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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2016, 10:00:41 PM »

Bragging to people on the Pacific Coast that at 12:01 AM, January 1st, 2XXX that I am from the future and that you should live here just to do that.

I also was meant to be in Massachusetts three days ago, but that never happened.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2016, 10:03:47 PM »

Bragging to people on the Pacific Coast that at 12:01 AM, January 1st, 2XXX that I am from the future and that you should live here just to do that.

I also was meant to be in Massachusetts three days ago, but that never happened.

There are advantages here though.  Basically the whole world still revolves around east coast time which means 10 AM start times for major sports events.

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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2016, 11:28:44 PM »

Most always for me, I am in some place other than home. This is because my family always goes on our winter vacation in the later part of Christmas Break, which means pretty much every year we have just arrived at our destination by the time New Year's Eve comes around (this year, we arrived just yesterday). This year I am in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (on a ski trip). I will say for the most part so far it has been a pleasant trip, minus a few issues that have come up. I was actually in New York City two years ago during New Years Eve and saw the ball drop. So every New Years is usually exceptionally good for me.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2017, 12:04:47 AM »

It's now January 1st, 2017, 12:04:46 AM Eastern Time.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2017, 12:33:06 AM »

I usually stay at home and play board games and card games with my family and watch the end of the countdown (switching between the New York and Niagara Falls countdowns).

I spent this New Years Eve playing Twilight Struggle (board game), COD Black Ops III (video game), Big Two (card game), and Catan (board game).
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2017, 12:51:29 AM »

Sleeping, gaming, or getting drunk. Not much else to do, sadly.

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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2017, 03:04:22 AM »

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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2017, 03:53:41 AM »

Our family tradition is to go out to dinner earlier in the evening before it gets too crazy at any of the restaurants in town. The later on, we open a bottle of wine, fix some shrimp and watch the ball drop on TV. After midnight, Mom would call family on the West Coast to talk to them from the future before going to bed. This year, both of my parents are sick with bad colds, so we stayed home for dinner and skipped the phone call because her voice is gone.

In years past, my parents would go out, and Grandma would watch my brother and I. In those years, we'd fix various snacks, play cards and watch the ball drop before going to bed.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2017, 03:59:42 AM »

My usual NYE is driving up to SF (as a non-drinker, I'm the automatic "designated" in our group), having dinner at Hunan Restaurant on Sansome, hitting a few clubs, and ending up at Pier 23 listening to jazz until about 1 a.m.  However, GF is out of town taking care of her sick goddaughter; the friends we usually do the NYE routine with are themselves sick (food poisoning from an overseas trip -- watch your food intake in Myanmar), and it's frigging cold around here and has been for the past couple of weeks.  So I snagged some BBQ, cranked up Miles Davis on the audio system, and am sitting here posting to this forum.  Fitting end to a forgettable year!  :-(
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2017, 10:44:35 AM »

Apparently sleeping for ten hours, I must have been tired and really not cared about the clock rolling over because I was out by 9:30 PM last night.  :-D

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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2017, 11:26:54 AM »

Apparently sleeping for ten hours, I must have been tired and really not cared about the clock rolling over because I was out by 9:30 PM last night.  :-D

I barely managed to stay awake long enough to see the ball drop. I was so tired that when I went to sit on the bed after it was over, I missed and crashed on the floor ass-first. Floors aren't as soft as they used to be... :pan:
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2017, 05:56:25 PM »

Bragging to people on the USA that at 12:01 AM, January 1st, 2XXX that I am from the future and that you should live here just to do that.

Fixed for me :sombrero:.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2017, 06:12:44 PM »

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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2017, 08:03:18 PM »

Bragging to people on the USA and Spain that at 12:01 AM, January 1st, 2XXX that I am from the future and that you should live here just to do that.

Fixed for me :sombrero:.
Except the rest of my family celebrates New Years 13 hours ahead of me, so I fixed it for both of us.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2017, 09:45:23 PM »

Personally, I normally stay at home and watch some of my favorite TV shows or movies I have on DVD that I haven't viewed in some time.  Last year, I watched the entire first season of CHiPS .  This year I plan to watch the entire first season of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
I did much the same, except my entertainment choices were Fractured Fairy Tales and various Russian car crash videos on YouTube.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2017, 02:29:54 AM »

I went out railfanning on New Years Eve. After that, I stayed up until 3 in the morning.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2017, 08:02:37 AM »

Depends on my work schedule. Last year I worked New Years Eve nightshift. This year my wife and I were off so we just chilled out together, sipping champagne and waited for the ball to drop. I was asleep by 0130.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2017, 06:39:39 PM »

For the majority of my lifetime I have spent New Years Eve at my aunt and uncle's house, since they throw a party annually for it. But in a couple recent years I've skipped it in favor of hanging out with my girlfriend/fiancée's friends/family.

I'm getting to the point where I'd love to just spend it at home so that I don't have to be driving anywhere after midnight and don't need to stay up later than necessary for it. But we'll see how I feel at the end of this year.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2017, 09:01:35 PM »

Almost always just stay home and watch the ball drop on ABC, and usually go bed by 12:30.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2017, 12:51:16 AM »

I was destroyed by 12:01.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2017, 10:28:41 AM »

This year was more low-key for me.  I grabbed a bite to eat w/a friend then headed home around 10:30-11.  Watched a couple of DVDs and then went to bed around 12:30.
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Re: What do people on here typically do on New Years Eve
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2017, 06:38:40 AM »

Because New Years Eve and New Years Day fall on a Saturday/Sunday, they were standard work days, with the actual New Years holiday being on January 2nd. My buddy works Saturday nights, and I work Sunday nights. Since he wanted to spend New Years Eve with family, I did a shift swap. I ended up working from home and had zero support calls.

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