It is January 1st. New year, new chances, etc. Blah blah blah. January 1st is on everyone's calendar for another reason: Bowl Games. Today is one of the two days (the other being Super Bowl Sunday) where it is culturally acceptable to sit on your ass, drink beer, and generally do nothing. Today is the day you do your country proud. After all, nothing is more 21st century American than sitting on your ass and doing nothing.
If you're not a football fan or generally don't give a shit about sports in general, don't fret. You too can have fun doing nothing today. Just tell whomever you have to report to that you're going to watch Bowl Games and, boom, you have a legitimate excuse to do anything else.
Hell, I just got out of going shopping with the family and I couldn't care less who wins the games.