i've never been a giant fan of new year's eve and maybe that's because of that new year's eve when i was 18 but i really feel that this sums it up pretty well for me:
i decided i wasn't going to break my neck to make plans for new year's eve this year. thanksgiving through christmas was exhausting and i couldn't see why i should further exhaust myself to celebrate something that i don't really care about. so how did i spend my new year's eve, you ask? i watched inglorious basterds with my dad and tried to fall asleep before midnight. i wasn't successful in falling asleep before midnight because people were setting off fireworks like crazy around where i live so the noise kept me up. i really enjoyed that night and i'm glad i stayed in. it was way better than putting myself in danger by driving around with all the drunks on the road.
i found that many of my friends, all over the country, spent new year's eve at home this year. it seems that we all collectively came to our senses and decided it's not worth the fuss. do i think it will have any bearing on what 2011 will be like? not really but i can think of worse ways to spend a year than watching movies with my dad. unless of course it's a movie with a totally awkward sex scene like igby goes down. yuck.