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JennaGlatzer
01-01-2006, 01:31 AM
So, what's everyone doing tonight?

I think I'm staying home 'cause I'm still sick, and it would be hypocritical for me to complain about people bringing germs to Chrismas, then doing the same myself on New Year's Eve! But I may stop off to bring my brother his birthday present (his birthday's today).

Any special wishes for 2006? Resolutions?

I won't call it an official resolution, but one of my goals for the new year is to get better about getting back to people. I have literally not listened to my answering machine messages since before Christmas (I hate the phone), and still have hundreds and hundreds of e-mails and PMs piled up, and still have wedding thank yous to send from last year. I don't procrastinate in other areas of my life, but this one I do. Once I see that there are a lot of messages on my machine, I dread it, so I think, "I'll handle this later." Then next time I look, there are twice as many messages and I REALLY don't want to deal with it! Then I just wind up feeling guilty all the time.

So that's my deal. You?

ChunkyC
01-01-2006, 01:38 AM
That's a good one, Jenna. I need to do that too.



I'm going to try to call my daughter and grandkids more.
I'm going to try to stop procrastinating about submitting my work. I really want to find an agent this year.
I'm going to try not to let things upset me as much as I usually do. I'm calling this one my snit-fit reduction resolution.
I want to meet some of you AWers in the flesh. But I'm broke, so you'll have to come here.
I especially want the opportunity to thank you in person, Jenna, for all you've done for me. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/EmoteKiss.gif
Oh, and I'm staying home too with Mrs. Chunky. We'll probably fall asleep before midnight.

William Haskins
01-01-2006, 01:45 AM
i'm going to commit myself to cheerful optimism.

maestrowork
01-01-2006, 01:47 AM
Party this evening, then go clubbing -- yeah, am going to be a bad boy tonight. This after, went to the casino and won $260!

Happy New Year.

September skies
01-01-2006, 02:01 AM
Going across the street to neighbors at 10:30 p.m.- they're three single men - why they don't ever go out, I don't know. they always invite several people in the neighborhood, we play charades, eat sweets, play jenga or yatze and then at midnight, stand on the porch (I make a balloon drop) and count down (and they have this huge alarm thing that is eerie and is loud)
Sounds a little lame, but it's fun and we always laugh a lot when we're there.

ChunkyC
01-01-2006, 02:01 AM
i'm going to commit myself to cheerful optimism.
You had me at "I'm going to commit myself". http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

rhymegirl
01-01-2006, 02:02 AM
Here are my New Year's resolutions:

1. To cause more trouble in 2006.
2. To procrastinate.
3. To reach post #10,000 like my predecessor.
4. To use some of these cool new smilies and drive William bonkers.
5. To NOT make certain resolutions I'll never be able to keep.
6. To make people laugh every day.
7. To say thank you to Jenna for giving us this web site. THANK YOU!
8. To write more. (yes, I have to keep this one!!)
9. To meet some AWers in 2006 some way, some how.
10.To make more $$$$ in 2006. (and since I didn't make much in 2005, it shouldn't be too hard)

Paint
01-01-2006, 02:12 AM
O! I have some good ones

finish a novel, I have two started and look for an editor
get a new car
start dating
be less serious
be more spontaneous
do something wild with my art group (a totally off the wall show)
do a Chapbook and publish it
be less co-dependant with my son (tough one)
find myself and do good things for me
be in better shape
Happy New Year!
Paint

My-Immortal
01-01-2006, 02:28 AM
Tonight - staying home with the wife and son. He will definitely be asleep before midnight, but hopefully she won't (though she's not feeling well so perhaps we'll celebrate "midnight" with the NYC ball drop instead).

For 2006 - I'm planning on playing "devil's advocate" less on these boards. :)

Instead, I'm going to devote more time toward finishing another novel.

Happy New Years everyone - and may 2006 find you all healthy, happy, and successful with your personal and professional goals.

awatkins
01-01-2006, 02:33 AM
Happy New Year, everybody!

Alphabet
01-01-2006, 02:37 AM
Activity: Home with nuclear family.

Resolution: (I actually have one this year! because I tend to act on resolutions when I think of them I rarely have a real one conveniently for new year - but this time I do!)

To spend months alternately between devoting my energies to promoting my own projects and to promoting stories of strength.... starting with my own projects because they've been set to one side in favour of SOS for near three months now. Of course I'll do a bit of both all the time, but I'm talking about core focus here.

