Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's a Tradition

Every New Year's Eve, I drink a bottle of wine and wait to see which will drop first: me or the ball in Times Square.

Ball won again


Happy New Year, everyone!

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  1. Well if it's a tradition, bottoms up, kiddo. We don't let good traditions go to waste. And as far as the ball..... Oh Well.

    See ya around in 2013.

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  2. Happy new year, hope a good one is had at your pad!

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    1. A good year to be had.
      No sense cryin'.
      Really ain't so bad
      without the bloody Mayans.

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  3. Ha ha! I'm very tempted to say something witty (and unoriginal) about balls dropping, but will resist and wish you a Happy New Year instead.
    Happy New Year! :-)

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    1. No, no, once I entered my late 40's, the balls have dro...oh, wait. Yeah, some things are better left unsaid.

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  4. If you'd drunk that bottle of wine earlier, you might have got up to take a leak just before the ball dropped. It's a great way to see in the New Year.

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    1. But then I might have taken a leak in the bookcase. Better I slept.

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  5. Sadly, I dropped without the wine. :)

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    1. Ain't that the way it usually ends up when you're no longer in your 20's?

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  6. I was asleep around midnight too

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    1. No worries. I hear they'll have another one just like it in 12 months.

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  7. Happy New Year 2013, Al.
    At least no balls dropped on you.

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    1. Good thing I locked the front door. I think that hobo followed me home from Wawa. And I didn't like the look on his face.

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  8. I woke up at a quarter to twelve and managed to see the ball drop; of course it had dropped three hours earlier on the East Coast. Happy New Year.

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    1. Isn't that anticlimactic, watching the hoopla three hours ahead of you? On the other hand, hangovers are three hours ahead, too.

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  9. Here they used to do the ball drop time delayed so it was actually midnight. Now, they don't care so they show the New York ball drop at 11 o'clock. I call bullshit and refuse to watch.

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    1. Bullshit in Iowa, vomit in NYC.
      Plus, rats the size of collies.
      Or is that hookers?

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  10. AAAAAwwwww you look so cute sleeping. I feel asleep at 8:30 and got back up to see the fantabulous event just in the nick of time (11:57). Went back to bed at 12:03 and slept straight thru til 8am. Old broads like me need their beauty sleep.

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    1. The TV just kept getting fuzzier and fuzzier until, around 3 am, I woke up to watch it watching me.

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  11. I can't imagine a country where the balls drop every single year - Is it like Sumo and they get stuffed back up before the main event.... Does the USA voice get slightly deeper every year. I guess waiting for the balls to drop probably beats missing the Fireworks in London despite being under 100 metres away from them... Have a good 2013

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    1. As our balls drop ever lower, our voice gets deeper, we eat supper at 3:00, and we want those damn kids to stop playing on the lawn or we'll call the cops, dammit.
      Plus, you can't overestimate the value of a good pair of nose hair clippers.

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  12. Ball beat me too. On the plus side, I felt fine when I woke up this morning. No headache. No cotton mouth. No stranger next to me.

    Happy 2013!

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    1. And, as we get older, isn't that what's really important?
      Reminds me of a joke (oh, hell, what doesn't?)...
      "Did you wake up feeling grouchy this morning?"
      "No, I let her sleep."
      BA DUM BUM

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  13. Have a happy new year Al, 2013 will hopefully be a good year for you guys, you deserve it man!

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    1. So far, we're thousands of dollars in debt so it looks li...oh, that's probably bad, isn't it?

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  14. Happy new year Al, maybe you'll beat the ball next year.

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  15. I spent New Years alone, sober, and in front of a computer screen. :P

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    1. Were you doing some sort of college work? I thought you were on break...?

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  16. I was asleep before midnight and didn't even drink any alcohol...I ran out of chocolate wine the day before!

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  17. I bombed out at 10. Just too tired. Even though I went to bed early I didn't get alot of sleep, getting up at 11:30, going back to sleep....this happened at least 3 times during the night/wee morning hours. I finally got up a 9 and I was still tired.

    Happy New Year. Whoopie.

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