New year's eve can be a stressful time.
Despite the rain, the dark nights and the festive bloat, there's a kind of piquant expectation that one should dust off the dancing shoes and head into town.
For every happy reveller that saw in the New Year with a glass of bubbly and a gunpowder bang, there was another disappointed drunkard hailing an overpriced taxi home... alone.
So meet these inspired "netizens", who instead of braving the urban wilds, decided to greet 2013 in a more unconventional way.
Flick through for some hopeful New Year stories.
(photos courtesy of imgur)
A non alcoholic NYE
<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/MMaet">"He really enjoyed this."</a>
Couldn't make it till midnight
<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/mFrKq">Granddaughter and her cat sleeping on a flat Giraffe</a>
New Year, New Resolution?
"I was involved in a car accident earlier this year. Found this tucked under my windshield wiper blade when I returned to my car this evening."
Hoping for better health
"I don't know how you're spending your New Year's Eve, but here's how I'm spending mine. Here's to hoping it's not cancer! Happy New Year!"
Slippers and sofa time
"My buddies and I on New Year's Eve (Or rather, my legs and my buddies)"
Home alone with babybel
Toasting the other netizens
<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/Lxpka">"This is my dad's first NYE alone. I decided to blow off all my friends and spend it right next to him."</a>
"How I am spending my New Years. Playing battleship with my bearded dragon Thor."
Tard Hates New Year
Finishing the lego superstar destroyer
New Year's Fort
<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/9FxNf">Inside the fort</a>
New Year Fort
<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/tQ9hy">"I came into the kitchen to make soup and found this..."</a>
Preparing for returning friends
<a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/Z9LEp">"Thought my roommate was bringing a girl home tonight, so naturally I did this to his bedroom"</a>