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F0_Dark_P
12-31-2004, 03:04 AM
Guys how will your new year's eve be?, my friends want to go and party with me, but i dont know if i want to, couse it feels so strange after what happen now in Asia, for example here in sweden the government have decided that there will be no fireworks displays in any of our towns or citys couse of what happend there, of course private persons like you and me will and can shoot fireworks etc, but i just dont know if i will, it feels so strange to booze your head off and shoot rockets when you know that so many people have died, so i ask you guys, do you think it is wrong to go out and party after what happen?, is that shameful in some way?

F0_Dark_P
12-31-2004, 03:04 AM
Guys how will your new year's eve be?, my friends want to go and party with me, but i dont know if i want to, couse it feels so strange after what happen now in Asia, for example here in sweden the government have decided that there will be no fireworks displays in any of our towns or citys couse of what happend there, of course private persons like you and me will and can shoot fireworks etc, but i just dont know if i will, it feels so strange to booze your head off and shoot rockets when you know that so many people have died, so i ask you guys, do you think it is wrong to go out and party after what happen?, is that shameful in some way?

SeaFireLIV
12-31-2004, 03:12 AM
EXACTLY. There`s always someone, somewhere NOT having as great a Christmas/New Year as we ourselves in our comfortable homes may be.

Have a thought for them.


er...Happy New Year All.

Fehler
12-31-2004, 03:24 AM
For me and my wife, this will be the first opportunity for us to be alone in quite some time. I plan on flying a bit, then relaxing with my wife in front of the TV with some movies we rented and a nice bottle of champagne.

As far as your question; I dont feel that it is shameful in any way to enjoy yourself, even in light of the tragic happenings in S.E. Asia.

In some ways for me this was a terrible year. I have lost both friends and family members. In other ways this was a very good year. I will drink a toast to the departed, because in my memories they will live on. And I will toast the fortunate events of this year as well. And I will toast the bright and shining hopes that a new year could bring.

The best way to commemmorate life it to keep on living it. After all, you can do the departed no service by ending your own.

LLv26_Morko
12-31-2004, 03:27 AM
for me new years eve will go quite easily..
one of our dogs (Briard) gave birth to 11 puppies last night and there will be more still..
so few beers couple of rockets and looking after little ones!
Happy New year everebody!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

-HH-Quazi
12-31-2004, 03:29 AM
No doubt about it. People are different. For example, where I come from and the way I was raised, what happened in Asia would never enter in or dictate reasons for celebrating/or not celebrating New Years. Yes there was a heavy loss of life, and my heart felt prayers have been going out to them daily. But why allow a tradgedy on the other side of the world affect my personal life and how I celebrate it?

Now, I am not knocking you for how you feel m8. You must be one helluva a decent human being to be thinking and asking such a question. And it is a good thing that this world has individuals like you in it.

I know this may sound a bit old and cold. But the manner in which they died may be tragic, but now their spirits are free to go back to the God of their religous belief. Their walk on this earth is finished. Destiny fullfilled. Job is done. Personally, this is something I look forward to. But this is only because of my deep, personal, faith in Christ. Everyone has a belief of some type, and I am not knocking none of them. This is just my personal view. I am accepting of others' views.

Celebrate the New Year the way your heart tells you to m8. For me, I will have an evening meal with my family and friends. Watch the ball drop in NYC and toast the new year with my wife and children. That's about the extent of my partying. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

NorrisMcWhirter
12-31-2004, 04:26 AM
Hi,

I'll be having a rather inebriated time down at the local.

I've spared many a thought for the SE Asia tragedy but life must go on. Fehler hit the nail on the head; it's important to celebrate life and the memory of those who have gone.

Regards,
Norris

x6BL_Brando
12-31-2004, 05:32 AM
I think our celebration will be a muted one - not so much in respect of the still-rising toll of the dead, but of the grief of the living. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
New Year is just a date, a concoction based on a calendar that has very little meaning compared to a disaster of this magnitude - millions of people homeless, families shattered, so many children swept out to sea - and I don't really see how an annual, ritual p!ss-up can take precedence over such an awful event.

We shall toast the passing of this old year in a solemn mood, and I will get drunk if only because I sent the 150 I'd saved towards a new vidcard to the Disaster Fund. But at least I still have a PC and a house to keep it in!

carguy_
12-31-2004, 05:50 AM
Very generous of you Brando,worthy the sacrifice!

For me new years eve is just a date.I don`t party over such cases.My experiences are somewhat different.I don`t reflect upon the passing year because I basicly do it everyday.I don`t like when all ppl get nervous because of the whole climate of this day aswel as Christmas.

If anything I`d like to achieve in the special period is a peace of mind.Sit back,take a break,forget about all the problems I face.

