Everyone thinks the total New York thing to do would be to go down to Time Square and watch the ball drop. I have yet to talk to a local that has gone. Most local people avoid Time Square like the plague because the tourists there do not know how to step out of the way of sidewalk traffic before stopping to take a picture. Apparently the idea of standing crammed up against other people for 8 hours, only to be moved out of the way by police because they need to set up a VIP area doesn’t appeal to some. I would have liked to have seen it once but it seems to just not be in the cards.
L. was still recovering and there was no way she would have been able to stand for any amount of time. The weather with wind chill was -2 degrees. L.’s bother and his wife did the smart thing and paid $125 each for a private party at Dave and Busters in Time Square where they just usher everyone out at the last second. L. and I just ended up playing video games and watching movies. At midnight we turned on the TV and watched everyone complain about how cold it was in Time Square.
New Years Day we all just hung out lazily and played games. One of the things I had meant to finish for Christmas but got the wrong size parts was to make marshmallow guns (instructables.com). I made up for this by finishing them and we had a huge war. I know I will be finding marshmallows around until we move but it was great to have almost unlimited ammo for $1.50 and the all the guns cost $4 total. We were laughing so hard we couldn’t blow into the guns by the end of it. Quite a nice way to ring in the new year.
My New Years Resolutions:
Learn to play guitar.
call all my siblings and spouses on their Birthdays.