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Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by kazzzz on 29 December 2009 2:06pm
 
Here's my plans. Watch a bit of a Queen concert and wish Freddie was still alive. Go to bed at 11 (ray will be out working impounding cars hahaha) turn my mobile off, be asleep by midnight and ignore the whole thing. Again.
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by bIG bLOGGER on 29 December 2009 2:20pm
 
New Year's Eve??
Well,I haven't fixed my plans yet,but I have received a couple of tickets for a New Year's Eve Party,organised by the local branch of The Alzheimer's Society.
Should be a fun rave-up,hah??

Now,if I can just remember where I put those tickets......no,I can't find them!
p.s. Did I tell you what I have got planned for New Year's Eve??
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by Amaia on 29 December 2009 5:03pm
 
Well, I'm following you on that, Kaz!

I'm just going to a friend's, we're going to watch a movie (possibly the worst we can find: we're still hesitating between Napoleon Dynamite and Glitter. We'll probably end watching both), and mostly forgetting that it's New Year's Eve.
Every time I tried to do sth special for that night, I ended up bored with people I didn't know and didn't care about.

But, I have another tradition with my friends: a few days before New Year's, we celebrate New Day's. Basically the same as New Year's Eve, except without pressure cause it's not the 31st. Only things: have fun, don't care, and yell as much as you can at midnight, wishing everyone a "happy new day". It's very silly, and I love it. :) And this year, it's tonight!
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by peripatetically on 29 December 2009 6:18pm
 
We're due snow, so probably not go anywhere. it's no big deal to me. I'd rather be home, warm and snug and SAFE and much richer the day after. hahahahaha!
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by Spursfan on 29 December 2009 7:28pm
 
Well, probably spending it quietly on our own.

We always have a glass of something handy to toast the new year - a Baileys of one flavour or other probably. We stand up, join hands and sing Auld Lang Syne (though that is better when we have friends round!!).

Sometimes the husband sets off a couple of rockets at midnight (I stay in to watch through the window and comfort Tosun) but as yet we haven't bought any.

We don't usually bother with 'first foot' nowadays - though we still have the same small chunk of coal we saved when we REALLY used coal in the early 1970s!!

I always feel as though I want to make resolutions, but then you have such pressure that you fail, so now I don't bother. Instead I just tell myself quietly that I am going to try to do whatever-it-is in the new year that is starting. It always feels as though the slate has been washed clean - wonderful.

Soooo, to all my Palinite buddies, whatever you intend to do or not do on New Year's Eve, have a HEALTHY, SAFE, AND MOST OF ALL HAPPY, 2010!!

xxxx

:)
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by Amaia on 30 December 2009 12:57am
 
Happy new day, palinites! ;)

And what do "Syne" & "Lang" mean, in Auld Lang Syne? I understand auld, with the auld alliance (yeah, france&scotland!), but not the rest...

Is it the same song as Christmas Auld Syne?
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by TERRY S on 30 December 2009 2:50am
 
You got me, Amaia. I prefer Cliff Richard's Lord's Prayer version anyway.
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by johnnythemonkey on 30 December 2009 4:53am
 
Amaia, the literal English translation would be 'old long since'.
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by kazzzz on 30 December 2009 5:24am
 
ooh look, one mention of Auld Lang Syne and he's BACK!
 
Re: Wot you doin' for New Years Eve? by Spursfan on 30 December 2009 9:26am
 
Yes Johnny - I was watching QI-XL last night (one of my faves!!) and they had David Tennant on. They got to talking about Auld Lang Syne and he said it translated to 'the old days' or 'times past'.

 
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