Happy New Year! December 31, 2014 6:51 AM   Subscribe

Happy New Year! posted by h00py to MetaFilter-Related at 6:51 AM (153 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Happy New Year to you, too! Mamma Mia! is a great New Year's eve movie, btw.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:04 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


i can only hope that 1914 will be a better year than the last one was
posted by pyramid termite at 7:04 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


That's what she said.
posted by h00py at 7:12 AM on December 31, 2014


Trust me, I had it timed to the second. I forgot about the queue, however. Happy New Year, everybody!
posted by h00py at 7:17 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


See y'all here in about fourteen hours...
posted by Going To Maine at 7:27 AM on December 31, 2014


Or, "h00py New Year", amirite?
posted by Jahaza at 7:28 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


All y'all Brooklynites looking for something to do - the Steam Whistles at Pratt University in Clinton Hill will apparently be sounding off for the last year ever.

(I may or may not go - I'm a short walk from there, but I am nursing some kind of "I spent time hanging out with a preschooler" bug and may need the sleep.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:47 AM on December 31, 2014


May 2015 be a damn sight better than 2014. Can't wait to slam this year in the ass on its way out the door.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:12 AM on December 31, 2014 [14 favorites]


Odds are that it will be horrible in most respects.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:12 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


A pessimist sees a year as half horrible. An optimist sees a year as half unhorrible.
posted by maxsparber at 8:13 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year! Be safe, stay away from drunk drivers, and don't be a drunk driver.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:27 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


"Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go." - Brooks Atkinson

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - Bill Vaughn

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
― G.K. Chesterton

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
- Ellen Goodman

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”
― Aleister Crowley, Moonchild


Happy New Year Metafilterites. I wish you all the best for 2015.
posted by nubs at 8:27 AM on December 31, 2014 [20 favorites]


I feel cortex's new year's eve rock banger has never been more appropriate on a global scale: Next Year's Gotta Be Better than This One (That's What You Said Last Year).
posted by Kattullus at 8:45 AM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - Bill Vaughn

I plan to go to bed around nine and watch Netflix or play Clash of Clans until I get sleepy like I do every other night. What's that make me?
posted by cjorgensen at 8:52 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Practical.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:55 AM on December 31, 2014 [5 favorites]


I'd love to say that 2015 couldn't possibly be worse than 2014, but history/the fates/the furies/my own horrific luck have a pretty solid stretch of making me look like an idiot when I say things like that. So, uh, happy new year, all. Spend it with people who matter, and spend less time in the company of those who care less about you than you deserve.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:16 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


hit the Abba!
posted by The Whelk at 9:23 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


I am solidly against Abba abuse.
posted by XMLicious at 9:24 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Fine have some twinkling
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 AM on December 31, 2014


Get the hell off my lawn, you goddamn kids!

Unless you have booze.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:37 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Happy New Year.

Now what should I do? I can go to my sisters and spend it with my family, or to a mates and spend it with friends, neither of which I actually feel like doing. DTMFYA.

On preview - I have booze.
posted by marienbad at 9:38 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


We have reservations with my in laws at a nice restaurant we've been trying to get into for ages. However it's at 5pm and they're booking three sittings (did I mention we've been trying to get in for ages?). I predict home and food induced napping by 8 pm, waking up drooling at 10 and calling it a night.

See you all on the other side, good luck, we're counting on you.
posted by arcticseal at 9:43 AM on December 31, 2014


So it's all about having booze and a keyboard, really. Next year I plan on having just a keyboard. Oh, and rage in the background. Never gonna fall for modern love etc.
posted by h00py at 9:43 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


On New Year's Day
by Marge Piercy
(an old favorite in the gudrun household)

Bless this house under the pitch pines
where the cardinal flashes and the kestrels hover
crying, where I live and work with my lover
Woody and my cats, where the birds gather
in winter to be fed and the squirrel dines
from the squirrel-proof feeder. Keep our water
bubbling up clear. Protect us from the fire's
long teeth and the lashing of the hurricanes
and the government. Please, no foreign wars.
Keep this house from termites and the bane
of quarreling past what can be sweetly healed.
Keep our cats from hunters and savage dogs.
Watch with care over Woody splitting logs
and mostly keep us from our sharpening fear
as we skate over the ice of the new year.
posted by gudrun at 9:47 AM on December 31, 2014 [13 favorites]