What I will do for sure is to view how the new year is celebrated in famous world cities.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
12-31-2004, 06:04 AM
New year for me and my family has always been of slightly more significance than any other holiday in my family and as this will be the first new year my partner and I have celebrated as husband and wife I cant realy avoid breaking out the kilt and having a few shots of the 8 year old poitch dubh and a possible grope of the mother in-law http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

That said recent events can't help but make me all the more greatful that I have my family safe and sound around me. My thoughts go out, as they do every year, to all those who have been affected by terrible events both natural and man made around the world.

And for the new year I wish you all good health and fortune

steve_v
12-31-2004, 07:23 AM
Going to the Peach Bowl tonight to watch Florida and Miami. Maybe stop in Underground Atlanta for a few toasts after.

clint-ruin
12-31-2004, 07:39 AM
Cancelled a big cones & projector screen session and gave to australian red cross instead.

tsisqua
12-31-2004, 09:17 AM
My wife and I have a special anniversary at New Years . . . we haven't been able to celebrate New Years for the last 5 years, because as a musician, I usually work on New Years Eve. This year is different, though. We are going to put the kids to bed, and have our date!!!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Tsisqua

Eagle_361st
12-31-2004, 09:33 AM
I will be working checkpoint enforcement all night trying to keep the roads a little safer. Please everyone be safe, and do not drink and drive.

JG52Uther
12-31-2004, 09:35 AM
My mother-in-law is having a hip replacement operation as i type this so i think tonight will be quiet for us,maybe just a few drinks with friends. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jensenpark
12-31-2004, 09:54 AM
hanging out with my wife and my great, crazy boys who are 4 and 5...
Getting ready to celebrate the oldest one's birthday - which is at midnight on the 1st...
That for us is the bigger event...

Inadaze
12-31-2004, 10:11 AM
A quiet one for me, I'm gonna kick back and relax in front of the TV with a drink. I've got the Battle of Britain and The Italian Job (original Caine version) on DVD waiting to be watched.

huggy87
12-31-2004, 10:53 AM
I hate to sound callous, but this tsunami is really small potatoes in the grand scheme of human misery. As high as this death toll is, there have been much worse disasters (usually man made), even recently. I mean, every year you could find some reason not to celebrate.

Go have a good time.

Fireworks are very expensive for a small town, sounds like a cop out to me.

Here is a cheery little website to put the tsunami in perspective:

http://www.geocities.com/dtmcbride/hist/disasters-war.html

Sir.Robin-1337
12-31-2004, 10:56 AM
I will be scoring multiple hundreds of points on Warclouds, no doubt.

Fehler
12-31-2004, 12:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Eagle_361st:
I will be working checkpoint enforcement all night trying to keep the roads a little safer. Please everyone be safe, and do not drink and drive. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Be careful out there. This is the first year in many that I didnt have to patrol the roads on New Year's.

I have always found it interesting that, although I have encountered quite a few drunks on the road after, say 1:00 AM, most have had designated (Sober) drivers. I think a great deal of people take the responsibility to have a sober driver on New Year's a little more seriously. Perhaps they know we are out in force; perhaps they are truly being responsible.

Most people that dont regularly drink or go out to a club feel somewhat compelled to do so on New Year's. If you are one of those many, be responsible. After all, it is important to be able to actually live through a new year.

adlabs6
12-31-2004, 12:58 PM
Well my new years eve will be the same as all the past. Quiet at home, doing some gaming on the PC, or kicked back listening to some music with my headphones. I may eat a candy bar (Mounds bar probably) and drink some DrPepper to celebrate before I watch the ball drop on TV.

Tame soul ain't I?

jensenpark
12-31-2004, 01:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sir.Robin-1337:
I will be scoring multiple hundreds of points on Warclouds, no doubt. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



LOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

F0_Dark_P
12-31-2004, 07:35 PM
i meet a girl tonight and we hold hands and lie in the same bed checking a movie, i think i am in love http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif , i just hope she feels the same, she is so sweet and when she went away she said that she hope to meet me again, i know i am drunk but man i am so in love with her:P

whitetornado_1
12-31-2004, 07:51 PM
Its just a dream you can wake up now dark http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Bearcat99
12-31-2004, 09:28 PM
Ill be at home with my family..... Happy New Year to you all.... ~S~

Obi_Kwiet
12-31-2004, 09:39 PM
I'll post this, finish burning a CD for my Dad, play around in Rome: Total War for a couple of minits, and then read Hitch-hicker's Guide to the Galaxy till 12 and then go to sleep. Sigh... Life goes on... :/

civildog
01-01-2005, 12:18 AM
Working on a model Ho-229 while my wife surfs the net for ways to spend our money on furniture.

woofiedog
01-01-2005, 01:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif At work... but have a couple of Cold One's waiting! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif