Me: [realization] Awww crap.
Me: I didn't check *any* items off my things-to-do-before-I-die list this year.
Me: I had given up on most other resolutions, but I was really hoping for that one.
Me: So last night, I was like, "OK, so do I want to ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest, or with Carson Daly"?
Me: The answer, of course, was, "No."
Me: So my parents and I watched my new Dr. Horrible DVD, including special features and about half of "Commentary! The Musical."
Friend: I did neither -- I waited until 11:58 to put on Channel 6 to catch Dick Clark one last time.
Friend: I had a migraine, actually.
Friend: First time I've gotten one.
Me: I was mildly annoyed at the ball drop.
Friend: Yeah, Clark was a second off the countdown.
Me: Waterford was all "Every year will be a unique ball with a unique pattern," and, dude: the ball was exactly the same as last years
Me: I saw last year's up close, and no joke, they could have ripped that thing out of Macy's and reused it.
Friend: "We need to figure out how to fix the city's budget deficit."
Friend: "How about reusing the ball? That saves 5 million right there."
Me: Oh, at least.
Me: But this is Waterford. They had those things ready to go in '88.
Me: Just sitting there, being pretty and waiting for the appropriate LED technology to be invented.
Me: Hyperbole, dude.
Friend: Not with Waterford.
Friend: They do pull that sort of [bleep].
Me: Point is, W got a contract, and you know they were all over that [bleep].
Me: So even if the city decided to reuse, they' d still have to foot the bill.
Me: Ergo: two matching balls. Which.... yeah.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
In which I ring in the New Year
Image by Kramchang via FlickrReally, a conversation I had with a friend of mine on AIM says it all...
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