Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What Are You Doing?

What are you doing for New Years? This time of year…that’s the number one question. Unless you have planned something in advance…a trip to Times Square…a vacation….a rager party…you are probably in the same boat as everyone else.

That would be the boat to….nothing really. That pretty much sums up what most people have planned for New Year’s Eve. The funny thing is that everyone feels like they should have some great plan…or party to tell everyone about.

For some reason because it’s New Year’s…people feel like they have to do something really instead of nothing really. You can’t stay home in your pjs, drink beer, eat macho nachos and call it a New Year at 10:30 pm. (That would be called Sunday nights.) Nope. You have to put on your glitzy flashy sequins clothing, get together with people, clink glasses and stay up late. And it is required to yell the countdown at the top of your lungs…5-4-3-2-1…as the old year winds down. Most importantly you are required to kiss everyone in the room. Heck, if you don’t…you will have bad luck in 2009. So you are left with no choice. “Get over here I need to give you a big ole kiss because it’s a New Year.” So you end up with kissing people you don’t even know…and a monster cold three days later.

We’ve had some good house parties over the years. This I know. When one of your guests decides…riding the reindeer you have as a decoration by your front door is a good idea…you definitely know you had a good/crazy party.

It’s funny how looong the night can seem before midnight. "What we still have 3 more hours before the damn ball drops?" The night is moving in slow mo…but finally the hands strike midnight and the ball drops…your guest has mounted the reindeer…and now it’s suddenly 3 am. Where did the time go?

I always have mixed emotions watching the ball drop in Times Square on television. Happy, that I am not there with 20,000 drunk maniacs (that’s a lot of kissing) and sad, when I hear Auld Lang Syne. That song makes me want to cry…couldn’t they come up with something peppier?

So PaulA and I will probably be doing nothing really with a bottle of bubbly for New Years Eve. I do have one request this year….no choruses of Auld Lang Syne…and I could do without watching Dick Clark on the Rockin' Eve….that guy is doing nothing really for me…unless of course he decides to ride a reindeer.

Happy New Year!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

seems like this is the perfect time to note your signature sign off of KatOUT is erriely connected to New Years via the new dick clark - Seacreast OUT!

PaulA wishes Kat dog's blogging fans a happy new year too!

Anonymous said...


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Wu Shuguang of reporter of Xinhua News Agency, Chen Hao
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At the beginning of this sports season, support A Ba Si, outstanding the foreign aid that constitutes with Frohman especially " 3 swordsman " , shandong team 5 Lian Sheng is gotten for a time run integral a list of names posted up, agreed " the person that get outside help gets the world " view.
The person that get outside help gets the world, that is to say, the produces immediate impact team result of foreign aids. After Shandong group success became good, other team strengthened the research to Shandong foreign aids, and specific aim ground undertook taking strict precautions against defend to the last, from this, once play of Shandong team foreign aids appears to be not stabilized, and native land player because before this " foreign aids is depended on " , although be fond of person performance from time to tome, but answer hard other powerful group.
After this battle, before CBA convention is surpassed half paragraphs of leg returns remnant last rounds, gold male basket already encountered 5 be defeated repeatedly, still have 3 guests field next, shandong team whether the contest after promotion season, still should treat foreign aids condition whether rebound, native land player whether had crossed " psychology closes " .
Bishop of Shandong gold male basket drills Gong Xiaobin says, this sports season team leaves the bureau is very good, aid of inside and outside very go all out, also very unite, but when outer aid play does not stabilize young team, achievement is easy rise and fall, field of guest of the first phase is more, be defeated by a ball to be affected to player psychology continuously very big, hope young player is adjusted as soon as possible, had crossed psychology to close.
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