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BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?

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Rapparee 01 Jan 05 - 08:16 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 01 Jan 05 - 08:27 PM
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Micca 01 Jan 05 - 10:27 PM
Rabbi-Sol 01 Jan 05 - 10:34 PM
MMario 01 Jan 05 - 10:38 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 01 Jan 05 - 10:45 PM
number 6 01 Jan 05 - 11:29 PM
Ferrara 02 Jan 05 - 12:16 AM
Stilly River Sage 02 Jan 05 - 01:19 AM
Georgiansilver 02 Jan 05 - 03:38 AM
Catherine Jayne 02 Jan 05 - 04:12 AM
MBSLynne 02 Jan 05 - 06:49 AM
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Subject: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:01 PM

...I was out in the wilds of central florida eating dozens of roasted oysters which I shucked myself. It's easy when they get hot! At midnight I was in the hot tub! I had many of my dearest friends around me and lots of new ones! Asleep by 1:30 am and refreshed at 8 am! Warm and starry night in Florida. For lunch today we had Hoppin John and Oysters Rockefeller. Then off to the Suwannee to look at a riverbank I might own...Really a good beginning and tonight off to sing with the morbid tablenapkin choir...


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:04 PM

Just saw that it's Jan 1, 2005. Guess that tells you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:12 PM

Sniff...

No, literially... Mr. Head Cold jumped on me yesterday morning so, other than bang on thre pudder now and then, it's bed, elderberry exract, estragelis, tea, juices, thoat lozenzes and lots of bed rest...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: KT
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:15 PM

Aw....feel better soon, Bobert!

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:16 PM

Brucie was drunk again, I guess.

I was on the computer for a while, then when the neighbors got noisy I went upstairs and watched drunken kids try to walk across a snow/ice covered street to their cars so they could get home before curfew.

By midnight I was in bed (alone), reading a book on the air war in the Pacific at the end of WW2.

This morning I awakened at 6:30, read the paper in bed (SOS), made breakfast (steak and eggs), and eventually started blowing snow. The shear pin on part of the snow blower's auger broke and I went get a new one. The ones I got didn't fit, so I went elsewhere and found some that did. Finished the job, called my brother Ted and left a HNY message, and took a two hour nap. Upon arising I pulled some beef out of the freezer so that I can make beef-barley-vegetable soup.

Exciting? Oh, you betcha!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:27 PM

Went to Watch night with my wife. My fellow Gospel Messenger Frankie sat with us, and our bass singer Joe sang with the choir. It was a magnificent evening of music... about a 60 person choir with a wide variety of styles of music, including children singing leads on some of the songs.. a mix of more contemporary gospel and old spirituals.
The church was full and jumpin'.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:27 PM

Thanks, KT... I think I've got about 15 more minutes in me and back to bed... Worst illness I've had since the day I married the P-Vine. Spent 3 days in bed after the wedding and for all the wrong reasons...

Geeze...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: jaze
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:28 PM

Quietly, at home. We watched a video, drank some really good Sherry, and rang in the New Year quietly and with respect for the many who lost their lives so recently in Asia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:38 PM

I love barley soup. Ranks up there with ox-tail for me.

Bobert--get well. Don't wanna have to tell ya again. GET WELL.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 08:45 PM

Drive down and I'll share it. Ya can always toss more water in the soup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: akenaton
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 09:01 PM

Well.. I dont drink usually,but theres only her and me sitting up here on our mountain listening to the wind singin our life story.

I cracked a bottle of Morgans rum and Crabbies green ginger to deaden the pain of big Edna murdering Rabbie Burns yet again on the BBCs' New year show.

Happy new year to all my friends....Ake


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Midchuck
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 09:39 PM

Went up to Montpelier (about 1.5-hr. drive, mid-afternoon, to play for their First Night. Played two sets at 6:00 and 7:00 - good crowd for both. Kris and I were home and in bed by 10:30 and asleep more or less immediately. Was there a New Year? I think I missed it. Made some mad money, though.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 09:46 PM

Just a nice cozy evening at home for the two of us. We had a bottle of non-alcoholic spumante that was very tasty, and a little bit of gin and orange juice just for fun. And I made potato pancakes. For some reason, potato pancakes seemed like the perfect thing to have on New Year's Eve. I think I might make them again next year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Micca
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 10:27 PM

Celebrated with Friends, Including a few well known 'Catters, got well Oiled,fell over and landed on a garden wall,Cracked a rib and spent 3 hours at the Hospital this morning so they could tell me to take it easy( as If I needed telling!!) but am remarkably well considering!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 10:34 PM

