Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Ideal New Year's Eve

I've decided I'm a really boring guy. I don't care for New Year's Eve, never have. (I earlier wrote an "I Hate Halloween" piece.) I find myself reflecting on the year ending and being depressed that I failed to accomplish as much as I wanted. As far as the New Year's Eve parties, well I don't care for them.

My favorite thing to do on New Year's Eve is to have a nice meal at a restaurant, then return home and watch a movie. Usually I fall asleep on the couch long before midnight.

When I tell people my ideal New Year's Eve, they claim it is depressing and insist on dragging me off to some party, thinking I will find it fun. But I rarely do. I usually struggle making it to midnight and find the toast at midnight to be a bit silly. I also do not look forward to driving home with streets filled with drunk drivers and police officers trying to catch those drunk drivers.

My well-meaning friends aren't going to convince me otherwise this year. I'm old enough that I get to do what I want on New Year's Eve and that means staying home. I expect to be on the couch sound asleep when Dick Clark (is he still alive?) counts down to 2011. Yep, that will be an ideal New Year's Eve to me.

2 comments:

Had Enough Indy? said...

Count me as another 'boring' New Year's Eve enthusiast. I do make it to midnight, but it is indeed a struggle.

The best to you in 2011 !

Paul K. Ogden said...

You know, Pat, I'd like to say it was age, but I've been like this since college.