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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
What, you ask, does a cranky old man do on New Years Eve?  You didn’t ask?  Well I’ve got nothing else to post about, so I will tell you anyway.

This cranky old man does exactly what he did on most New Year’s Eves as a cranky young man.  Zippity Doo Da!
Mrs. Cranky and I will have Chinese take-out and watch football and assorted junk on TV.  We will watch the ball drop, say Whoop-Te-Do, kiss, and then change the channel from “Rocking New Years Eve” to the “Ladies Killing Husbands” station on our channel 171.
I don’t hate NYE, I hate the idea that NYE is supposed to be a big party and the most fun night of the year. 
You cannot force fun.
Back in the days when I generally drank myself into a controlled stupor every night, I considered NYE as amateur night.  Parties would be filled with idiots who felt they had to get plastered this one night of the year.
I hate once a-year-drunks.  People who haven’t been bombed often enough to know that they are not entertaining, funny or cute.  They repeat themselves, sweat, mumble, giggle and are very annoying.  They sing, dance and grab you to have you dance with them.  They are just obnoxious. 
NYE parties are so loud you cannot hear yourself think, and everyone expects to have the best time of their life.  I never once enjoyed a big NYE party.  If I am expected to have a good time, I seldom do.
I guess I have never liked any big noisy crowds.  If I had to celebrate, I would probably enjoy a quiet bar with quiet drunks who know how to control their inebriation.  Watch TV, have a drink, explain how corporations are controlling the world, have a drink, explain how big Pharm could eradicate all diseases except there is no money in that, have a drink, bitch about the Giants offensive line, have a drink, count down from 10 to “Happy New Year”, call a cab and go home.
Well Mrs. C has maybe three Kahlua and milk drinks a year, so it will be stay at home again for me, and that is just fine.  It is just another night, no special reason to have fun and make noise.
Life is good at the Cranky home every night.

20 comments:

  1. Kahlua AND milk drinks? Tell her to not get too crazy this year and Happy 2018!

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  2. Are you and I long lost twins or what? Don't ever stop writing. You are my main entertainment, as you think much like I do. Soooo in agreement. Happy New Year to you and Mrs. C.

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  3. I agree, fun can't be forced. If you're not a party going type, you shouldn't be expected to go. I don't like big noisy crowds either and generally stay home on NYE.

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  4. That last line is the clincher. If life is mostly good at home with the one you love, no need to go running around like a nutjob trying to have "fun" on one night of the year.

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  5. Like you, we aren't much for big New Year's Eve celebrations. We plan on seeing the movie "Darkest Hour at eight o:clock and then home to watch the ball drop on TV.

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  6. To me, if you have something to celebrate through your life.. holidays, milestones, events.. etc, then all the better. How you celebrate makes all the difference though. I wish you and Mrs. C a Happy New Year.

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  7. Never was a fan of the big crowded parties either, your New year's eve with Mrs. C sounds like the perfect party to me...Happy New Year to the both of you.

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  8. It'll be another quiet New Year's Eve for me, too. When I was younger, I thought doing nothing on NYE meant I was a loser. Later, I thought it made me a recluse. Now, I think that everybody else going out makes them insane.

    Too many people. Too much noise. And since I live in the party central part of town, I can't even get into my driveway on nights like that.

    Hope your 2018 is great anyway.

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  9. We never make it to midnight......we don't drink at all.....not much fun over here. However, I do like the first day of the New Year...new account sheets, new calendar, house freshly cleaned and excess junk thrown out...a fresh start...I love it.

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  10. I don't drink very often, but when I do, I always think I look sexy, am funny, and can dance like it's Saturday Night Fever.

    This is why I stay home on NYE. :-)

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  11. For years, Jenn and I have gotten together with three other couples for bridge (ie, cards) to ring in the New Year. We pop the bubbly at midnight, then all go home and go to bed. . . To be utterly candid, even staying up 'til midnight seems less and less appealing. . .

    This year, the daughter of close friends is getting married on NYE (!?!), so we'll be skipping the bridge. But maybe between Jenn and me and a bottle (or two?) of asti, we'll manage a proper celebration. . .

    And I do enjoy the Kahlua-and-milk. . .

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  12. Bingo! Exactly how I feel about the artificial gaiety which comes at midnight every 1st of January. I think I'm the Scrooge of New Year's.

    (Love the opening photo, did you add the text?)

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  13. Totally agree. I quit drinking in 1976 and 1977 was my last NYE party. You are so right, no one should go through one even mildly sober. It really activated my judgmental gene. You and the Mrs have it planned just right. Happy New Year Crankies.

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  14. I love your blog and all it's wisdom! Enjoy the peace and quiet of home and I wish you and Mrs. C a very healthy and happy 2018! I'm on call tomorrow night so I'm wishing everyone a healthy new year so I don't have to work! Ha!

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  15. I wish you both much happiness in the year of 2018, if that doesn't happen, don't blame me, for I have no control of your destiny!

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  16. Sounds like a pretty typical way to celebrate except I don't usually actually stay awake long enough to see the ball drop. My grandmother used to float heavy cream on about a tablespoon of creme de cacao liqueur on NYE, and that was her one drink of the year.

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  17. Exactly. When I was a drinker and drugger (I made a few all-pro teams) I hated the amateurs. Since those days, I have NEVER gone out on NYE except to pick up some Thai food for our annual stay-at-home-and-hope-the-neighbors-don't-make-too-much-noise night. I sometimes watch a Three Stooges marathon while MY WIFE snoozes. And we LOVE it.

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  18. We have no NYE tradition after 4 years of marriage but the trend is similar to yours. However New Years Day we always watch Gone with the Wind.

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  19. Chinese takeout seems very appropriate for New Year's Eve. And come to think of it, I haven't had Kahlua and milk in a long time. I should make it.

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