With the last Erwin Pawn Tradio Show of 2011 falling on New Year's Eve it was a big topic of discussion.  Even if the calls were decidedly light.

We had a pretty low key show last weekend.  It seemed a lot of people were getting ready for there New Year celebration.

The Big Question we posed to all the callers this week was pretty simply.  We just wanted to know if you planned on being up at midnight to see in the new year.  18 said they were going to try while 15 said they'd sleep through it.

I made it to about 2am on the first day of 2012.  And I held to my personal rule of beer and champagne only.  After many years of adding a little bit of whiskey to that mix I've realized the hangover is not worth the investment.  I had recovered from this one by noon the next day.  That was a pretty good recovery.

Of course each week we give you the rules of the show with a special Rule #6.  Actually I added a special Rull #7 too.  I thought all the potential revelers might need it.

Rule #6 was: Build a good foundation.  Before you take off on a night of heavy drinking it is important to eat very heartily throughout the day and to continue to eat during the party.  We had one person at our party break this rule and if we didn't have some Compazine on hand it could have been pretty ugly.  And it's important to work in a glass of water in between drinks.  That helps a ton.

Rule #7: Get somewhere and stay there.  We had the party at my apartment and no one was allowed to leave.  And that's the safest way to party and night, New Year's or otherwise.  Get there, get tanked, stay there.

Here's hoping you have a great 2012 and be sure to join us Saturday mornings from 9am to noon for The Erwin Pawn Tradio show on The New 940 KIXZ.