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Title: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 08:06:34 PM
(http://www.craigwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1-Rocket-Front.jpg)

Four years ago I was facing my first new year without him and was two months into membership in this horrible club.

I've never posted on this forum, but the predecessor to this board, the ywbb, saved my life on more than one occasion.  That New Year's was one.

Another lovely wid started a cardboard rocket ship thread, and off we went, visiting lots of places, eating lots of yummy things, playing lots of music, drinking lots of alcohol, and wearing ridiculous outfits, such as the tin foil cocktail dress.  It somehow made it all more bearable, and made me feel not as alone.

I thought about that last night, and realized...

NOW THE ROCKET MUST FLY AGAIN!  HOP ON!  WHERE TO FIRST?
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 08:12:20 PM
Too much?

(https://img.minq.com/filter:scale/slides/1/9/3/4/3/7/1934373088/f20086d5d831ed14a884fe822cc3d283e353ea3e.png?mw=615)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: sojourner on December 31, 2017, 08:51:28 PM
Well,  heck no, not too much!!  ;D Regretfully lacking energy to add to it this evening, but I like your spirit!!  ;D Love it!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 09:09:29 PM
No energy required!  I made you one too:

(https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.6046055.5175/flat,800x800,070,f.jpg)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: CJF on December 31, 2017, 09:10:18 PM
I remember the rocket ship!!!   I was part of that ride!!!
How about it stops here in Pittsburgh to pick me up?   I’ll be wearing my pjs so no fancy tinfoil dress but I’m ready to go!!!!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 09:15:05 PM
First stop, Pittsburgh!  And away we go!

I'll bring some pumpkin pie and cider.
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 09:18:27 PM
Also, no new year would be complete without this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI2fRPmEZ6A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI2fRPmEZ6A)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: Wheelerswife on December 31, 2017, 09:45:45 PM
Ah, Babymoose!  I miss you!

I tossed out my tin foil hat that I was given 8 years ago. Maybe I should make a new one!

Love to you!

Maureen
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 09:51:35 PM
Miss you too, Maureen!

So I made you a hat:

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5133341/il_570xN.171619793.jpg)

Darned if you aren't all the way across the country.  But wait, I have a rocket ship!!!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: ladybug on December 31, 2017, 09:57:57 PM
I will be waiting out front.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: Wheelerswife on December 31, 2017, 09:58:40 PM
I know!  We are farther away than ever!

I hope life is good!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 10:02:45 PM
Next stop, Ladybug's house!  A tiara for you, my dear:

(http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/tin-foil-tiara-4.jpg)

Got any food, beverage, or music requests?

(And M, I hope the same for you!)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 10:05:15 PM
Wait, this one's better!

(http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/tin-foil-tiara-5.jpg)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 10:35:16 PM
Okay, I am breaking out the bean dip and popping open a cold one.

I'll be here if you need me, kickin' back with the dog and the cat and makin' more stuff out of tin foil.
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: lost35 on December 31, 2017, 11:42:52 PM
Hellooooooo!

It's been ages since I've been here, except for the other night when I needed it, then read what I'd written and felt bad...I should be better by now!!  But it's about to turn 2018 and all of this started November 2008 and it seems like another turn around the sun, somehow.  Anyway, after feeling guilty for posting not at my best, I deleted my account.  Then came here and saw this post and it reminded me of bigger and better things than what I'm feeling at the moment;  I remember that night! And the New Years preceding it.  My little guy had a cardboard rocket ship in the living room one particularly difficult night and it sparked an idea...

So, nine years later, and heading into the first new decade since everything, which is apparently a big milestone, somehow, I would most humbly (and bumbly...thanks typo) ask that you pick me up on Good Ol' Vancouver Island, BC.   I don't have anything made of tinfoil, but I know my way around a roll of duct tape and can probably figure out something...

Thanks Admin, for adding me so quickly.  Sometimes, you just need to be home for the holidays.

