Most memorable New Years Eve

  1. It's not New Years but I do have to share a bus trip I took with my son 2 years ago, he was 17. We weren't sure what we wanted to do, but I talked him into taking a bus to NY City to see the ball drop. It was very impulsive but the price was ok, and though he was sleep deprived, he thought he would be able to sleep the 7 hr trip from Maine, no problem.

    Well, he wasn't able to sleep because of this monotone EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the whole time (he could not shut it out of his MIND!) and I could not shut his MOUTH off as he whined and complained the whole trip, so I didn't get any rest either!

    We arrived in NYC about 10:30 pm I think it was, came out of the bus station and COULD NOT MOVE for the press of people - literally inched our way up the street - no holiday cheer like you see on TV! We could hardly get close to Times Square and of course it was barricaded so only people with hotel rooms in that area could go anywhere NEAR the ball! We tried to rent a hotel room near Times Square [got laughed at - no one gets a room unless they have reserved almost a year in advance], or even in the City, period... no WAY of course, and I'm sure many of you would have known not to do what we did...

    Thomas was ticked at me, ticked at everything ... I was ticked at myself and at him ... we went back to the bus station and boarded to go back to Maine at 12:30 AM! that nite! The best part of the nite was that this guy checked me out and whistled (in other words, that wasn't so great either...).

    On the bus Thomas thankfully laid himself out on the back seat; he had about half the width of the bus to himself. I was relieved that I wouldn't have to hear him anymore...

    ... and then some guy who was totally wasted came and ... yep, sat right next to Thomas, REEKING of alcohol and old sweat, passed out on Thomas's shoulder, then fell on the floor of the bus, snoring and jerking ... we were both terrified the guy would puke all over us... MANNN ... can't wait to go back ...

    Sooo... what's yours?
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Dec 25, '06
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  3. by   bethin
    Mine was 2000. I partied my a$$ off like a brain damaged test monkey. Went to bed well into 2000 at 8am. Woke up at 8p sicker than a dog. Figured it was all the booze I drank. Throwing up and diarrhea I kid you not every ten mins. I passed out on the br floor. My mom came in and told me I had to go to the ER. Went, got IV fluids and phenergan and sent me home. Even sicker. Go back to ER where I'm now flacid and confused, and I'm finally admitted. I stay for two weeks and diagnosed with erosive gastritis, duedonitis(sp) and irritable bowel syndrome.

    Well, that irritable bowel syndrome has turned into Crohn's and ulcerative colitis along with a lap chole. I will always look at that new year's as the last truly healthy one I will ever have. Now everywhere I go I immediately scope out the br and take a bucket load of pills with me just in case. I have a pic from that year with a champagne glass in my hands with my friends. I look like I don't have a care in the world.
  4. by   live4today
    Hmmm...both your experiences were NOT to die for gals.

    I can't remember any bad New Year experiences, but I have a few memorable ones. When I lived in Germany, my husband (at the time) and I always spent New Years alone enjoying one another's company...and I'll leave it at that. Germany had great fireworks that night that went well with our own fireworks that night. And...the other New Years Eve memorable events were hot ones, too. :spin:
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from bethin
    Now everywhere I go I immediately scope out the br and take a bucket load of pills with me just in case. I have a pic from that year with a champagne glass in my hands with my friends. I look like I don't have a care in the world.

    Yes, that would be memorable
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    Hmmm...both your experiences were NOT to die for gals.

    I can't remember any bad New Year experiences, but I have a few memorable ones. When I lived in Germany, my husband (at the time) and I always spent New Years alone enjoying one another's company...and I'll leave it at that. Germany had great fireworks that night that went well with our own fireworks that night. And...the other New Years Eve memorable events were hot ones, too. :spin:

    Brat.

    You're the wurst.
  7. by   live4today
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Brat.

    You're the wurst.
    :icon_hug:
  8. by   mercyteapot
    One year I wiped out on the steps leading to the sidewalk from my parents' house. They were covered in ice, which I slipped on. I escaped serious injury but it scuttled my babysitting plans. Those people never called me again.

    Another year I got drunk for the first time on New Year's Eve. As in plastered. I was sick as a dog the next day and got zero sympathy.
  9. by   bethin
    Mercy, you sure you weren't drunk when you wiped out on the steps?
  10. by   muffie
    most ny eve big daddy and i are in bed at 2230
    ole fuddy duddies we are
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from muffie
    most ny eve big daddy and i are in bed at 2230
    ole fuddy duddies we are
    "Big Daddy", lol
  12. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from zoeboboey
    It's not New Years but I do have to share a bus trip I took with my son 2 years ago, he was 17. We weren't sure what we wanted to do, but I talked him into taking a bus to NY City to see the ball drop. It was very impulsive but the price was ok, and though he was sleep deprived, he thought he would be able to sleep the 7 hr trip from Maine, no problem.
    Sorry to hear it! I live about and hour and a half train ride from NYC these days....and I have not gone down for the ball dropping.......Too crowded for me.

    As for the most memorable NY Eve. Well, it was a beaut! It was the last NY Eve I spent with Ex husband #2. LOL. We went out with my friends and he complained and strongly itched the whole time. It was the last straw for us, so to speak.....I will never forget it.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    Sorry to hear it! I live about and hour and a half train ride from NYC these days....and I have not gone down for the ball dropping.......Too crowded for me.

    As for the most memorable NY Eve. Well, it was a beaut! It was the last NY Eve I spent with Ex husband #2. LOL. We went out with my friends and he complained and strongly itched the whole time. It was the last straw for us, so to speak.....I will never forget it.
    Well, I will return to you, "sorry to hear it!" Apparently, with your ex in tow, it was "too crowded" for you, too!
  14. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from zoeboboey
    "Big Daddy", lol



    on that note, i don't celebrate new year's eve.
    don't know why but i don't like parties or alot of people around, and i don't drink.
    nor do i feel sentimental about the coming of the new year and i don't make resolutions.
    i don't even like "big daddy".
    i'm such a party-pooper.

    leslie

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