Happy fucking New Year.
posted by 724A at 9:49 AM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


Early bed, early rise, and cleaning for me! One of these days I expect it will make me healthy, wealthy, and wise, although experience is working against me.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:03 AM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


This is the first NYE in a while I haven't been in a hotel room so I might hit up seem friend's parties and eat my weight in cake and nuts.
posted by The Whelk at 10:06 AM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


Is that your weight in cake and nuts combined, or you weight in cake plus your weight in nuts?
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:08 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Both, either, by thier powers combined I am Captain New Year.
posted by The Whelk at 10:10 AM on December 31, 2014 [7 favorites]


This demands to be made into a graphic novel.
posted by arcticseal at 10:31 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Are the nuts shelled?
posted by iamkimiam at 10:58 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


And what if the cake is gluten-free and thus MADE of nuts?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:00 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Are the nuts shelled?

The shelling seems to have stopped for the time being. The nuts are cautiously emerging to look at their ruined city and search for supplies.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 11:03 AM on December 31, 2014 [14 favorites]




Wishing y'all a peaceful, productive and above all healthy 2015.

And here's your ten second countdown from the greatest anime you've probably never heard of.
posted by Wordshore at 11:10 AM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


antipodean and asian mefites please report back on what the future is like

do we have flying cars yet
posted by poffin boffin at 11:14 AM on December 31, 2014 [13 favorites]


do we have flying cars yet

Nope, just more cyberpunk dystopia. (what the hell do I know? I'm in Texass, Hoopy new year everyone!)
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:19 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Steal every moment, dudes. It's the only way to make something permanent across time and space.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 11:38 AM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, all you weird wonderful fractious oddball treasures.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:39 AM on December 31, 2014 [10 favorites]


Hah, bumhug.
posted by flabdablet at 11:48 AM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


I would but I am a hobophobe.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:52 AM on December 31, 2014 [9 favorites]


Happy FluYear.

2014 was a challenge, perhaps not as bad as many remember as we are hardwired to remember the bad stuff, but here's hoping 2015 is even better.
posted by edgeways at 12:09 PM on December 31, 2014


I would but I am a hobophobe.

Same here. Especially Rutger Hauer.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 12:36 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy new year, lovely people. You are beautiful inside and out, even if you're convinced you're not.

Peace and prosperity to us all in 2015. :)
posted by kimberussell at 12:37 PM on December 31, 2014 [6 favorites]


We just got the official word this morning that we've got to move out of our apartment on March 1. And since I won't yet know where I'm going to school in the fall, that means two moves in one year. Happy New Year to us?
posted by ocherdraco at 12:40 PM on December 31, 2014


I have pencils, a fresh notepad, and a brand new book of challenging definite integrals.

The coming year will undoubtedly suck, but I'm going to enjoy the rest of today.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:51 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


We begin our New Year here by beginning a new tradition. Beer, philly cheesesteaks and Cards Against Humanity.

Happy Yearbirth to you all.
posted by Splunge at 1:12 PM on December 31, 2014


Happy New Year!
posted by Michele in California at 1:21 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


I was going to make a separate post about this, but I'll post this here. I just want to thank all of you for being there for me this year, specifically this AskMe post.It ended up being a very rough year for me and my birthday is generally sucktacular, but because of AskMe I ended up having the best Christmas and birthday I can remember for quite a while. (Perhaps only to be outdone by my 25th birthday when I saw Bobby Short perform at the Carlyle Hotel.) So thank you all for giving me a great end to the year, and I look forward to spending another year with you all.

Hugs for everyone.
posted by miss-lapin at 1:25 PM on December 31, 2014 [11 favorites]


Happy New Beer!

A fine year in my own life, but a shit one on the news front.
posted by jonmc at 1:32 PM on December 31, 2014


Here is to the cackle of celebratory small arms fire.

Make it new.
posted by clavdivs at 1:47 PM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


May 2015 be more kind and gentle to all of us.

Happy New Year.

And The Wings of Honnêamise is totally brill.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 2:05 PM on December 31, 2014


Trust me, I had it timed to the second. I forgot about the queue, however.
Heh, I had the thought to post this thread at about 12:03 and decided not to because of the queue ;-)

Happy New Year to you all! 2015 is going to be a better year for me (which wouldn't be hard), because I'm going to make it better :-)
posted by dg at 2:29 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


May 2015 be more kind and gentle to all of us.

