When we last spoke, I was toying with the idea of embracing all opportunities and just saying yes. Yes to dates I was once weary of. Yes to new experiences. Yes to new and exciting different foods. Yes yes yes.
But then we must remember that I am all things excessive, so maybe saying yes to everything is not such a good idea. One more after party? Yes! One more cocktail? No, make it two! Never go home on a work night? Good call!
I had my date scheduled and ready to go with my bar boyfriend, but then remembered I had a work event that I absolutely had to attend. I gave him a call to see if he either a) wanted to go out afterwards or b) re-schedule. He was down meeting after, remembered me rambling on about how much I liked Thai food, so suggested to come meet me at my office around 8:30, we’d take a cab downtown, and get some Thai. That sound’s good right? And for the girl who only takes cabs in times of necessity or luxury, all very wonderful.
The event at my office was on our 33rd floor terrace, with the theme of “Outdoor BBQ”. It was very cute and had potential to be a blast. Um open bar & free food, what’s not to love? Except because I am an assistant, had the job of working the event, with the fabulous job of greeting guests, guiding them to the bar and bag check. Luckily, the bar was inches away and after a co-worker or two suggested I should bring a drink to the front, happily agreed and that was when it all went down hill.
1 glass of wine
2 glasses of wine
3 glasses of wine
4 glasses of wine
Throw in a couple of walk-around appetizers and an asparagus panini and I got a bit of social-drunky. Everyone has their own definition of social drunky. Some get way too honest. Some get mean and way too blunt, touchy- feely, or emerge as super chatty McChatterson. That was were I fit in, which I’m sure mind boggled my co-workers because I generally do not speak at work. All of a sudden, propelled by glasses of white wine, not only chatted co-workers up, but clients as well! And I’m not going to lie, but I had a pretty good time.
Around 8:30 the party was in full force and everyone was planning on moving it along to a bar across the street. I called bar bf and cancelled on him because I didn’t want to leave clients and co-workers and he was totally cool and understanding and down to do it some other time.
Wouldn’t that be nice if this was the end of the story? Oh its not. We have way more night to cover.
So we all go across the street, where I quickly and stupidly switched over to vodka sodas, mingled a bit, and then left. No memory of saying goodbye to people and I’m pretty sure I just snuck out knowing I shouldn’t be in the presence of superiors in the state I was quickly going into.
So I went home.
Ha if only…
At that point, I figured I may as well call bar bf to meet for a drink, because obviously I so needed one, and he lived right around there anyway. I called him and we met up. From what I gather, it was raining, I had NO umbrella, and walked right by him. I can only assume he had a great time with images of his future girlfriend dancing in his head with me, the belligerent wet dog, who muttered things like “you better not bar snuggle with me like last time” and “I am soo taking of work tomorrow or I’ll be missssserable”.
Somehow we parted ways. I got myself safely to Hoboken and then emailed my bosses to let them know I would be taking a summer Friday.
A revision to living life with a yes attitude: Say yes if you never do, but if your a girl of excess like me, simply be open to the world with a positive prospective
If I had my way, I’d never go home, stay out to the last possible second, and burn the candle at both ends for the rest of my life. Thankfully, there is still a little whisper in the back of my head that ghostly murmurs, “goooo home…..you don’t want to be miserable tomorrow…..gooo toooo yogaaa…..you don’t need to buy another party dress….”