Hubby and I went to our friends house for "New Years Stuffed Shells" (a tradition of theirs) and then we went to an Irish pub for a few drinks and ended up at a club/bar place ($20 cover, ugh!) for the remainder of the night.
Why am I disappointed you ask? This is the first time, ever since I can remember being up for New Years Eve, that I have missed seeing the ball drop. The very first time. They handed out champagne glasses and did a count down... but I did not see a TV anywhere. I mean, isn't that the point of NYE? Watching the ball drop? Oh well.
The end of middle school and first year of High School, we would go run around our towns "First Night". It was awesome. They had bounce houses, comedians, musicians, we even saw a hypnotist once. The town showed the ball drop.
Then came the parties in High School; 4 years running at my girlfriend, Jen's, parents house. Crazy high school parties (that never got busted by the cops surprisingly); even then we would stop everything and all eyes would be on the ball dropping on the TV.
One winter break home from college we did New Years Eve in a barn.
Since college graduation we've done it big at super expensive fancy shmancy dress up parties in Atlanta, a Bowl Game, and City Walk in Disney (which was AWESOME!!). We have also done it small, at adult house parties. We even stayed home one year when hubby was sick. Every single year I have seen a ball drop... except this one.
I'm not super disappointed, I mean we had a great time with our friends. I'm just kind of let down.
Resolution #1: Make sure I see the ball drop in 2012 :)
Hope everyone had a fantastic New Years Eve!