Skip to comments.Happy New Year 2009 !!
Posted on 12/31/2008 5:47:14 PM PST by lainie
Sydney Harbor, Australia
Seoul, South Korea
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
It's cooooooold in Times Square
I know, I know; I couldn't find a free-for-all style New Year's Eve thread so I've made one.
If you're boring & home like me; post your experience, menu for tomorrow, plans, resolutions, what you got for Christmas, whatever!
All the best to you in the new year!!
Happy New Year!
God Bless Us Everyone
Nice thread, thanks.
Schooner Wharf Bar, Key West, Florida
What are your plans for tonight & tomorrow?
Happy New Year (:
Yes, God bless us, every one. Thanks lainie and Happy New Year to all!
My wife and I are gonna party down and watch some videos. Yeah, we are FUNNNNNNN!
Happy 2009 to all my fellow Freepers.
HAPPPPPPYYY NEW YEAR!
Is this the official thread?
Can we post our predictions for 2009 here?
Seriously, wishing all a terrific new year. We do have our work cut out for us though. People will be watching here to learn.
We're goin' to YOUR house! WHOO HOOOOOOO!!!!
Happy New Year, lainie!!!
The same to you!
We’re watching movies and planning to watch NYC at 9 p.m.
The one advantage of living in Pacific Time. You kinda get four New Year celebrations. :)
Well there might be another one later in the regular news forum I guess. But post em!
I predict the price of gasoline will go up.
Then you’re gonna have black-eyed peas, collard greens and beef & potatoes. I’m bring back the SOUTH. yawl.
aw, I miss the Dick Clark of our youth. Now that he’s 150, it’s just not the same.
Well, bless your heart!!! :)
I’ll stop & buy some pecan pie...
Happy New Year Wish for all my FReeper friends
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S.
May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.
May New Year’s Eve find you seated around the table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends. May you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.
May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.
May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, may the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been watching, and may your check book and your budget balance - and include generous amounts for charity.
May you remember to say “I love you” at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your siblings; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.
And may we live in a world at peace and with the awareness of God’s love in every sunset, every flower’s unfolding petals, every baby’s smile, every lover’s kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.
Happy New Year Lainie!
2008 was a good year for me, despite all the bad news. I quit one job (after a nice end of year bonus) and start a new job next Monday with a hefty raise! I sure hope 2009 is not nearly as bad as people predict... but it seems the chickens really are coming home to roost this time. I guess its best to rip off the band aid now and suffer the pain than keep putting it off.
Mmm pecan pie. I haven’t had that in ages!
Me neither...can you even BUY it out here????
GOD BLESS THE USA!
That is so incredibly sweet. Happy New Year to you and yours, too.
Happy New Year, folks. And now off to the land of Nod (I am a real party guy!)
Yay for you! I’m glad to hear that. I really hope it all works out.
Happy New Year everyone. Let’s make the best out of 2009...even though we all know it’s going to be a tough (four) year.
Happy New Year lainie and thank you for starting such a lovely thread......
Charles Barkley, DUI in Arizona;
Matt Dillon for driving 106 MPH in Vermont; and Doug Wilson (of TV's 'Trading Spaces' and 'Moving Up') for DUI, failure to yield, suspended license and open alcohol transport, in Illinois.
Their 2009s are not off to the greatest starts...
I expect the worst from Obama, but I do have hope (for change)!
Not Sir Charles! That’s turrbil!
Happy New Year All!
I just got back from a John Starnes concert (before all the drunks got on the road).
Pecan pie is soooooo easy to make....mail me if you want the recipe.
I predict things will get better....everywhere! Too much negative stuff going on out there!
Happy New Year fellow Freepers!!! Having pizza and a movie....PARTY HARDY!! LOL Expect to feel pretty good tomorrow!!
Here’s hoping 2009 sucks less than 2008.
Over one million babies were snuffed out before they could even take their first breath during 2008 and there will be another million in 2009. Happy new year my bodingus. There is nothing “happy” about it.
