Tuesday, December 26, 2006

T'was The Day Before Christmas & Eight Before New Year's

On December 24th, while the rest of you were out running through stores trying to finish your Christmas shopping, I was enjoying the balmy December weather atop Two Times Square. Not your average day at tar beach (that's a New Yorkism), I was taking in a New York ritual: I was watching the ball drop on top of One Times Square.

The ball drop? Yes... three, two, one, Happy New Year! The ball that drops to mark the start of 2007. On December 24th? Yes, on December 24th (where's Dick Clark?).

Isn't that a bit early? No. Nothing is left to chance for the biggest New Year's Eve party on Earth. They actually do a dry run a week out. Technicians on the roof of One Times Square rig the ball, they practice dropping it several times, hoping that no one is looking up. I wasn't exactly looking up, I was looking straight across.

Sunday, atop Two Times Square, the temperature was about 60 degrees. Sunday, down in The Crossroads Of the World, the temperature is forecast to be about 60 Degrees. The more things change the more they stay the same. Sunday night Dick Clark will be there, too. Things are looking up. Happy New Year!


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