View Full Version : wot did every1 do to bring in new year?

01-01-2003, 04:20 AM
:D wot did u's all do?

i went to a club called jumping jacks... got very drunk! very action packed nite! i luv goin out on da town!:D :D :D

im paying for t now though... ohhh my head! lol

what dd every1 else do? ne1 as drunk as me?;) :rolleyes:

01-01-2003, 06:22 AM
I did quite the opposite. I was at my chruch praying in the new year.

01-01-2003, 07:52 AM
cool... u christian?

i dont get christianity in britain.. i am a christian... but i dont go to church or anything... alot of my friends were baptised and its the same with them! its abit :confused: if u ask me lol

01-01-2003, 08:15 AM
i did the opposite to all of that, i stayed home with the parents, had a bit of Malibu and Coke (cola, i'm not a druggie!) and watched the big ben clock on the telly.

01-01-2003, 09:07 AM
I was the same as Neil.
And, Faith, many people who have been baptised don't go to church, mainly due to the popularity of media taking off over the past 100 years (first radio, then television, then games, then the Internet). This, coupled with huge scientific breakthroughs in the past 200 years or so, have left many people lacking in belief.

01-01-2003, 09:24 AM
I still believe, but i'm a hindu, i go to a temple to bring in the new year every year.

01-01-2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
I still believe, but i'm a hindu, i go to a temple to bring in the new year every year.

fort u were @ home wid ur parents?;)

"i did the opposite to all of that, i stayed home with the parents, had a bit of Malibu and Coke (cola, i'm not a druggie!) and watched the big ben clock on the telly."

yeah what was the hullabaloo about big ben nehow. dont get it! lol

01-01-2003, 11:51 AM
Well, the Big Ben tower is pretty much our national landmark, and it's a clock, so it's always used as the "correct" time for New Year's. Geez, surely you know that...

01-01-2003, 12:10 PM
I got ill on Sunday and was still ill last night so I didn't go out. Did get invited toa few parties, someone's house and into town. Not really bothered though, I don't need an excuse to get drunk

01-02-2003, 02:58 AM
I went with some friends to a friends house, his parents werent home...we made some B.B.Q, put on some music, smoked pipe (it's harmless) and raided the liquer cabinet...then at 12 we watched the fireworks, and then went out to town.]

quite boring, but whatever... it's not like I'm that much into the whole New Years tihs<-.

01-02-2003, 01:08 PM
Got drunk to the depressed stage (you know how when your drunk you go from being happy to depressed the more you drink?)

Went down to the beach with my boyfriend, my best friend, 3rd best friend and her new boyfriend (who now happens to be my boyfriends best friend- hope that doesn't confuse ya)

Anyways in short, Cassie and Dave need to get a god damn room, suuuuuuuuuuure lets basically grope and have sex with each other after what? 2dates? what? after 3days she's dumped her ex boyfriend (she dumped her ex boyfriend for Dave) and suuuuuuuuure lets fricking behave like you're not gonna take things slow like you've been insisting all along. Lets make out in the back of the car while someone is sitting right there beside you (am I glad I was in the front seat- I probably would have punched someone it was like a soft core porn movie on the beach *gags*)

Got into a bad mood listening to everyone talk about their sex lives and my bf talking about his ex girlfriends- not something I really wanted to hear... also got into a fight with him (which was probably the alcohol talking and the fact I can be a drama queen when I want someone to pay attention to me) coz I felt like he was ignoring me all night- wouldn't hold my hand, wouldnt kiss me wouldn't hug me...it made me depressed, so here I am bawling my eyes out declaring my love for him and all he can do is look at me like a stunned mullet :mad:

There were no fireworks at the beach- usually there is so I was annoyed about that :(

On the plus side I drank alcohol- literally skulled 3/4 of cadburys creme liqueor in the car- I think thats why I got drunk so quickly. Ummmmmmm also sang along to the radio... listened to the top100 countdown on the radio, different songs seemed to be faves in the car, that made us sing at the top of our voices.
Tribute- Tenacious D
Whenever Wherever- Shakira
Cherry Lips- Garbage
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Dirrrty- Christina Aguleria

That was all I could remember- then there were other songs which we changed the words to while singing... I don't think you wanna know what some of the lyrics were that we came up with *innocent look*

Oh and one of my doggies piddled on my bf *giggles* we came home and coz he isn't used to Dave (the dogs have seen Dave like twice) they kept barking at Dave, so my bf picked up Dawson (who is the smaller doggy who he likes more) and poor widdle Dawson got scared, freaked out and pee'd all over my bf :D

01-02-2003, 11:50 PM

01-03-2003, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by Faith
fort u were @ home wid ur parents?;)

"i did the opposite to all of that, i stayed home with the parents, had a bit of Malibu and Coke (cola, i'm not a druggie!) and watched the big ben clock on the telly."

