚+.明けましておめでとうございます.+゚(((*゚▽゚)
posted by gomichild at 8:46 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year! (still a little over an hour to go here in Kansas)...

Yesterday I was chatting online with my friend who's an English teacher in Puerto Rico. I told him that I had a chance to practice my rudimentary Spanish at my local Mexican restaurant by wishing the Spanish-speaking busboy "Feliz Ano Nuevo"... Thank goodness it was a verbal exchange, because my friend informed me that the way I had typed it in our Messenger window (without a tilde over the n in Ano) I would have been wishing him a Happy New Anus.

"Happy New Anus!" could be an appropriate sentiment in limited situations, I suppose. Maybe I'll write up a proposal and send it to Hallmark Cards.
posted by amyms at 8:47 PM on December 31, 2010 [10 favorites]


1337 ZOII, U :)
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:58 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Happy 2011! I realize for many of you this is a message from the future. Causal laws forbid me from saying too much, so all I can say is that it turns out that worldwide productions of Les Miserables were the staging ground of the global proletariat revolution. LONG LIVE THE UNIVERSAL COMMUNE!

P.S. Unfortunately we only get a ration of one jetpack per person.
posted by Kattullus at 8:58 PM on December 31, 2010 [7 favorites]


CAPITAL the cackle of small arms fire is quite robust this New Year , I lost count after 350 rounds.
appyh ewn eary metafilter
posted by clavdivs at 9:13 PM on December 31, 2010


Pony love.
posted by galadriel at 9:14 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year to everybody (as the gunfire echos around my abode). Maybe this is the decade I'll finally get my damn flying car...
posted by steambadger at 9:15 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year! And to those on the West Coast, good luck staying up for at least another 3 hours.
posted by misha at 9:17 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year to y'all too even though it's stinking hot, and I didn't appreciate the sarcastic text message from the father of my children, and I'm tired of being an unofficial/unpaid foster mother for kids with dysfunctional parents who think it's okay to send their 13 year old daughter walking from one end of the town to the other ON NEW YEARS EVE. Oh, and NY wishes also don't go to the bloke over the road who started his ancient roaring lawnmower at 8am this morning, New Years Day. He may be old, I try to take that into account, but he takes inconsideration to a new level. He could at least stop grinding the blades on the gutters for 2 hours straight. Now get off my bloody lawn, and bring on January 2nd.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 9:22 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year!! Now kiss me, all you drunken fools!
posted by heyho at 9:25 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


*smooches*
posted by special-k at 9:28 PM on December 31, 2010


2011 hugs for everyone! I love this place and the people that make it what it is. Happy New Year!
posted by deep thought sunstar at 9:28 PM on December 31, 2010


*pukes on everyones shoes*

I'm sorry.
posted by jonmc at 9:29 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I hate to say it but 2010 has sucked stanky ASS, yet MeFi has been there for me, as always. I heart this place more than is likely healthy; possibly legal.
posted by tristeza at 9:34 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year, folks!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:35 PM on December 31, 2010


I'm posting from my flying car!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:42 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


MetaTalk: happy new anus
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 9:45 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


Well I made myself go out, at least until 12, and someone recognized my MeFi shirt! Unfortunately wearing that + flannel meant I was horribly under-dressed, but no matter.

Prosecco time!
posted by freecellwizard at 9:51 PM on December 31, 2010


I love all y'all so much. MetaFilter has been such a boon in my life, not only when I began reading it in the early 2000s but since I joined. I really get so much out of this place, with all its odd quirks and fabulous people. I've learned a lot, and have grown so much. I know I'll only continue to grow and find joy and education from my reading and participation here.

Happy New Year, all ~75,000 of you. I wish each and every one of you a prosperous and hopeful new year.

My resolution -- to get to a couple of meetups in 2011 and actually MEET some of you. (Seattle and Portland -- I'm looking at you, unless I can get some eastern WA state people to actually agree to get together!)
posted by hippybear at 9:52 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Where's the fucking aspirin?
posted by bardic at 10:05 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm working Forever Tango. It's the NYE gala. A woman has taken her shoes off and propped her stocking feet on the balcony rail. Not quite sure what this portends for 2011, but I can't image it's anything good.
posted by mollymayhem at 10:10 PM on December 31, 2010


And I want to exclaim, 'fore I pass out tonight,
Happy New Year to all, and to all a good night!
posted by various at 10:12 PM on December 31, 2010


|==================<> I REFUSE TO PUT MY VUVUZELA AWAY!
¡feliz año nuevo, y'all!
posted by liza at 10:13 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm working Forever Tango. It's the NYE gala.

