Screw you, Mayans! We sure showed you! At this point, we're about 12 days past the point of doom and gloom that some said signaled the end of the world as we know it. But alas, we made it. We're still here. Things are still happening. People are still people.
That being said, yesterday was New Year's Day and I'm already being reminded of a bunch of things that are super annoying about this time of the year. Consider this my own version of What Hot Wings Thinks
Happy New Year. New Year's Day/Eve. NEVER
Happy New Year's.5.
I watched Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
this year, as I have for nearly every New Year's Eve that I can remember (pre-Seacrest, of course). No obviously, things were a little different this year because of Dick Clark's passing earlier this year but for the most part, it was business as usual...if it was the year 2000. Performances by Lifehouse, MC Hammer, Brandy and Carmen Electra, all while being hosted in part by Jenny McCarthy? Seriously? What rock did they pull them out from under?4.
I've already typed "2012" at least a dozen times today. That sh*t's gotta stop.3.
Everyone has that person person in the office that, on December 31st as the work day is wrapping up, says "See you next year!". That's cute. Really.2.
Maybe I just live in the redneck part of town, but I think it's unnecessary to light off fireworks on New Year's Eve. Fireworks are reserved for the July 4th and...July 4th. That's about it. My poor dog has been hiding behind the couch for the last day and a half thanks to that guy.1.
In my world, there's a "Happy New Year" window of about 4 days. After that, there's just no need for the meaningless salutation. There's always one dick every year that will wish you a "Happy New Year!" in March, just because he hasn't seen you since December. Just stop.
In case you couldn't tell by this point, this post is dripping with snark. I've been meaning to write something like this for a while and being here by myself this morning has given me that opportunity.
Got any to add to the list? Feel free to comment below. Happy New Year everyone!