Being that it was on Friday night and Saturday, I followed my usual Sabbath rituals which I do every week year round. One advantage to living in an all Orthodox Jewish neighborhood is that you don't hear the firecrackers waking you up at midnight when the ball drops. By the way, Christmas was also on a Saturday as well, but I have something special to observe every year on December 25th. It is my wife Fay's birthday and no, she was not born in a manger. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: MMario
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 10:38 PM

just got home from mine - spent the evening with some friends - listening to music - chatting, catching up with each other - finally made it to bed about 3:30 am - more talk and visiting today ending with a turkey dinner.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 10:45 PM

We were in bed early after watching some of the Twilight Zone marathon on the SciFi channel. And then a wonder dinner tonight of pork loin with apricot dressing, potato pancakes, salad and italian bread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: number 6
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 11:29 PM

Went out at the break of dawn .... took some pics along the coast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Ferrara
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 12:16 AM

Ah, it was fine. Two New Year parties, the first with "Crackers" to pop, playing tunes with the little whistles we found in the crackers, great food, and lots of singing of the kinds of carols that have neat harmonies and -- what do you call it -- what I think of as "counterpoint" parts, like "Angels We Have Heard on High," (all those Glo-o-o-o-o-o-rias!), "Rolling Downward," whatever we could come up with. Then on to another party, more great food & company and livened up by what's surely one of the world's most endearing 2-year-old kids; then around 1 am with just half a dozen people remaining, we sang a few special songs, hard to explain but there was such a "listening" atmosphere for each song, and chatted quietly til about 2 am.

Today has been fine too. Slept til 1 a.m., ate, worked for an hour in the yard because it was about 60 degrees, then slept 2 more hours. My kind of holiday.

Rita


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 01:19 AM

Slept till 1 a.m.? What kind of holiday is that, Rita?   :)

Since it was New Year's Eve on a Friday night and the kids spend weekends (reguarly) and NYE (annually) with their father, you would think they'd have been at his house. But since an old friend is in town for a couple of days, and since their dad has taken days off until they go back to school (Wednesday) so they can spend more time with him later, the kids mixed it all up. They usurped his party favors and brought them over here. When I realized what they'd done we called and had him come spend the evening with us over here. We watched I, Robot (he brought), ate lots of popcorn, and popped some crackers at midnight. He went home, we went to bed pretty soon after and the kids and the friend slept until all hours (like, 11am). I was up earlier, getting ready for a big dinner for that friend and others this evening.

So, this afternoon I had five teenagers in the house, my friend, my ex husband, her grandchildren and her ex-son-in-law. It went very well, albeit very noisy. I really do subscribe to the policy that it's better to divorce them when you know it isn't going to work any more but while you can still get along. It makes the rest of your life a helluva lot easier.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 03:38 AM

Went to our local Folk Club in the evening and at midnight..as the New Year started...we had a large "Group hug"..a mainly "Mudcatters" hug I might add. Happy New Year all. Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 04:12 AM

Same as Micca but I didn't fall over a garden wall and crack a rib!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 06:49 AM

I would have loved to spend New Year with a lot of Mudcatters and folkie friends, but I spent it instead with local village friends...which was nice too..they are so different. We (me, epn, RAT-W and ShadyLady) walked down to the middle (and best) pub in the village, The "Turk's head" and stood at the bar saying "This is boring, don't think I want to stay until Midnight". Then we went through to the extended pool room and discovered some friends, stood talking until someone dragged me in to the disco in the lounge and somehow we didn't end up leaving until about 1.45! I hurt my neck head-banging to Status Quo and AC/DC, but had a really good time...AND I was completely sober! I just don't trust that tart Old Rosie anymore so I only had half a pint...you can't drink while you're dancing anyway. At the instigation of the landlord/DJ a large proportion of the people there conga-ed down the road and across to the Church Hall where a somewhat more sedate disco was in need of livening up. We conga-ed around the hall and back to the pub.

And I got kissed by a 16 year old!!!

Happy New Year everyone

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 07:05 AM

Living in one of Sydney's 2 main places of celebration I try to get to sleep before the noise. And I managed it this year, tho I did wake about 1230, but the noise has slackened off a bit by then. I had an invitation to visit a folkie friend, but getting home again is impossible, so I prefer not to go out.