Goal: Get an agent (a good one)

Stretch goal: Get a publishing contract (a good one)

This is the first year that I've had these goals or any expectation that I might manage them within the year... but if I have to hold those goals for the next ten years so be it!

Happy New Year's Eve, AWers, and Happiness throughout the Year to come to you all and all your loved ones.

paprikapink
01-01-2006, 03:01 AM
We stay home with the kids on New Year's Eve. We have a tradition of watching "Cinderella" -- the newish one with Brandy and Jason Alexander, really pretty movie, and we have it right there in the drawer -- but this year my kids are saying that's "boring" and instead they want to watch "The Parent Trap" with Haley Mills, which I'd have to go out and search the video rental places for. (Most movies are too scary/emotional for my kids to tolerate. We have a very limited selection.)

On New Year's Day we have a long-standing tradition with another family. They come over (or we go there) and everyone eats some black-eyed peas (brings good luck!), and we each write down our predictions for the new year. And then we read our predictions from the past year. We're generally about 70% wrong, but it's fun.

Resolution-wise, I have a goal of shutting up about what my kids eat. My new motto is "don't like it? don't eat it. better luck next meal." That's always been my basic philosophy, but I found I've gotten into something of a tangle with my youngest's picky tendencies. I want to get out of the equation and just let it be between her and her plate.

I think I'll make some weather predictions this year.

Vanessa
01-01-2006, 03:10 AM
This will be the first time in many years that I'll stay home to bring in the New Year. Honestly, I don't feel much like partying. I think I'll get in some writing.

My new year's resolution (intentions): I really want to move toward doing my writing and studio (recording and music production) full-time. Honestly my creative side has been neglected for quite some time. I crave to spend time creating on my own account and not mentally be filled with corporate work and travel. Everything with work is good and has been. It's just that there are times that I wish I could spend more time being me. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

I'd like to wish everyone a safe and blessed as well as FUN New Year.

WVWriterGirl
01-01-2006, 03:16 AM
My activity? Home by myself watching the ball drop. Hubby has to work, stepson has to work, kid'll be in bed. Just me, the TV and probably the computer.

I don't make resolutions, so I don't have one here. I just eat cabbage (if I can) on New Years Day and hope for the best.

BradyH1861
01-01-2006, 03:27 AM
This is the first New Year's Eve that I haven't had to work in several years. Tomorrow is my wife's birthday (our anniversary was the 29th) so we are having a combined birthday/New Year's party at our house. My son is staying with his grandparents.

2005 was a bad year for reasons beyond my control, but nevertheless, here are my 2006 resolutions.

1. Try to spend more time with my family
2. Finish my novel.
3. If number two is met, then find a publisher.
4. Clear this open arson case that I've had since this time last year.
(probably won't happen, it is too difficult a case)
5. Take a long vacation this summer to help meet resolution 1.
6. Exercise more.
7. And if I do all of the above and still need to do something, then I will quit
smoking.
8. Dodge any future hurricanes!

Brady

ChunkyC
01-01-2006, 03:32 AM
I'm just about out of here for the night. I just wanted to say that I hope every last one of you receives that which will make you happiest in the coming year. Have a fabulous evening and I'll see y'all in '06!!

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Gehanna
01-01-2006, 03:39 AM
Happy New Year to all of you and may those of you feeling ill find your health soon restored.

I have some good New Year news to share. I have two cats and quite possibly a third who will be coming to live in my home on Tuesday Jan 3rd. My children do not yet know this. I want to surprise them when they get home from school that day.

2006, is going to be an exceptional year!
Sincerely,
Nicole

Carole
01-01-2006, 03:48 AM
My New Years activities are the same every year and I wouldn't change them for anything. Hanging out with Hubby, who wasn't actually supposed to be home for New Years Eve this year, and my boys. I make tond of disgustingly fattening food and we watch movies and stuff till the ball drop time.

This year I made:

Cincinnati Chili
Mini sausages in BBQ sauce
Ro-Tel dip w/ chips
Mozzarella sticks
Chilled shrimp w/ cocktail sauce
Crescent rolls with Gouda cheese baked into the center
and hubby's special request, Bagel Bites

I also picked up sliced ham & turkey from Honeybaked Ham for sandwiches.

