My roommates had a party on Saturday night. I was involved, but only peripherally, in the sense that I live in the house and was therefore present. Don't get me wrong, I know and like the people who were gathered, and I like the concept of a tacky Christmas sweater party. But the house is really small, and I get nervous when there are lots of people in my little house.
I've mentioned that I'm a bumbling mass of neuroses before, haven't I? Because--hoo boy!--am I ever. So I was at the party, but in and out. I've been pouring my soul into writing short stories lately (which I kind of want to share here because I'm ridiculously proud of them, but probably won't because the subject matter is SUPER DUPER NERDY), and spent most of the evening curled around my laptop, tapping away. I drove the last of the guests home around 3 am, collapsed in bed, and naturally assumed that life would return to normal, all of my mental ducks back in a row, on the morrow. Instead, I was confronted with a series of mysterious events over the course of the day. They went something like this:
1. Why are there people shouting in the kitchen at 8:30 on a Sunday morning?
2. Why are there people shouting in the kitchen at 10:00 on a Sunday morning?
3. Who unplugged the mini-fridge?
4. Where'd this gigantic amp come from?
5. Why is my bathroom hand towel in the kitchen?
6. Why are people shouting in the kitchen at 1:00 on a Sunday afternoon?
7. What was that crash in the next room?
8. Why does the shower smell overwhelmingly like feet?
9. Why is the yellow ducky bath mat on the far side of the living room?
10. Why is there a fellow playing a bass guitar in the middle of the kitchen?
11. Why are all of the DVDs on the rack turned around backwards?
12. Why does the dog have bits of broken candy cane stuck in her paws?
So many mysteries. Most were solved over the course of the day, though I still haven't figured out where that amp came from. OR why it took precedence over the perishables in the fridge.
Anyways, on the upside, I got a full three chapters written over the course of the party and the next day, and feel very good about that. Later this week, probably: posts about snow and Christmas. In the meantime, here are recent posts from my other blog, about Christmas music and how to buy gifts for nerds. Enjoy!
If anyone is at all interested in reading my super nerdy thing, let me know and I will send you the link. But, a warning: it's super nerdy.