I've just been reading an oral history of Kings Cross 1936 to 1946 & in those days the Cross was the ONLY place to celebrate New Year. "What was remarkable about the milling crowd was it's quick dispersal. By ten past 12 the Cross was itself again, apart from the paper streamers, trodden on paper hats, but no beer cans or bottles in those days. It seemed so quiet after the bells & the tin whistles, the bagpipes & the singing stopped." (People dispersed to private parties )

It's it different now, they just stay out all night & leave a lot more rubbish. I saw a lot of folks the next morning when I was on my way out to breakfast!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 07:55 AM

Its a rough life when you are a gigging muso - We had to work on the 31st , but in theory only till ten pm . Not a bad crowd , though somewhat noisy and over exuberant ! Loaded the car and got home for 1120 , just left the car loaded and walked across town to a friends party to get loaded myself ! Nearly half the people at the party were 'catters and the rest were "ordinary" folkies . A bit of music ,
some fireworks and hugs at midnight , a few beers and good conversation , then home and to bed at about 0430 !


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 08:00 AM

I was a dag and babysat my grandaughter Rosie, so my daughter and her husband could celebrate by the harbour.

It was a fantastic night for me, I loved it, Rosie was a darling, and it was also memorable for another reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: GUEST,Diva
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 10:24 AM

Dancing and drinking with my chap and good friends and family at a village party. Not overly hungover but knackered due to lack of sleep ha ha!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 10:36 AM

Curmudgeon and I sang in the New Year with a bunch of likely suspects from Mudcat at Sinsull's. Then, sat and talked and ate shrimp and sipped single malt until 3 a.m.

Today, I acted on my now standard New Year's resolution of getting rid of something everyday -- throw out, sell or give away. Cubic footage! Cubic footage! About a half and hour ago I handed over an older computer and printer (via Freecycle.org) to a couple absolutely thrilled to get a computer for their child t to use for homework.

(Please forgive andy typos -- my Mozilla cursor is being less than accurate)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: HuwG
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 10:49 AM

Worked behind a bar, from 7:00 pm on the 31st, till 3:00 am on the first. So the New Year itself was marked by a five-minute respite from serving increasingly inebriated customers while they all snogged each other and sang "Auld Lang Syne", terribly.

Then back to clean up the mess the next day. However, I had some satisfaction from watching some of the customers and other bar staff who had been partying the night before lurch in, ashen-faced and quite clearly suffering from after-effects. Spent five minutes noisily throwing empty bottles one at a time into a bin, gave them a few minutes respite, then started rearranging the empty barrels in the yard with as much scraping and clanging as possible. Heh, heh !

Up to a few years ago, I would spend New Year's Day walking the local hills (Hobson Moor, Bleaklow) with friends. Nobody seems to have quite the same dedication this year, even if I had been available. (The weather in my corner of the UK is horrible at the moment anyway; gales and snow showers.)

My parents sometimes join a crowd of masochists for a swim in the sea on New Year's Day in Pembrokeshire. Whether anyone swims or not depends on the state of the tides on the day. If it is low tide (espaecially at spring tides), the sea has retreated to more than half a mile away, and nobody fancies the idea of walking that far across a bleak and windswept beach in bathing costumes. At high tide, the sea is practically at the door of the local yacht club, where they all change, and then recover in the bar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 12:09 PM

I was with Ferrara, and I will testify that she slept till 1 *PM*....*grin*...

I sang, ate myself silly(as if that were necessary), and drank various good things, including a Belgian Ale that was part of my Christmas persent..YUM!(2 more to go!)

Nostalgia was dredged up, toasts were offered, promises were made, gossip was exchanged, hugs were traded freely and general conviviality was all the rage. Good omen, I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Mudlark
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 01:27 PM

A good folkie friend stayed with me for a few days...turned out to be the best NYE I've had in a long time. We played music (he's a dulcimer player/singer), took a beautiful drive between rain showers, came back home to make more music, then went to town on a b'day bash run...pizza, beer, brandy for later, choc. cake and ice cream, none of which have I had for years. We watched one of my favorite movies, Hearts of the West, then went right back to music and played in the new year. Some neighbors dropped by for a while and we got them to join in singing. Doesn't get much better than that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: skarpi
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 02:04 PM

Well, here In Iceland the land of the alfs, fairys ans trolls
ans strange happits around the new year.
We eat good food such as lambmeat , and smoked lamb and others
goodies, at 22:30 we watch a tv show for about 50 min after
that we go out and shoot up some fireworks.
All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 03:08 PM

Didn;t you all do what Hardi and I did?!?!?!?

