New Year’s Eve

Have fun, everybody! (Oops – forgot resolutions. We resolve to do them next year.)



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82 Responses to “New Year’s Eve”

  1. Kat
    8:38 am on December 31st, 2015

    Good morning! Momma and Dad are doing a bike ride later today, and then they are going off to a beer/food pairing evening. Momma better be back home on time to ring in 2016 with me me me!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 am on December 31st, 2015

    Good morning, Kat and everyone! Still keeping Rebecca in our pawrayers. WSe wil not, Not, NOT let mom stay up so late tonight. Our job is to hold her down and protect her from all the firework boomers that idiots here insist on firing.
    Have a nice New Year’s Eve. Get that Hoppin’ John goling and as the hispanic world says: Prospero Ano Nuevo. (If you cannot figure that out, SDD our mom and she will ask Wose.)

  3. B.Stover
    8:58 am on December 31st, 2015

    I’m trying to figure out the connection to W.C. Fields.

    Good morning all.

  4. Rose-the small and meek
    10:10 am on December 31st, 2015


    I just read last night’s posts about our Pixie. WosenGrizz send the most special and healing thoughts to her. May she be tip-top very soon.

  5. Rose-the small and meek
    10:17 am on December 31st, 2015

    Love today’s GOOGLE doodle.

    HRH,B: Since I am the researcher of information important or not, I am trying to find the connection between the two…

  6. Linda
    10:22 am on December 31st, 2015

    Happy New Year’s Eve to all!

  7. Staff
    10:55 am on December 31st, 2015

    Eyes to the skies this night folks. Our heartfriend always used to tell us of these events. I lucked onto the news today…

  8. Tupper's Mama
    11:07 am on December 31st, 2015

    We agree with OFA’s resolution.

    And we are happy to report that the weather is back to unseasonably warm. Hope it melts the little bit of snow we got.

    Waiting to hear about SnowBella

  9. B.Stover
    11:13 am on December 31st, 2015

    I found this quotation attributed to W.C. Fields on

    “Campaign resolutions are nothing more than overgrown New Year’s resolutions: they are thrown together hastily at the last minute, with never a thought as to how they may be gracefully broken.”

  10. Wolfie
    11:19 am on December 31st, 2015

    Yes, we too are worrit about Bella.

  11. B.Stover
    11:32 am on December 31st, 2015

    I found another one by Fields (and it’s probably the one Spence is referring to):

    “I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home.”

    I also found one by Mark Twain: “Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.” (

    Rose: Did you find anything else?

  12. BearSpiritDog
    11:34 am on December 31st, 2015

    Waiting for Good News about Our Pixie from the Giant.

  13. dawson
    11:44 am on December 31st, 2015

    Happy New Year’s Eve! Happy New Year’s to LizF and Ruby!

    Thanks Spence and BStover: I resolve not to make any New Year’s resolutions…ever.

    Last Checkpoint Announcement of the Year!

    Last night Wolfie made a pledge to donate the last $20. needed to fully fund the Ruby checkpoint for LizF, Ruby and Cricket! Thanks Wolfie, you are wonderful!

    With that donation all 6 of the checkpoints that had been opened for donations were fully funded! Congratulations to all us Plunderers for this achievement. We are amazing. Thank you all!

    Since Wolfie donated the whole $20 to fully fund the checkpoint, the $20 will be matched and be available to start the next checkpoint opened. Otherwise the matching funds have been used up. However…Checkpoint Central is closing for the holiday and will be opened again on January 2nd. You can still donate and the emails will be answered in the order received…after the holiday.

    WhooooHoooo! Go Snowhook!

    We are waiting to hear from Snowbella or AJ this morning that all is well.

    12:04 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Good morning all and Happy New Year’s Eve. Hope all is well with Rebecca this morning.

    Working for a couple of hours and then heading home. Spending a quiet evening at home. Well, it will be quiet unless I end up puppy sitting for Lucas.

    Hope and pray that there are no major acts of violence this evening. This thought has nothing to do with Lucas.

  15. dawson
    12:10 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Barb, Maggie and Lucy: You are making me laugh!

    My black eyed peas are soaking in preparation for the New Year’s Day meal.

  16. Wose-the small and meek
    12:15 pm on December 31st, 2015

    HRH, B: The only thing that I could find is this NY Times article. Fields is mentioned in the very last paragraph.

  17. Masquers
    1:30 pm on December 31st, 2015

    If it weren’t for Prof. B and Rose the Researcher, we all would still be shaking our heads at this morning’s reference to W.C.

  18. dawson
    1:33 pm on December 31st, 2015

    I’m off for a walk in the sunshine to play cribbage at the senior’s centre. And to buy some cough medicine. Not for me.

