It's not even the third week of January and you've gained 10 pounds, showed up late every day for work and haven't even begun those university applications you set out on your desk Jan. 2. Look at yourself in the mirror: You're halfway through January and somehow you've completely failed to realize any of your New Year's resolutions.
Never fear. According to a 2007 study by the University of Bristol, about 12 percent of resolutions make it off the ground. The Guardian reported a less dismal success rate in 2010--22 percent. You may be a failure, but at least you're not in the minority.
Admit your failures and hit up the fourth annual Broken Resolutions Ball, which goes down Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 7:30 p.m. There, you can achieve your real resolution: taking in more music, with performances by Interstate, Soul Serene, Dirty Like Money and other, as-yet-unannounced performers.
Break out your list, nix your pie-in-the-sky dreams and add more achievable resolutions like eating more Pie Hole pizza, partaking of more full bars and burning off excess calories by cutting it up on the dance floor. Rockin' tunes, more pizza than you can shake a stick at and drinks aplenty will help you recalibrate your expectations for 2014--and have a great time doing it.