Saturday, December 19, 2009
NEW YORK, NEW YORK!!
Start spreading the news. I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it. New York, New York. I can't stop singing. Time Square was the most memorable way to spend New Year's Eve. This famous tradition dates back to 1906. We arrived early in the afternoon the take our position in a viewing section. The NYPD directed all the revelers into each viewing section and although it got quite crowded I didn't seem to notice too much as I was too busy checking out the eye candy in uniforms (lol). With the flip of a giant switch, the New Year’s Eve Ball illuminated and began its ascent accompanied by special pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. At 11.59 pm the lighted ball started it's descent into a New Year. The Ball is a geodesic sphere, twelve feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds. The Ball is covered with 2668 Waterford crystal triangles and lit by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs. At the stroke of Midnight, the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball were turned off as the numerals of the New Year “2010” burst to life shining high above Times Square. Confetti was released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of colorful confetti as we welcomed the New Year with kisses and a family hug. This is what I call living! Family moments like these are priceless.