Thursday, December 31, 2009

amateur night

Oh how I used to love New Year's Eve--up all night hitting bar after bar after bar and stumbling into a truck stop for breakfast. Then I graduated from college. For a few years Mr. D and I enjoyed a round robin party with neighbors in our old 'hood. Then we moved. Now? We have kids and babysitters cost a premium tonight and the bar scene is more horrifying and annoying than amusing and festive for us Old People. It's a nice meal at home and movies augmented by a wii this year (thanks, Santa!). Tonight's venue: steaks on the grill, rolls, salad, beans and pie; Night at the Smithsonian; wii bowling and tennis. I bet we won't see midnight at my house. How about you, reader?

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  1. My father called New Years Eve Amatuer Night- I have always hated the expectation - then the let down- We are going shopping so the kids can spend their Christmas Money. I plan to read a book when we get home and be in bed by 10- No I am not reading anything literay- just mindless brain candy.
    Happy 2010

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  2. I hated all that hoopla back in the day. NYE is like Valentine's Day for me. So overblown. We'll be hanging out with neighbors, eating, playing Wii, and sleeping by 10:00. Happy 2010!

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  4. Kitty hit something that made my last post delete.

    As I was saying....

    We're going to a friend's house for dinner after Troy gets home. I'll feel better tomorrow than those nights where Farmer and I shut down the local taverns, after I made a drunken fool of myself dancing (fully clothed) on the pool tables at the "Hut". A large part of me is glad those days are behind us. :)

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  5. Now that the kids are finally old enough to not need babysitters we, on occasion, actually do go out to a party New Years Eve. I have a terrible time staying up so late though.

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  6. It will be a quiet night at home for the four of us. We'll watch a movie together and then might or might not make it to midnight.

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  7. I went crazy and bought myself a bottle of champagne at the grocery store today.

    Chances I will enjoy it at midnight tonight? not to high. most likely I'll be snuggled into bed with my youngest while the husband and oldest watch t.v. till 12.....

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  8. Just another couple over--very low-key as we transport teens to and fro and worry about what they're doing.

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  9. Our NYE sounds almost exactly the same except your menu is probably better. Some family is joining us. Santa brought us a Wii as well. Happy New Year!

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  10. Irv rented two movies and I can guarantee without a doubt that he will NOT make it through movie #1. If he watches the yukky movie first, then I will be in my workshop. If he watches the non-violent movie first, I will watch and then I'll be in my workshop.

    We'll have a nice little dinner first and all three of my adult kids will call at midnight. That's a tradition. If my sister is drunk enough...she might call too!

    :)

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  11. The past few years have seen an invitation to an annual poker party (candy for the ante!)that includes the whole family. Whatever we do, it's decidedly casual and relaxed.

    Happy New Year, to you and yours, GG!

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  12. We're boring, and the boys are cross. The last two years they were allowed to stay up till midnight, at parties in friends' houses, or island holiday homes, complete with fireworks. I just moved Sam to our bed because he figured if he could irritate his brothers enough, we would cave and throw an instant party. I'm perfectly fine with staying in and going to sleep early, and tomorrow we'll have pancakes (without whole grains!) for breakfast and then we're going ice skating! Sam will forgive us. There will be many, many more New Year's parties!

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  13. Going to a hockey game as a family. Probably won't make it until mid-night. My kids get up too early and its just not worth it for me to be tired the next day.

    Happy New Year!

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  14. I've been mildly ill, so I'm staying home on the couch. Da Boyz are at the Green Bay Gamblers' game, and the daughter went back to her college apt. to meet up with friends tonight and tomorrow. Perfectly calm evening for me; I might even nap.

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  15. Sounds like my perfect night! I have never been one to go out and brave the roads. My sister just asked me, "Since when in N Y Eve a kid's holiday?" Right now? It's 8:30 PM and I am in my pj's and catching up on blogs.

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  16. We made burgers, fries, and shakes.

    Tom and Laura are watching a Harry Potter movie (again), so I'm sneaking some blog reading.

    Happy New Year!

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  17. Tonight was toe time. MacKenzie and I went and had pedicures, my daughter had a basketball game. We came home had dinner, played with our hair, then movies a martini (chocolate) and toasting the new year - probably by 10'ish.

    Happy Holiday!!!

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  18. That sounds like a great New Year's Eve! A wonderful dinner, movies, games, and family. I'd take that over a busy bar any day. :) Happy New Year!

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  19. I don't miss the New Year's headache, but ohhh the Sangria :). We have a wee one with a birthday now so that hass put a new spin on new years eve! Ours was a quiet evening at home, good food, movies and b-day cake...yes...everyone made it to midnight and then some!

    Hope you had a great night!

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  20. So agree! We watched UP, The Secret Life of Bees, played Wii and went to bed at 12:03. Can't believe I made it until new year.

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Spill it, reader.