Operation

Justin arrived late to the party. He usually arrived late to things. He did it on purpose. He was hoping for a spot in the yearbook as the senior who was most likely to show up late to graduation. He could have gone for friendliest or class clown, but those awards seemed too obvious. He … Continue reading Operation

Question of the Week #279

If someone threw a party for you and invited everyone who ever mattered to you, who would you be most excited about seeing? Most anxious about? Why? Anyone else hear the Golden Girls theme song when you read this question? It can't just be me... I can think of a lot of people I'd be … Continue reading Question of the Week #279

Mistletoe

Eddie stood, leaning against the door frame. He stared into his friend’s living room, scanning the faces of people that he hardly knew. He was uncomfortable, as he usually was at social gatherings. He had been debating all day whether or not he should even follow through with his plan to celebrate the New Year … Continue reading Mistletoe

Sarah’s Challenge

Name: JenSetting: PartyObject: A beer bottleEmotion: Curiosity Jen and Rob had been flirting back and forth for a couple weeks now. She didn't think she could call what they had a relationship. At least, not yet. For her, it was just exciting to get attention from a senior on the basketball team. Sure, he wasn't … Continue reading Sarah’s Challenge

So It Turns Out I Did Have a Surprise Birthday Party…

It was just planned for a week after my birthday. Let's call this post a retraction of sorts. Remember how, a month prior to my birthday, I said that I wasn't having a party? I was certain that nothing would be happening on my behalf because none of my closest friends live nearby and my family, … Continue reading So It Turns Out I Did Have a Surprise Birthday Party…

Question of the Week #194

Would you generally rather be overdressed or underdressed at a party? I'm not typically one who likes to get dressed up. I had enough of that during my years as a bank teller. So I guess I'd rather be underdressed. Although, I suppose if I show up in jeans and a t-shirt to a party … Continue reading Question of the Week #194

That Time I Got Tricked Into Watching Peppa Pig

I recently took a trip down to Raleigh for a friend's daughter's high school graduation. It's funny... A few months ago, I remember talking with coworkers about how I don't understand why people voluntarily go to graduation ceremonies. There's nothing entertaining about them. At best, you get a couple of speakers and someone who has … Continue reading That Time I Got Tricked Into Watching Peppa Pig

Three Things

I've got a few things on my mind and none of them fit together. So this isn't going to be a neat and tidy little blog post with one coherent thought. No, there will be several coherent thoughts. First things first... I quit the Whole30. I know. I'm a quitter. How can I show my … Continue reading Three Things

A Week Before 39

My birthday is a week away. I’ll be 39 years old. What’s there to say about turning 39? I remember when I was about to turn 29. I claimed that it was the last birthday I would have. Not because I thought I would die at 29, but because I was pretty sure I didn’t … Continue reading A Week Before 39

Question of the Week #108

You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you've never met. Would you want to go if you had to go by yourself? A social butterfly like me? No, probably not. Wait, how fascinating are we talking? Is it, like, a list of every person I've ever thought would … Continue reading Question of the Week #108