December 31, 2012

Goodbye, 2012!


Just a quick post to wish all a Happy New Year!  And to warn you there will probably some sort of resolution-related post Jan 2nd, as well as an announcement about the winners of the Awesome Sports Bra Giveaway.

And are we all grown ups here?  New Year's Eve does tend to skew a little more Adult that other holidays in terms of celebrating.





So here is an Adult health tip:  Eating asparagus may prevent a hangover.

Followed by an Adult Safety Reminder: Do NOT Drink and Drive For F--ck's Sake!


And yeah, this nice man almost got killed by a drunk driver; you can get the full story over at Geosomin's blog I am Woman Hear Me Run.

So please, designate a driver, stay home, or don't drink! 'K everyone, do you feel duly reminded?

And Have a Happy New Year's Eve!


We are slowly making our way back home today from holiday family festivities, as well as wonderful Big Gay Seattle Wedding, and will be on the road hoping people stay reasonably sober until we get back. Then we plan a quiet evening at home with just a few good friends.  The great thing about spending New Year's on the west coast? If you're an old fart like me, you can watch the ball drop in New York at 9pm and be in bed by 10! 

So those are our plans...any of you have anything wild in mind, or do you like to ring in the New Year more sedately?

Cartoons: NatalieDee.com; some ecards

31 comments:

  1. Crabby, Happy New Year. Have a magnificent 2013.
    We're cracking a bottle of 3 Blind Moose with the steaks tonight, and not much more is planned. I don't like crowds, hate driving during the drinking season, and we have our own holidays to celebrate. That said, probably off to the dump tomorrow for more eagle pictures. We know how to have a good time.

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    1. Steaks? Yum! And 3 blind Moose sounds quite intriguing. To the dump on New Years day? What a lovely, if unconventional, idea!

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  2. Hiding out in my home, and I was about to write "away from the wackos" but then I remembered that I live with several of them...well, away from wacko strangers, I guess - HA!

    Happy New Year to my favorite Crab and Lobster!

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    1. Thank you Shelly, and hope you and the Wackos had an excellent celebration!

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  3. I typically do not have plans unless it's a family party but a friend of a friend invited me over tonight to spend it with him and his daughter so I actually have plans this year. He bought those Japanese candles to put up in the air which are really pretty. Luckily he only lives about 2 streets over, so I won't have far to drive home.

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    1. A close-by friend & Japanese candles sounds like an excellent plan! Happy New Year, StarvingBitch!

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  4. Have a wonderful New Year.
    As for my celebrating, it shall be a night on my couch in cozy pjs with hot coco. That is the extent of the 'party animal' in me. Haha

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    1. Ah, sounds delightful Brooke! Happy New Year!

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  5. We are very much stay at home people - or occasionally a visit with very good friends but nothing that you'd call a party. This year feels particularly odd with having the weekend off then back to work for one day then a day off then back to work. Weird.

    Happy New Year and may your New Year's Eve be a pajama clad dream come true!

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    1. Hope it was a great one Helen; and I imagine you feel quite a bit better this morning than many of the party animals do!

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  6. travel safely!!
    hugs to you and the rocklobster as we BRING ON THIS BEST YEAR YET.
    she shouts.
    to try and convince herself :-)

    Carla

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    1. Happy New Year, Miz, hugs to Ren Man & Tornado, & I do think 2013 is gonna rock for you all!

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  7. We always host a family oriented party (although the snow today may keep some people in) - that way we don't drive and our kids and their friends are with us!!!
    Happy New Year!!

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    1. What a great tradition Kim! Hope it was a wonderful new year's eve!

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  8. I'm an old fart, too - and typically sound asleep HOURS before fireworks, etc.... But, THIS year I am staying up to watch fireworks shoot off the Space Needle in Seattle since it's kinda within spitting distance :). That's different. And I suppose "different" is the theme from this past year as I edge up to the new one. For me, it feels more like the beginning of a New ERA! (A generous portion of getting to this point does have to do with the excellent Life Coaching services offered by Crabby, by the way.)
    Happy New Year and new anything else that one wishes for all of us!!!

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    1. Hooray for old farts starting off new adventures in life!! And thank you SO MUCH for the kind words about the life coaching. How lucky am I to have such awesome Cranky Fitness clients to work with? So absolutely cool to see such amazing creativity & resourcefulness & determination!

      Happy New Year, Anon, can't wait to see what 2013 brings for you.

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  9. Being completely uninterested in the turn of the calendar page, I never celebrate. I will have a whole day off on Friday, though, which I promise to enjoy thoroughly!

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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    1. Happy Friday of No Particular Significance on the Calendar, Mary Anne! A day off is indeed something to celebrate.

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  10. I will be doing my usual, having a glass of champers at a friends at midnight and a cab home, then steaks on New Years Day. Hope you have a safe journey home and wishing you both a Happy New Year.

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    1. Ooh, champagne & steak, sounds like an excellent way to end one year and start the next. Hope wonderful things are in store for you in 2013, Reb!

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  11. Sweetie and i are rather sedate -- the kids go nuts, with friends over and lots of hijinks.

    Happy New Year, Crabby!

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    1. Hope the Hijinks were fun Messymimi, and happy new year!

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  12. 12 year old son, "I get to stay up till midnight for New Year's!!! Yay! Woohoo! This is going to be fun!!!!"
    52 year old husband, "I don't think I can make it past nine tonight."
    (we're in the Central Time Zone)
    58 year old Me/Mom/Wife, looking at husband, "We could tell our son to wake us up at midnight to give each other a smooch and then go back to sleep."

    Problem solved, from our wild and wooly household.
    I am SO looking forward to the new year!!!
    Stay safe everyone! Happy New Year!

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    1. Brilliant plan, Sherri!

      Unfortunately, we forgot to have kids, so after a lovely evening with friends we were sound asleep by 11pm and missed the beginning of the new year. But actually, at our age and with accompanying hot flashes, sleep itself is really something to celebrate!

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  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & the Lobster!!!! Like you, I am happy to watch the ball drop at 9pm s I can be asleep early - I am so old! ;) Well, I am getting up to run early! :)

    So happy to have you in my world!

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    1. Happy New Year Jody, and likewise, am SO happy to have you in my world as well. Perhaps 2013 is the year we meet in person!

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  14. This wasn't a bad weekend to be in Seattle! It was super cold but pretty. I can't wait to see some of your resolutions.

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    1. Thanks Quilting Doberman! I so admire you hearty northwestern folks; even the "nice" weekend felt a bit chilly and damp to this thin-blooded weather wimp. But all the rain means all the pretty green stuff!

      Hope it was a wonderful new year's and that 2013 is the best year yet!

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  15. happy new year, crab!! i am feeling the burn after a fun party i attended in town! there was even celebrating and singing on the night trains! now sitting on the couch with coffee and frozen broccoli on my dodgy knee...still smiling though...

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    1. Wow, sounds like quite a celebration Puja! Hope it was fun and that 2013 brings much joy and fulfillment and a fully-functional knee!

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  16. Happy New Year, Crabby!!!

    I'm tired of writing the resolution post. There are two kinds of people, those that do resolutions and those that don't, and never the twain shall meet :-)

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