  19. B.Stover
    1:56 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Thank you Rose. I missed that article while reading the NYTimes.

    I did read a review of a new book on the history of Prohibition by Lisa McGirr titled, The War on Prohibition. In an interview she said,

    “I would raise a toast to the new mixed world of night life leisure that Prohibition spawned. Before that, public drinking was associated with the boisterous working-class male world of the saloon. Women who entered risked identification as prostitutes. Prohibition’s new semi-secretive world of leisure helped bring wider groups of women into these spaces, where they have remained ever since.”

    That’s an interesting concept.

    Barb is making me laugh also.

  20. Masquers
    2:13 pm on December 31st, 2015

    B: Very interesting. Wonder if jazzkats fall into that same katagory.

  21. Masquers
    2:56 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Getting anxious for good news from AJ and Rebecca.

  22. B.Stover
    3:00 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Masquers: Prohibition was during the Jazz Age (possibly one of the “creators” of the Jazz Age) so Jazzkats probably do fall into that category. Yes!

  23. Masquers
    3:49 pm on December 31st, 2015

    B: Thanks!

  24. Tenzing
    4:24 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Here’s a quick update from the the Quilt. My Lady kind of remembers two pugs, a couple of Thieves and Luna blurring her to the Quilt where I was waiting to be her pillow. The Giant arrived home late last night.

    We have determined she has a mild concussion. She slipped on the ice and hit her head on the second to last step of our front porch. Luckily, she had a braid in her hair and we believe that softened the blow. Her head hurts, her neck is sore, and she is queasy and a bit dizzy, but not as bad as yesterday. She will rest today. I will serve as her pillow.

    We want to thank you for your prayers. We will check in later. This has been Tenzing reporting from under my Lady’s head.

  25. Rose-the small and meek
    4:34 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Tenzing: Thank you for the update on our beloved Pixie. Grizz and I have been worrit all morning. The Pixie couldn’t have a better pillow to rest her head.

  26. Tenzing
    4:41 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Wose: I make a great pillow, but she is tossing and turning. Her head and neck hurt and she can’t get comfortable. It’s interfering with my strict napping schedule.

  27. Rose-the small and meek
    4:45 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Grizz and I are back from my follow-up appointment with the neurologist. Final word on my neuropsychological exam is that what I am experiencing is in no way related to dementia. The results are in keeping with a person of my age and education. My executive motor skills have been impaired, in all probability by the lightning bolt treatments. The neurologist does not believe that my condition will become worse. So,in a nutshell, if any of you have seen the film “Memento” I will pretty much have to do what the central character of the film does to help with my memory.

  28. Wose-the small and meek
    4:47 pm on December 31st, 2015
  29. Tupper's Mama
    4:53 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Wose – wow. But good to hear that it is not dementia related or progressive.

    Tenzing – thanks for the update. Tell the Pixie to use cold compresses as opposed to hot for her sore head and neck.

    We are watching a “Dirty Jobs” marathon. This guy is very crazy. Funny, but seriously crazy.

  30. Rose-the small and meek
    4:54 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Tenzing: I know of what your Lady speaks of. I was hit by a car when I was 13, and had among other things, a concussion. The tossing and turning will lessen with time, and your strict napping schedule will return shortly. Until then, I know the power of your pillow skills are extraordinary, and will soon restore your Lady to good health.

  31. Rose-the small and meek
    5:01 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Royal Mum: I never do anything halfway. Heh! Heh!

  32. Tupper's Mama
    5:06 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Hey – this episode of Dirty Jobs is about Martin Buser and sled dogs.

  33. Wose-the small and meek
    5:25 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Hope this works…

  34. BearSpiritDog
    5:53 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Tenz: Thank Dog! So Relieved to Know Your Lady is in the Best of Care and that the Giant is Home.

  35. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    6:08 pm on December 31st, 2015

    I am such a wuss! Everyone in the building is invited to an apartment at 10:30 and then at 11:30 the door to the roof above the eighth floor will be opened. It looks down on Roosevelt (Teddy (but not RR)) Plaza where the ball will drop and lots of fireworks. The entertainment starts at 10 p.m. It will all happen without me. I will be sleeping!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    6:12 pm on December 31st, 2015

    MollyPop&LouLouMom: Heh, heh. Nana says Wuz x 2!

  37. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:16 pm on December 31st, 2015

    MP&LLMom, Sounds like fun, and you don’t even have to drive. Why not pop in for an hour?

    Me? I am staying home with Maggie, Lucy, and LUCAS! Josh did bring his crate over, so I can put him in it if he gets too rowdy. I am definitely too old to tolerate small children and puppies for long periods of time.

    If I move and have a bigger yard, I will consider another senior rescue….or two. They are addictive!

