posted at 12/31/2012 9:03 AM EST
Ache, my household will be ringing in the new year with Dan Rea (WBZ) on the old Grundig.
If anyone is up at midnight, check in and say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
posted at 12/31/2012 5:40 PM EST
William and I will be sitting at home tonight watching the annual New Year's Eve Three Stooges marathon on TV38. If it's still on, I mean. I assume it is. It better be
We only get to watch the Stooges once a year now, and tonight's the night, so William is all hopped up in anticipation. He is so full of energy today, I had to take him out for two walks which is unusual
He is a huge Stooges fan. Loves Moe
Btw I wonder if pingo will be tossing plates at her friend's house at midnight tonight like they do in Copenhagen every year?
posted at 1/1/2013 9:40 AM EST
I fell asleep, awoke at 3am to hear an exhausted Bradley Jay fumbling with his words and begging people to call in. :)
Hope you enjoyed the Three Stooges marathon, Bradley and some of his callers spoke highly of it... too violent for me.
I think it's a guy thing (to like the Stooges). But if I had to pick a favorite I'd choose Shemp or Curly http://www.threestooges.com/bios/bios.php?intStoogeID=4
'Snorhavor Nor Tari!'
posted at 1/1/2013 1:41 PM EST
Snorhavor Nor Tari to you too, Robin!
Thanks for teaching me a little Armenian today
PS They were talkin' Stooges on Bradley Jay, huh? Nice!
posted at 1/2/2013 10:09 AM EST
Ache and Robin, Happy New Year to you.
Ache, must disappoint you. Tossing plates is not a Danish tradition. Have never heard of it. Maybe German. Our son and DIL (German ancestors) had to break plates at their wedding. The guests brought old plates, and they had to brake them. What a mess. Not a Danish tradition, I tell you.
Did you see this? http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20660655,00.html
posted at 1/2/2013 10:33 AM EST
@pingo, excerpt from a link I provided in my first post (where Ache got the info or misinfo)
In Denmark, people stand on chairs and jump off in unison as the clock strikes midnight, literally leaping into the new year. The Danes also throw plates at their friends homes during the night ... the more shards you find outside your door in the morning the more popular you are said to be.
Also, good for Len! Check out these pics of him as a young man.
posted at 1/2/2013 12:37 PM EST
Happy New Year to all.
As we are an interfaith family, my husband a glass with his foot at his wedding. An old Jewish tradition, designed to keep bad luck from entering the new household.
It's also a tradition to save it, if possible. Which we did. All these many years later, it's still wrapped in its cloth napkin, waiting for me to frame it, diorama style.
posted at 1/3/2013 1:18 PM EST
Robin, I don't know, when all these new customs came about. They certainly didn't happen, when I was around. Never jumped from a chair, never thrown plates at friends' home.
But little Denmark has taking in so many foreigners, since I left. Could possibly be some of their traditions, the Danes have adopted. Lots of things have changed there; it's a foreign country to me now, and I don't like it one bit. Feel a lot safer here.