Program note: Anderson Cooper hosts New Year's Eve Livetonight at 11p ET on CNN
Ah, New Year's Eve. Here it is once again. I was trying to remember what my New Year's resolution was last year, but the truth is I can barely remember last week, let alone a whole year ago. This year I've
resolved to blog much more often. Everyday, actually. We'll see how long this one lasts. What is your New Year's resolution? Did you keep last year's?
As a kid I was never a big fan of New Year's Eve. There always seemed something slightly menacing about the event. New York City streets are packed, people are drunk, it always kind of freaked me out. Then as an adult, I didn'
t like it much because there was always so much pressure to have a good time, and you can never find a cab to go home in when you realize the party you're at is lame.
Now I really like New Year's Eve because I'm working and Times Square is actually a really fun place to be. When the ball drops, and the confetti descends I like nothing more than silently watching the explosion of euphoria. Frank Sinatra's voice sings New York, New York. People hug each other and cheer. There really is nothing like it.
This year should be especially fun because Kathy Griffin will be joining me live in Times Square. She'll give us her top ten moments of 2007 and who knows what else. Erica Hill and Kiran Chetry
will also be in Times Square helping us ring in the New Year. As those of you who've
watched before know, we like to show you how the New Year is celebrated around the world and around America. John Zarrella
will once again be in Key West, Florida, for the drag queen drop, Kareen Wynter
is in Vegas, and Sean Callebs
is in New Orleans.
We'll also hear from Miranda Lambert in Atlanta, Widespread Panic is there as well, and Earth, Wind and Fire will be in Vegas. It looks like it may be a cold night, so break out the bubbly, or the cookies and milk, and snuggle up with us tonight
starting at 11p ET.
Also we want to hear from you. Send us your resolutions, your party pictures, whatever you want to cnn.com/iparty
. We'll show many of them on the air, maybe yours....
-- Anderson Cooper