Made wild, passionate love!
Ate like gourmet pigs!
Toasted the New Year
Slept like babies!
Stayed in our jammies 'mos' all day!
Made some music!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 03:17 PM

we ATE gourmet pig..(honey roasted, spiral sliced) and after 2,3,4,&5 1 was out of the question .#4 was priority


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: mg
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 03:33 PM

I had a great weekend with Seattle..was planning to do something with sister and nieces but they had other plans..although what could be more fun than a toast with Auntie I can't imagine. But I stayed at Robinia's and we toasted in the hours before New Year at least with some friends...the next day I left early...had an odd experience..I never make it all the way home without getting really sleepy so I was near the "town" of Brownsmeade, which I had heard about but never seen..I knew it was outside of Astoria a ways..I had met some people in a band called Brownsmeade Flats who play around here a lot..thought I would find a cafe, and it being such a small town, maybe run into someone..I get the impression this is like a Northwest Woodstock or something...anyway, I go down the road a ways and there is just this tangle of water and blackberries and roads..pick a road..pull off and take a nap...I couldn't sleep because I could hear this humming in my head..like tinnitus but my whole head was just buzzing..backtracked on a couple more roads..saw nothing whatsoever that looked like a town, a settlement or anything..I thought just keep driving around, how can you get lost? The Columbia river is right below you and there are hills above with the road on it..but knowing me I can get lost at the drop of a hat..and had driven part way to Mt. St. Helen's by mistake when I pulled off I5 due to fog on the way up. Anyway, if anyone is in Brownsmeade can you please confirm that it exists? I think it might be like Brigadoon or something..

mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Firecat
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 03:47 PM

I stayed in watching TMF (pop music channel)'s New Year's Party until 5 to midnight, when I switched over to BBC 1 for the chimes. I then cracked open a WKD and watched Christmas Karaoke on BBC3. I also rang parents and texted friends. After that I watched a bit more TMF, drank the second of my WKD's (which is a lot for me!) and went to bed at about 3. I then stayed awake until 5 watching Red Dwarf on DVD. I woke up at 12pmish, rang parents again, then decided I wasn't likely to do anything so I might as well go back to bed, and I went back to sleep until 6pm. After that I stayed in my pyjamas and watched yet more telly! You can tell how exciting my life is!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 04:14 PM

Yes, Bill, the order makes #1 possible!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 04:17 PM

I stood outside in my backyard just after the stroke of midnight and quietly smoked a joint. Came inside and played guitar for an hour. Resolved to make 2005 a less complicated and less stressful year, for myself and anyone in my wake.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 04:41 PM

I went to a fun party and watched people hurl themselves over a garden wall.. I also discovered I can still make a pretty loud and tuneful noise on a bugle. My embrasure was pretty much ruined after I bust my front tooth.

Then I waited 45 minutes for a cab we'd booked the previous day!

Spent New Years Day watching the Lord of the Rings extended DVDs and cleaning the carpet.


LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: GUEST,Scoville on borrowed computer
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 05:43 PM

Went to Austin with my parents, brother, and sister-in-law and went on the ghost tour. It was kind of corny but not too bad if you really like ghost stories, and it was actually worth it just for the architecture (some of the houses are fantastic).

We also went to Luckenbach (nothing going on, of course, but now Mom can say she's seen it), Pedernales Falls, and a really good Vietnamese restaurant on 6th street called Mekong River. Go there if you're ever in Austin and want noodles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Cats
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 05:55 PM

We celebrated our first new year in our new (very, very old) house, and had our house warming at the same time. Good friends, many catters, good food, good drink and good friendship. Then we sang and the neighbours were a bit amazed at all these people just breaking into song. When we explained that some of the songs we were singing were the same age as the house, over 400 years, and had been collected from the village nearby, they were even more amazed. And, on New Years day itself, the house blessing. How better? Couple this with Christmas Day, sitting down to lunch with good friends, good food and excellent wine and then it snowed..... What a way to start life in our new home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 06:46 PM

I went to a seafood disco on New Years Eve and pulled a mussel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Nick
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 08:04 AM

Sang and played in the New Year with friends in the local pub - excellent!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 09:24 AM

Had a hotel party of friends in Grantown on Spey with all the usual accoutrements, piper dancers, and whisky. Went for a ride on the Spey valley steam Railway on the 1st complete with whisky, mince pies, coffee, mulled wine et al. we went from Aviemore to Broomhill [Glenbogle] Station and back. Yesterday we had about 6" of fresh snow, and the Cairngorm Mountains and the Cromdale Hills looked very picturesque.
A happy new year to all Mudcatters.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 09:27 AM

Sat in pub with friends and threw the dice for rounds of beer. Won a lot. Went home (in slight curves) about 2200, hopped into bed and told wife to call me shortly before midnight. She didn't succeed, so I slept through till 0900 in the morn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: GUEST,12 string stan
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 11:41 AM

Had what we called a 50/50 night in a local venue i play.
half what I earned for performing, and half the drink profits, and the €10 per head, + proceeds of a raffle, and collection tins, were donated to the Tsunami appeal, a great night was had, pub was full, while reminding us of those less fortunate, and when the totting up was done, in excess of €1000 was raised for the appeal.
What better christian way of celebrating, than by helping those in dire need of the worlds generosity. I feel a better person for it anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 11:51 AM

stan...a FINE way to spend the evening! I commend all who gave...


