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December 31st, 2000

New Year’s Eve… So What?

New Year’s Eve… So What?

I think I can probably be labeled “The Most Boring Person in the History of New Year’s Eve.” Most New Year’s Eves I spend at home, watching the tube… midnight comes and goes with Dick Clark’s countdown, but not much else. Last year was a big deal because I travelled to Penn State to hang with a couple friends — the most I’ve done for New Year’s since a small party I went to in high school. I’m OK with it, being boring and all, but before I get too much older I think I’d like to be in New York for the ball drop or some foreign country celebrating the new year well before or after America. Or maybe I’ll push things back a few months and go to Vietnam to celebrate Tet.

In any event, this year’s going to be another anti-climactic change of the calendar, most likely. Does anyone else have any exciting plans? Perhaps I can live vicariously through you… -ram

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DATE: Sunday December 31, 2000 -- 5:52:56AM
I have no exciting plans whatsoever, myself. Usually don't do much of anything, though I've been to a few first night celebrations in the past. This year, it'll probably be me on the couch.

I can't believe I'm as boring as you, Ryan. Tragic. ;)

FROM: Tina
DATE: Sunday December 31, 2000 -- 1:02:48PM
Hey, New Year's Eve is for amateurs. Being drunk all the time is hard work!

FROM: Terry Murphy
DATE: Sunday December 31, 2000 -- 1:45:42PM
Ryan -- Staying up until midnight is quite wild. Last year, for the celebrated Y2K transition, I went to bed at 10 PM, and rose before dawn. I plan on the same routine this year. (And, as always, no alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, or illegal drugs).

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Sunday December 31, 2000 -- 2:43:22PM
Terry -- Quite the party animal, eh? :)

I don't mind the idea of staying up until past midnight (I generally do that anyway), but I guess it seems like New Year's is just another excuse for drunken stupors... but it's just as poor an excuse as St. Patrick's Day is. :)

DATE: Sunday December 31, 2000 -- 4:14:33PM
Well... for most people who feel the need to be in a drunken stupor, just about anything's an excuse for a drunken stupor. ;)

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday December 31, 2000 -- 8:18:44PM
Are y'all talkin' about drinkin'? I'll toast that!

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday January 2, 2001 -- 1:17:49AM
Ryan I figured you and Huyen would be doing something so I didn't invite you over to chill out. We had alot of fun just hanging at the pad, playing air-hockey and balderdash and what not.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday January 2, 2001 -- 2:10:33PM
Matt -- Balderdash rules. :) We had family in town, so we spent the New Year's with them... it was nice, but I was ready for bed by 1am anyway.

FROM: liz
DATE: Tuesday January 2, 2001 -- 3:40:16PM
dude, my birthday is new year's day. i will party like crazy for the rest of my life.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday January 2, 2001 -- 5:10:42PM
Starting today I will party like it's 2999.

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