I know what I’m doing New Year’s Eve: Nothing. Nada. Zilch. No party invitations. No friends dropping by with whiskey and cherry bombs. Boo hoo, me. I guess that’s what happens when you tick off too many people with your anti-political political rants on Twitter and your “look at my adorable kids” photos on Facebook. Also, I may have sent a few strongly worded emails to my neighbors regarding their vote against suburban chicken coop zoning.
Bygones. What the Internet taketh away, the Internet giveth back. I’m ringing in the new year with everyone else around the world. Hopefully, they won’t get to know me too well in 2013.
Let The Countdown Begin
Somewhere on planet Earth, it’s time to pop the bubbly and lay a smacker on the closest online guy or gal. Timeanddate.com lets you know when to smooch in the Cocos Islands and then again in Nepal and Cape Verde. That’s a lot of kissing. Better take a multivitamin to boost your immune system.
Make An Online Resolution
What the…? I just got done carrying a diaper bag, and now I have to carry a purse? Aren’t cargo pants good enough?
If you’re having trouble coming up with one more way to be even more awesome in the next 365 days, moninaverlade.com can help you with a New Years Resolution Generator. I guess I’m purse shopping tomorrow.
Send a New Year’s Eve eCard
Someecards.com offers a smorgasbord of pithy one-liners ready to email or post on your Facebook wall to wish all your besties a happy and healthy, witty and wealthy new year! That is, if you haven’t driven off all your Facebook friends during the elections. Or football playoffs.
7:00 PM EST – Live Stream the Reykjavik Fireworks
Evidently, Iceland’s fireworks restrictions are loosey goosey during New Year’s Eve, and boy do those Icelanders know how to set off a pyrotechnic hootenanny! Don’t try this at home unless you live somewhere frozen and hard to burn. Also, this may be why there aren’t many Icelandic piano players. See the show live at icelandnaturally.com.
Facebook Messages For All Time Zones
Pre-send your Facebook wishes with Facebook Stories! Not that you’ll be so busy partying that you can’t hit send yourself. Or that your friends will take time from partying to read your message at midnight. But it’s the thought that counts, yes? Whatever.
Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh
Hoga-what? Whatever is going on tonight in Scotland – and from that photo, it looks like a centurion performance piece leftover from the Fringe festival – it’s probably safest to participate from home. Unless you have your asbestos kilt. Join the Hogmanay party on Tumblr and Instagram.
Join Project Midnight
Mary Matthews is back with the fifth installment of her Project Midnight. The old school video blogger…wants you to snap a photo of whatever it is you’re doing wherever you are on New Year’s Eve and send it to her at mcmpressATgmailDOTcom by 5PM EST Tuesday, January 1. Matthews will then compile all the submissions into a video montage showing how individuals from all around the world happily (or sleepily) celebrate the year that was and the 365 days that are to come.
Celebrate All Over The World
Earthcam.com streams live video from Times Square, a pub in Dublin, and Trafalgar Square. Best of all, you can party around the world and then enjoy a hangover comfortably on the floor of your own bathroom.
Tweet In The New Year
When all else fails, you can wrap your arms around everyone you (don’t really) know in 140 characters and feel like part of the celebrity crowd on Twitter. Follow Ryan Seacrest and New Years Rockin Eve or hashtags #HappyNewYear, #balldrop, #NYE and #NewYearsEve.
Now to start mending fences and unburning bridges so I can party IRL next year.