Saturday, January 3, 2009
New Year's at Times Square
Well, The New Year has come and gone.
The celebration is over. You should be recovered from your hangover.
Back to work. Back to reality.
Something I still do not understand as why so many people go out to Times Square in
New York City to see a ball drop? Huh? I don't get it.
First of all, it's cold outside.
New Year's Eve night it was 10 degrees outside with a 30 mph wind.
Yet people stand out there for hours. People are lucky they did not get frost bite. Losing a finger or a toe is nothing to celebrate.
Secondly, who cleans up all that mess the day after?
More important who pays to clean up this mess? The taxpayers of NYC which most probably don't go down to Times Square.
Lastly, what exactly are we celebrating. There is no historic or major religious connotation with the New Year. It is simply a change of a month on the calendar.
Well, Happy New Year anyway. For anyone like me who went to bed before 10PM on New Years Eve,here is a clip of Times Square for your enjoyment from your warm living rooms.