yeah, well i didn't mention which new year. hindus have a completely different new year which happens at round about november time (although there is not set date in the english calander, this year it was at teh end of october):D

01-03-2003, 06:12 PM
Here's how it went for me. My brother and i went out to eat at an Indian restaurant where I had some mediumly spicy lamb in a creamy meat sauce with some good nan bread , ooohhh, makes me hungry just thinking about it :drool1: . Anyway, nature helped me ring in the new year by giving me a case of diarrhea on New Year's Eve. Must've been the spicy Indian food. I do work volunteer work at a hospital doing file work retrieving radiology files and sending them up to the x-ray department, so i arranged to have the day off and make it up later in the week so me and a friend could go up Northhampton, small college town. What we were planning to do was attend an arts and crafts all day long celebration there. They'd have mostly music performers, theater entertainment performers. This link here gives you an idea of what goes on there. http://dbease.gazettenet.com/dbEase/cgi-bin/go_get.pl I called my friend that day to see if he was willing to go, but a stomach virus knocked him out for the day due to a Chinese buffet he ate last night. He basically ate some squid, octopus, and some shrimp. That left me to stay home because my dad had things to do around the house, as did my brother, and my mom was just recovering being sick.Seeing how everyone was doing their own thing (and i can't drive), that just left me to putz around the house doing nothing, with the occasional mad dash to the bathroom. When it was time to count it down, my family and i did nothing special. We all just went on with business as usual, and i was up in my room, surfing the web, chatting, and catching the occasional look at the tv. Well i watched the ball drop and happy 2003. woo-hoo. Well the next day i called my friend to see if he was feeling any better, and he made an excellent recovery, seeing how it was a small 24 hour thing he must've suffered from. The weather was good, so we decided to take advantage of it while we can (we just had a small amount of snow dropped on us and we were just receiving a break, with some more on the way) and we headed up to Northhampton. We first hit an Acme Surplus store, checking out the various merchandise they had, like small toys, bumper stickers on racks, discount gloves and socks, things like that. After that we moved on to a used record and cd's store. We looked around there for a bit, and I managed to pick up in the dollar bin of used records a greatest hits record of Jerry Lee Lewis and The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord. If you enjoy great music, i highly recommend searching the dollar bins at used record and cd's stores. If you have a record player and appreciate how rare vinyl is, then you can find some real gems in there for cheap. All you need is some record cleaner and if you treat it with respect (place the needle gently so as not to scratch it, handle it by the edges so as not to get your skin oil on it, keep it clean) then you'll get some real good longevity out of it. I'm not old enough to have lived through the era of record players (I was born in 1979 and records were just on their way out in the mid-to late 80's and cd's were just coming up and i was too busy being a kid to notice) but that's what 've heard from my dad and other people who've owned records. After that we moved on and briefly split up. He went to Faces, an amusement store which has a lot of amusing stuff there. You can spend a lot of time there having fun with all the cool toys they have there. It's just somewhere you have to check out for yourself if you're ever in the Amherst/Northhampton college area of western massachusetts. While he was there I spent some time at The Raven Used Books, a used book store that mainly specializes in used college text books and literature. I poked around there and managed to get Two Years Behind the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., which is an account of his service as a seaman aboard a ship sailing from Boston to California around Cape Horn during the age of sail. It'll be a great book, reading about seaman life and what they endured. I also got The Lais of Marie de France. They're basically a collection of medieval poetry, and a lais is a poetic form. And finally I got The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. After i made my purchase i made my way to Faces, hung out with my friend there, and after that we walked around and dropped in at a small healthfood cafe called Haymarket, where we grabbed a small bite. He got some kind of coconut drink, I got a drink made of carrot, beet, spinach, and some kind of seaweed. Yeah, I know, strange eh? And yes, it did taste strange. It was an interesting taste, seeing how the carrot and beet flavor dominated. After that we walked around some more and made our way back home. As you can see, I myself had quite an interesting time during New Years, and I'm sure glad I had fun while I could.

01-04-2003, 05:35 AM
hang on a second, you eman to tell me that there's a place in america called Northhampton? That is so weird, i live in a town in england called Northampton. sorry, ahd to point that out because at first i thought you were talking about my town and spelling it wrong, but then i realised you were in america and i just thought "Weird!":D anyway, i live on.;)

01-04-2003, 05:51 AM
Philocleon... how'd u get in2 fings like dat? i been tryin 4 a while... like 2 get in2 schgools to help tutor kids!don't hav a chance till i go 2 uni next year tho :(

