Here I sit waiting for the ball to drop. A really silly thing to do – watching what happened 3 hours ago in New York City. I actually went to Times Square when I was in college at the U. of Maryland. (Last Century) 3 of us had no dates (a common occurrence) and we drove the 3+ hours with no plans. We got on the subway and headed north. I knew I’d get mugged, so I hid my money in my socks.
We arrived at the Sq at about 10:30 pm and no one was there, so we found a bar and waited. It was not until about 11:20 that the place filled up – people came out of the cracks in the pavement. At midnight we all looked for ladies to kiss. By 12:30 the place was empty. Really. A LOT difference today.
So what did we do? No room, so we started to walk back heading to eventually get our car at the Staten Island Ferry and head home. But about 6 blocks later we passed a hotel and heard college kids yelling. We counted what room it might be and headed up. A real party of folks from Boston. I hooked up with sweet “Mary Kennedy” who was 90% lit up from Rum and coke. Probably her first drunk. After she passed out I slept on the floor and my buddies commandeered an empty bed.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne!” HAPPY NEW YEAR
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com