I so dread the noise of New Year's Eve tonight

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  1. mary615 profile image84
    mary615posted 12 years ago

    No, I'm not against people celebrating the New Year, but I hate all the noise.  My little dog goes bananas when she hears all the bangs.  I have to give her tranquilizers.  My neighbors shoot their fire crackers all night long!

    1. jesimpki profile image93
      jesimpkiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ugh, at least they aren't firing rifles off all day long.

    2. Judi Bee profile image93
      Judi Beeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      We have rented a film and will be turning the sound up VERY LOUD to drown out the sound of fireworks, otherwise the dog will be stuck to the ceiling all evening.

      1. mary615 profile image84
        mary615posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        That's a great idea!

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I don't know why people have to set off firecrackers for every single holiday. Around here we usually do it on Victoria Day and there are random bangs for the next week after.

  3. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 12 years ago

    It goes on here too all day and tomorrow as well and it really gets on my nerves and scares my cat! It is mostly boys that do it here! Such a waste of money and so annoying!

  4. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    This too shall pass. big_smile

  5. tlpoague profile image81
    tlpoagueposted 12 years ago

    I feel fortunate enough to live in the sticks then. I haven't had to many annoying neighbors firing them off around us. If they did, my dog would go nuts too. She hates the noise. A movie sounds like a great idea for ringing in the New Year.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Well, folks. It's started...

    "Police: More cars set afire in LA, arson suspected"

    "Seven or eight cars burned Saturday in the North Hollywood area, said officer..."

    http://news.yahoo.com/police-more-cars- … 55872.html

    1. Xenonlit profile image59
      Xenonlitposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That scares the hell out of me! There have been fires all over the place since then. Here come the copycat socio and psycho paths.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, I just heard the count is now 35.

  7. rmcrayne profile image90
    rmcrayneposted 12 years ago

    Most years (including this year) it is too dry in South Texas, so we are under restrictions to prevent fire.  Fire works can only be shot off in designated areas. We just go out in the back yard, and we can see the fireworks from Six Flags- with minimal noise.

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

    New Zealand began the New Year 8hrs ago, so Im up to the coffee and whispering voices now please...lol

    Happy New Year to my Northern Hemisphere friends smile

  9. wordscribe43 profile image91
    wordscribe43posted 12 years ago

    I'm glad it's not just me...  It's BRUTAL in my neighborhood.  We have a shingle roof and I fear my house will catch on fire with all the lit debris falling from the sky.  My neighbors are out of control. 

    I feel like the Grinch sometimes...  This video is fitting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_ZANVF … re=related

  10. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    It's get loud around here too, but actually this year, I don't mind. I think we're all ready to welcome a new year! I was just out for a while and everyone is so upbeat and friendly.  I'm going out with a friend this evening, but will be back before midnight, so I can comfort my dog!


    Happy New Year, hubbers!

  11. AshtonFirefly profile image70
    AshtonFireflyposted 12 years ago

    I get to celebrate new year's eve working until mid night at a gas station warding off stupid idiotic teenagers intent upon lighting the town on fire.


    It's the good ole' "Ashton isn't married/doesn't have kids and therefore must not have a life. Oh, I have an idea. Let's have her work ALL holidays off the year!"
    That's my venting for the day.

    On a positive note....Happy New Year! smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Happy New Year, AshtonFirefly. May 2012 be better for us all. smile

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image70
        AshtonFireflyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        And to you, Happy New Year, paradigmsearch smile

  12. Alecia Murphy profile image71
    Alecia Murphyposted 12 years ago

    I'm with you Mary! I don't oppose the idea, but not everyone stays up in anticipation of hearing gunshots/firecrackers. You can definitely celebrate without invading the routines of the rest of us.

  13. WriteAngled profile image74
    WriteAngledposted 12 years ago

    It's 9pm here and I have no idea whether there will be any local revelry.

    I'm at home on my own and working. As far as I am concerned, this is an evening just like any other. The fact a number changes on the calendar has no significance for me whatsoever.

  14. profile image0
    Muldaniaposted 12 years ago

    I don't mind the sound of fireworks on New Year's Day, as it doesn't last long.  It is the weeks running up to Bonfire Night on November 5th that can be a little too much.

  15. mary615 profile image84
    mary615posted 12 years ago

    It's 9:18 PM here in S. Fl. and the noise has started.  I just gave my little dog, Baby, a pill.  Hopefully she will go to sleep, but I doubt it.  I just hope this doesn't last all night!

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Happy New Year Mary,  and I hope it doesn't disturb you dog too much, I know what you mean, our dogs used to go mad at the noise.

      1. mary615 profile image84
        mary615posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        We survived!  It was a rough night, though.  I couldn't sleep for all the noise, neither did Baby (even with her pill).  I put in ear plugs, but I could still hear the noise.  Tonight, my neighbors will be shooting off the left over firecrackers:  they always do that.  Happy New Year to you too!


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