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10 Things Not To Do On New Year’s or New Year’s Eve

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We have come to that time of year again- when we will all struggle for weeks to avoid writing 2013 on everything in the new year. Also, on Dec. 31st we will all be welcoming 2014, drink in hand. There are many things to remember to be thankful for. For one, we have made it through another year. What hasn’t killed us has made us stronger, and we cannot help but look to 2014 with hope. Ringing in the new year means that Tuesday night people across the world will get off work and head to the bar, the friend or family’s party, or even staying in with the significant other – Celebration will come in all forms. I have roused up a list of 10 things to not do on New Year’s Eve. Some of these suggestions should be common sense, and others are friendly reminders put there to help ensure you meet 2014 safe and sound. Here are the ten things you should not do on New Year’s Eve:

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Do NOT

1. Drink and drive
(an oldie but a goodie)

2. Drunk dial/text your Ex
(this is really for your own good. You’ll thank me someday)


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3. Forget to hydrate
(this means water)

4. Attend large crowds
(drinking + booze = easily pick-pocketed)


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5. Try and set an unrealistic New Year’s goals
(really and truly avoid “I am going to do (blank) every day this year”)

6. Binge drink
(Rock on, just remember that you’re human and have a limit)

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7. Rely solely on others
(always have a backup plan)

8. Leave your drink unattended
(middle school taught us all about roofies, yeah?)


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9. Get crazy with fireworks
(moderation. Probably better to attend a firework show)

10. Disregard eating
(something has to be there to soak up the alcohol people)


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Also, do not forget to open your doors at midnight in order to let the old year exit the premises. That about covers it…stay safe, watch out for one another, greet 2014 with as much hope as you can and keep friends and loved ones close.


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Before I go for good, I want you to also keep in mind these New Year’s Day superstitions. Many cultures believe these cautionary tales whole heartedly. It wouldn’t hurt to browse and be a bit open-minded. After all, our ancestors believed these things and they got us here safely. Take a quick look at some New Year’s Day tips from olden times:


Don’t cry: or your year could be filled with unhappiness
Fill your wallet before the first: to ensure prosperity in the new year.
Don’t break anything: your luck could start off badly and stay that way.
Nothing goes out of the house: for fear of losing things in the new year.
Don’t lend money or pay back money: you could be paying out money all year long.
Do not wash dishes or laundry: said to foretell a death in the family in the new year.
Try and do something work related, something small: sets the tone for job prosperity.
No bare cupboards: stock by the 1st or it could set the precedent for your whole year.
Beware the first person to enter your home: this may influence the year ahead.
Be mindful of the wind: if the wind is out of the South there will be prosperous times ahead. The wind out of the East means famine and calamities and out of the North means a bad year for weather. Wind from the West means plenty of milk and fish. Calm winds means a prosperous and joyful year for all.

 

By: Kyle Yung

My name is Kyle Yung. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in theatre and English from Hanover College, as well as a Masters Degree in creative writing from Full Sail University. I have a wide array of experience, including starting a community theatre company, working as a sound designer, photographing sports for a newspaper and operating heavy machinery at a steel mill.