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.


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.