Holy shit. I saw Forever Tango as part of a NYE trip to San Francisco, um... over a decade ago? It was life changing for me. I'd never paid much attention to tango before, but I have ever since. I also never really paid much attention to hot club style music before, but since then, I've not been able to get enough of it.
posted by hippybear at 10:15 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


There are tipsy Mefites hollering about DRM in my boyfriend's kitchen and ColdChef drunk dialed me and I think that was pjern who got sent to voicemail when I was talking to him. Horace Rumpole is showing my SO's son the Aporkalypse. Happy new year everyone.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:15 PM on December 31, 2010 [8 favorites]


trying to kill me with miller light and christian brothers

Dude, be thankful (or regretful; I don't know) that he isn't buying you shots of Easy Jesus. Whatever happens, tomorrow you can wake with some dignity.

I have an odd love/hate with Metafilter. Anyway, like a case of herpes, it isn't going away. Happy (WTF?) 2011!
posted by octobersurprise at 10:17 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year all. Spending mine with kids who are happy and healthy. Here's to 2011, with love!
posted by readery at 10:19 PM on December 31, 2010


Man, fuck 2010. Bring out the bubble machine! Happy New Year, motherfuckers!
posted by notsnot at 10:22 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year everybody.
posted by fixedgear at 10:23 PM on December 31, 2010


The New Dark Ages don't seem all that bad.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:25 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year, everybody. I shouldn't be here, but I am.
That's about par for the course!
posted by msali at 10:31 PM on December 31, 2010


Last year at this time I was sick as a dog, this year I was watching the Dog (the Bounty hunter) on reruns. Happy New Year!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 10:31 PM on December 31, 2010


Hippybear- you have no idea how much that means to me! I get so jaded, so focused on the minutiae of just where my cues are and whatnot. It's nice to be reminded of the how this effects the audience--how much joy we can being someone.

What a lovely note to end the year on.
posted by mollymayhem at 10:33 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Happy new year! & Thank you to all our mods for all their hard work for this community.
posted by wowbobwow at 10:36 PM on December 31, 2010


I LOVE YOU TOO METAFILTER!
posted by two lights above the sea at 10:39 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year, all you crazy wonderful internet people! Keep being collectively awesome!
posted by MrVisible at 10:54 PM on December 31, 2010


OH FUCK I JUST ATE SOME EXPIRED HORSERADISH THAT SHOULD BE OKAY RIGHT I MEAN IT'S MOSTLY VINEGAR RIGHT HAPPY NEW YEAR
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 11:00 PM on December 31, 2010 [4 favorites]


Pop! *Sparkles* Wheeeee!!!

n' some happy new year's lovin to you all.

Just woke up. So dehydrated. Gotta find myself a drip.
posted by Ahab at 11:03 PM on December 31, 2010


Half hour to go and the fireworks have been popping for over an hour around me because who can wait? Happy New Year. Back to shelving books for me.
posted by kipmanley at 11:33 PM on December 31, 2010


Happy New Year! Damn, homemade eggnog is awesome. *goes to celebrate & drunk text some more*
posted by Space Kitty at 11:44 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes! I am still alive. Thank you again mefi for giving me the will to go on after 20 something shots!

Fuck we said we would pick it up again in the am. Please let me know how to get out of a to the death drinking contest.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:45 PM on December 31, 2010


I had a lovely new year, drinking and looking and medical textbooks with friends. I hope it augers well for 2011, and I hope all of you have a year of nonstop pleasure. Just, you know, orgasm orgasm orgasm.

I think I will make an origami crane for each orgasm I have this year.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:45 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


nthing the "2010 was horrible" sentiments. I hope 2011 is awesome and full of win.
posted by freecellwizard at 11:47 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think I will make an origami crane for each orgasm I have this year.