  38. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    6:29 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Barb, I’d love to pop in for an hour, but not this year. My COPD breathing has been more labored for the last couple of weeks so I crash at 9:30 and set an alarm so I can get up at 7:30 in the morning. Maybe next year.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    6:58 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Dear ChickenLady: We would Love to See Youse in a Place Where you can have Chickens!

  40. Masquers
    7:00 pm on December 31st, 2015

    MPLLM: Take care of yourself.

  41. Rose-the small and meek
    7:02 pm on December 31st, 2015

    MPlM: I do not think you are a wuss. Grizz and I have stopped going out on New Year’s Eve, mainly because of the people who drink and drive. While Grizz stays up past midnight, I am in our warm, soft bed.

    M,B,L: We here agree on the small children. We also include most people who sometimes act worse than the children.

  42. Rose-the small and meek
    7:05 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Please excuse any typos or incoherent ramblings…Grizz and I just had non-strengthening cocktails with our dinner.

  43. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:12 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Rose, what did you have to drink? And what did you have for dinner? Tonight I am just having snacks. Shrimp and a crab cake. And some cocktails, of course.

    I am making a pot of mixed beans with a ham hock for tomorrow. There are some black eyed peas in there for New Year’s Day.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    7:42 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Don’t Forget…a Golden Bowl of Oranges for Prosperity in 2016!

  45. Masquers
    7:52 pm on December 31st, 2015

    and it’s good for you too!

  46. Rose-the small and meek
    7:58 pm on December 31st, 2015

    B.M,&L: We had Yellow Tail sangria. We had our favorite salad from our favorite pizzeria…lettuce, avocado, red cabbage, bacon, and grilled chicken. To that we add Craisins, sunflower seeds, and sliced honey roasted almonds. Grizz tops his off with the homemade bleu cheese dressing that the pizzeria makes, and I use a lemon poppy seed dressing. Since Grizz and I do not drink as a habit, any liquor we consume hits us very hard. Grizz has fallen asleep on the couch next to me.

  47. Wose-the small and meek
    8:03 pm on December 31st, 2015

    For anyone who is interested, TCM is screening one of my favorite film series tonight, “The Thin Man.”

    And this…

  48. BSD&Masquers
    8:04 pm on December 31st, 2015

    The happiest of New Years to our Plunderer Pals. See Youse in 2016!

  49. Masquers
    8:06 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Rose: Almost twins…always twins.

  50. Masquers
    8:06 pm on December 31st, 2015


  51. Rose-the small and meek
    8:07 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Masquers: Always and in all ways….

  52. Rose-the small and meek
    8:09 pm on December 31st, 2015

    A slobbery pug kiss! RIIIIIOOOOO!

  53. Staff
    8:14 pm on December 31st, 2015

    We are making black eyed peas at this house also. We will eat them with corn bread tonight and with leftover corn bread tomorrow. T remember my mother talking about black eyed peas and sometimes we even had some.

    Dawson I am using Emeril’s recipe. It has way too much chicken stock in it. I don’t know if it is supposed to be black eyed pea soup or not but….grump. I think I will fish it out with a slotted spoon.

    It is delish though.

    By the way I spiced it up with a condiment I brought from 4425 and had not yet opened. It was in Mom’s spice cupboard up on top with a note on it that says “Jeni’s! Do not throw out”. Instructions to the Turtleman I expect. It is labeled Golden Dragon Hot and Spicy Szechuan Sauce. Does that bring back any memories?

    Poor Rebecca, She should probably not be doing much computer stuff, or smart phone stuff with a mild concussion. I hope she feels better soon.

  54. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:32 pm on December 31st, 2015

    That salad sounds wonderful! And both dressings sound yummy!

  55. Herd of Hounds
    8:40 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Glad to hear the best damn musher’s wife is doing better. The pixie will stay in our prayers. Happy New Year’s and happy Hoppin John to all of our friends.
    2016, what an idea!

  56. dawson
    8:44 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Staff: That is our favorite sauce for use as ingredient for marinating steaks. I am about to start my black eyed peas – just cooking them plain for use tomorrow in (probably) Howlers Mom’s recipe.

    I will go to bed as usual tonight but drink 2 or 3 glasses of water first so I will wake up and hopefully see Aurora Borealis. Last night around 11:30 I woke and saw some. Earlier I was thinking I’d make a fire outside in the fire pit but that was fanciful thinking. It is cold out there and warm in here. Case closed.

  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Fire!….My friend loves outside fires the most…snort!…The last one she was witness to and smelt of was a campfire at Mick and Jodies last year….chuffle!….She hated to wash the sweater she was wearing that day because it smelt soooo good…heh!heh!

  58. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Prime Rib!…Sandwiches for New Years Eve supper tonight!…Yum!burp!