Resolutions.....hmmm. I never keep them.

BradyH1861
01-01-2006, 04:04 AM
I'm coming to your house. Please set an extra place at the table!

Brady

Carole
01-01-2006, 04:10 AM
Brady, you're welcome to come over and bring the missus, too! Thing is, we do NOT do the table thing. It's plates on our laps while being complete slugs on the couch. The goal of the evening is to become as horizontal as possible without dropping your plate of food. That, and coaxing someone into getting off their rump to go get you more food. Unfortunately, it's usually me who does that!

JAlpha
01-01-2006, 04:10 AM
Blessings and good fortune to all in the coming New Year.

I don't make New Year's resolutions per say. For me, addressing the concept of how I want to improve my life over the span of an entire year is overwhelming. So instead of making New Year's resolutions, I strive to make each "new day" better than the last.

As for my plans for the evening, I'm staying home this year with hubby and kids.
A late night, seafood buffet, and sparkling rose will be the highlight of our evening.

Cheers http://photobucket.com/albums/c34/JAlpha/th_FO3DRwein02.gif (http://photobucket.com/albums/c34/JAlpha/?action=view&current=FO3DRwein02.gif)

BradyH1861
01-01-2006, 04:18 AM
The goal of the evening is to become as horizontal as possible

That is exactly the same goal that I have tonight too, though not as it relates to food!

Incidently, we actually ate at our table last night. I cannot remember the last time we actually sat down at the table to eat. We usually eat on the couch or in the bed with TV trays.

Brady

scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 04:22 AM
I have just written an 'open letter' of sorts and wondering if, in a spurt of sentimentality, I should post it. There's nothing embarrassing in it, I'm just trying to work out whether or not it would be attention seeking.

Open letter? I mean ambitious list of resolutions! :D I may regret it when I come to the Hogmanay '06 life-audit! :ROFL:

September skies
01-01-2006, 05:07 AM
We stay home with the kids on New Year's Eve. We have a tradition of watching "Cinderella" -- the newish one with Brandy and Jason Alexander, really pretty movie, and we have it right there in the drawer -- but this year my kids are saying that's "boring" and instead they want to watch "The Parent Trap" with Haley Mills


What a sweet evening. I remember one time my husband and I went out for New Years (our little one was four years old) and it was 11:30 and we both looked at each other and both said "Let's go home" and we rushed to pick up our little one from the sitter's and hurried home to celebrate - just the three of us! It was the best New Years ever. And we've never gone out again. At least, not just the two of us. From then on, we always stayed with our children.

by the way, so great to see you again Paprika! I've missed you!!

tiny
01-01-2006, 05:24 AM
I have just written an 'open letter' of sorts and wondering if, in a spurt of sentimentality, I should post it. There's nothing embarrassing in it, I'm just trying to work out whether or not it would be attention seeking.

Open letter? I mean ambitious list of resolutions! :D I may regret it when I come to the Hogmanay '06 life-audit! :ROFL:



post it, post it, come on, post it :e2cry: are you going to post it?

Perks
01-01-2006, 05:44 AM
I have just written an 'open letter' of sorts and wondering if, in a spurt of sentimentality, I should post it. There's nothing embarrassing in it, I'm just trying to work out whether or not it would be attention seeking.

Open letter? I mean ambitious list of resolutions! :D I may regret it when I come to the Hogmanay '06 life-audit! :ROFL:

Please do, Nichola! I love your posts!!


***

AW has become probably more important than is technically healthy for me in 2005. I would not have thought it likely that I'd count as real friends people I'd never seen or heard, except that perhaps I've 'heard' better in this medium than I have in free conversation. I know that I've been heard (and more importantly, understood) with a regularity that I am unused to. I've learned to express myself more clearly. I think I've even become a better listener. I know I've become a better writer.

There is a thrill in being impressed that is nearly foreign to me, but now I know there are giants among us. And some of them are friendly. To have been acknowledged from time to time by the caliber of thinkers that I've run across here has been more encouraging than you can know. Thanks for being here and being brilliant and being inexhaustable.

Happy New Year AW!

JenNipps
01-01-2006, 08:48 AM
So, what's everyone doing tonight?

...

Any special wishes for 2006? Resolutions?

...

So that's my deal. You?

