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I plan to spend New Years Day:

by apl (Monsignor)
on Dec 24, 2010 at 11:25 UTC ( #879021=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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unconscious (alone)
[bar] 13/6%
unconscious (with one or more individuals)
[bar] 19/8%
programming (one day is like any other)
[bar] 39/17%
still partying (it's a week-end, after all)
[bar] 7/3%
trying something new (e-mail me; I'll try anything twice)
[bar] 7/3%
trying something old (music, TV, reading)
[bar] 17/7%
with friends
[bar] 28/12%
with family
[bar] 55/24%
watching football
[bar] 9/4%
what's this fixation with January 1st? New Years falls on (Rosh Hashanah,Tet, Diwali, etc. )
[bar] 14/6%
[bar] 22/10%
230 total votes
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Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by wjw (Priest) on Dec 25, 2010 at 04:22 UTC

    Contemplating the unknown. There is so much of it that I figure I might as well get started .... well...contemplating it. Should keep me busy for a while...or at least provide me with the opportunity to avoid actually doing something about the overwhelming volume of it. hmmm...wonder if I could write a script that could speed up the process of identifying it all..., might be the one time it is appropriate to write an endless loop...

    Wishing all an excellent and interesting year!

    • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    • The Spice must flow...
    • my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by apl (Monsignor) on Dec 24, 2010 at 15:31 UTC
    My friends and I get together every year on New Years Day at a Portuguese restaurant. (We'll be doing it for the 25th sequential time in a few days.)

    No matter what else may happen during the year, we know we'll see each other at least once...

Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by jaldhar (Vicar) on Dec 25, 2010 at 18:59 UTC

    To be accurate, the New Year starts on the day after Diwali. And that's just for people from the Indian state of Gujarat. In much of the rest of India, the new year starts from Yugadi (March-April.)

    Happy new year whenever it might be!


Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by talexb (Chancellor) on Dec 24, 2010 at 16:52 UTC

    Nothing special -- I think I'd like go out for some dim sum, but that's much more fun if you're in a group.

    I also have a new machine with dual 1T drives that I've procrastinating making into my new RAID 1 NFS server -- haven't touched it in about four months. It may be worth while to wipe the machine clean and start again with the latest version of whatever OS would be best (suggestions welcomed).

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by davies (Prior) on Dec 25, 2010 at 00:12 UTC
    ... watching England retain the Ashes. I expect to spend New Year's Day watching England lose the Ashes.


    John Davies

    Update 29/12/10 01:05 GMT
    My expectations having just been dashed, I now expect to spend the day watching Ricky Ponting's successor do even worse then he did. Commiserations (not heartfelt, though) to any Strines. :-)
Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by ChuckularOne (Prior) on Dec 27, 2010 at 14:36 UTC
    I try not to go out on New Years eve. My dad always called it "Amateur Night" and over the years I have come to agree with him.
Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by pajout (Curate) on Dec 27, 2010 at 10:21 UTC
    I like to visit ZOO - strolling is good head clearing. Once, at frosty 1st January, about -15C, penguins were caged in their house, but such small kangaroos frisked on the snow...
Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by ajguitarmaniac (Sexton) on Dec 28, 2010 at 14:36 UTC

    Meeting up with good friends after quite a long time. The motto would be to "Avoid Hangovers" by " Staying Drunk". Cheers!

Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by moggs (Sexton) on Dec 30, 2010 at 14:58 UTC

    Don't plan, but I will...

    Come home before midnight and stop my doggies being scared by the fireworks. Yes, all you firework lovers make puppies shake in their furry little boots.

    Spend Jan 1st washing living room carpet following failed dog reassurance. :o) (not that serious of course, I just put the TV on louder while the missus pours the grog).

      have a good luck in new year!
Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by xbmy (Friar) on Dec 29, 2010 at 15:18 UTC

    I got a really awful time last night, because of something of work.

    But this morning, everything changed, i met one of my gorgeous colleague, she asked me to have dinner at her home at new year's day. Awsome!

Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Dec 28, 2010 at 19:19 UTC
    I'll be with family and hopefully friends, watching college football (American football), probably eating too much and enjoying myself. I'll have to throw a nap in there, too. :)

    Happy New Year everyone!

Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Dec 31, 2010 at 00:11 UTC
    I plan on trying to catch up on TV that's been recorded while away over Christmas, catching up on email and crocheting. I think the TV bit is going to take weeks, especially since most programs are set to record every week, so more is being added to the to-watch list every day.
Re: I plan to spend New Years Day:
by chrestomanci (Priest) on Jan 01, 2011 at 10:28 UTC

    I have two small boys. (9 months and 3 years) This morning, like every other morning they work my wife and I at 6am. Because of that, I decided to treat last night like any other evening.

    Perhaps in about 10 years time, I will be able to party for new year again, but in the meantime, I am a parent, and that cramps my style for such things.

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