And a Happy New Year to you all!
Don't get me wrong; I do indeed enjoy a party, and hardly ever turn down an opportunity to go to one.
But I've always seen New Year's Eve more as a time for reflection and nostalgia than wild celebration, kind of bittersweet: out with the old, in with the new, transitions, changes, auld lang syne, all that jazz. As a teenager, I did my raucous bit in going to Times Square, but nowadays it's more likely to be a get-together with old friends, as it is tonight (with a stop-off at my mother's place; they party rather early there).
I want to wish all of you a wonderful New Year's Eve, partying or no, wild or staid, late or early--and, more importantly, a wonderful New Year.