THAT’S the spirit! Happy 2009!
(Got an easy way to make sweet potato pie? Every time I try that it’s way too dry...)
We just had appallingly unhealthy junk food for dinner, too. Last hurrah for 2008.
I’ll drink to that bubbly optimism.
"Rosa Parks sat so that Martin could walk. Martin walked so Obama could run. Obama is running so we all could fly" Inspirational slogan on several thousand T-shirts. Attributed to the rapper Jay-Z in October
"He'll be up there with Churchill" Devoted wife Cherie Blair gives her opinion about how history will judge her husband
"I was called and I have stepped up" Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 19, follows his assassinated mother to become co-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party
"Whether intentionally or unintentionally, some kind of cultural genocide is taking place" The Dalai Lama calling for international action in wake of Chinese crackdown on rioters in Tibet
"You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose" Hillary Clinton accuses her Democrat rival Barack Obama of lacking practical experience, just before the New Hampshire primary
"I am not saying I have full confidence in anything or anybody" Harriet Harman, replying to Jeremy Paxman's question about her support for Michael Martin, seems to be experiencing some kind of existential panic
"It may be news to the Tory leader, but Paul Weller's song wasn't a supporters' club anthem" Ian Austin, a Labour MP, was scornful of David Cameron's liking for the Jam classic "Eton Rifles" because (he said) of his fondness for 'the corps'
"Sod off, you arsehole. Get lost" President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has a few well-chosen words for a passerby at an agricultural show who refused to shake his hand. Ah the French toujours la finesse
"Please make sure you take all your belongings with you when leaving the train. This is particularly important if you work for HM government" Droll announcement to passengers on the Weymouth to Waterloo SouthWest Trains service
"He's talking down to black people... I want to cut his nuts off" Rev Jesse Jackson discerns a trace of condescension in Barack Obama. Unfortunately he was still miked up when he delivered this line on air. Although...
"My support for Senator Obama's campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal" Marvellous news for the presidential candidate from Jesse Jackson, after he'd had a little think about the above
"Ku Klux Klan Does Not Endorse Barack Obama for President" The official website statement by the white-supremacist organization. Just in case you thought they were wild about a black Harvard lawyer running the country and closing them down
"It's good to be back on board, as they say in Corfu" Peter Mandelson cheekily responds to being given 'The Spectator' magazine's Newcomer of the Year award by his former co-sailor George Osborne
"I read the Bible sometimes but it bores me to death. I just want to know what other people find so bloody fascinating" Keith Richards, Rolling Stone and savant, wrestles with the word of God and isn't impressed
"It is not all about cutting people's heads off and stoning that is one aspect of Sharia" Reassurance of a kind about Sharia law from Suhaib Hasan
"I have had enough. I leave the rest to God to get my revenge" Mohamed Al Fayed grudgingly accepts the verdict of the inquest into the deaths of his son, Dodi, and Diana, Princess of Wales
"I'm down with the ethnics. You can't out-ethnic me. My children are a quarter Indian, so put that in your pipe and smoke it" Boris Johnson explaining to the BBC's Asian Network that there's no one more Asian, black or Semitic than he
"I want at least five kids. And I would love to go on Countdown" Singer Amy Winehouse reveals her softer, more domestic, more daytime-TV side
"Riots in Greece, shows closing on Broadway, it's a disturbing world. I hope this film offers some respite from that" Film director Baz Luhrmann displays a fine sense of proportion when plugging his new movie, 'Australia.'