I dare all mefites to do this! I double dog dare you to.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:55 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm stuck at home, curled up in bed with a migraine and cramps, so I'm just going to imagine that commenting in this thread counts as attending a NYE celebration.

HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM LAS VEGAS!
posted by Jacqueline at 12:00 AM on January 1, 2011


Happy New Year to everyone! May the best of your 2010 be the worst of your 2011.
posted by mogget at 12:00 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year! May all your days be filled with cheerleaders!
posted by item at 12:28 AM on January 1, 2011


New Year's over-rated, but MetaFilter isn't.
Hooray for Everything!!!

First song I heard all year, entirely fortuitous ...
posted by philip-random at 12:32 AM on January 1, 2011


Banner headline on front page of the New Zealand Herald this morning: "...it's a doublehappy New Year". Better believe it.
posted by doublehappy at 12:41 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Chiming in, another bit of Scandinavian gloom (and an icy driveway with my car n the lower end) notwithstanding. Happy New Year all, is all.

[Also: most favorite user name ever starting this = awesome].
posted by Namlit at 12:56 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


[and I wll fx my unrepnsve keybrd]
posted by Namlit at 12:57 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think I will make an origami crane for each orgasm I have this year.

Self-inflicted ones don't count, do they?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:05 AM on January 1, 2011


Happy New Year everyone! And in a month we get to repeat it again for CNY! Time for a nap methinks.
posted by arcticseal at 1:07 AM on January 1, 2011


And in a month we get to repeat it again for CNY!

D'oh, CNY = Chinese New Year! *smacks forehead*

I was sitting here thinking "He forgot Stills!"
posted by amyms at 1:32 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


I think I will make an origami crane for each orgasm I have this year.

Self-inflicted ones don't count, do they?
posted by PeterMcDermott

I hope not. They're the only ones I get these days, and I can't do origami.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 1:37 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Happy new year. I think of the organisms I'll have this year, a crane is not among them.
posted by maxwelton at 2:52 AM on January 1, 2011


Happy 2011 lovely, lovely MeFolk.
posted by freya_lamb at 4:25 AM on January 1, 2011


*tiptoes into thread; distributes ginger ale, aspirin, coffee, tea, and greasy breakfasts, as needed*

H a p p y   N e w   Y e a r ,   M e F i t e   O r g a n i s m s!   /whisper
posted by taz at 4:27 AM on January 1, 2011 [7 favorites]


"You people"??? YOU PEOPLE???!!!

Oh no you didn't... somebody hold me back
posted by Eideteker at 5:44 AM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh no you didn't... somebody hold me back

Sure, do you prefer knots or cuffs?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:57 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Alaska! ALASKA!!
posted by inigo2 at 6:04 AM on January 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


Now that I am awake on Jan 1 I can wish a lot of people Happy New Insurance Deductible!

And oh how I wish for lots of cranes this year!
posted by MultiFaceted at 6:21 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


¡Feliz Año Nuevo! From the state where it's the unsafest to say that!
posted by fuse theorem at 6:22 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


And a prosperous posting 2011 to all - Happy New Year!
posted by rodmandirect at 6:47 AM on January 1, 2011


In the year 2011.

YEAH!
posted by functionequalsform at 6:57 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Damnit. I'm drunk again.
posted by inigo2 at 7:27 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


It is time yet for the airing of grievances?
posted by scblackman at 7:41 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


All right, my hand is exhausted from making all these origami cranes, and the process leading up to it. This was a bad resolution.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:10 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't know why we thought that drinking and playing Mario Party would be a good way to say hello to the new year. Apparently we are idiots. The AI is stupid and broken and keeps winning the crane game and all the bad people keep getting Hidden Blocks with stars in them and the stupid bonus stars. I hope the rest of 2011 is not like the first eleven hours have been. Stupid Mario Party.
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:11 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, all, and may 2011 be better than 2010. That shouldn't be too hard.
posted by Quietgal at 8:13 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


oh god you're all still here
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:17 AM on January 1, 2011 [8 favorites]


oh god you're all still here

What, you thought you would wake up and it would all be gone like a terrible dream, replaced with a site full of well-behaved posters and commenters? Good luck with that resolution....
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:19 AM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


oh god you're all still here

i'm not here.