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 12:54 PM

I went to a local bonfire with fireworks with a new/old friend, who came to visit to explore new aspects of an old friendship...


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: ranger1
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 02:56 PM

Spent New Years Eve at Sinsull's. First gathering of mudcatters I've attended. Great company, great food, great music, I'm told there was good beverage, but I was the designated driver. However, Curmudgeon traded me the last of the single malt for the last of the petit-fours. A good friend once told me that you should spend New Years Eve the way you plan to spend the rest of the next year. Guess I'll be doing alot of laughing and enjoying a lot of music in 2005 and making a lot of new friends in the process.


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 06:12 PM

I dusted off the life-size gilded statue of William Shatner, said "Another year gone, Bill, and you're still the King!", thanked God for my many blessings and spent the day perusing my gallery of Winona Ryder pictures (all of which are really quite tasteful...).


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 09:41 PM

Usually, I have a mop in my hand as New Year's comes at San Francisco's Camp Harmony, but Valentine Doyle made sure I was finished mopping and at a singaround by 11 PM (and then Valentine stretched out on the floor and fell asleep). I have mixed feelings about the singaround, since it takes place at the same time as the main concert at the camp, but the suinging certainly was nice. At midnight, I went over to the concert hall to collect a very generous number of hugs and some fancy food [and a hug] from Debby McClatchy, and then I went back to the singaround and sang until 3.
Nice way to ring in the New Year.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 01:00 AM

" Winona Ryder pictures (all of which are really quite tasteful...)."

ummm-hmmmm....


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 04:21 AM

Depends on your interpetation of tasteful.. Some people think those tearful toddler pictures in shades of brown are 'tasteful'.....

Feeling the after effects of the tramp in the woods today.... I want to go out and do it again!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 05:18 AM

How is the tramp?


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 08:42 AM

Isn't that another term for Sir jOhn from Hull?


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 12:37 PM

Usual mix of music and mayhem up in Whitby including the specially written Whitby Mummers play with special appearance of Sooty as the doctor. Geoff dressed as a nun and I wore laderhosen - nothing unusual at all really!


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 03:00 PM

Oddest one I have had for a while really. Had a meal in a rather nice Brasserie in Boulogne sat next to an English lass, her partner from Columbia and their very well behaved little lad. Strangest thing was a bloke falling into the doorwell. Don't ask... Moved on to a Goth bar which had no live music but for a mini keyboard thingummy. At midnight one of the youngsters stood up and shouted 'Bonne Anne' much to the discomfort of her Goth peers;-)

Spent new years day up in the old walled town at the top of the hill in Boulogne. Discovered a strange French get fit routine where pretty girls don make up and designer clothes while 'jogging' around the walls at a speed I can walk past them at. Found out cafe cognac at 10 in the morning works wonders for a hangover.

All in all a wonderful time.

Bonne Annee to all:-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Jan 1, 2005: How did you celebrate?
From: Gervase
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 04:56 AM

First new year in Wales started a bit down after hearing that a dear friend had slipped into a coma and was on the way out, but we had an invite from our near neighbours over the way, so we pulled ourselves together and went over, where there was a mountain of excellent food and a very jolly time was had. Then, at around 11.15, I went with Roger the stockman to have a look at the cows on the farm where he works up the road, as one of them was near to dropping.
Sure enough, there was this little wobbly fellow nuzzling mum as she munched on the afterbirth.
It would be nice to make some connection between life ending and life beginning, but as the calf was a bull and this is a dairy herd, it would be put down in day or so (but vegetarians have no problems with dairy products... can anyone explain?)
Anyway, returned to find wife and daughter growling at each other over the meaning of 'qi'. Yes, the scrabble set was out and war was on the verge of being declared.
Fortunately midnight arrived to make everyone jolly again, and shortly afterwards we trotted back across a very dark road to bed.
All in all, a quiet New Year, but that suits us old farts!


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