Indeed. I have party shoes and am going to a party. I am not afraid.

Best wishes and fuck last year amirite? Love you all. Happy New Year.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:41 PM on December 31, 2014 [19 favorites]


OKAY I'M DONE WORKING FOR THE YEAR

WHO WANTS TO HEAR ME BELCH THE ALPHABET
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:06 PM on December 31, 2014 [19 favorites]


Can you do it backwards?
posted by soundguy99 at 3:10 PM on December 31, 2014


WHO WANTS TO HEAR ME BELCH THE ALPHABET

I work at an elementary school. This is my little period of time to NOT hear any combination of alphabets and/or belching. Thank you for the offer, however.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:14 PM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


Quick, now that Christmas is over, let's crowd-fund "Endless Auld-Lang-Syne-ing".
posted by tonycpsu at 3:14 PM on December 31, 2014


Finally got steady employment with union guaranteed wages and pensions, starting Friday January Number Two! Can afford to drink and smoke more this coming year!

May similar happiness befall you all! Hurrah!
posted by Dumsnill at 3:19 PM on December 31, 2014 [8 favorites]


I started my day by catsitting for one MeFite and will be closing it out by having drinks with another. It's a MeFi NYE!

You are all just the best bunch of nerds in the world, and I'll be raising a toast to you and your collective good fortune come midnight. xo.
posted by divined by radio at 3:24 PM on December 31, 2014 [9 favorites]


This is a self-link, but it's all I can think about at this time of year. Hope all of your familiar pains are in the past, my friends.
posted by jbickers at 3:51 PM on December 31, 2014


We have gone to a local custom door place to price a new front door (because of course it's not a standard size, how special) and gotten ice cream and cleaned the house a little and pretty soon a few people will come over and we will eat and drink and be merry and maybe make it all the way to midnight!

Happy New Year to everyone, especially mefite cats.
posted by rtha at 3:53 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


I am celebrating having health insurance again in 5 hours. Just in time, too, since my gallbladder seems to be inflamed. Thanks, Obama!
posted by Jacqueline at 3:54 PM on December 31, 2014 [10 favorites]


We just did something moderately irresponsible with fireworks at our local hackerspace. It was fun, and no one lost any eyes or fingers. Before that, we had traditional baked goods, good company, and nice things to eat and drink. In other words, we have welcomed the new year in, and booted the old one out.

Hacky new year, dear MeFites! Make something fun or useful out of this year, if you get the chance.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:00 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


I have the flu..... Pretty darn miserable with two children who have already had the flu but are doubly miserable cause they still can't go anywhere cause mom is sick.

This post made me happy. Thanks Y'all!!
posted by pearlybob at 4:02 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


If you are too sick to go out or otherwise staying in tonight, we can still party in the chat room.
posted by Jacqueline at 4:04 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy New Year all! Good fucking riddance 2014, if you come back this way again you'll be sorry. Here's to optimism and fresh starts. Love all y'all.
posted by billiebee at 4:09 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Steak (marinated top round), potatoes, green beans, syrah, cookie dough ice cream, and prosecco.

And just maybe an herbal tonic.

This year needs to be done away with properly.

Happy 2015 y'all.
posted by spitbull at 4:13 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Like a lot of y'all my year was a giant jar of donkey shit.

But next year will have to be better because the entirety of MeFi Music's Flood tribute album will be out!

Happy New Year everyone!
posted by barchan at 4:18 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


To 2015: May it not be a giant jar of donkey shit!
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:19 PM on December 31, 2014 [5 favorites]


I AM REPORTING FROM 2015. SO FAR IT'S KIND OF COLD AND WINDY BUT WITH PLENTY OF CAKE.
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:19 PM on December 31, 2014 [15 favorites]


We are binge-watching Twin Peaks (husband is a first-time viewer). This inspired me to bake 20 hand pies, as the weather's dreary for NYE.

Ten cherry/white peach with a buttermilk biscuit crust and ten apricot, cinnamon and nutmeg with a honey-wheat biscuit crust, both fresh out of the oven.

I'm also stewing up a mess of black-eyed peas with prosciutto. We're toasting the New Year with some canned pink champagne, too.

