HappY NeW YeaR!!!

Every year as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, the eyes of this glorious world turn to my City..heh….the brilliant lights, the dynamism…the “happening” that is: Times Square.

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Ah……..the Anticipation.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6………..

It’s as if the world is holding its breath…until that clock finally strikes twelve.
Waiting for the “Ball” to descend from atop One Times Square.

Waiting to usher in the hope and promise of the New Year. Woohoo!

Last year I was one of the one million (crazy) people in Times Square, along with literally -millions nationwide and over a billion watching throughout the entire world.

Whether you’re part of a star-studded musical performance down South, tossing balloons up North, shaking pom-poms in the U.K., confetti in Spain, or possibly watching a colorful pyrotechnic display in Australia….
For just one moment, let us feel as though we are truly united.
What a feeling…..

We bid a collective farewell to the past year, and we best pray hard sweet friends, for hope for the coming year.
(And we all know why)
Good riddance to bad karma and bad vibes. Ack!

The time is drawing near………
Sooooooooo….Pucker up guyz n dollz!

HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET FRIENDS FAR AND NEAR!

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
Bill Vaughn

New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
Jay Leno

Most of all:
Keep speaking out. Never give up.

Like the elephant, we are unconscious of our own strength. When it comes to understanding the power we have to make a difference in our own lives, we might as well be asleep. If you want to make your dreams come true, wake up. Wake up to your own strength. Wake up to the role you play in your own destiny. Wake up to the power you have to choose what you think, do, and say.
Keith Ellis

Bless you all sweet readers for your unending support and Love.newyear_1.gif

29 Responses to “HappY NeW YeaR!!!”

  1. elvis the original terminator says:

    Happy NEW YEARZ Sweet heart!!!!!
    William says hi and happy new years too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love Elvis

  2. Kate says:

    Wishing you a most excellent New Year!

    The only thing this ol’ bat is anticipating is being in bed by 10! LOL Ok, maybe not! Maybe 11. :P

  3. Pamela D. Hart says:

    Happy New Year, Angel! See you next year!

  4. nanc says:

    hope you and yours have a great new year, angel!

  5. M.A. says:

    Since they are adding a second to before the new year, will the countdown be….5….4….3….2….1….1….HAPPY NEW YEAR!?!?!? How is that going to work?

    Anyway, hope you have a fun time celebrating. Happy New Year!

  6. Maggie Thornton says:

    Angel, Happy New Year sweet friend. I still have a half an hour to go. I’ve been watching Fox in NY. OMgosh, does it ever look FRIGID!

    (been watching LoCash Cowboys on Fox – the first I’ve hear of them – like them lots:-)

    Let us have a good one in 2009. Praying for God’s blessings.

    Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  7. Incognito says:

    Ah yes, united.. wouldn’t that be lovely.

    Happy New Year my friend!!

  8. Jeff aka Batman says:

    Happy New Year Angel!

    Congrats on the weblog nomination :)

  9. USpace says:

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    Great post Angel, great pictures. HAPPY New Year! You were in Times Square last year, wow, you gotta be tough for that. Years ago I saw it from my old office’s windows and balcony on the 27th floor on 44th and Broadway. It was wild, but down below it must be madness. You are brave.

    I hope you had a nice Christmas, and have a very Happy 2009 too. Have fun!
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    MERRY HOLIDAYS
    we all have our special ones
    drink responsibly

    world economy depends
    on massive celebrations

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    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    outlaw Christmas

    don’t upset atheists
    makes them question their faith

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    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe hates
    Christmas celebrations

    leads to Muslim apostates
    who then get death threats

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    for the holidays
    we must get together
    - before they are over

    ancient feelings
    days will get longer again
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    All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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  10. Jungle Mom says:

    All the best to you in 2009!

  11. Jo says:

    Happy New Year!

  12. kris says:

    i have visited your city 2 times in my life. once in 2007 and then in 2008. times square is always crazy, even in april…i do not think i could handle it on new year’s eve…have a great 2009!

    kw

  13. Mustang says:

    Happy New Year, Angel . . . God bless you and yours!

    Semper Fi

  14. Stanford Matthews says:

    gotta luv the Leno quote…..and for you Angel….

    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Happy New Year

    BTW, the TS celebration in NYC was stated last night as strarting in 1907. Something to be said for maintaining tradition.

  15. Veritas says:

    Happy New Year Angel. May this be the best year ever for you and your family. Let’s hope the best for our country too.

  16. Always On Watch says:

    Mr. AOW and I had a very quiet New Year’s Eve — nothing special. But we did watch the Times Square ball drop.

    Poor Dick Clark! The last few years haven’t been good to him.

  17. Dinah Lord says:

    Happy New Years!

    Wishing you all the best, Angel.

    How cute you looked in your 2008 goggles! Reminds me of the only time I went down to the New Year’s celebration in Times Square back in the early 80′s – I saw a woman get stabbed…Yikes. Things are much better in New York now! (and I’m thankful for that!)

    Cheers! Dinah

  18. Neil says:

    Happy new year!

  19. Brooke says:

    I hear it was pretty cold in Times Square last night. Did you sit this one out? LOL!

    Happy New Year, Angel!

  20. Katie says:

    May the New Year see you with the blessings of Peace, Prosperity and Health.

    Have a good one.

  21. heidianne jackson says:

    happy new year, dear friend. may it be better than we hope.

  22. Freedom Now says:

    Angel,

    I knew that you would have a fantastic post to mark the occasion!

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

  23. KarL M says:

    HA ppy New Year to you Angel….
    may the new year bring you all you wished for , both for yourself and for the “others”.
    May you continue to dazzle, amaze and inspire all of us….

    GOD bless you and GOD bless America….

    good night Gracie….

  24. Joe Gringo says:

    I saw you on TV…….you and a million others ;-)

    Happy New Year…..2009 is going to be a great year!

  25. MariesTwoCents says:

    Oh now I find this out! lol

    Happy New Year Angel :-)

  26. Defiant_Infidel says:

    “Wake up to your own strength. Wake up to the role you play in your own destiny.’

    Now there are some uplifting and super true sentiments. Happy New Year, Angel. I loved the pictures you selected of TS and esp. “the ball” at the tower’s top.

    Best to you… :D

  27. joe says:

    Even the Clintons dropping the ball couldn’t ruin the moment! Nice shades you’re wearing in the picture. HOT!

  28. MK says:

    Happy new year to you too Angel. May it be a great year for you.

  29. Otto - American Interests says:

    and to you Angel …