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DEC

Happy New Year, You Drunk Bastard

New Year’s Eve is the time for new beginnings. It’s the time to start fresh and forget about your mistakes. It’s the time to get your shit together.

To do this, we makes resolutions. Some plan to visit church and pray for renewed relationships with God. Others vow to make positive changes in their personal lives; such as losing weight or vanquishing bad habits. Some even promise to quit drinking… with a glass of wine in hand.

For about 24 hours, it’s all pretty inspirational. This will be the year. It will actually happen. I will become a hero. I’ll motivate others. I’ll end up on Oprah.

Yet once the clock strikes midnight, it’s all over. All hell breaks loose. We suddenly resort to bloody savages. All our inspirational goals, and sometimes our underwear, are thrown out the window. We ring in the new year by getting drunk, destroying furniture, passing out on strangers’ beds, and then ultimately waking up the next morning spooning a bearded woman named Helga.

None of it makes any sense. Why do we sabotage our lives with such bizarre behavior? Was no one listening to me? I said it was time to get our shit together… not time to shit in a sweater.

We never learn. Every year, we want a New Year’s Eve we’ll never forget, and then we drink so much we can’t remember it.

We ruin such a great holiday, and it’s a damn shame. I love New Year’s Eve. It’s my guilty pleasure. Unlike Christmas where I’m forced to celebrate with relatives, New Year’s Eve is a chance to celebrate with people I actually enjoy celebrating with.

But I don’t like everything about this time of year. Some of the rituals are a tad bizarre. Why must we beat the crap out of pots and pans, gawk at terrorist explosions in the sky, and watch a giant ball descend?

We’re watching balls drop. I mean, I understand that we’re celebrating age and maturity, but do we really need a literal representation of puberty?

I was thinking of making a New Year’s resolution myself, but I thought, “Why tamper with perfection?” Instead, I’ll just wish you all a safe night out. I hope you remember me in the morning.

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123 Comments

  • tiaralynn
    Dec 31, 2008 4:58 pm

    oh goshh your soooo conceited. lol j/k
    i loved the part on your post that says

    "I was thinking about making a New Year's resolution myself, but I thought, "What the heck — why tamper with perfection?"

    LOVED IT.

    My new years resolution is to lose weight and I'll def. remember you in moring, I don't even DRINK. haha


  • Tiffany
    Dec 31, 2008 4:32 pm

    haha yes I definitely see the irony. XD
    Your guilty pleasure huh? 😛
    You 'beat' pots and pans? o.O We don't do that in Australia. XD We bet on kangaroo's when they race. *sarcasm*

    I myself actually made a New Year's Resolution…but I'd probably forget it in a week.


  • Stephine
    Dec 31, 2008 4:24 pm

    That's fine!

    Uhm, I'm not sure, haha. I guess how do I get a background (like your confetti background) onto a layout? I made one before in Photoshop, posted it, and the background stopped halfway down the page.


  • Gillian
    Dec 31, 2008 2:39 pm

    LOL no thanks, im not cutting back .. not on new years ! ;o
    And i joined that little forum of yours. 🙂


  • lillie
    Dec 31, 2008 2:31 pm

    no deary, i just don't own slack. i heart you and your kind 😉 *snaps!*


  • Dylan
    Dec 31, 2008 2:27 pm

    Yeah, I made one.


  • Rachel
    Dec 31, 2008 2:27 pm

    Now I'm just confused -_-


  • Gillian
    Dec 31, 2008 2:25 pm

    LMAO. Just wait till you see my next blog about getting drunk. 🙂
    Im not doing anything tonight. It all starts tomorrow haha. Out for lunch , then downtown and then saturday a partyyy woo.


  • lillie
    Dec 31, 2008 2:24 pm

    can't cut you any slack because i don't own any o_o.


  • Dylan
    Dec 31, 2008 2:21 pm

    You mean the MySQL?


  • Rachel
    Dec 31, 2008 2:19 pm

    Lol what, you can't be awesome without being a party animal?


  • Rachel
    Dec 31, 2008 2:14 pm

    Hm… duties… be awesome! As if you need practice in that area ;D


  • Dylan
    Dec 31, 2008 2:13 pm

    The XMB Fourm one… For some reason the stupid thing was having trouble locating the database.


  • Dylan
    Dec 31, 2008 2:10 pm

    No. I'm not doing it anymore. Everything just doesn't like me. ha. So, you don't have to kill me now.


  • Minteh
    Dec 31, 2008 2:08 pm

    XD Well, people read that…
    Happy New Year's Eve! 😀


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