1. Are you ready for the biggest bar night of the year?
2. Okay, but are you prepared to have the same conversation with 20 people you haven’t seen in forever?
3. Most of whom you didn’t particularly like growing up?
5. Sure, it’s awkward at first, but there’s a cure for that…
6. You can totally fake it for one night.
8. Have a shot…
9. Before you know it, this:
10. Turns into this:
14. Fuck, okay, breathe, and find the closest bartender…
16. Laugh about how lame you were in high school.
19. Look! You’re even dancing!
21. You start realizing you might like these people!
24. Your last memory is that misguided round of courage shots.
25. Next thing you know it’s Thanksgiving.
26. You have a crippling hungover, but get to watch football and do this all day.
27. And remember there’s always light at the end of the tunnel…
- Turkey's military released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to the Russian warplane before it was downed near Syria's border. ›
- Protesters marched in Chicago for the second night in a row after the release of a video showing the police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald. ›
- And President Obama actually made his daughters laugh at the annual White House turkey pardon. ›