oh wait.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:26 AM on January 1, 2011


oh god you're all still here

I used to be there.
posted by Sailormom at 8:43 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


*Walks into thread with trash can and recycling bin, starts tidying up and collecting empties. Grumbles loudly to self about what a bunch of lushes you people are. Starts vacuuming. "Oh is that too loud for you? I'm so sorry" *
posted by octothorpe at 8:57 AM on January 1, 2011


Starts vacuuming. "Oh is that too loud for you? I'm so sorry"

Christ on a ten speed
Try to take it down a notch

posted by cortex (staff) at 9:09 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Looks like I'm late to the party. Ah, well. Happy New Year, everyone!
posted by apricot at 9:20 AM on January 1, 2011


Oh god the noise.

Everyone chill out and get me some fried chicken.
posted by The Whelk at 9:43 AM on January 1, 2011


*grabs trash can and pukes into it*
posted by Big_B at 9:43 AM on January 1, 2011


Also, speculation into who won the post contest begins ....now
posted by The Whelk at 9:45 AM on January 1, 2011


Also, speculation into who won the post contest begins ....now

First, everyone must speculate on what they will have for New Year's brunch. Speculation on contest winners can wait for the first round of mimosas.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:48 AM on January 1, 2011


The Whelk: "Also, speculation into who won the post contest begins ....now"

I think you mean, speculation into which one of Rhaomi's posts won, can begin now.
posted by gman at 9:48 AM on January 1, 2011


this NYE spent huddled in a giddy heap on the couch whacked on vicodin post-vocal cord surgery was actually a lot better than last NYE spent huddled in a poxed heap on the couch smeared with oatmeal. it's the little things i cling to, really.
posted by elizardbits at 9:49 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


God that fish and chip place better be open so help me Zeus.
posted by The Whelk at 9:50 AM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Although, I just saw that FPP by filthy light thief. Wow, how many fuckin' links is that thing?
posted by gman at 10:01 AM on January 1, 2011


I nominate myself, for what I lacked in quality I made up for in quanity. I put lots of posts on the Internet machine yes sir.
posted by The Whelk at 10:03 AM on January 1, 2011


HATE
the pizza i
ATE.

Rhamoi is a clear winner imo.
posted by clavdivs at 10:18 AM on January 1, 2011


2011 will be worse the 2010. unless your poor or believe in peace.
No, practice peace, if not, learn to swim.
posted by clavdivs at 10:35 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Because of MetaFilter, this year I'm going to make sure I capitalize all of my letters correctly.
posted by pwally at 10:43 AM on January 1, 2011


Happy new year!

Can't believe I've been on here for over three years...
posted by sonic meat machine at 10:46 AM on January 1, 2011


Well, speculation is a mug's game, but my favorite posts of December were (in order in which they were posted): It's not an iPad, but I'd like to give my thanks to iridic, alexoscar, ocherdraco, nickyskye, flapjax at midnite, and everybody else who posts to the front page for devoting a chunk of their day to sharing something interesting with the rest of the world. I've been reading MetaFilter for nearly a decade now and it never fails to entertain, enlighten and bring me pleasure.
posted by Kattullus at 10:48 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Excellent Early December Posts

An Alt History roundup by Zed

Children Of Byzantium
by Kattullus

MST3K Musical MegaPost
by JHarris
posted by The Whelk at 11:01 AM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


There are tipsy Mefites hollering about DRM in my boyfriend's kitchen

That would be me. Uh, sorry.

Happy New Year Mefites one and all!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 11:03 AM on January 1, 2011


Fuck yeah, love y'all too!
posted by klangklangston at 11:06 AM on January 1, 2011


Wow what fucked up crazy ride that was, not unlike 2010.
posted by nola at 11:11 AM on January 1, 2011


That would be me. Uh, sorry.