I'm staying home tonight too. But more because I have no social life than for any other reason. Plus, how would it be to go to a club/party and when it's time to go say, "Oh, I have to call for a ride." Er.... On second thought, tonight that wouldn't be so bad and more or less expected.

As far as resolutions go, I'm making a few this year. Usually I make them and promptly break them, but I'm hoping for better results this time around.

SC Harrison
01-01-2006, 08:49 AM
In 2006 I'm going to:

Get several more short stories submitted to magazines,

Finish the sequel to my first book to get a few folks off my back,

Write two more novel-length ms' and begin querying agents,

and last but not least,

find a female that will appreciate me for who I am.

This is going to be a tough, tough year.

JenNipps
01-01-2006, 08:53 AM
Here's to a productive, prosperous, and publishing 2006 for all of us. :)

DeniseK
01-01-2006, 09:06 AM
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September skies
01-01-2006, 09:09 AM
Hey all of you on the East Coast - I just watched the apple in NYC drop

HAPPY NEW 2006 YEAR to all of you.

So what do you do at midnight? Do you kiss your significant other? Your children? Your goldfish?

I'm still about three hours behind in the old year but I'll catch up soon to you all. In the meantime, I'm staying indoors - lots of bullets out there - scary.

JenNipps
01-01-2006, 09:16 AM
I'm still about three hours behind in the old year but I'll catch up soon to you all. In the meantime, I'm staying indoors - lots of bullets out there - scary.

Bullets? Yikes! I agree, scary. :e2paperba

We're still about 44 minutes away here in Oklahoma and I'm fighting to stay awake. I'm tired. Didn't get a nap today, which I needed in order to stay up to see the New Year in.

Dawno
01-01-2006, 09:24 AM
For the first time in 15 years my SO and I aren't going to drink a glass of bubbly and watch some countdown show from somewhere...I'm in a hotel room listening to the noise outside - I'll probably pack up my stuff and go to bed early so I can get to the airport on time tomorrow.

There's a New Year's Eve wedding going on across the road on one of the tall ships moored in San Diego harbor - I was down in the lobby getting my boarding pass printed out and a guy in an all white tux with a pink tie came dashing up "Is there an ATM here?" I bet there's a couple good story ideas right there! :)

Happy New Year to you all!

September skies
01-01-2006, 09:30 AM
There's a New Year's Eve wedding going on across the road on one of the tall ships moored in San Diego harbor - I was down in the lobby getting my boarding pass printed out and a guy in an all white tux with a pink tie came dashing up "Is there an ATM here?" I bet there's a couple good story ideas right there!

hmmm....you might be right. I bet he wanted the $ to pay a hooker. (unless he's the groom - in which case, I have zero idea of why he needed it)

JennaGlatzer
01-01-2006, 11:53 AM
Okay, so we watched Shark Tales. Adorable! My family called just before midnight and asked if we were watching the ball drop. Nope.

"Hmm, guess we should turn that on," I told Anthony. We did, just for the last 56 seconds. Ball dropped. Dick Clark kissed his wife.

"Oh yeah, we're supposed to kiss," I said. He complied (despite my germs). Then we put Shark Tales back on and drank hot chocolate. :D

And Perks? I :heart: you.

And Scarlet? Post it!

MacAllister
01-01-2006, 12:19 PM
It's finally the New Year, out here, too. :)


Happy New Year, AW. I'm crazy about you guys, and can't think of anyone else with whom I'd rather go into another year.

triceretops
01-01-2006, 12:36 PM
Glad I'm following right behind Mac. Happy New year all AW's. Love the whole batch of you. Sounded like a bullet just hit the house.

Tri

September skies
01-01-2006, 12:48 PM
Finally 2006 in California - so this is my first official post for 2006 (my time) Hooray! Now I'm off to bed - I can't keep my eyes open for one more second...
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Chacounne
01-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Hey All,

I know I haven't been posting lately, but I have been reading here again, every day for about the last month, and I want you to know how much you have all meant to me over this last year. You have lifted me up and inspired me to keep writing, even when taking the next breath was the hardest thing I've ever done - Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I started to write individual thank yous, but the list would cover many, many pages, so please just know that you have made a difference in at least this life. I will be posting more, and keep plugging away each day on finishing my book, and perhaps another. I wish for each and every one of you that this year will bring all you wish your highest self.

