Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009

I always do this, every year I watch the ball drop down in Times Square (on TV), and I think "what a bunch of idiots, standing out all day in the cold, just to watch a ball fall."

Tourists bring in alot of money into the city. The paper said $30 billion for 2008.

Bring on the dumb tourists!!! The more money they spend here, the less money I pay in taxes!! :-)


If they want to wait outside when its 18 degrees, so be it, the stupid spend alot. :-)

My only problem with "New Years" is that our new neighbors seem to have some sort of "gun shot" sounding form of entertainment. And its horribly annoying.

7 comments:

artie said...

I dont know what everyone is celebrating:

As of today my health insurance goes up 8% + all the other bills go up as well and I have to pay taxes. nothing to be excited about.

~Lady E~ said...

Artie- always an optimist!

It was my birthday and, naturally, I was really excited and telling everyone to wish me a happy birthday. Then my friend told me that she never understood why everyone is so happy about birthday's, because all it means is that its a year closer to death. That put a damper on my mood. I think of a birthday as another year of accomplishment. Think of the start of a new year in the same way. I'm not saying you should be happy about paying taxes, but be happy you have money to pay taxes on! :)

frumpunk said...

You think you're paying less in taxes because of tourists? And I thought you were a pessimist.

frumpunk said...

Also, as a native New Yorker you don't understand the thrill to some people to be in Times Square at midnight of the New Year, even if its freezing. Its all old hat to you. I think I appreciate your city more than you do.

frumskeptic said...

punk- if the tourists bring in enough money, we don't need to raise more money, therefore we don't need to raise taxes.

True that the economy currently sux, and we'll "need" a tax raise (using the "great" liberal philosophy), but generally, tourists are good for our state economy.

And no, I probably don't appreciate the city as much as a tourist does, but one must be a complete ass to stand outside when its freezing cold to watch a ball drop. Watch it on HDTV, pretty clear view.

I wouldn't want to stand anywhere in the world in that weather (and it was 18 degrees farenheit out) for any reason, unless it were for a few thousand dollars. Plus, they weren't just there for like an hour, they were there for atleast 10 hours.

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Moshe said...

I used to watch the ball drop and then it became kinda meh. As far as the "a year closer to death", I turned 30 last year, enough said...

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