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    Des Moines on New Years?

    NYT writer starting to think highly of Des Moines. Kind of nice to hear an outsider's perspective.
    Journeys - Des Moines - In the Spotlight, Ready for Its Close-Up - New York Times

    note:I looked and couldn't find this posted anywhere before. If this is a double, I apologize.


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    There is something to do in dsm on new years? Of course we used to do that kinda stuff before the kiddos.


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    I hear ya. I think the last 2 years the wife and I haven't been awake to see the ball drop.


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    BTW- How did you lose all your credits?


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    BTW- How did you lose all your credits?
    Bet on the Hawks to buy 10,000 tickets against Drake. (They are pathetic)



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Bet on the Hawks to buy 10,000 tickets against Drake. (They are pathetic)

    I still think we got ripped. I remember on radio they announced over 10,000 there.

    Yes.... I'm still bitter too...

    What is there to do downtown? Not sure if I'll be here or NW Iowa.


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    I still think we got ripped. I remember on radio they announced over 10,000 there.

    Yes.... I'm still bitter too...

    What is there to do downtown? Not sure if I'll be here or NW Iowa.
    I don't know about being ripped, but I lost 122,000 on it.



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Not big NYE party-goers.

    But we're headed to one this year that will certainly provide some excitement.



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Last year my friends and I hung out at Drink on New Years and had a pretty fun time.



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Over the last couple of years the wife and I have started a new tradition where we get our friends that have kids to come over to our place. The wife makes a TON of food and we all hang out. The kids go down in the family room and tear it down, the adults hang out upstairs and have a few cocktails. It has been a fun and cheap way to celebrate the new year.

    I can remember like 2 times in my life I ever had any fun going out on New Years. You usually spend a ton of money to stand in a smokey bar and yell at each other to hear over the noise.



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    I don't know about being ripped, but I lost 122,000 on it.
    Yeah... My small 30,000 looks like nothing compared to you.


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    A couple years ago, my wife and I went with some friends up to the Twin Cities and got some hotel rooms, went out to eat, ice skated and saw fireworks over the Mississipi. That was before any kids. I don't see anything happening like that in the near future. When I was growing up, my parents' group of friends (5 couples) would get a block of hotel rooms and then would let us young bucks have the run of the place while they got hammered in 1 of their rooms.


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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    IMO- New Years Eve is one of the most over-rated holidays of the year. OUI's scare the crap out of me, cabs are impossible on NYE (or any other night in DSM), hotel and party packages are just not my thing if I stay in town, and every bar I've ever been to on NYE is packed to the rafters and impossible to get drinks.

    I'll just go to bed early so I can get drunk and watch football the next day.



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Every day I thank god that I found a wife that didn't want kids.



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    Re: Des Moines on New Years?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Every day I thank god that I found a wife that didn't want kids.
    That is very funny...



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