Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So I'm blogging on New Year's Eve

It's not like Truck and I couldn't go out.  We have excellent childcare options.  We are not friendless losers.  The truth is we are lazy.

Going out is hard work.  Going out on a weekend is really hard work. Going out on New Year's Eve requires militaristic strategy, outfits that look cool or hot (whatever temperature you wish to convey), way more money than anyone with kids has one week after Christmas, and hours worth of entertainment plans (because going home before midnight because you are bored is pathetic).... basically its a pain in the ass.

I like lists.  So here are some reasons I don't like New Year's Eve.

  1. Champagne doesn't taste as good as it looks. There should be a law that all food and beverages must taste as good as they look.
  2. Paying more money for less menu options because I am eating out on a holiday is insulting. Free champagne does not make it better (refer to #1)
  3. Crowds make me uncomfortable at best, panicked at worst.
  4. Drunk strangers are not amusing (unless they fall down).
  5. It is cold on New Year's Eve.
  6. Midnight is really late.
  7. It feels like a fake holiday.  I mean what are we REALLY celebrating? Minutes, hours, days... they all pass without note.  Time marches on, get over it.

Okay, I am slipping from droll to cranky.  That means its time to hang it up.


  1. Ha! We were in bed before 10:00 p.m. Unfortunately, we work awoken a midnight by screaming morons and fireworks.

    Agreed, drunk strangers are not amusing. However, drunk friends are. I seem to remember a pretty good New Year's party a few years ago...

    Happy New Year!

  2. ...I choose to forget that New Year's Eve party!

  3. I don't particularly care for this Holiday, either. It also irritated me that when the year changed from 1999 to 2000 people kept saying that it was the "new century" and the "next millenium". WRONG!! There was NO year 0 (read: zero). Therefore, the first century was from year 1 thru year 100. That makes the last year of the 20th century the year 2000. Yes, folks, that's right, 2001 was officially the beginning of the 21st century.

    ok, So that was several years too late, but it sure felt REALLY good. :)

    Happy 2009!!

  4. Well, I sang karaoke until 11:50, then hooted and hollered for 10 minutes in fake excitement, before leaving to go home where I had 5 episodes of the Food Network's Next Star (or something long and tedious like that) recorded on the DVR. I ended up staying up until almost 4 in the morning watching them, then I had to be up at 8 to go do my 5-mile race. I would have much preferred to stay at home the whole evening...