1.04.2006

what day is it?

Three things:

1. Happy Birthday to Isabel Kathleen Costa who is turning the big TWO today. I will post a pic of this lovely little sweetheart/devil later this afternoon!! i can't believe she has been alive for 730 days.

2. POLL: Did you or did you NOT ever bang pots and pans (real pots and pans from your kitchen!) on New Years Eve outside on your front porch to ring in the new year? Apparantely to SOME PEOPLE (karl and brooke) this is a completely foreign concept, and i am wondering if it is an STL thing (like telling jokes (TRICKs) FOR your treats on halloween to each and every house or calling a grill a barbeque pit).


3. My love affair with google may be over. GOOGLE AND WAL-MART?? NOOOO! Nuff said.


24 comments:

brookeandpaul said...

1)yay bel!

2)a barbecue pit and a grill are two different things. i am sure karl would agree.

3)no i had not heard of banging pots and pans together but i think it's kinda cute if that counts!

brookeandpaul said...

4) the telling jokes thing, never heard of that either. but i like it...you gotta work for that candy in the lou!

Johnny said...

I have never banged pots but I have heard of it. I think my mom and dad did it when they were young, so it might be an old person thing as opposed to a STL thing.

Also Google spokesmen denies any plans to make pc's.

Elizabeth Ross said...

I think you're crazy, Kat.
And that's why I like ya!

Leslie said...

I have NEVER heard of banging pots and pans. That does sound kind of fun though! :)

emily and eric said...

i have never heard of banging pots and pans until you did it the other day... a grill and a pit are two totally different things and there was one time when i went trick or treating that a man did a trick instead of giving me candy... i thought that he sucked!!

Matt said...

banging pots sounds like a crazy Yankee thing Kat and I would prefer if you left there where it belongs

Leah Billings said...

I disagree Matt. I'm a Yankee and I've never heard of this pots and pans practice.

katandkarl said...

totally thought it was the NEW YEARS EVE NORM!!

i'm not crazy... kristy used to do it and she is from STL!! i asked her last night (in disbelief b/c i thought everyone did this!)

mom&dad: if you are READING THIS COMMENT tell them i am not crazy!

what did you all do to celebrate then?

Jenny said...

You are not crazy.....we obviously used to bang pots and pans to bring in the New Year, and so did the rest of the neighborhood. I'm going to check out the Wisconsin area and let you know what the cheese heads do here.......

Oh, and Halloween is only fun if you tell jokes for your candy!! Or else you are just handing out candy to kids in the same crappy costumes all night....how boring!

kristen gloria said...

i had never heard of the banging pots thing or the telling jokes thing until i met you. must be a stl thing.

Angela said...

my family used to bang pots & pans for New Year's- so its not just an STL thing!!

AUDRA said...

It is a tradition that You, as well as everyone in the neighborhood, make NOISE to ring in the new year, bang pots and pans, firecrackers... just go outside and be loud.

I never told a joke for candy, but i grew up in suburbia.

Elizabeth Ross said...

This is cracking me up.

Sara Quiroz said...

I'd never heard of it until I spent the night at your house in 7th or 8th...

But then again, we know where I grew up, and how they prefered other arms to being armed with common kitchen ware...but that's Baden...

melissa said...

Of course you bang pots and pans! But then again that might have been the same year Sara is referring too. Just kidding, a lot of people did that. In New Orleans, however, the preference is definately fireworks!! Don't even get me started on the joke thing at Halloween...do you know how many fights I've gotten in with people over that? I feel like I was sheltered as a child...believing that everyone had to work for their candy. I was handing out candy at Phil's aunt and uncle's house this year and made every kid tell me a joke...they thought I was the biggest bitch in the world! Sorry for the long comment, but you've sparked some touchy subjects since I've moved from the 'Lou. Oh yeah, it was barbeque pit in our backyard!

megan said...

it was all about the pots and pans in st.louis. especially at the horan's for new years eve but i also used to bang pots when i was at my grandparents when i was little. pots and wooden spoons and lots of yelling to ring in the new year....and i completely agree with the joke for candy....i'm supposed to give candy for nothing..come on i want a little entertainment.

Lauryl said...

nope, never heard of the pots and pans thing... sorry. and i hate walmart and love google-- what am i going to do with myself?

Marc said...

Pots and pans thing is just something Kat made up because she likes banging pots and pans together, but still likes for it be a special occasion so she only does it once a year.

The Halloween telling jokes thing is also another made up story by Kat. Halloween is really all about scaring little kids and then giving them candy to make them feel better after they just peed themselves from being scared so bad. Everyone knows that.

And last, a grill and pit are 2 entirely different things. Although you can but a grill on a pit, you cannot put a pit on a grill. And if anyone figures out a way to do so, please contact me as I think we can make a whole lot of money together.

Grandma Liz said...

Ok, now here it is from an "old" person. Pots and pans were here and alot less expensive than fireworks when I was young. Of course guns have always been around, but people were smarter then, they didn't shoot them off in the city, that was a country thing. The idea is to make alot of noise to scare away any evil spirits to make the new year good. And yes Sara, sad to say I could not pass that tradition down to you, but you and David did bang on pots and pans at other times of your lifes, just like I let Hayden bang on them here :)

Grandma Liz said...

When I was young, (many centuries ago) we had to do tricks for our treats, or we didn't get any treats. My favorite trick was to show them the holes in my cheeks, my dimples...lol..it got them every time....

Bridget said...

We were at Jake and Jenny's house for New Years. Everyone (jake,jenny,wendy,bridget, isabel,joey,and a bunch of other people) did bank on pots and pans. I have to say their were about 25 of us and nobody questioned it.

Mike Whaley said...

As a STL boy, yes the banging pots and pans is normal (I know i'm leaving this a week later but yeah.)

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Auburn, NY and we always banged pots and pans on the front porch at midnight on New Years Eve.