Remember ... Life is too short ... find something you are passionate about and do it every day.

Love and Hugs,
Chac/Heather

Shwebb
01-01-2006, 02:35 PM
Happy Nude . . . er, New Year!

(That's always in the back of my mind when I say that . . . and I wonder, would anyone notice if I did?)

scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 08:28 PM
By request (and copy/pasted from a word.doc on my PC which I will check at regular intervals to see how I'm doing). Some parts are a bit rude or a bit saucy, but it's all meant to be funny; I hope it comes across that way::)

Forgive such sentimentality, but it only happens once a year, and I'm normally grumpy; I thought a more optimistic version of me would make a pleasant change.

PLAN OF ACTION FOR 2006:

Things to be worked on: stopping swearing

Perhaps even masturbating, too. The conservation of my womanly energies will be a most exhausting gift for the man I eventually marry - hopefully the Purefoy. Fatal, even. But what a way to go.

Writing 1,000 words of prose a day

Working on one poem a day

“Learn what you are and be such.” –Pindar. This motto to be put into action with special attention paid to my physical appearance, self-confidence and social life. In 2006 I will find out exactly what balance of sociability/solitude I need to be happy – also, how to assertively make this known to other people without being rude, or going along with their social arrangements just to keep the peace.

Regularly take whatever medication my dermatologist prescribes, apply steroid tape to needed areas and stop picking my spots!

I will get up as soon as my alarm clock goes each day – I know I will still be tired, but I can have a nap later in the day if needed; I just want to get into a regular sleep/wake pattern. This ‘resolution’ will fall by the wayside on many occasions, I expect, particularly at the weekend after nights out with friends, but that’s no reason to give up on it. If I deviate from this plan, I’ll get myself back in line as soon as possible, hangovers notwithstanding.

I will shower and dress as soon as I get up instead of lounging around in my pyjamas for half the day.

No computer/internet until my day’s chores are done! The internet, not procrastination, is the thief of time - especially AW!:tongue

In 2006 I will move house to a one-bedroomed flat near the city centre, [Here I mention my desired street and one acceptable alternative] area.

I will also find a literary agent who will take me on as a client and get me a six-figure, three-book deal with a major UK publishing house. The unambitious never achieve anything.:D

Ever aware that I turn 30 in 2006, rather than get depressed at what I do not possess or have not achieved or am not myself, I will work on acquiring and achieving and becoming all I find desirable, so that I will never again reach a birthday with the feeling of having wasted the past 365 days God gave me. Most importantly of all, I will make every day of 2006 count.

Okay, okay, it's mawkish but if, in a year's time, I fail miserably on a sizeable number of these items, you have permission to come round my house and beat me with sticks. Even barmen's combs.

SC Harrison
01-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Things to be worked on: stopping swearing

Perhaps even masturbating, too.

You may have to choose between these two.

scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 08:44 PM
I can see trouble ahead. I reckon I started off way too ambitious.

However, so far, I've managed to stay clean.

Perks
01-01-2006, 08:46 PM
Nichola, I love your list, except for the 'stop swearing' part. Are you unaware that should you desist, your citizenship will be revoked and replaced with a homeless, bland, Mid-Western American twang? You'l start saying things like 'darn' and 'phooey' and even schoolchildren will have more pith in their repetoire.

Perhaps the goal should be modified. Maybe to something along the lines of 'stop dropping the f-bomb within earshot of Granny.'

Turning 30 is great... no lie! The warranty doesn't expire until some vague horizon that begins with a 4 or 5.

Hope your year is grand and, selfishly, that we get to hear all about it!

SpookyWriter
01-01-2006, 08:47 PM
Originally Posted by scarletpeaches

Things to be worked on: stopping swearing

Perhaps even masturbating, too.

Or at least do them at the same time.

scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 08:49 PM
There's only one swear-word I strongly dislike (the c-word) and I never use that anyway. However I would like to reduce the number of f-words and b*ggers I use.

BUT!

People say swearing is a sign of a small vocabulary. I never understood that, as surely the more profanities you learn, the bigger your vocabulary?

A friend said to me recently, "Nichola, only you would reason things in that way."

I think she means I'm unique. :D I don't have to worry about swearing within earshot of granny, though, as she died 2 years ago and had a potty mouth herself anyway. :ROFL: Probably where I got it from!!!