-L.
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 11:53:35 PM
Hot damn, it's you!  The original rocket ship queen!   :D

I will never forget that ride, and can never thank you enough for it. <3 <3 <3

I'm sad that it vanished with the YWBB, but hell, we'll make a new one.  And seeing as I'm just a couple hundred miles from you in WA state, the rocket ship will soon be there!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: lost35 on December 31, 2017, 11:57:07 PM
Ha!  As the world turns...now I need the ride!  Thanks for this.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on December 31, 2017, 11:59:14 PM
I hope you brought a lot of duct tape.   :)

(https://img00.deviantart.net/ba74/i/2015/123/3/9/duct_tape_dress_iii_by_ducktapebandit-d27enrs.jpg)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: lost35 on January 01, 2018, 12:02:17 AM
I love it!  I found a fancy silver model online but quickly realized I have no idea how to upload to this site.  So the purple number will do.  And tonight I'm drinking cheap red wine, for the record.  :)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on January 01, 2018, 12:05:42 AM
Ooh, fancy silver number would have fit well with the tin foil.

And cheap red wine will sounds good to me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXt56MB-3vc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXt56MB-3vc)

Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: lost35 on January 01, 2018, 12:10:10 AM
Cheap red wine, a great dress and good company on a cardboard rocket ship for New Year's Eve...Now this is living. :D
 
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on January 01, 2018, 12:12:42 AM
I think everyone else on board got drunk and passed out already.  Leaves more wine for us.  I'm thinking I could eat a piece of lasagna right about now, too...  *stuffs face*
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: lost35 on January 01, 2018, 12:23:15 AM
Maybe it's a good sign there isn't a line-up...  :)  Thank you for starting this thread tonight.  Today was really hard, in a way I haven't felt for a long time, and it is good to know some things haven't changed.  <3
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on January 01, 2018, 12:32:15 AM
True, I'm glad there's not a line up.  Then again, I hope someone is holding those wids tight tonight somewhere else.

I'm sorry today was hard.  And I'm glad you caught the ship.  'Cause see, YOU really started the thread.  Maybe you needed to be reminded of your own awesomeness.   :)
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: lost35 on January 01, 2018, 12:56:16 AM
:) I needed to be reminded of something, today and this week, and I didn't know what it was until this evening.  I needed to be reminded that there is a greater good, and no matter what we are dealing with, there is simply, always a way to contribute.  So thank you so very, very much for that. 
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on January 01, 2018, 01:23:36 AM
<3<3<3 That makes my heart happy.  Much love to you, and happy new year!

The rest of you feel free to eat the lasagna.  More drinks in the fridge.  I don't know if I'll make it to midnight...
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: ladybug on January 01, 2018, 04:03:07 AM
A great adventure and fun night was had by all.   Thanks.
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: CJF on January 01, 2018, 05:05:29 AM
Sorry friends!  I wasn’t much of a shipmate!!   I fell asleep way before midnight.
Happy new year to you all!!!!   Maybe we’ll catch the rocket ship same time next year!!!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: soloact on January 01, 2018, 02:55:56 PM
What a fun thread! Thank you for doing this. I enjoyed reading and all the inspired fashions. This is the way to bring in a new year.

Wishing all a heathy and peaceful 2018!
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: Captains wife on January 02, 2018, 06:55:57 AM
Pick me up in Boston MA! I'm determined to make this new year happier than the last !! And some fun craziness is a good place to start....
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on January 02, 2018, 04:39:07 PM
Cardboard ship is on its way to Boston!  We even saved some bubbly for you.   :-*
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: Wheelerswife on January 02, 2018, 04:45:33 PM
Babymoose, are you on board?  I’m not far from Boston!

Maureen
Title: Re: New Year's Rocket Ship -- Hop On!
Post by: babymoose on January 02, 2018, 10:41:20 PM
Headed your way, and DJ has this playing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PX5t9VJweQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PX5t9VJweQ)