01-04-2003, 03:38 PM
Actually i'm able to get that in because i'm not signed up for college courses. I forgot to sign up for one semester, so the clock is ticking for me to sign up for the next one, other wise it'll be nothing but me going in to the hospital 3 days a week and farting around the house on the days i have off. (i work mondays, tuesdays and wednesdays. My job is extremely flexible. If my boss isn't coming on on any of those days, i get the same day off as he does and i make it up later in the week)

01-04-2003, 05:39 PM
Say Neil, what's your Northhampton like? I think you'd enjoy it here. It's a nice little college town with nice places to eat, fun stores to check out, and with people coming in from nearby Smith College, Mt. Holyoke down in South Hadley, and people from Amherst College and UMASS over in Amherst, you should get some really diverse people coming in. Also, as i said before, if you're a music or literature buff, there are book stores and record stores to check out, and there are also some good ice cream places to grab a quick bite. Herrel's over by the parking garage is good, and Barts, just down the sidewalk from Faces, across from the Academy of Music is good. If you want to have a crazy health drink like i had Haymarket has more of the same but with probably some ingredrients tamer than seaweed but still rather exotic. There's also a nice little cafe just across from Raven called Fire and Water. It's a quiet little vegetarian cafe where you can simply drop in, grab small bite, a little drink, and give yourself a chance to rest your legs. One nice thing about it is small local bands and performers play there on some nights, and you can catch them for free. If you were to come and check out the town, you'd have yourself a blast. With all the fun little stores and nice restaurants to check out, you'll surely have fun. Every time I go up there I manage to have fun because there's always something neat to look at in the stores and chances are you might find something you like there. Oftentimes whenever I go up i manage to come home with a haul of books from Raven, and maybe a cd or record. If I can find something as interesting (at least to me) as a Jerry Lee Lewis in a dollar bin, then you can surely find something there. Like this little devil duck which can be found at FacesFrom the depths of Hell to your bath tub, who knew that evil could look so cute? (http://www.mcphee.com/amusements/current/10676dd.html)

01-05-2003, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by The Feral Chicken
Well, the Big Ben tower is pretty much our national landmark, and it's a clock, so it's always used as the "correct" time for New Year's. Geez, surely you know that...

Big Ben is like the Statue of Liberty for the UK, a big symbol of the British. Am I right?

01-05-2003, 01:52 PM
not really, it's just a big bell (not the clock itself, as many people come to mis comprehend, it's the bell that chimes on the hour and half hour that is actually got the name Big ben. but these days people have come to know the clock tower as big ben and so it's hard to define which is really big ben)

01-05-2003, 01:54 PM
Not really. It's just a bloody big bell. I couldn't care less whether it's there or not.

01-05-2003, 01:57 PM
Big ben sucked i wasnt impressed wid it! i had bnever been 2 london n went wid the AS LAw group n london wasnt much apart from TOPSHOP :D :D :D :D :D

01-05-2003, 02:01 PM
Feral and Neil need to sit down and have a little chat sometime. Get a few things straight. :eyeraise:

01-05-2003, 02:51 PM
like? i mean, we both agreed that big ben wasn't (or isn't) much. no french arse lickers gave it to us, there's not big arse woman holding a torch and some books (possible fire hassard there?) it's just a clock with is a few seconds earlier than grenich mean time, so it isn't even a very good clock (although my watch is worse, it gets faster by the hour :D )

so i really don't see why we need to sit down and chat (even though we chat allt he time anyway)

01-05-2003, 06:22 PM
I did nothing whatsoever. w00t!

01-05-2003, 09:10 PM
Melbourne doesn't have any landmarks- does the Rialto count? It's the tallest building in the southern hemisphere

THE MCG IS A LANDMARK IN ITS OWN RIGHT! and how the ACB would wanna take cricket away from the *HOME* of cricket is beyond me- just because we happen to like throwing things up during the mexican wave? And people like to streak naked across the pitch? It's fuuuuuuuuuun. Fuuuuuuuuuuuun I tell you!

OK ummmm other landmarks. Does the casino count? Oh and the Yarra :D Flinders Street Station? Oh and the trams? Oh and ummmmmmm the Art Center?

01-06-2003, 01:30 PM
When i think of Australian landmarks... what comes to mind is the opera house (oyster shaped) and the revolbving diner! and maybe ramsay street...

01-06-2003, 05:45 PM
I live near Ramsey Street because I'm special :)

Name The Australian Landmark :)






01-06-2003, 06:10 PM
1)mount rushmore
2)Sydney bridge
3)Oyster opera house
5)Tajj mahal

ok ok i dont have a clue! lol... wenlighten me natty?:confused: :rolleyes: :cool:

01-06-2003, 06:27 PM
I'll see if anyone else can get the others... you got the Sydney Harboru Bridge...oyster opera house??????