"I haven't even seen any of my movies. When I look at filmed scenes of myself, I suck" The modest William "Star Trek" Shatner
"No one wants to see an old hooker" Julia Roberts turns down the chance to star in a sequel to 'Pretty Woman.' Ms Roberts is 41
"Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on" George Clooney explains the pecking order of actors
"Jerry Springer is an appalling man. This isn't entertainment, this is an absolute disgrace. We are very unhappy with this" A spokesman for America's Little People Organization berates the notorious TV host, whose show featured a punch-up between two midgets
"Last week, I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going" Actor Heath Ledger, speaking to reporters in January. He died a few days later
"I put down the groceries, headed straight for the liquor store, bought a bottle of vodka and got smashed" Daniel Craig explains how he celebrated on hearing he'd got the part of James Bond
"Amidst this haze of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, Amy Wineglass has just been released on bail" Jon Snow's Freudian slip on 'Channel 4 News'
"Since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving, Paris is out of town not bothering anybody any more, thank God. And evidently Lindsay Lohan has gone gay; we don't seem to have much of an issue" William Bratton, Los Angeles police chief, isn't too upset by the disappearance of the paparazzi on his beat
"Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40m a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity" Roseanne Barr didn't want to go to their New Year's Eve party anyway
"If I could go into the woods and kill a bear myself, I'd wear it proudly as a trophy" Nigella Lawson laughs (flirtatiously) in the face of the anti-fur lobby
"With her security cameras and all the photographers out in the street, crime has stopped altogether" Kate Moss's neighbours point out the plus side of living next to a supermodel
"American women: can't afford to live with them. Can't afford to pay them $2m a year" John Cleese, on his third divorce, updates an old piece of wisdom about the sex war
"That wrinkly, white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad. Which I guess means I am running for President so thanks for the endorsement, white-haired dude. And I want America to know that I am, like, totally ready to lead" Paris Hilton was featured by John McCain in his negative commercial about Obama. Did she really think it was an invite to the Oval Office?
"It's not based on any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really large number" A US Treasury Department spokeswoman explaining how they settled on $700bn for the first 'bailout' of the economy
Literature and art
"The staff who run the website had never heard of Lolita and, to be honest, no one else here had either. We had to look it up on Wikipedia. But we certainly know who she is now" Woolworths spokesperson, after the chain store was pressured to withdraw the 'Lolita' range of children's bedroom furniture
"The idea that I had stopped writing poems because I had bad communication with the Queen is patently ridiculous" Outgoing Poet Laureate Andrew Motion is dismayed by newspapers mangling the story about his suffering from writer's block during his tenure
"It was so infantile in the papers. I was always reading about how Harry Potter was waving his other wand. There is a great deal more going on in the play, you know. I'm not writing porn, for God's sake" Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer is appalled by the willy jokes during a London revival of 'Equus', starring Daniel Radcliffe
"I'm proud to see his penis 25ft tall. It's huge. It's enormous. Massive. If I looked like that, I'd walk down the streets in my panties, too" Victoria Beckham defends her husband David's reclining-and-bulging Armani pants commercial
"Kids, drink responsibly or you'll end up looking like this: not pretty!" Isn't she a riot? After a night on the tiles, drinking at the Glamour Awards party, singer Lily Allen has some sage advice for would-be pop stars.
"If I change my name again, y'all can have me certified as crazy, right?" Hip-hop impresario P Diddy, formerly Puff Daddy, formerly Sean "Puffy" Combs is just one cray-zee mother
"It's not because of the money he has it's because of the personality he has" Ronnie Wood's Russian model girlfriend Ekaterina's mother explains her daughter's connection with the wayward Rolling Stone. Well of course. What else could have attracted her to the 62-year-old multi-millionaire?
"It was a double-decker and we went upstairs. It was completely empty and by the time we got off we knew each other better than when we'd got on. And even better the next morning" Eeeeuuwww. Cherie Blair shares her first romantic encounter with Tony
"When I have my photo taken, I don't say 'cheese.' I say 'sex'" Carla Bruni, wife of French President Sarkozy
Kathy Griffin just told Wolf Blitzer (on the phone) “Wolf, you’re boring me. Can we cut away from Wolf?”
Happy 2009, lovely people.
Happy New Year lainie and all.
2009 should rockin’.
Happy 2009 to you too lainie!
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