Have a Cosy New Year, MeFites (and a special toast to all my spousen)!

2014, you know damn well how to show yourself out
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:22 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


This is where we all gather at Unicorn on the cob's stoop and beg for pie, isn't it.
posted by rtha at 4:25 PM on December 31, 2014 [9 favorites]


Happy New Year from Britainland! I present to you my all-time favorite New Year's song.

(Ignore the outdated-by-six-years political imagery. It's the only version I could find on Youtube that includes all of the verses. The main "official" version omits the best part of the song. :P )
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 4:32 PM on December 31, 2014


rtha, here grab one!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:33 PM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


antipodean and asian mefites please report back on what the future is like

It suuuuuuuuuuucks. Also, ow ow ow ow ow ow owimaybedying.
posted by um at 4:50 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


pb could you pretty pretty please use your wizard powers to code in some little party hats in front of our names???
posted by Jacqueline at 5:00 PM on December 31, 2014 [5 favorites]


I remember that website
posted by clavdivs at 5:04 PM on December 31, 2014


*<(:-D)
posted by Jacqueline at 5:05 PM on December 31, 2014 [6 favorites]


YAY happy new years eve! May old acquaintance be forgot and never ...blah blah blah .... balahh blahalblablahlahbal blaah blhaaa blah blaaah something something old laaaangsaaaam!!!!!!!!
posted by xarnop at 5:07 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


To everyone on Metafilter: you are the best people in the universe! Please have a safe and prosperous new year.
posted by SPrintF at 5:15 PM on December 31, 2014 [5 favorites]


I'd never heard of a hand pie but dang those look good.

We are relaxing at home, reading and sipping wine, until the small arms fire starts, at which point we may take our books and wine to the basement. Happy New Years to all!
posted by Dip Flash at 5:16 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


happy new year everyone. I moved two weeks ago, I started a new job on Monday, and due to circumstances outside my control I am spending this evening alone, in the chaotically busy restaurant/bar below my apartment.. But I feel so much more hopeful about 2015 than I have ever felt on past NYE's, and I think that's gotta mean something. Thank you to this community for helping me get through so much crap. Happy and healthy 2015 to all. <3
posted by thereemix at 5:19 PM on December 31, 2014 [9 favorites]


Also I love all of you more even more than you might think from my heartfelt and very bad singing! Wonderful new year to everyone! :)
posted by xarnop at 5:23 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy new year!

May everyone have a beautiful year full of peace and joy!

And good cheese because good cheese is important. And milk from the dairy people who will sell you the raw stuff. And prosecco.
posted by winna at 5:24 PM on December 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


Am currently sitting directly next to a vaporizer trying to recover from working in a hideously dry office. I may summon the balls to walk over to the steam whistles tonight after all (at about 11:30, that way I only have to stand around in the cold for less than a half hour).

My New Years' have been getting more contemplative as I get older; I'm looking ahead more to tomorrow, which will be a solo retreat-ish sort of day. Plus I always make Hoppin' John and greens.

Although, towards that end, a quick story - I made that for New Years' Day when I first moved into this place. I got in on this apartment when a college friend I knew, then lost touch with, then regained contact with, needed a roommate at the same time I was giving up an apartment. So we knew each other, but were still discovering things. Like - I knew she was from Atlanta, and she knew I was from New England, but we were still learning about each others' cooking habits.

Anyway - I said I was going to make hoppin' john and greens for dinner that day, and offered her some to share when it was done. Sure, she said. So I went into the kitchen, and started at it. And after only a half hour, I announced that the food was ready.

"....Already?" she asked, dubiously.

"Uh...yeah. That's what the recipe I have says."

She stared a moment, then came into the kitchen and tasted the greens. Paused. Then took the spoon out of my hand and gently pushed me out of the kitchen. "You're from New England," she said, turning to the stove. "You wouldn't know. Don't worry, I'll fix this."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:28 PM on December 31, 2014 [9 favorites]


Had a nice dinner at the restaurant around the corner and are getting ready to go over the the neighbors' place for a party. They have this big space in an old flashlight factory that they're sort of camped out in and invited the whole neighborhood for a BYOB party. We'll be some of the youngest folks there, most of our neighbors are in their sixties and seventies and can drink two drinks to my one; not sure how that works. Maybe years of practice.