The others are wrong, mount Rushmore and the Taj Mahall is not in Australia :p

01-07-2003, 12:59 PM
The ones Faith got horribly wrong:
Ayer's Rock/Uluru
Sydney Opera House
Dunno what the next one is, but the final one is Flinders Street(?)

Mount Rushmore? roflmao!

01-07-2003, 08:52 PM
Ayers Rock
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Sydney Opera House
Bank of Australia???
Kangaroo Santuary And Shrimp Barbecue House

01-07-2003, 10:24 PM
First pic- Ayres Rock. A dingo supposedly stole a baby there, we all know that the stupid slag of a mother hacked her baby up into tiny pieces with a pair of scissors and blamed the dingo. Located in the middle of Australia. Haven't been there, want to but I don't like hot weather. Can get up to temperatures like 45oC during Summer and freezing temperatures in winter. No thankyou I'll pass

Second pic- Sydney Harbour Bridge. Built in the 1930's by some guy I don't know his name. Of course many people died blah blah blah. Has been subjected to terrorist threats. A National icon and looks quite pretty covered in fireworks

Third Pic- Sydney Operah House. Quite important and apperantly one of the largest opera houses in the world. Opened in 1970something by Queen ElizabethII. Has been subjected to terrorist threats

Fourth Pic- Rialto Towers Melbourne. The largest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Has an oberservation deck up the top. On a clear day you can see to the Dandenong Mountians, all the way down Port Phillip Bay oh and you can also see Geelong on the other sidem (don't have a map with me) been up there too scared to go again, I don't like the idea of a plane flying into it :( Also been subject to terrorist threats

Fith pic- Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. Apperantly the busiest railway station in the Southern Hemisphere (I find it difficult to believe but oh well) was built in 18something or other and is the centerpiece to Melbourne's city loop train service :) Found out recently that the funky dome thingie is on the verge of collapse so that needs to be fixed. Down the road we have Southbank/the Victorian Art Center. Across the road is the totally depressing Federation Square (your lucky I can't find a pic its horrible) oh and on the opposite corner we have St Pauls Cathederal which was recently renovated. Has probably been subject to terrorist threats

01-08-2003, 07:09 AM
Weird, I also thought Phil was talking about Northampton in England. We are also a college town, but I wouldn't call it small. It's more like a large town/ small city. No one seems to have ever heard of Northampton, but suddenly 2 of us Northamptonians are members of the forum, now we have an American twin!!! There is absolutely nothing in Northampton. We have to go to Milton Keynes to find decent clothes shops. We have a miss selfridge, warehouse and river island, but no GAP, how can a town have no GAP!!! and no french Connection either. Neil, where do you buy your clothes? The situation is much worse for blokes. We are lucky though and have 2 big cinemas, so you never have to worry about not getting tickets, and both are only about 20 mins drive from my house. We have a university College and the countries largest outdoor market, that sells fruit and veg, and cheap nasty clothes, that fall to bits and are rip offs of brand name clothes. Are football team is pants, but i think the rugby team is ok, although I don't really know much about sport. But despite all that it's not a bad place to live. The people are mostly nice, and certainly in my part of town you don't get much crime or vandalism. The kids play cricket on the green, and it's all very english!! The eastern district is rough though, and you don't go there alone, and you lock your car doors while your still in it!!! hehe, but I guess all towns have areas like that. I've lived here all my life, and its the sort of place, whever you go, you always see people you know. I think in big cities, it can become isoated and impersonal.

01-09-2003, 11:54 AM
haha... i didnt really fink it was tajj mahal ;) :confused: ;) :cool:

01-09-2003, 06:16 PM
little known fact about northampton that you probably won't care about. the fruit and veg market helen told you about is set upon cobble stones. northampton is the opnly place in england to actually have any cobblestones anymore. not that interesting, but this is a very unfamous town, so i'm holding onto it (Des O'Conner doesn't count). the Cinema in sol central is a five minute walk from my house, so i have no problem seeing movies (i may see the two towers again on saturday, just because i can). and you asked where i buy my clothes. well, most of the time i go to the milton keyns shopping center because it's bigger than the grosevnor adn the peacok put together, but i spen most of my time in town anyway, so i do what i can with what we've got (a lot of mens clothes places have cropped up recently so i'm not worried)

oh, and of course there's matalan.
okay, not a good example, but i have to mention them, i work there (sun, all day, if you ever want to see me, i'll be the doofus behind the till making all the mistakes :D .)

01-11-2003, 08:01 PM
There are cobbled streets in the town centre of middlesbrough, and the council arent allowed to dig it up as it is a kind of landmark thing, there was a big protest about it!

There are also some weird bricked roads, where the bricks are marked by the companys who made them... they arent allowed to be took up either.

So there are more towns than northampton to have cobblestones!

Also stockton (situated next to middlesbrough) not only being the first railway link was where the match was invented!

Not a very interesting fact... but still...