    Forward!…We here are all looking forward to 2016. It HAS/i> to be better than this year. We had a hard time seeing our selves clear this year. One thing after another….grunt!…My friend has resolved to make finding a new job top priority in 2016 or winning the lottery, which ever comes first…heh!heh!

  59. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Rose!…Gimmee your face for a big slurppy, slobbery Pug kiss you up the nose slurp!….heh!….Sluuuuuurrrrrrppppp

  60. Tenzing
    9:07 pm on December 31st, 2015

    We are having prime rib and lobstah under the Quilt. We do it up right under the Quilt on holidays. My Lady is under the Quilt with me and the Storyteller ans Martha have been dropping by sporadically.

  61. Herd of Hounds
    9:15 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Oh Dawson, we hope your northern lights idea works. Mom will try it when she is in Alaska later this winter. Too far south to see them here now.

  62. Rose-the small and meek
    9:27 pm on December 31st, 2015

    RIO! I am ready for that special, slobbery, pug kiss now! I hope there is a prime rib sandwich with my name on it!

  63. Rose-the small and meek
    9:30 pm on December 31st, 2015

    One of our favorite Alaskan memories was the winter snow-b-que. We here agree with your friend…Nothing smells better than a campfire. The house that we stayed in at Woodstock had a wood burning stove. Grizz fired it up every night. What a wonderful smell!

  64. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Kitchen!…My friend has decided this will be a weekend of cooking in her kitchen…snort!snort!….She wants to make stuff that can be frozen and divvied up into supper-time portions. This will make fixing supper easy for Mother who is totally not doing well in this department lately. Worse than normal, which is pretty bad actually….gah!…Anyway, that is the New Year food plan for now…gurgle!

  65. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    9:39 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Greetings from Teddy on New Years Eve and good wishes to everyone. The New Years scarf was a present from you know who.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    9:52 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Slurps and Slobbers to All Our Friends!
    Teddy: Look’n Mighty Spiffy!

  67. Tupper's Mama
    10:01 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Teddy – you handsome dawg!

  68. dawson
    10:09 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Teddy is so handsome.

    I’m hitting the sack early to read for a bit until I fall asleep. Happy New Year to all.

  69. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on December 31st, 2015

    TeddyRR!…Very Kool Look for you!…snort!…You are looking Tip-Top for the New Years Eve festivities!….WOOOOO!

  70. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Bow-Tie!…My black bow-tie is still packed somewhere or I would be wearing it tonight…grunt!…This moving business really made a mess of my wardrobe….sniff!

  71. Thieves!
    10:31 pm on December 31st, 2015

    We are determined that ringing in the new year not be thwarted by our Lady’s slip and fall.

    Rio: We will blur to your backyard along with a vat o’ beer.

    Mother: We will check into Mother Jail after we have sufficiently rung in the new year. Until then, please do not look in the backyard.

  72. Tupper's Mama
    10:40 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Thieves – as long as that ringing isn’t in your Lady’s head….

  73. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Mother!….She is fast asleep!…snort!….Blur me away to the vat o’ beer and the backyard campfire..wheeze!

  74. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Rose!…Can Rose come too? She likes campfires too!…snort!…Alas, I fear she is in her warm soft bed already…grunt!

  75. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:08 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Good night and Happy New Year from northern Illinois. Happy 2016 to All!

  76. Thieves!
    11:31 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Rio: If a campfire and a vat o’ beer is what you need, we will blur you to the kennel. We have a fire pit and your little cabin in the woods. Plus, we are far from Mother Jail.

    More to Rio: Our Lady says we have to blur Beau here, too. He is a good pug, so says she and she wants to thank him for his most prayerful prayers.

  77. BearSpiritDog
    11:47 pm on December 31st, 2015

    We can go to sleep knowing our Beloved SnowBella is Safe and all Our Plunderer Friends are Tucked in their Soft, Warm Beds. Tomorrow when we wake it will be a New Day and the Beginning of a New Year.
    See youse there – Bear

  78. Martha
    11:50 pm on December 31st, 2015

    Countdown coming soon here on the East coast! Scout and I wish all a Happy New Year.

  79. Tupper's Mama
    12:01 am on January 1st, 2016

    Happy 2016, dear family.

  80. ML
    12:27 am on January 1st, 2016

    We will celebrate a New York New Years as we are ready to call it a night, month and year. May 2016 bring health and happiness to one and all. Goodnight y’all.

  81. Tenzing
    12:36 am on January 1st, 2016

    It’s midnight somewhere. Happy New Year from under the Quilt!

  82. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:42 am on January 1st, 2016

    2016!….Happy New Year!…snort!…It is not 2016 here yet, but we are tired out and going to bed like the oldies we are…heh!heh!…The Best Is Yet To Come…snorkel!

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