SpookyWriter
01-01-2006, 08:55 PM
I strongly dislike (the c-word) Christian??? Circus? Clown??? Oh -- you'll never hear me swear at a clown again. Those folks tend to stick together and I learned the hard way.

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scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 08:55 PM
Or even Christian circus clowns.

Dashed bandits! Phooey I say to them! And...er...flipping heck!

Unique
01-01-2006, 09:39 PM
I think she means I'm unique. :D !!!

And there's not a darn thing wrong with that!
If you stop saying, 'Bugger all', I'll stop talking to you.:e2zipped:

scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 09:40 PM
I knew that post would smoke you out!

Now b...buh...bug...be off with you! :D

SC Harrison
01-01-2006, 09:54 PM
However, so far, I've managed to stay clean.

I, on the other hand, cannot make that claim. Let's just say I'm glad it was your resolution and leave it at that.

scarletpeaches
01-01-2006, 09:54 PM
Filth! Nothing but filth from your potty mouth!

(Now wash your hands).

SC Harrison
01-01-2006, 10:41 PM
Just give me a few more minutes, okay? That's just great. It took me several minutes to construct that last fantasy, and now it's been shattered. Um... I hope you don't mind me asking, but, what are you wearing right now?

tiny
01-01-2006, 11:03 PM
Nichola,

I love the list. But swearing off swearing? For f**k's sake, you can't do that. That's just wrong, come on.

-chris

JennaGlatzer
01-01-2006, 11:22 PM
I still have to convince my mom that "anal" isn't a swear word. She'll tell me she has to clean the closets before company comes over, I'll say, "Oh, don't be so anal," and she'll slap me. :e2slap:

I am so one of those "darn" and "phooey" people, except with my family and close friends... in certain moods, I rival Chris Rock.

Anthony's trying to get me to stop saying "frickin'." It's a stupid word, and it's completely his fault that I say it-- his mom says "frickin'" every other word, and even though I'm aware that it sounds stupid when she says it, somehow I've absorbed it into my language anyway.

aka eraser
01-02-2006, 12:23 AM
Happy New Year all!

Since day one, AW's been a great place to hang out and it just keeps getting better. There's about 5,500+ reasons for that.

You're all great! :)

SpookyWriter
01-02-2006, 12:32 AM
Is this confessional time? Gee, swear words? Hello, I'm a former Marine and I remember my boot camp days fondly filled with *#($#(U(%* dumbass. But hey, my choice of vocabulary today is tamed quite a bit since then.

mommie4a
01-02-2006, 01:35 AM
Happy New Year, gang.

I'm a bit gloomy and I'm not even PMSing but I think I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the choices I have for what I need to resolve as in make a new year's resolution.

So, my number one resolution, right now? Try to do things that stop me from being gloomy!

And on that note, my family and I are heading to yet another Chanuka party - thank God tonight's the last night. :)

SC Harrison
01-02-2006, 01:39 AM
Happy New Year all!

Since day one, AW's been a great place to hang out and it just keeps getting better. There's about 5,500+ reasons for that.

You're all great! :)

I just caught the Pavelism in your signature block—very funny!

unthoughtknown
01-02-2006, 02:26 AM
A bit late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

Started the night off with a family BBQ and then went to a party. Only had two (strong) drinks but it seems I can't take bourbon like I used to :( I was nursing a headache all day yesterday!

And it has been soooooooooo hot! Friday it was 40 degrees and Saturday it was 38 degrees; and it didn't cool down until late Sunday morning...

(sorry, don't know what that they are in Fahrenheit)

JennaGlatzer
01-02-2006, 04:07 AM
(sorry, don't know what that they are in Fahrenheit)

HA! I was assuming you meant Fahrenheit in the first place, so I was thinking, "She thinks that's HOT?!"

Oh, and since we're getting all mushy (and perverted), let me just say that I love you all (and grope, grope).

scarletpeaches
01-02-2006, 04:10 AM
Nichola,

I love the list. But swearing off swearing? For f**k's sake, you can't do that. That's just wrong, come on.

-chris

Oh piss off and stop being such a douchebag, you arsehole.

scarletpeaches
01-02-2006, 04:11 AM
And lemme tell ya, that's not the only resolution I've broken!:tongue

MarkButler
01-02-2006, 04:41 AM
Happy New Year everybodies!

