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Drunk & Disappointed: A Memoir by J.Law

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Dec 29, 2015
Drunk & Disappointed: A Memoir by J.Law

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Jennifer Lawrence shared her lackluster opinions on New Year’s Eve. “I really hate it. I’ve never had a good one. Everyone’s chasing a good time and it’s always disappointment. I plan on doing nothing and then if something lands in my lap… but I always end up drunk and disappointed,” the Joy actress confessed.

She even jokes “Drunk and Disappointed should be the title of my memoir!”

If I had a nickel for every New Year’s Eve that left me drunk and disappointed….

So how does one avoid the over-hype and underachievement of NYE?

Keep your expectations as low as possible

I think this is where we all go wrong. We expect NYE to be this magical night filled with glitter, champagne and a handsome Romeo to kiss at midnight. But in reality, glitter is extremely hard to get off your skin, a champagne hangover is a terrible fate and Romeo probably won’t call you in the morning.  So to avoid this, pretend that NYE is just another Thursday night. No expectations mean no disappointments.

Don’t drink too much

NYE is the holiday of excessive drinking. We drink way too much and hate ourselves the next day. So pace yourself. Ten tequila shots before midnight probably isn’t the best approach. Rather, keep it classy with wine or champagne. Once you start with a certain type of alcohol, stick to it. Don’t mix or you will be sure to be spending January 1st huddled over the toilet- not a good way to start off the New Year.

Don’t take it too seriously

New Year’s Eve is the last night of the year. What happens on NYE stays in 2015, so try not to take it too seriously. Dance on the table, cry in the bathroom, kiss the mysterious stranger at the party. Because who cares? Chances are everybody around you will be too drunk to remember what you did anyway.

Let 2015 be the year you have an awesome New Year’s Eve. And if you do end up drunk and disappointed, here’s hoping you have an epic story to tell.

Cheers!