This is who I am celebrating New Year's Eve with -
Yes, I'm at home with my friends over at Bravo at the Bravo New Year's House Party.
But I used to go out seeking the biggest and best New Year's Eve Party ever....
After many years of disappointment, I've decided it's best to just stay home.
A word of caution about New Year's Eve.
Be very careful when opening those bottles of champagne.
Once a long time ago my friend Pam and I planned on going to a great New Year's Eve Party.
I had the most gorgeous dress to wear.
It looked straight out of the 50's - black velvet with a black tulle underskirt that made it stick out.
Totally like something Rosemary Clooney would have worn in "White Christmas".
So, Pam and I decided we needed champagne to drink while getting ready.
We got out the cork screw and I tried to get it open with no luck.
Pam said for me to go take my shower and she'd work on opening it.
All of a sudden I heard a loud explosion and Pam say,
I ran in to the room to find that the bottle had exploded and one of her fingers was barely attached.
We did not know that you are not suppose to use a cork screw with champagne.
You are to pop the cork...but we were young and stupid and we did not know.
There was a wild trip to the hospital where they checked her in and scheduled her for
surgery early the next morning.
I still went to the party...after she was checked in...(well, there was nothing I could do).
But it was a dud and I quickly left.
Pam had to do weeks of therapy and that finger has really never been quite the same.
I absolutely will not open a bottle of champagne to this day.
(Happy New Year, Pam!)