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Merry Christmas, Channakah, etc. to you and yours!
Topic by: woozy
Posted: December 25, 2005 - 4:00 PM PST
Last Reply: January 1, 2012 - 12:15 PM PST

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author topic: Merry Christmas, Channakah, etc. to you and yours!
woozy
post #21  on January 3, 2006 - 10:54 AM PST  
> On January 2, 2006 - 8:24 PM PST pooja wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Woozy, why don't you add "Watch a Bollywood film with my Dad" to your list!
>
Because resolutions are supposed to make one's life *better*.

> My resolution will be "Never catch the FLU over New Year's Weekend EVER AGAIN!!" I'm finally feeling a bit better... my muscles still feel like I was just put through boot camp then thrown off a moving train or something.

That's what happens when you dance on top of the train cars through windy forested mountains. It may look stunning, if there happens to be a camera about to capture it, but a little common sense goes a long way sometimes.

Do get better and feeling well soon, please.


> My appetite's finally back, though, so I'm going to have some ice cream then go back to bed.

I made some very nice mock "Cherry Garcia" last night. I'm mentally sending you some.

Speaking of appetites, what grand dish did the masterful Eoliano prepare for New Years?

Oh, and on New Year's Day my neighbor had some wonderful cornbread and black-eyed peas for the neighborhood. He says it's called "Hoppin' John" but no-one else claims to have ever heard the term. It was yummy and would go well with the flu, I imagine.
Bowwow
post #22  on January 3, 2006 - 2:26 PM PST  
Oh woozy. That is a terrible holiday story. But as far as social phobias go, I think going to the bar was a pretty brave thing to do. I love talking to folks but hardly will ever go to the bar alone. Oddly, the one time I did turned out ok. I was supposed to meet some friends on New Years Eve at a gay bar. I didnt know that there were two floors though so while they were downstairs having dinner, I was upstairs waiting for them. Lots of very nice lesbians tried to pick me up and everyone was really nice and not about to let someone sit around alone on New Years Eve.

But, if you do want to use that local bar as a possible social thing, expect to invest a bit of time in it. I have a friend who loves hanging out in bars and whenever she moves to a new town, she just picks a bar with interesting looking people and makes a habit of going there for dinner almost every day. Most bars have regulars who show up all the time and once they notice you showing up all the time too, theyll just start talking. And then there is all the bar drama that my friend loves and trust me, there is a LOT of it seeing as how so many of the regulars are alcoholics.
woozy
post #23  on January 3, 2006 - 3:07 PM PST  
> On January 3, 2006 - 2:26 PM PST Bowwow wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh woozy. That is a terrible holiday story.

Uh, *what* was a terrible holiday story? All I remember telling was an average New Years Eve story. Is my average, your terrible? I thought *everybody* has a bad time on New Years Eve. Isn't that what Spaulding Gray said in "swimming to Cambodia"?

> she just picks a bar with interesting looking people and makes a habit of going there for dinner almost every day.

Uh, this bar doesn't serve food. (Well, popcorn and microwaved pizza slices.) You can bring in food (Everette and Jones Barbecue is across the street and there's a popeye's chicken nearby) but dinner almost every day? I'd rather be lonely.

I will go there tommorrow. The have a free blues band but with luck it won't be crowded. I've been there by myself on weeknights to case it but it's too uncrowded that I usually feel conspicuous and don't really like drinking alone.

I've frequently gone to bars alone. Europe (especially U.K and Ireland [esp. Ireland and Scotland] it's an absolute blast. Most of the U.S. and Canada is okay but California is kind of hard because either you are expected to have your own crowd (if urban) or not expected to want a crowd (if rural).

> Most bars have regulars who show up all the time and once they notice you showing up all the time too, theyll just start talking. And then there is all the bar drama that my friend loves and trust me, there is a LOT of it seeing as how so many of the regulars are alcoholics.

Well, In Berkeley the groups are pretty well set. This bar is geeky enough for me though. I used to go there for Sunday Trivia frequently until I got sick of doing it alone and never having a good place to sit, and before my agoraphobic/claustraphobic depression started taking over last april.
IronS
post #24  on January 3, 2006 - 4:01 PM PST  
I spent the weekend watching Bride and Prejudice, Bollywood/Hollywood, and the mudslides/floods in the neighborhood.

My worst New Year's Eve (many, many years ago) was spent in a dance hall (yes, where men pay to drink cognac and dance with women) in Taiwan with some members of my family (immediate and extended) while a band from Malaysia warbled in English (a language they were not fluent in). I don't think I can ever drink Remy (VSOP, XO or otherwise) again. Okay, it was nice of some of the women to teach me how to tango (and I didn't even have to pay them), but I was really tired, kind of hungry, and wishing I was watching the ball drop in Times Square on TV instead.
Bowwow
post #25  on January 3, 2006 - 5:13 PM PST  
My worst NYE was spent in a hotel bar in Pennsylvania with my sister. My grandfather's funeral was on the 30th in the NE part of the state. My parents drove so I had no say in anything and they decided to stop on the way back. They stopped early too. So my sister and I ended up watching a bunch of depressed lonely people in the bar for hours which was a huge improvement over all the sadness upstairs in the hotel room.

woozy
post #26  on January 3, 2006 - 6:08 PM PST  
Wow, IronS' worst seems better than my best (although her current seems worse than her worst to me).

