New Year’s Eve: Your Dreams Vs. Real Life

Let’s get this out of the way right now: there will be no confetti.

1. Expectation: Fancy Downtown Open Bar Party.

3. Expectation: The hors d’oeuvres.

5. Expecation: The alcohol.

7. Expectation: The outfits.

8. Reality:

What ill-fitting dress can I buy last minute from Forever 21 for $22.80?

9. Expectation: Your joy/energy level.

11. Expectation: Comparability to a TV show about wild teens.

12. Reality:

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13. Expectation: The countdown.

14. Reality:

“Oh, lol, did we miss it?? Happy 12:04!!!!”

17. Expectation: Confetti.

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18. Reality:

(You know what’s impossibly difficult and annoying to clean up? Confetti. That doesn’t mean you won’t wish it was there.)

19. Expectation: Meeting/being with your soulmate.

21. Expectation: The midnight kiss.

22. (UGHGHGHGHGHGH)

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