No worries, I often despair about being able to have a lively DRM conversation at the average party. You guys all made it above average and I'm so glad you came over.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:21 AM on January 1, 2011


Here's hoping, with fingers crossed, that this year does not include: pet deaths, 32-year-old friends with cancer, only slightly older friends with total coronary shutdowns, death, destruction, petulant behavior and overall stupidity amplified for 12 whole months. Because that was my 2010 and it fucking sucked. Thanks to you all for being here to educate and amuse me throughout the crazypants of 2010.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 11:24 AM on January 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


I've been reading MetaFilter for nearly a decade now and it never fails to entertain, enlighten and bring me pleasure.

Seconded and thirded and fourthed, and sometimes accompanied by lots of heartburn. Feliz año nuevo.
posted by blucevalo at 11:42 AM on January 1, 2011


bitter-girl, can't speak for pet deaths, cancer and coronaries too close to home (my condolences) ... but I can pretty much guarantee you continued "death, destruction, petulant behavior and overall stupidity amplified for 12 whole months". Too many humans on the planet for it to be otherwise.

Fortunately some humans also cook great meals, make beautiful music, art, literature (even movies every now and then), and crack great jokes.

One of the best songs I heard for the first time in 2010.
posted by philip-random at 11:46 AM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aww, c'mon, philip-random, can't a girl dream? (Yeah, yeah, I know...I'll be back to my regularly scheduled cynicism tomorrow).
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:05 PM on January 1, 2011


Damn, homemade eggnog is awesome.

Recipe?

Here's mine, for coquito:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can coconut milk
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t ground clove
1 t vanilla extract
handful of raisins, if you like that sort of thing
1 raw egg yolk (get the pasteurized whole in shell kind) - optional
1 cup white rum, or to taste.

blender. chill. drink.

Happy New Year to all, all the year through. Thanks everyone, for everything. MetaFilter has made my life better.

I drink to y'all.
posted by toodleydoodley at 12:12 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


okay this is how I was found this morning.

I am wearing that hat now. I wore it outside to get fried food and beer. I will wear it all day today.

HAIL HAT.
posted by The Whelk at 12:52 PM on January 1, 2011 [7 favorites]


Today I blew my kid's mind with the fact that it is 1/1/11. That is all.
posted by Wuggie Norple at 1:03 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


ONE

Singular website

Linking without stop

ONE

Place with many subsites

covering everything and more

BUM BUM BAH
posted by The Whelk at 1:11 PM on January 1, 2011


If I said that 1/1/11 times 1/1/11 equals 123 4 321 would that cause a Hal-like self destruction event?
posted by infinite intimation at 1:25 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


there is no cabal.

this day is no different then any other day.

go out your business.
posted by The Whelk at 1:26 PM on January 1, 2011


infinite intimation: *kablooey*
posted by Wuggie Norple at 1:28 PM on January 1, 2011


Movin' on up in 2011.
posted by gman at 1:33 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Self inflicted cranes had better count, or I will forget how to fold cranes.
posted by mollymayhem at 1:42 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year all, and Happy Birthday to me. Heh.
posted by fake at 1:46 PM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hey The Whelk, are you a leprechaun or am I still drunk?
posted by Sailormom at 1:52 PM on January 1, 2011


I am a proper tall leprechaun. and yes.
posted by The Whelk at 1:59 PM on January 1, 2011


2011's first MetaTalk inspired band name: The Self-Inflicted Cranes.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:00 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year!
posted by jeffburdges at 2:15 PM on January 1, 2011


This Oliver Sacks piece in the NYT is kind of what MeFi is for me, pretty much every day. Thanks guys, and enjoy!
posted by toodleydoodley at 2:15 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's hoping, with fingers crossed, that this year does not include: pet deaths

Ouch... well, thanks anyway. My cat died this afternoon, actually; she was a diva, so it was very appropriate that my sister named her Brittany (with some prescience, since it was a couple of years before "Hit Me Baby One More Time" had even been released). She was 14 or 15 years old, we're not really sure.

Here she is looking irritated. It's Brittany, bitch! I loved her very much.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 2:39 PM on January 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


Indeed. Happy birthday fake, and an entire bucket of mefites.
posted by special-k at 2:40 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I hate you lot. I was up to 998 favourites and, despite my attempts to answer every AskMe I had even the most basic (or even no) knowledge of, wondering how I could start an argument in the grey and to try to think of witty things to say in the blue, I didn't make it to 1000 favourites by midnight. Happy New Year, you bastards.
posted by essexjan at 2:50 PM on January 1, 2011 [5 favorites]


You should have mentioned Richard Dawkins or jessamyn or something.
posted by doublehappy at 2:55 PM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Happy New Year, you bastards.
posted by essexjan at 5:50 PM on January 1 [1 favorite -] Favorite added!


