New Year's Eve is a celebration of the year past and the wonderful year to come. It's also the most over-hyped evening in the history of Western civilization — especially if you're in your 20s and live in a city like New York. Sure, a pleasant get-together with friends and family is the perfect way to mark the new year, but the expectation of it in the World Greatest City is of a glitz and glamor, a night where dreams are made real. Hell, Warner Bros. even tried to make a movie out of it.
See that photo up there? Of those smiling people, having a ball? That photo is a lie. This is the honest truth:
h/t My father, for reminding me it's OK to be asleep by 11.