New Years Eve. No, nothing to do with puberty.
The weather weasels hit this one right one... well, with the precip. Our high for today occurred about 7:30 this morning: 67º. The wind changed direction, picked up speed, and the horizontal drizzle started. Three hours later, the temp is down to 54º. 80% chance of precip all through the day and night.
We have often anchored out on New Years Eve to watch the fireworks launched from a barge off South Padre Island. I will be surprised if the fireworks are a go this evening... it is fugly out there.
Times we have stayed home to ring in the New Year, someone on our island has put on their own fireworks display. Fireworks are not allowed in our gated community, so they simply go across the furthest canal (one over from ours) to the undeveloped part of the island. We could sit on our deck and watch the display. Not tonight.
This morning, the local news was putting out the warning from the local law enforcement agencies:
"Do not fire guns into the air to celebrate the incoming New Year."
I am amazed that they have to say this, but every year it happens. And every year these bullets obey the law of gravity, coming down to damage something or somebody. Like a stereotypical bad western movie about banditos.
Of course, I think the solution to this would be to have the warnings state: Be sure to fire your guns straight up... that would eventually solve the problem. ;-)
Looking ahead to 2015... hope your New Year is memorable. Go out and make it so.
We went out for lunch... it is cold and nasty!
I'm in for the day. Maybe the next 3 days. This weather is messing with New Years Eve around here: South Padre Island puts on the "biggest fireworks display in Texas" for New Years Eve. Lots of people on the island. I can't imagine anyone would be out in this cold, rainy, windy crap, even IF they could get the fireworks launched from the barge off the island.
So, an intimate little celebration for us tonight... just us...party, party!! I'm thinking: some raucous behavior, lewd dancing, debauchery, drinking, and nudity. I don't know what the Blonde is planning.
Happy New Year!