I was holding out on purpose. Here's your late favorite; wear it in good health ;=P
posted by toodleydoodley at 2:56 PM on January 1, 2011


Condolences on your kitty, synaesthetichaze. May you be comforted by lots of good memories.
posted by amyms at 3:04 PM on January 1, 2011


Too late now.

*sulks*
posted by essexjan at 3:29 PM on January 1, 2011


I know I'm late to this party, but I was hiding out in the hallway 'cause of the tornadoes. Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone.
posted by patheral at 5:03 PM on January 1, 2011


2011 is a prime number. Just sayin'.
posted by bardic at 8:19 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


There are tipsy Mefites hollering about DRM in my boyfriend's kitchen and ColdChef drunk dialed me and I think that was pjern who got sent to voicemail when I was talking to him. Horace Rumpole is showing my SO's son the Aporkalypse. Happy new year everyone.

Ha! I've only ever texted Jessamyn. Once. And that was from ColdChef's phone and we were all definitely drunk. But over Christmas I was explaining Metafilter to my brother and mentioned Jessamyn and he exclaimed, "Jessamyn West! The librarian?! She's amazing!" So I'm happy about that.

Anyway, here's how my New Year went:

2010 kind of sucked for me. I finished law school but failed the bar, am unemployed, and have been lost at sea for what kind of work I even want to be doing. And any financial support is quickly drying up.

My roommate is in similar straights, but is in a sabbatical from law school, which may or may not make things even tougher. While I spent Christmas in Crested Butte with my family, he was in Alexandria all alone and getting back into World of Warcraft.

One of the things depressing me most lately is that while I like all of my individual friends in the DC area, as a group it is pretty poisonous to me, for reasons I can't really describe. But my group of friends in New York is like a warm, loving family, and so I go there for NYE every year still. As I was heading out yesterday my roommate mentioned that no one else was in town, and that we was probably going to play WOW and do laundry that night. He is prone to depression.

It should be mentioned that NYE is almost sacred n my family. It is when members of my family get engaged, for instance. (The only marriages in my family which have ended in divorce are the ones which didn't start that way, spookily.)

So I put my bags in my car, take a deep breath, and then walk back up to my apartment to ask:

"Hey, want to come party in New York tonight?"
"Sure!"
"Great. Throw some shit in a bag."

And we were off. I was to be crashing at a friend's place while she was in Colombia. After getting stuck at the Jeersey Turnpike exit for the Goethels/Verzanno Bridges for over an hour, we got to my friend's apartment, which included not just maybe the best ever view of the Manhattan skyline, but a beautifully-lit Christmas tree. There was no internet access there, but we got the address of the party and headed out again.

At the party, I managed to meet up with two old and dear friends with whom I hadn't been very close in quite a while. One was a case in which I did something stupid and hadn't spoken with him in six months as a result. We both apologized and got over it and caught up. The second was the guy who had been dating a girl I almost married a few years ago, and who had proven a far better match for her than I. We will call him Peng. Peng came out onto the balcony where some of us were smoking and looked down at the passing Prospect Heights Shuttle Train, and relayed this story.

"You know, on New Years Eve, on a leap year, if you get onto the rear car of that train, there will be a homeless man asking for $1.79. If you give it to him, he will grant any wish you like. Even wishing for more wishes."

I immediately understood this to mean an odd experience for Peng, wherein he wished to be together with my ex, who I was still seeing at the beginning of 2008. And yet it was told, and received, as an inspirational message. Everyone went up to the rooftop, and Peng and I jointly gave the toast at midnight.

Also at midninght, my depressed roomie got a full-on kiss from the crazy-hot, super-cool woman no one seemed to know except for me vaguely remembering her from one previous party. The two of them spent the rest of the night cuddling together adorably.

As a tradition, we lit a (controlled) fire in the snow on the roof, and those who chose to do so wrote down things they wanted to quit doing in the next year, and threw the paper into the fire. I wrote down "living in DC."

