Having been an East Coast girl for all my growing up years, I always eagerly anticipated the big countdown and the ball dropping in Times Square.  After all, we East Coasters got New Year’s first – way before the rest of the country.  So I’ve always felt it was kind of anti-climactic here on the West Coast.  People are whooping it up in NY and we’re sitting down to dinner.

On the internet this morning, I saw that people in Sydney were all ready ringing in the new year.  It was even more apparent on New Year’s Eve 1999.  They showed everyone’s New Year as it went around the world.  After New York, it was kind of ho-hum, let’s go to bed. 

We may be trendsetters in lots of things out here, but when it comes to New Year’s, yawn.

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