Friday, December 29, 2006

Single Guy's* Guide for New Year's Eve

Welcome to the New Year's Eve Guide for guys like me!

Please allow me to define myself: I'm a single guy who doesn't drink, lives alone and I'm pretty sure that I've never read the sports section of any newspaper. Ever. To make matters worse, if I were to go in for a sport it would probably be cricket. I'm a nerd and proud. I have embraced my inner geek (and he's wearing a pocket protector). But wait, things were not always so. I was once a party animal - I've even shot pool (while drinking). Ha Ha! Thankfully, those days are behind me and I can now be the boring guy that I was meant to be and I no longer have to hide behind frivolity and inebriation. Free at last! Free at last (you get the picture)! Enough about me (for now).

So, if you're like me, you're more than alright with spending the evening at home, alone. Yes, I said alone. It doesn't have to be spent alone but it's fine if you do. Contrary to popular belief, getting laid on New Year's Eve is not required and is, henceforth, not the reason we celebrate 'labor day' nine months later. That myth was started by some guy who got extremely lucky and wanted to make others (me) feel bad.

Home. Alone. Now what? Now we do something fun and, no, it doesn't involve lotion. I suggest making some type of comfort food. It's the last night of the old year, so eat what you want, as much as you want and enjoy it. Unfortunately, a large number of guys have been doing that all year and that's why they're home. Alone. With the lotion.

The rest of the evening is open. My suggestion is to do something that you enjoy. If you feel the need for people and celebrities then by all means watch one of the New Year's Eve shows. That's not really my thing. Seeing Dick Clark depresses me and seeing Carson Daly really depresses me. If you're looking for something a little more exciting, you could tune in to the Discovery Channel for Expedition Everest. I think the show will be on all night and it has the potential to make you thankful that you are where you are (lotion or not). As for me, I'm sure I'll spend a little time reflecting on the past year (more on that later) and then I'll probably watch one of my favorite movies from the past year and possibly read a little before bed.

If all goes as planned, I'll go to sleep in 2006 and wake up in 2007.

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