You all (and I mean you also Scarlett) are the best! I am so glad I found this place and plan to suck as much as I can.. oops, I mean use you all.. well I guess I mean both.. in 2006 and far beyond.

My resolution is already blown apart. I had 18 days off and planned to finish my 2nd draft. I only have 1 more day and have managed 6 pages of it.. so I am already starting off on the wrong foot.

On the positive note, we have someone wlling to buy our house so the move is really going to happen....2006 will be a year of changes for us.

tiny
01-02-2006, 04:49 AM
Oh piss off and stop being such a douchebag, you arsehole.


:hooray:

scarletpeaches
01-02-2006, 04:53 AM
The people who are encouraging me in my wankery and profanity should be aware I am an all-or-nothing kind of person. Always have been, always will be. So be warned.

The 1,000 words of prose a day is going very well. So is the 'making every second count'. People tell me I make things look easy and have so much energy...nah, it's just what comes of being a bipolar person with a house to clean. Chores done in less than an hour? No problem.

The self-improvement stuff? Ask me again in December. Actually, judge for yourselves throughout the year.

Hee hee...and just for tiny terror and Unique. How much of the ironing have I done, despite completing all my other chores? Bugger all.

Jo
01-02-2006, 06:32 AM
Happy New Year, writers of AW! Thankyou for sharing your passions, quick wits and expertise with the world, and best of luck in all your endeavours in 2006!



And it has been soooooooooo hot! Friday it was 40 degrees and Saturday it was 38 degrees; and it didn't cool down until late Sunday morning...

(sorry, don't know what that they are in Fahrenheit)

40C is about 104F and 38C is about 100F. Knowing Adelaide (and not missing it) you would've had a hot, dry heat. Ick! We've been hovering around 33C (91F) in southeast Queensland for the past few weeks (nights of 28C/82F), with no rain - only fires - and humidity at around 68% on the Fraser Coast. I think I'll go check out those icicles again on Poet's snow thread!

Cabinscribe
01-02-2006, 07:05 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope this year brings the best of luck to everyone at AW!

:Sun:

SC Harrison
01-02-2006, 07:09 AM
The 1,000 words of prose a day is going very well.


I was going to write (part of) a short story today, but I blew my word wad by playing Scrabble with my mom, older son and his girlfriend. I did win, though. Plus, I used the words "fey" and "bemused", which was pretty impressive I thought.

Let 2006 be the year of Words, and let there be many of them.

Carole
01-02-2006, 02:55 PM
Scarlet, turning 30 didn't bother me one whit. In fact, my life actually started at around that age. My entire 20s were sacrificed to the beast that is my ex. At thirty, I was with the love of my life and having a ball!!

Jenna, my mom's pet peeve is funky. She swears it is an *ugly* word.

Carole
01-02-2006, 02:57 PM
I did think of a resolution I believe I will keep. This year, I will leave acrylic nails behind me. I've worn them since I was 16 and my real nails are paper thin as a result. From here on out, I am going to use the nifty treatments and have my own nails...that I didn't have to pay for.

How's THAT for a silly resolution?


Oh! And another! This year I will stop reading things into what hubby says. Hope this one sticks. Poor guy puts up with an awful lot from me :)

poetinahat
01-02-2006, 03:15 PM
Ever find a thread too late, and see that anything you could've added is already there?

As Jimi Hendrix said, "We-e-ell... I ha-a-ave..."

Thank you all. (Yep, even you.) No resolutions, but what you all have done for me in 2005 is to shape my one concrete ambition for 2006.

P.S. SC: I like your odds.

JenNipps
01-02-2006, 07:02 PM
And it has been soooooooooo hot! Friday it was 40 degrees and Saturday it was 38 degrees; and it didn't cool down until late Sunday morning...

The only thing I know is that 20dC is about 80dF. The reason I remember that is this:

I took several years of French in high school. In one of the books, it showed this cartoon of a person completely bundled up in coat, scarf, boots, etc. The sun was shining and birds were flying around. The person was saying, "J'ai oublie 20d est 80d Farenheit."

(Can't do the accent over the "e" for the right tense for "oublier")

PrettySpecialGal
01-03-2006, 06:12 AM
Happy New Year everyone- and wishes for no broken resolutions and manymany completed works-in-progress (whether started yet or not).

May your year be special...