Sorry peeps for missing the ball drop with you, but I hope you all had a good time anyway. I spent the night with a friend playing hours upon hours of Halo 3, guitar hero, and call of duty 4. My friends family was very nice, made great food, and when the clock hit 12, it was nothing but smiles, small explosions, and all around loud for a good 5 minutes straight. later that day, I went to the Rose Parade fo the first time and learned a few things. 1) Parking isnt possible. People were parking in other peoples drivways, on lawns, everywhere. We found a spot about a mile and a half from the parade sometime around 4 in the morning. 2) ITS FRICKIN' COLD! I didnt know this, so I spent the 4 hours after we got there shivering and layering up with everything I had. 3) People suck. The people there were cranky and, rude, but the only people that were cranky and rude were the only people that shouldnt have. There were people who came to claim a good spot a day in advance, and they were kind people who were enjoyed good conversation. The cranky people were the people who showed up 30 minutes in advance, and cut in front everyone so that they could see, and when the people tried to get there rightfully earned spts back, the cranky people yelled at them. 4)Its worth the cold, and the cranky people to see the floats up close and personal.