New Years, No Plans, What Now.
We’ve almost hit the twenty four hour mark on the countdown to 2008 and you’re still standing there scratching your head.
What the HELL will you do to celebrate?
No enticing invitations, no parties planned in the small town suburb you’re forced to revisit for an entire month.
Sure it’s home and of course it’s nice to be back, catching up with old friends and of course the good ol’ folks, but new years back at college seems like such a more reasonable route to F-U-N. So now what? How do you ring in the new year when there’s absolutely nothing cool to do?
Don’t give up just yet. No matter what you do there’s three important things to boost your boring bust of a bash.
1. Be with Besties
If you’ve got nothing to do that means all your friends are stuck too, right? As cliche as this is, the fun is not where you are it’s who you’re there with. You can stand around all night in your friend’s basement, garage, wherever you’ve all hopelessly congregated and cluck about how much ‘this sucks’ OR you can have a little lack-of-plans-laugh and make the best of it.
2. Dress up…No Matter What
It’s New Years Eve you should be ringing in 2008 with STYLE, plans or no plans. If you’re sitting around in sweats chugging beers it’s not going to help make the situation any less lame. Don’t think of it as denial, think of it as hope. There’s no reason for you not to feel pretty heading into a new year, clean slate, from scratch. How can you keep a resolution if you can’t even keep a little faith?
3. Champagne, lots of it.
Ever heard of Andre? It’s less than $5 a bottle and tastes like heaven, sure it gives you a HELL of a hangover but it’s a bang for your buck before the barf. I’m guessing if you don’t have plans a reasonable explanation could be that you can’t afford them (plans, that is.) so I’m thinking $5 seems like a manageable way to get your buzz on. Nothing boosts a boring night like booze, truth.
I hope this helped at least a little bit, sure it’s not the healthy or smart way to make a New Years worthwhile but hell, we’re college students since when do we make healthy or even smart decisions? (I’m horrible.)
As self-help section as this may sound, keep in mind: You decide your own time, you make your own fun, you’re in control of you’re own happiness. That’s my toast.