Anyway, happy new year mefites. It's been over ten years since I was a $5 newb here and has been worth every penny.
posted by octothorpe at 5:36 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


i wrote a gigantic rant and deleted it, but holy crap, this was either the worst or tied for the worst year of my entire life, and my girlfriends life, and several friends had super garbage years too.

I'm just happy it's over, and hope that if i spin around 3 times i can break the tail and this really stinky fart of a year wont follow me in to the next room.
posted by emptythought at 5:41 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy 2015, one and all! I am sad this is the last year for the Pratt whistles. It was a grand time last year, but we hiked and are too tired for Brooklyn shenanigans.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 6:14 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy, Feliz, счастливый, heureux, מאושר, kè kontan, 高兴, خوشحال, feliĉa new year!!!
posted by sammyo at 6:26 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Dispatches from the future:

Its a fine sunny morning here on January 1st 2015 and there's a delicious lunch planned for Mefites.
The Cydonian with the missus and I plan to meet to eat and will raise a toast to y'all still sitting back there in the past.
posted by infini at 6:46 PM on December 31, 2014 [5 favorites]


Happy new year to all of you! It's been an exhausting couple of years, but I have every hope that 2015 will be AWESOME.
posted by sciatrix at 6:49 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wishing you all a Comic Sans Happy and Prosperous New Year!
posted by infini at 6:50 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Be careful infini, Martians can be tricky buggers.
posted by marienbad at 7:26 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


As of midnight, happy eighth day of Christmas!
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:42 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year!
posted by Renoroc at 7:46 PM on December 31, 2014


Happy Almost New Year from Oklahoma City, where I hope we don't get iced in tomorrow as we continue our epic journey back to California. (I'd ask if any Amarillo Mefites want to meet up, but if there are almost none in Fayetteville, I bet there are even fewer in Amarillo...)
posted by wintersweet at 7:50 PM on December 31, 2014


Happy New Year from Kingston, ON! Shepherd and I wish our fellow MeFites the happiest of the coming year.

Also, we've been travelling all day so it's Chinese food and moderately priced cava whilst watching QI.
posted by Kitteh at 8:08 PM on December 31, 2014


One of the great pleasures of being in a managerial/supervisory role nowadays is that, on deadly-slow tedious afternoons before holidays, I can send all my staff home early, and stay on solo til 5 to handle any unlikely late-breaking problems that might arise. One of my own previous supervisors used to do this for me and my co-workers, and I feel very happy and fortunate that I can pay it forward.

It was slow and tedious enough today that I ended up spending a lot of the afternoon reading through a bunch of hilarious, inflammatory, wacky, ridiculous old MeTa threads from eight or nine years ago, and realizing anew that this place and its denizens have become such an important--sometimes infuriating, sometimes heartwarming and loveable--part of my life.

Happy New Year to all!
posted by Kat Allison at 8:27 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


"Waring Hudsucker hereby bequeaths him his second chance."

Happy new year everyone!
posted by Going To Maine at 9:09 PM on December 31, 2014


@NeinQuarterly: "#IndexEntryOfTheYear"
posted by Golden Eternity at 9:13 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


You humans and your linear time, you just charm the pants off me.
posted by vrakatar at 9:13 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


We are binge-watching Twin Peaks

when I was a kid, the movie that always seemed to get slotted in on New Years Eve was The Great Race which I now notice is available on Youtube (for a price).

hmmm?
posted by philip-random at 9:15 PM on December 31, 2014


🎉
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:17 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Me, I'm having Dinner For One (online, not broadcast).
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:19 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Happy 2015 to one and all!
posted by tonycpsu at 9:30 PM on December 31, 2014


Wishing everyone a 2015 that has so much good stuff in it you can't overlook it! That's what I'm hoping for myself, too, because I'm tired of focusing so much more on the negative than I do on the positive. I hope for the same thing every year, of course, but it's still a good wish.

