Remember way back when New Years Eve was simply about watching B-grade TV stars like Daisy from “The Dukes of Hazzard” ring in the new year?
Now each year I’m filled with a bit of dread knowing that I will see Dick Clark and think “How tragic”. It’s hard to celebrate when you are reminded of that every year. That’s why I totally try to avoid him and watch Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin instead. Each year I wonder how she will top the insane things she said the previous year and each year I am amazed when she actually does it.
I think Anderson Cooper summed it up nicely in his statement from a CNN press release: "Once again, I'm terrified to be co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve show with Kathy Griffin. It's often bitterly cold, and yet after being with her for a few minutes on live television, I find myself drenched in sweat."
Typically I end the year on the blog with a look back at all the things that happened in the last 364 days. This year I am not doing that. I wrote about all that stuff already and I apologize to anyone who came here looking for something interesting to read. I don’t want to put you through all of the gut-wrenching excitement that has been my 2010 again, such as all of my trips to the Waffle House and the times I locked myself in the bathroom to eat an entire box of Hostess Cupcakes. I’m just not sure your heart (or what is left of my mind) can take it.
Onward and upward – into 2011 we go!