Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Year's at Nine?

Continuing with our theme of "early to rise", we'll now embrace "early to bed".  (I'm sure all of you young 'uns out there have heard that very sage refrain "early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise".  Too bad it hasn't worked for your humble scribe.  But I digress ...)  So what about celebrating the arrival of the New Year this year at 9 pm instead of midnight?  After all it will already be 2011 in Rio, it's just a time zone thingy.  That way, all us oldies could stay up for the Big Moment, sing Auld Lang Syne, wear the hats and hoot the hooters, give all the ladies a polite buss on the cheek - and still get home to bed by 10 pm!  Those younger (or with more stamina) could hit the hot tub, change and continue on to the next NY party and never skip a beat.  Hell of an idea.  No need to choose one party over another (or one outfit over another - wear 'em both!) for all you social butterflies out there.  And just think, you could celebrate new Year's Eve not only with your parents but potentially with your children too.  What a great idea all around!   An idea whose time has come, courtesy of OH2.