Happy Hour [31/12/21]

I need a drink

Happy New Year, Deadsplinters! Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, I hope you’re safe and healthy. I’m staying in tonight, having a nice dinner delivered, sipping prosecco, and watching an as yet undetermined movie. How are you celebrating tonight?



  1. We’re staying in too – probably just finishing off whatever wine is leftover from Xmas.  As far as a movie – still trying to decide what to watch – definitely not the new Matrix movie – it was not good.

    • Actually, I’ve just been informed we’re binging the Golden Girls tonight. I’m good with that. So long and thanks for all the fish Betty!

      • Good idea, I may watch a few episodes too.

    • I keep calling it Matrix Renovations probably because we’re all older and I watch too much HGTV. It wasn’t bad, it just also wasn’t as good as it could have been.

      • I’m going to watch it it but not tonight. I’ve been nursing a cold/flu/Omicron since the day after Christmas. I’m feeling a little better but still not up to anything I have to pay much attention to. I need mindless entertainment tonight.

    • I liked the new Matrix (3/5⭐) but I wasn’t very invested to begin with and same goes for the new Bond.

      I’m making Glühwein right now and am going to play a boardgame while the kids nap. We’ll go on an evening (5pm) lantern walk with our friends and their kids. Then watch Station 11 and passed out at 10pm.

      • A lantern walk sounds lovely. I really liked the book Station 11. I got rid of HBOMAX just before it came out. 🤬

    • As I mentioned on the NOT a few years ago I never cared about it much. Forced frivolity was never my thing. I do enjoy a quiet celebration at home.

  2. im celebrating alone…the missus has gone to bed early as shes poorly…and the cats have gone in to hiding….suspect ill see them again next year

    sooo…. im occasionally singing along with the street party out back…watching shit explode and generally lurking around being anti social…strictly seeing things this year…not interacting

    also monitoring the national chaos….reasonably quiet so far this year… 1 dead 1 maimed a couple little riots…mostly involving youths

    but…well…its still 2 hours to midnight…..the adults havent started being the problem yet

    goddamn is there some heavy fireworks out there this year tho….i can feel some of them through the floor

    • You’re not alone, you’ve got us! Hope the missus feels better soon.

      • ofcourse 🙂

        i meant in person alone lol

        its fine tho…just ambling around the neighbourhood admiring the chaos and trying to stay juuuuust far enough away from people that i dont have to wish them a happy new year is pretty entertaining

  3. I’ll probably drink some beer once I’m halfway confident I’ve got this fucking furnace straightened out.

    • Yikes, I hope you get that worked out. It’s a bad time of year in your part of the world for furnace trouble.

  4. We are making sashimi, sushi, mochiko chicken, mochiko cauliflower, and playing games.  We just got back from a long walk in the snow and before I can get to happy hour, the wife wants to take the tree down.  So, I’m taking a quick hide in the office break.  Still deciding on doing beer or wine.  Usually do wine on New Years so probably go that route if I can convince the wife to partake also.

    • Think we are going to play Catan or Mexican Train dominoes too.

    • You’re lucky to have seafood quality sashimi. I’ll make a bit of veggie sushi tomorrow because I don’t trust my fish, plus Hoppin’ John, Chinese dumplings, kielbasa, a big old mess.

      • I’ve got pork and kraut started in the crock pot. I add beer and maple syrup, let it cook on low for about 12 hours. Tomorrow I’ll toss in some hot dogs and whip up some mashed potatoes. Traditional western Pennsylvania New Years food.

        • Something good and fatty like neck bones, spare ribs, or shoulder, I hope.

          I’ve got a bunch of homemade sauerkraut I’ll be eating too for a good dose of healthy bacteria to start the year.

          • Shoulder

            I don’t normally eat pork but it’s for luck. I do like how it flavors the kraut though. I never tried making my own kraut.

    • Sounds like a nice way to see in the New Year. Good food, and good company.

  5. I have a bottle of rose prosecco in the fridge which I’ll crack open soon. Trying to figure out if I want to cook tonight or not.

    • i made 3 bean burritos and am currently not safe around open flames

        • trying to lol

          spontanious combustion is not on my 2021 bingo chart

          little difficult round here at mo tho…..people have clearly got a significant arsenal this year….its been non stop since about 1pm…..cant stand outside without little bits of firework falling on you

    • I’m tired of kitchen duty so I’m all about take out tonight. Enjoy the Prosecco.

  6. Going to hang with some friends. They just live down the block so no driving necessary. We’re bringing dinner. Probably conk out about 9:30 like we do every year.

    • Hanging out with friends, I sort of remember what that’s like. I’m glad you aren’t driving, have fun.

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