Thursday’s here are going to be advice giving/seeking days. You can ask me on twitter (@CaitlinMcIlveen) or right on here so that I can drop some life knowledge into your life. If you were wondering, I am the perfect person to give advice. I have had very few major life problems and love to tell people what to do, so just call me Dear Abby. But for realz, I have insights and solutions that are out of the box and hopefully helpful.
Since today is Halloween I thought I would give the 21+ crowd some of my “make it through the night with some dignity” tips.
1. Underwear is 100% necessary for any slutty halloween costume. I get it, this is your one night to be that slutty fireman/police officer/doctor/whatever that you have always wanted to be. Great! Go for it! But don’t be THAT girl. Pantie lines are not the end of the world and everyone will probably be too drunk to notice.
2. In most pictures look slightly left or right of the camera, especially after midnight. No one likes that ugly red eye that comes from “partying it up” and by looking slightly off camera you won’t see as much of it. Also you seem slightly more social than you really are because when they ask you why you looked away you can blame it on other pictures being taken or a hot guy in the corner catching your eye. DISCLAIMER- you are not going to want to do this all night, because then your friends might look back on these photos and think you were bored all night long because you never looked cameras head on - use sparingly.
3. Your purse = your life. Even though that first aid kit does not match your costume you should still bring parts of it with you. Requirements include: loose pills of advil/motrine, loose teddy grams/cheese its/popcorn/any food really, 4 tissues, 2 hair ties, 8 quarters, small bottle of hand sanitizer/wipes, a sticky note with your address and roommates phone numbers (but do not put the names, just the numbers), a purple/pink pen (just not black or blue), a stack of sticky notes (for random numbers that you will occur throughout the night) and lastly cash/credit cards and your ID. If you want to look quirky throw in a spoon, its a great conversation starter.
4. Lastly prepare your post hang over stuff NOW! Seriously! Get that mac&cheese that you crave or pre-fill water bottles and keep them in your fridge. You know that you are not going to want to do anything unnecessary tomorrow, so do it now. A little planning into a hangover now pays off SO very much tomorrow.
Stay safe, make smart drunk choices and find your way home tomorrow!