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New Year : What's All The Hype About?!  
User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2186 posts, RR: 28
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Since I've been old enough to remember, I've never really understood the point in celebrating New Year.

Ok, fair enough, it's a great excuse to go and get pissed out of your minds, but why?

Personally, I treat it as any other evening. I just wake up next year  Silly

Can someone shed some light onto this for me? Does anybody else feel the same?

Tom Big grin


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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
Does anybody else feel the same?

Yep.

I've said this before.

I'm the Scrooge/Grinch of New Years.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
but why?

The ending of year and the greeting of a new one. More or less everybody has something bad happen in a year so this is time to forget that and start afresh in a new year  Smile

I will be going out and celebrating new year!  drunk 



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

I normally go to bed on New Year and not bother with it. However, I have had such a shit year this year that Im going out with my best girlfriend to get totally mashed!!
I apologise in advance for people who may recieve drunk texts or calls...
Come On 2007!!! WOOOOOO Big grin



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User currently offlineChachu201 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 857 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
Since I've been old enough to remember, I've never really understood the point in celebrating New Year.

Ok, fair enough, it's a great excuse to go and get pissed out of your minds, but why?

Personally, I treat it as any other evening. I just wake up next year

Can someone shed some light onto this for me? Does anybody else feel the same?

Tom

Give in to peer pressure! Go and get pissed!  bigthumbsup 

| Gabe

PS. Give iiiiiiiiiiiiinnnn to peer pressure...... Didnt your DARE class teach you nothing? Big grin


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 3):
Im going out with my best (...)friend to get totally mashed!!

Sounds like a plan!  Silly



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
The ending of year and the greeting of a new one. More or less everybody has something bad happen in a year so this is time to forget that and start afresh in a new year

Yep  Smile

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
I will be going out and celebrating new year!

I won't be  grumpy 

I'm working till 23:30, to at least keep me occupied.



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 4965 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 6):
I'm working till 23:30, to at least keep me occupied.

Same here, man! I'm working until 11 PM, but I'm still gonna try and fit some partying in...



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User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

I'm not working at all New Year's Eve or New Year's Day (I love paid holidays!) But I'll be staying at home by myself. Don't feel like going to my friend's party and getting a minor just 7 months before 21. Nuh uh! I'll stay home and post on a.net!  Wink


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
Does anybody else feel the same?

Yep. For me, it marks the end to all the silly antics of December and a return to normalcy.

For some reason, my brother invited me over to his house tomorrow for dinner. I can't figure out why.

Mark


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 3):
I apologise in advance for people who may recieve drunk texts or calls...

Feel free to say "Hello"  Smile

Quoting San747 (Reply 7):
I'm still gonna try and fit some partying in...

Not a chance of that with me, i'll most likely be relaxing on the sofa at midnight.



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I totally despise New Years (New Year's Eve, to be precise). Seems there is always something going wrong on that date. Countless fights with my mother, my last day of work (in an airline, mind you!), my grandpa's passing away...  Sad It must be a curse or something...


Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineTraindriver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

As I've gotten older, I've become less thrilled about New Years or
celebrating New Years Eve. I've always looked at it as amateurs
night. Way too many drunken idiots acting stupid. Wifey and I
usually stay close to home.

Back in the day, I never needed an excuse like New Years Eve to
tie one on. Monday morning at 2:30 was excuse enough to party.


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

I've just got in from a well....somewhat dull evening at a club - It was dead! Probably everyone saving themselves for tomorrow - i've got tickets for a club - but can't drink as I'll be marshalling planes at 10am the next morning!  Sad

Simon.



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
Does anybody else feel the same?

Oh yes!  Wow!

The only 'good' thing about this 31/12-01/01 is when I can fire some fireworks (not much, compared to other Icelanders. I ain't that crazy  angel  ). I find the hype however strange.


d


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 14):
Oh yes!

First time we agree on these forums

Happy new year if you want and keep the New Years Party away from me.

Georg

[Edited 2006-12-31 16:26:43]

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5810 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
Ok, fair enough, it's a great excuse to go and get pissed out of your minds, but why?

Because wherever you go tonight there will be the best buzz of the year. There's no other night out like it. You'll see people you haven't seen for a long time, and meet new ones too. It has an atmosphere all of its own!


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
Since I've been old enough to remember, I've never really understood the point in celebrating New Year.

Ok, fair enough, it's a great excuse to go and get pissed out of your minds, but why?

Personally, I treat it as any other evening. I just wake up next year Silly

Can someone shed some light onto this for me? Does anybody else feel the same?

The real question is: WHOSE New Year is it ? 2007 is in the Christian scheme of things. It's a different year by the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Jewish, and Muslim calendars (and others that I did not include for which I apologize). And, for those following the orthodox calendar, it won't be New Year until Jan 13, 2007 (by the Gregorian calendar).

Confused enough by now ?

My plan is to cook a very nice chicken curry, basmati rice, nan, have a very nice meal with a beautiful lady and retire while we're still up to performing.
Ooooohhh....almost forgot to mention the strawberry & passionfruit tort.

To all: celebrate as you wish, and may peace follow in your footsteps.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Same shit diffrent year 2007 is not gonna be any diffrent to 2006,corruption,war,cost of living going up,and Gordon Brown is gonna pinch all our money so he can retire by xmas 2007.


dave


User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1702 times:



 Big grin


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 19):

and start trouble,and end up in the slamer,lol good luck to ya

dave


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9515 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
I've never really understood the point in celebrating New Year

it's like a full moon on acid. people get obnoxiously horny for some reason and thus...it's a great chance to get laid.

sometimes more than twice.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
I've never really understood the point in celebrating New Year.

It's the only winter holiday designed around friends instead of relations, and has no ties to bind you (unless that's your thing, of course  Wink ).

It's also a good excuse to drink up the leftover Christmas and Thanksgiving booze so it doesn't go bad.  champagne 



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User currently offlineRaventom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

I'm seventeen now and I have grown to treating the 31st December like any other night. When I was a child, the whole family used to be together and set off fireworks etc... now the whole family is dispersed. I have work at 5am tomorrow!


I love the smell of burnt kerosene!!!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 19):

LOL! Where did you find that? I wanna post that on somebody's myspace!



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25 Arsenal@LHR : The best thing about the new year is the new year's celebrations, i just watched the pyrotechnics in London, it was pretty good.
26 WestJetForLife : To me, New Year's is about either A: having fun with friends (not this year) or B: watching Bruce Willis movies until my brain oozes out of my ears in
27 Dazbo5 : I've got to agree with you totally (Tupolev154). It's nice to leave one year behind and look forward to the next, but when it comes down to it, what c
28 LTU932 : I know what you mean. I felt similarly about my birthday in recent years. First the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran, then the Tsunami in 2004. I started
29 Jorge1812 : Done! Unfortunately too more than I wanted...no more alcohol. Georg
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