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New Year's Eve 2011 (Please Don't Vote On The Deal)

submitted on December 30, 2011 by clover in "Member's Lounge"
How will you be spending your New year's Eve? With many Football games being played on New Year's Day are you going out on the town or spending a quiet time at home with the Family?

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1. Are You Staying Home?
  • I am going out but planning on being home early.
  • 45%
  • I am going to be a "Wild Thing" and will be home by dawn.
  • 18%
  • I will stay home and drink the "Barnies" coffee that I am stock piling (Oh wait..that's me!)
  • 36%
    2. Do You Have A New Year's Resolution?
  • Yes...I have many!
  • 18%
  • No....I think they are evil!
  • 55%
  • Yes...Don't stock pile coffee when you only drink one cup a day! (Oh wait...that's me!)
  • 27%
    3. Do You Eat A Special Food On New Years's?
  • No!.....Whatever is in the fridge is fine when I get home.
  • 73%
  • Yes! A family tradition that has been going on for years. (Post in comments)
  • 27%
    4. Do You Have a "Good Luck" Tradition for New Year's?
  • I go to bed with a coin in my hand!
  • 9%
  • I pass out and wonder what happened to the coins in my wallet!
  • 64%
  • Other....Post your comment below!
  • 18%
    5. Is the Presidential Election on your mind?
  • Yes
  • 9%
  • No
  • 91%
    Total: 11 votes

         

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    • 137808
      clover
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      Posted by clover on December 30, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      My friend who is Italian told me his Grandmother made him tape a coin in his hand when he went to bed every New Year's Eve. (For Luck) I also eat Black-eyed Peas on New Year's Day (Southern thing)and cabbage.
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      bemicmom
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      Posted by bemicmom on December 30, 2011
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      No plans as of now...down with fever and throat infection Cry
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      • clover
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        Posted by clover on December 31, 2011 [reply] 0 0
        Bummer on the sore throat! Feel better soon!
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      YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on December 30, 2011
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      I am about to pass out,... from laughing Amused
    • 137859
      sueskabuxr
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      Posted by sueskabuxr on December 31, 2011
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      By tradition we work in as many lucky foods as possible for the New Year's Celebrations: greens, cabbage, black eyed peas,12 grapes at midnight, pork, cakes, and will eat just about anything anyone considers lucky. Some foods are considered unlucky to eat on New Year's too. Don't eat anything that can swim backwards or can fly away with your luck.
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      • clover
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        Posted by clover on December 31, 2011 [reply] 0 0
        I like that Sue! I would just like to make it until midnight to toast in the New Year! I had never heard of the 12 grapes before! Would that work if I downed a bottle of Asti Spumante? It has to have at least twelve grapes in it! Big Grin
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      • HouTex
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        Posted by HouTex on December 31, 2011
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        Y'all know how I LOVE to research stuff, so I had to look that one up! Big Grin

        Apparently the 12 grapes custom originated in Spain and spread to Latin America. On the stroke of midnight everyone eats one grape in time with the chiming of the clock. If you finish by the last chime, you'll have a fruitful year. Others say that each grape represents a month, and if you get a sour grape you can expect a turbulent month.

        For those who want to travel in the new year: Run out at midnight with a packed suitcase and go around the block (after you eat your grapes, of course!).

        In Peru, yellow is considered a lucky color that symbolizes hope and happiness, and people will often wear yellow underwear on New Year's Eve for luck in the new year.

        I like this one --> you can collect 12 pennies (representing each month of the year) from different people before midnight and place them in a small red bag along with several grains of rice to ensure that you'll have money and food throughout the next year.

        Read about other customs at http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com.....traditions
        and http://www.wtvm.com/story/1640.....itful-2012
    • 137932
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      Posted by clover on December 31, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I am at home now for the rest of the night! No grapes so Asti it is! Big Grin Happy New Year everyone! Be safe!
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      lootango
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      Posted by lootango on December 31, 2011
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      We have spent our NYE every year with the same couple. Not sure if it's good luck, but we've never had back luck and always have fun and avoid drama. After all our friends (us included) started having kids, it's much more tame than it once was but we still party it up til the break the dawn... at someone's house, and after one spouse has lost a rock-paper-scissors war and is dubbed DD.

      Happy New Years to Everyone! Have a wonderful and safe one!

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