And at that point I made the announcement that, one way or another, I would be living in New York again by March. I cornered a friend who knows everybody in local liberal politics, and demanded that she help me find some - any - job. She swore she would do her best.

Eventually, we drunkenly wandered home. What was supposed to be a 3 train turned into a 4 train and we didn't get as close to our location as we might have hoped, but my friend Adam, currently living in Westchester, helped us find our way since he was needing a place to crash as well and it might as well have been our friend's place.

We wake up and Adam is gone. Which wouldn't mean so much except that his pants, shoes and Pittsburgh Penguins bag from the previous night are still around, and he doesn't have a key. I call his number, but all I get is a gruff voice that isn't his saying "This ain't my phone" and a message that the in-box is full. I'm about to call him again when he walks in with a cup of coffee.

I tell him what happened, and he laughs, and mentions that another friend recorded his voice-mail for him, and then my phone rings. With his name on the ID. We let it pass as he realizes that I must have used his old number, from a phone that he lost forever ago. "Adam" calls again, and the real Adam answers it, using a made-up mane which unfortunately is the same as my actual first name that I don't go by. It appears that his old phone was stolen by a drug-dealer who had been using it as a burner ever since.

It is around this time that we realize that the lovely Christmas tree is entirely decorated with penises.

Roomie and I eventually get on the road, encounter almost no traffic on the way home, and once I finally get internet access again, I see that my friends have inundated me with job applications for things I'm both uniquely qualified for and would actually want to do.

So, as far as I can tell, 2011 is surreal and wonderfully friendly and awesome. Here's hoping for more of it, and Happy New Year to all of MeFi!
posted by Navelgazer at 8:20 PM on January 1, 2011 [18 favorites]


The Whelk's morning (as illustrated by Hungover Owls).
posted by Kattullus at 8:33 PM on January 1, 2011


I also just realized that 2009, which was fucking gangbusters for me, started thusly:

Friend Adam (mentioned above) led my drunken ass and my girlfriend from a NYE party to an apartment where we could stay that night, because the resident was out of the country at the time. Upon waking we realized that the place was decorated entirely in penises.

I don't know if there are any superstitions around phallic-decorated apartments owned by world-travelers and specific friends bringing you there when you're too inebriated to find your way to shelter yourself, but I'm optimistic about this being a good luck charm.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:40 PM on January 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man a few more weeks and I'll actually have shoulder length hair. Go Scot-Irish genes! This almost makes up for the pasty whiteness and barely conscious desire to run around naked in body paint.
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 PM on January 1, 2011


Whelk, are you originally from NC? We are practically swimming in Scot-Irish genes around here.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 9:32 PM on January 1, 2011


Nah, I don't think my family ever got south of Philadelphia. Tho the paternal side as some West Virginia floating round.
posted by The Whelk at 8:10 AM on January 2, 2011


Late to the thread... So long 2010... you've been bitter sweet.

Happy New Year fellow MeFites! May 2011 be kinder, gentler, and more generous for us all.

Much love to you all.

Cheers.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:27 PM on January 2, 2011


I loved this thread. Happy New Year to all you crazy fucks.
posted by Pallas Athena at 2:48 PM on January 2, 2011



happy damn belated new year.

I normally don't make resolutions, but I could make one for posting more on mefi :]
posted by fizzix at 3:33 PM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, late also. So long and good fucking riddance 2010. May I never have a year again where four of my friends die in separate motor racing accidents (or in any other way). 2011 has to be better, that's for sure. Definitely a new job, definitely going to finish building our house and get out of this fucking shed. Don't know what else, but I'm ready.

You people are awesome, one and all. I'm not even drunk when I say that.
posted by dg at 8:05 PM on January 2, 2011


Yeah. So I keep looking at the little date in the corner of my screen. This is going to be a good year, I think.

The holidays are a great time to meet someone, aren't they? Good riddance to 2010. This year is already looking much, much better.

Also, Navelgazer, that was an incredible story. Thanks for sharing.

I really hope I don't revisit this comment in a year and regret my foolish naivety or anything like that
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 2:32 PM on January 4, 2011


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