my plans for new year’s eve: try to stay up late.
my first year sober i made it to 10:30 pm then i went to bed. the second year I got to 11:30 pm. Tonight? hard to say. i’m awake earlier than usual this morning so it’s not looking good. maybe an episode of British Bake Off, a half hour of the relatively crappy tv show “about a boy” and we’ll play some cards. Dinner tonight is pulled pork tortilla things with salsa and sour cream. If i get off my ass, there will be cinnamon buns. but that also seems unlikely.
as for parties, i don’t usually attend events where drinking is the sole focus of the event, which includes most NYE events. they’re just too boring. i’m ready to go home after 1.5 hours (max).
there are no rules that say you have to go to parties. or host parties. or have people over. or do anything. there’s no sanctioned, official NYE rule at all that i’m aware of … other than taking good care of you.
and remember …. frog guts.
(if you do go out… arrive late, leave early, take your own drink, and have your own way home so you can leave when you’re ready).