And be safe this night, please.
posted by aryma at 9:34 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Once more around local star!
posted by Slackermagee at 9:42 PM on December 31, 2014


oh my god I'm so tired, how will I rally MeFi
posted by en forme de poire at 9:55 PM on December 31, 2014


2014 started bad for me, then got worse for me, then got worse for me, then got better for me, then got better for me, then became 2015. Happy new year!
posted by oceanjesse at 10:00 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Sitting in a party and reading Metafilter. There's really something wrong with me.
posted by octothorpe at 10:07 PM on December 31, 2014 [7 favorites]


It's been a seriously f*ed-up year in many ways. Glad to see the backside of it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:35 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Chat room party is still going strong. Get yer butts in here, West Coasters.
posted by Jacqueline at 11:02 PM on December 31, 2014


Push the button, Max!
posted by infinitewindow at 11:07 PM on December 31, 2014


Happy new year, everyone. I just got back home from a nice turkey dinner with a friend of mine, his girlfriend, and his dad. We had Crimean/Ukrainian/Disputed wine, which my friend got the cork out of just a few seconds before midnight struck, and it was really good. Hope you all have a good 2015!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 11:13 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


She insisted on us waking her up at midnight. We did. The ball dropped. Turned around for a second, and then turned back around to this. At least Cookie's still awake and says "mearrow", which is "Happy New Year Metafilter" in the American Midwestern dialect of Cat Language.

No matter how terrible the years have been, with someone like this in your life you can't help but feel some small shred of hope and an enormous happiness.
posted by honestcoyote at 11:56 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


it's going to be that kind of year, I guess. The first song to cycle through my iTunes in 2015 ...
posted by philip-random at 12:06 AM on January 1, 2015


Happy New Year, everyone! My lovely fellow Athens mefite called a little after midnight here to wish us a happy New Year, at which point I was already in bed, having managed to stay upright just long enough to see the fireworks while shivering in the rain on our neighbors' balcony.

But we had a lovely New Year's Eve day yesterday, drinking and cooking and being generally sillier than strictly required. Now it's New Year's day here, and I don't even have a hangover, despite the very bad German champagne (don't ask. Next year I intend to rectify this error by buying French beer)... so – so far, so good for 2015! Hugs to all my MetaPeeps!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:35 AM on January 1, 2015 [3 favorites]


. For 2014
posted by bswinburn at 12:50 AM on January 1, 2015


very bad German champagne (don't ask. Next year I intend to rectify this error by buying French beer)

However pleasantly symmetrical this course of action may appear, I think we both know this is a chimaera that must be destroyed, not indulged. Lives depend upon it.
posted by Wolof at 12:57 AM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Nappy Yew Hear!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:59 AM on January 1, 2015


I am the lonely Mefi in this thread who had a lovely 2014. Due not a little to this fabulous and well loved website and all you denizens of it. I wish us all a joyous and peaceful 2015.
posted by bearwife at 1:03 AM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy happy happy 2015!

In the spirit of Anne Shirley, what a nice thing to have a brand new year with no mistakes in it yet - like the quiet peacefulness after a fresh snow, before all the sand and grime make it dirtier than the Charles river.

Upon preview: my personal 2014 was nice too, bearwife, so there are at least two of us! May next year be lovely for everyone personally, and may newsworthy events be at least a little brighter than last year.
posted by photoelectric at 1:04 AM on January 1, 2015


i can belch "potato salad" if you give me some more drink with fizz (no I won't, actually)
Happy New Year!
posted by Namlit at 1:15 AM on January 1, 2015


worth noting
posted by philip-random at 1:16 AM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Time between the ball dropping and filing a police report about a person in a full-body Gumby outfit pounding on my door only to hand me a piece of paper with a creepy semi-coherent and sexually explicit message: 2 hours.

Hello 2015, you've already smashed all previous records in *one* respect.
posted by Ryvar at 2:39 AM on January 1, 2015 [17 favorites]


The black-eyed peas are in the crockpot, the Röyksopp is playing in the background, and not vice-versa. All is right with the world. Happy 2015, one and all!
posted by kyrademon at 3:50 AM on January 1, 2015 [3 favorites]


Was it "I want to Pokey you." ?
posted by Kabanos at 5:10 AM on January 1, 2015


My hungover self is choosing to believe that the first drink of 2015 being Veuve is a good sign.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 6:16 AM on January 1, 2015


kyrademon, do you have black-eyed peas in the crockpot?


Why don't you let them out!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:31 AM on January 1, 2015


I was going to go to the gym today. Really. However, through some combination of an ultra-dry workplace sending my sinuses into hyperdrive, and my being around an adorable little three-year-old disease vector last week (in the form of my nephew), I am a phlegmy mess and am instead probably just going to putter around doing some closet-cleaning-out and pausing at some point to make Hoppin' John and greens.

