I went to an open house after work last night. I'd been invited before, but it either fell on a bad night or I made up a reason not to go. But this year, a friend (and former coworker--the one who saved me HERE) had started working there so I agreed to go to see her.
It's not that I don't like parties. I do. I'm having one in a couple weeks, actually. No, the problem is I'm not the most social person in the world and the idea of being in a room full of strangers freaks the ever-loving $hit out of me.
Really. I am not exaggerating.
But I sucked it up. And by mid afternoon, I was actually looking forward to it. I hadn't seen her for awhile and she's such a doll. Always has such a positive outlook and I don't think I've heard her say a bad thing about anyone. So I went.
And do you know what?
I had FUN.
And you know what else?
I didn't have anything to drink! (100% SOBER FUN! Imagine that)
Another friend (and former coworker) was there. It would be THIS particular coworker, if you want to be specific.
Anyhow, I met some very nice people, and did NOT make a fool of myself (near as I can tell anyhow). And my darling friend introduced me as a writer. That was a first for me and it was awesome! And while I am nowhere near a publishing whiz, when talking to non-writers, I SOUND like one. Hahahaha.
And when the inevitable question came, "what are you writing?" I managed a somewhat succinct summary and everyone laughed...in a good way,of course.
Final verdict: A whole lotta fun!
Reminder: Still have a couple days to enter the Big City Advice Contest. You all are being so NICE! I kinda expected some bizarre and wacky tips in there...probably because I AM bizarre and wacky. Anyhow, there's $20 on the line if your piece of advice is chosen.
Then you can add a note on THIS post to win my copy of Enzo's Mamma (guilt offering, LOL)
Sooooo...plans for the weekend?