Sunday, 1 January 2012

Two Thousand and Twelve is here!

Well, it's here.... Two Thousand and Twelve. WOW! Or is it Twenty Twelve?
Can you believe it was TWELVE years ago that we were all so paranoid about Y2K? Amazing!

My girlfriend G came over, we went to visit YoungerSon's family (G insists on having her baby-cuddling fix) and then we headed off to dine in splendour at Swiss Chalet. OK, maybe not actual splendour, but the food is always good there. And I had a Swissie's gift card to use up which made the food taste even better.

And then we went home to open a bottle of wine, leaf through some quilt and sewing magazines, and watch a movie. And the movie? One of my very favourites.......
It may be almost 20 years old but it's still a brilliant piece of movie making, and G hadn't seen it before (I have seen it at least 10 times) so she hooted with laughter all the way through. Maybe we could make Priscilla a New Years Eve tradition????

Then we toasted the New Year in with another glass of wine, watched the shenanigans in Times Square on TV for a while, and then bedtime. Then a leisurely bacon and eggs breakfast this morning before G headed out to pick up her granddaughter.

A great way to start the new year.... didn't have to drive in bad weather, didn't have to avoid drunks on the road, just relax, put your feet up on the coffee table and enjoy. Happy New Year!

10 comments:

JohnD said...

Y2K ..... LOL!

Don't worry, this year we have "Worlds End" to worry about - Worlds end - The last 20 years of the Sun's cycle of 5,125 years is from 1992 - 2012 (and the Mayan Doomsday prediction will gain as much focus as the Millenium Bug) which could lead to Apocalypse 21 December 2012, when the magnetic poles shift on the 21st of the summer solstice (southern memisphere)

Dumdad said...

I love this movie and must have seen it about six times or more.

Bonne Année!

Ann's Art said...

Happy New Year to you all, and hope 2012 is a good one. I've never heard of that film!...think I live under a rock most of the time.LOL.

JohnD said...

Yes! It's a very entertaining movie - full of fun, pathos and humour!

madretz said...

that's so awesome that Pricilla Queen of the Desert is one of your favorite movies! heehee!!

Happy 2012 Shammie! Wishing you and your beautiful family the very best!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like a GREAT way to see the New Year In....AND, the safest way, too!
I hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and yours, my dear....Good Health, Much Happinesss and only ALL Good things for you and for all those you love!

photowannabe said...

That sounds like my kind of celebration too.
Oh yeh, Y2K, I worked all kinds of conferences about the dreaded coming event. Speakers made lots of money sharing the doom and gloom.
Have a terrific New Year 2012 Shammie.

stardust said...

Happy New Year! Japan is located at Far East. When Japan time was just 0:00, January 1st, 2012, Indian time was around 8:30 pm, December 31st, 2011, and I wonder when it was in your place. I still remember the hype of Y2K. Since nothing serious happened right after our calendar changed to 2000, the world got relived. Wish you and your family all the best throughout 2012.

Hilary said...

I've never seen it.. maybe I should, eh? :)

Happy New Year to you and yours, Shammie.

Ginnie said...

My kind of New Year's celebration, Sham. If you love that movie so much (I do, too), I bet you'd love the one with Patrick Swayze, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar." :)

Happy New Year!