(Although I'm upping the ante on the luck and using yellow-eye peas instead - it's what I had, and I realized that the gold color more directly manifests the luck I'm hoping for.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:05 AM on January 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


We had a pretty fun time in the chat room party last night, counting down to midnight in the various time zones, sharing cat pictures and music, and having an impromptu group watch of Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog in between Central's midnight and Mountain's midnight.

So thanks, MetaFilter, for setting up that chat room and giving those of us who were homebound last night a virtual space in which to party. :)
posted by Jacqueline at 8:51 AM on January 1, 2015 [4 favorites]


It a beautiful sunny day, I have no hangover and there's pork and sauerkraut in the fridge to cook for tonight's traditional New Years Day dinner. So far, so good.
posted by octothorpe at 9:05 AM on January 1, 2015


Stayed up with the kids watching the MST3K Gamera and watching the ball drop. Could be worse.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:27 AM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


A very happy and prosperous New Year to everyone!
posted by Gelatin at 9:28 AM on January 1, 2015


Goddamnit, out of crunchy peanut butter, have to use creamy.

Fuck you, 2015!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:39 AM on January 1, 2015


I haven't taken a shower all year long.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 9:46 AM on January 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy New Year everybody. 2014 was shit. Viva 2015!
posted by phaedon at 11:03 AM on January 1, 2015


My neighbor likes to ignite balloons filled with oxygen and acetylene on New Year's Eve and the 4th of July. I mentioned it here. Last night an incredibly loud explosion went off a couple of minutes after midnight. My neighbor blew a hole in his house. Today there is a large blue tarp covering the damage.

Happy New Year everyone!
posted by cwest at 2:22 PM on January 1, 2015 [17 favorites]


It snowed just a tiny tiny bit at midnight in Phoenix last night as we all drank champagne and watched the dogs romp. I hope the whole year is as magical as that moment.
posted by WidgetAlley at 5:39 PM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


I would have come and hung out in the chat room, but I couldn't remember my password and was sick with angst that I wouldn't be able to get in again. :(
posted by arcticseal at 5:45 PM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Welp, at least I'm not the only family member who's sick -apparently PaterCallipygos has also had a nasty cough for the past few days, and they had to stay close to home too. And on Sunday my brother said that my nephew had a cough and a fever, so the kid seems to be Patient Zero.

Eh, it gave me an excuse not to go to the gym today and to sit around watching the TWILIGHT ZONE marathon instead.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:45 PM on January 1, 2015



My neighbor likes to ignite balloons filled with oxygen and acetylene on New Year's Eve and the 4th of July.


There's a much safer way to make a really loud boom with carbide. Take an empty liter, or larger if you like, plastic coke bottle, drop a few rocks of carbide into the last sip of coke, screw the cap on tight, swish it around, toss & wait. Eventually, the pressure of the acetylene buildup causes the bottle to fail catastrophically, making a VERY loud noise, no flame required.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:31 PM on January 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


I suspect the flame may be a feature, not a bug.
posted by arcticseal at 8:45 PM on January 1, 2015 [4 favorites]


Yeah, a very loud bang is much more fun when accompanied by a ball of flame! (no, not sarcasm)
posted by dg at 8:51 PM on January 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh I know, just thinking of ways to not blow holes in the roof.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:54 PM on January 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


One New Years in Norway, someone tried to use up an expired marine emergency flare as a firework. Landed on a house and successfully burnt out down, so I can understand your concern.
posted by arcticseal at 9:55 AM on January 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Is anyone else a little disappointed with the hoverboards? It's like, if you're over 60kg you can barely get the things up to walking pace. And the batteries give out after 30 minutes.
posted by um at 8:11 PM on January 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm currently stuck in a wall due to a transporter malfunction.
posted by arcticseal at 10:12 PM on January 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


I wasn't going to tell you, but your butt is sticking out into Riker's quarters.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:24 PM on January 2, 2015 [3 favorites]


I teleported home one night, with Ron and Sid and Meg...
posted by en forme de poire at 11:26 PM on January 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh man... I forgot to pass around the vouchers for everyone's hoverboards....
posted by infini at 4:00 AM on January 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


The flying cars are all running the 6-way stops, as I expected.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:27 AM on January 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


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