Angel in NYC on New Years!..Well..sorta

The 100th anniversary of the Times Square ball drop!new-yearani-uddy.gif

Guess who was among the million revelers gathered at Times Square to greet the New Year?newyear_2.gif

Well, make that “near” Times Square. heh.

“Biff” and I tried to be among the wild revelers watching that extra-bright crystal ball, weighing almost 500 kg, come sliding down the 23.5-meter flagpole at midnight.

This year a brand spankin new “energy-efficient” sphere decked out in Waterford crystals, with 9,576 light-emitting diodes generated a stunning kaleidoscope of colors.

But alas………….this is New York City.
Tooooooo many people, not enough room.

Guess what side of the baracade we ended up on?..ha


Gotsta be there 10 hours in advance and um……The very few public restrooms were closed by the afternoon. That “challenge” can be quite um.. daunting to say the least. Heh. toilet50.gif

S’ok. We walked the perimiter and joined all the crazies.

A sea of people waving glowing wands, sporting gold metallic hats, and wearing sun glasses that spelled out 2008. Wo0t!

(Some photos courtesy: AP, Getty, Newsday.)

My New Years tip?
If your’e ever in NYC on New Years Eve…and ya don’t need one of these:

Heck, GO FOR IT!! heh.


Sending squishy New Year hugs to my friends over at Is It Just Me?, Blog @, Rosemary’s Thoughts, 123beta, Right Truth, Adam’s Blog, Stuck On Stupid,, Cao’s Blog, Leaning Straight Up, Big Dog’s Weblog, Chuck Adkins, Pursuing Holiness, Nuke’s, Faultline USA, third world county, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, Pirate’s Cove, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.


22 Responses to “Angel in NYC on New Years!..Well..sorta”

  1. tapline says:

    Don’t think I will go…Kidneys won’t take it….Have a happy New Year…..stay well…..

  2. Veritas says:

    Glad you had fun Angel. I was telling A last night that Times Square on New Year’s Eve and Marti Gras i New Orleans are the etwo things I always wanted to do yet never did. (My epitaph?).

    Hope you have a very safe and happy 2008.

  3. Smooth Stone says:

    Looks like you had a great time, Angel! Great pics! I don’t know how you did it without a bathroom for so long Hugs and Hannpy New Year!

  4. Butch says:

    Happy New Year, Angel!

  5. frasypoo says:

    The bathroom would be my main requirement!!!!
    Happy New Year !

  6. Layla says:

    Hi Angel! Hapy New Year hun to you and yours. May it be blessed, healthy and prosperous. NYC is a blast! I love it!

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  9. courtneyme109 says:

    Angel – you are so lucky to be there – it sure beat the heck out of mine. Thanks for the pics. Hang on girl – it’s going to be crazy in 08!

  10. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Looked at that sea of partiers last night at the top of the clock, turned to the whiff and said, “I’ll bet you big bucks that Angel and the SuperHusband are right in the thick of that!”

    I’m headed out to plow around the second, foot deep scoop of fresh snow we have received in two days, but I will enjoy telling her in the morning that I was right… just knew you were there, Hot Rod.

    Glad you got out, lookin’ like a million $$$ plus, as always… :)

  11. DD2 says:

    New Years Eve in Times Square!……The last time I did that I was a Teenager, (last year…lol)
    Anyway, I won’t ever do it again……….

  12. obob says:

    ooo, I never thought about the bathroom thing. That could get uncomfortable. We watched the ball drop and the kid jump a football field. I thought his wife was going to tatoo him with a pair of brass knuckles after the second

  13. benning says:

    I wouldn’t be able to stay awake that bloody late! Never mind a pisser – the nearest lght pole would do (hehehee!).

  14. Always On Watch says:

    I’ve never been in NYC for New Year’s Eve. I’m jealous. ;)

  15. Angel says:


  16. Gayle says:

    I’ve not only never been in New York for New Year’s Eve, I’ve never been in New York, period, although I was in upper New York state for six months, but that doesn’t count.

    Love the pic of you, Angel. You’re such a doll! I’m not sure about those shades though. LOL!

    Glad you had a great time, and one last time, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!

  17. Brooke says:

    I may not have been there, but I was watching on the tube!

    Nice shades! :D

  18. Joe Gringo says:

    I’m in Gayle’s boat, as far as NY goes, I’ve only been to the rockin town of Rochester, Buffalo and Niagra Falls…’s to a great 2008!

  19. nanc says:

    never had the desire to go to nyc on new year’s eve – we’ve preferred staying home the last 15 or so years – too many crazies out and about – WHY ADD TWO MORE?!?!?!


    glad you had a wondy time.

  20. MK says:

    “You’re such a doll!”

    That she is, yeah those glasses are a one off i hope. :grin:

  21. kevin says:

    I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be in NYC when the ball drops, thanks for taking us!

  22. in2thefray says:

    In the middle of it all hey ? Happy New Year Angel. I was wondering if you’d share your opinion on a post/image at my little place. Having read a number of your posts I think you’d have a pretty interesting take on it. It’s found here