Bowwows worst seems pretty much on my low end. I think last year in Hawaii may have been my worst, but probably my worst was probably when I was fourteen or twelve and were watching pbs (the only station available) in my grandmothers living room while my mother and her boyfriend went to bed in the fold out bed at 9 p.m. and kept yelling at us to go to bed every fifteen minutes. *All* my new years eves were like that untill I was eighteen but I think 1978 might have been the worse because my mother was the grouchiest that year. Or maybe my first year of college was my worst because I was assuming that new that I *finally* had a girlfriend I'd finally have something to look forward to on New Years Eve (people are supposed to kiss on New Years, right?) and I'd have someone sane to spend it with and she told me she was going folk dancing with her parents and she didn't want to invite me, so I spent it with my insane family *yet again* and put up with them going on about what great sports they were for actually *trying* to stay awake till midnight. (Then for years after that all my friends went away for break and I never knew anyone who did anything locally) but I got out by myself at least.

Usually I end up with people who react to my suggestion that I actually want to get out of the house and do *something* is as though I had suggested I wanted to hire Ronald McDonald to entertain at my wedding. I mean I want to go to a bar and have a drink at midnight! Is that *so* utterly ridiculous a thing to want? In 1993, a classmate invited me to a New Years Eve party that was, I think average, and I think that was my first good (as in not specifically bad) NYE.

I like NYE parties but I think most of the people I know don't like to throw them because they think everyone hates New Years eve parties.
woozy
post #27  on January 3, 2006 - 9:59 PM PST  
> On January 3, 2006 - 4:01 PM PST IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I spent the weekend watching Bride and Prejudice, Bollywood/Hollywood, and the mudslides/floods in the neighborhood.
>
So did you like B&P? Should we have a Bollywood marathon some weekend?
shiori308
post #28  on January 4, 2006 - 2:14 AM PST  
> On January 3, 2006 - 5:13 PM PST Bowwow wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> My worst NYE...
> ---------------------------------

My worst NYE was New Year's of 2004 (perhaps 2003) when my "boyfriend" was having a party at his parent's house (LOSER) and didn't invite me but his best friend wanted to ride with me over there because we lived next to each other and I decided to go anyhow because everyone else I knew was going but when I got there I walked into his room and discovered him having sex with his "other girlfriend" and couldn't say anything because she didn't know about me and him and I just had to sit there and cry silently but couldn't explain to anyone why I was crying.
shiori308
post #29  on January 4, 2006 - 2:17 AM PST  
> On January 2, 2006 - 6:42 PM PST woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> Getting organized.
> Stop procrastinating.
> work harder.
> get a better handle on social phobia (this is perenial).
> worry less about physical fitness but eat more vegitables more frequently.
> kiss more girls.
>
> That sort of stuff.
>
> ---------------------------------

Are these really resolutions or did you just conjure these up on a whim? I want to know about things they people truly decided that they are going to dedicate themselves to. For instance everyone has changed there avatars so I have decided that in the next month I will change my greencine icon (You think I am lying you can check my very short simple minded resolutions list).
woozy
post #30  on January 4, 2006 - 9:22 AM PST  

>
> Are these really resolutions or did you just conjure these up on a whim?

Both. I don't do resolutions but I'm constantly trying to improve on my faults and those are my worst faults and I'm always struggling with them. I'm actually off to a good start on the work and organization front.
IronS
post #31  on December 25, 2007 - 7:28 PM PST  
Underdog is working on Christmas?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!
NLee
post #32  on December 25, 2007 - 8:32 PM PST  
Looking back at this thread, I just have to say...

"I see dead people"

Merry Christmas to woozy, shiori308, cosplayer, pooja, bowwow, etc. May you all find happiness in the next life.
AstroAppa
post #33  on December 25, 2007 - 11:15 PM PST  
merry christmas!!

and also a happy festivus to all and to all a goodnight!
underdog
post #34  on December 26, 2007 - 8:36 AM PST  
> On December 25, 2007 - 7:28 PM PST IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Underdog is working on Christmas?
>
> MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!
> ---------------------------------

Sigh. Yeah, just for a little while. Of course, I'm Jewish, but we still "do" Christmas (esp. since my stepdad's family is non-Jewish), and we like, you know, to get presents! But, yep, had to check in on XMas.

Merry Holidays to you all! Be happy and safe.

Anyone get any good gifts?
IronS
post #35  on December 28, 2007 - 11:05 PM PST  
> On December 26, 2007 - 8:36 AM PST underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Anyone get any good gifts?
> ---------------------------------

My brother sent me some Pocky, a Fruits Basket t-shirt, an InuYasha keychain, and InuYasha's necklace (well, not the necklace). Those beat a pair of slippers although the slippers are more useful.

Notice my use of the Oxford comma (in red)?
IronS
post #36  on December 25, 2008 - 12:44 AM PST  
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH, EVERYONE!!

shiftless
post #37  on December 25, 2008 - 7:32 PM PST  

Taking the thread title into consideration:



Happy Et Cetera everyone!

weezy
post #38  on December 25, 2008 - 9:55 PM PST  
happy happy holidays to all!
Cinenaut
post #39  on December 26, 2008 - 2:37 PM PST  
Have a holiday!
IronS
post #40  on December 25, 2009 - 12:10 AM PST  
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!
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