Thursday, August 04, 2011

Social Butterfly HNT

Life is funny as you get older. I spent years of my life "doing" things. Concerts, social events, public celebrations--I would be there. People recognized me from a variety of places. From my stint as the manager of the local independent CD store, or as 'that guy' in the symphony, or the college band director, or in 'that rock band'. My name was rarely known, but I have a face that sort of burns its image into the mind. Granted, the reason I was at these things was either because it was a gig, or because there was beer drinking to be done! Or both, if I was lucky!

These days, I don't socialize anywhere near as much. Rachel, my beer drinkin' buddy, has been gone for almost two years. As have all of my other beer drinkin' girls. The carefree beer drinking days are no more, anyway. The rock band is, for all intents and purposes, disbanded. The symphony folks aren't really anyone I'd want to spend a great deal of time with outside of rehearsals/performances. I'll go out for special things, but I find that I'm much more content to stay in and spend my time with you interwebz people. It's not that I don't enjoy myself when I go out--I do. But frankly, the desire just isn't there. And that's OK.

But now that August has arrived, I'm finding myself doing all sorts of things! Started out with dinner/beer last week with some HS classmates. In particular because the one in the orange blouse was visiting from Vegas. It was sort of a diverse group of us, with her as the common denominator. We had a great time!

Then last night, I had dinner with my first serious college girlfriend. The one that I notched many "firsts" with, if you know what I mean... She was in the state, and passing through, so we worked out a dinner date. This is the third time we've seen each other in 32 years, though the first time was her wedding (still happily married!), so I didn't get to say more than a couple of words to her then. As soon as we sat down, it was like no time had passed. We gave each other shit all through dinner--just like the old days! This visit was WAY to short, but she had to get on the road, and I had a rehearsal.

So what does the rest of the month hold?
  • My mother's mother's sister's granddaughter (aka 'third cousin') and her family will be in town for a HS reunion. Plan on drinks together at least one night...
  • The soul band plays for the weekly after-work party downtown next week.
  • The friend who rolled her car last month is looking to move to town as soon as she can, so between apt. hunting and selling her my car, we've been out and about quite a bit.
  • I'm hopping on a plane to visit someone in less than 3 weeks. Heading someplace where it's 90° by 10 AM. What am I thinking???
  • Add in some layover time in MEM and MSP, and I'm hoping to meet some others!
  • Labor Day weekend party out at the lake with the sisters, family and lots of friends.
Is this a renewed phase for me? Am I going to start socializing again? Hard to say. I just might. However, I can't write about it anymore. I have a poker party I was invited to tonight, and I have to get this ready to autopost!

"Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

One part of this Mystery Guest's 'dark side' will stay unshown--she's choosing not to reveal this week!

Be sure to check out "...the Other HNT" for some naughty goodness! NSFW, as usual, but don't let that stop you from leaving some comments. Your fellow HNTers always appreciate it!


Emmy said...

Glad you guys were able to find time to get together. You have a busy month ahead. When do you relax? :)

Love the MG pics - gorgeous!

I'm up!
Happy HNT!

Gucci Mama said...

Your guest is lovely even if she does like The Beatles. Sigh.


I'm up!

Vixen said...

Coming up for a bit of air... I'm up for the first time in a few weeks.

the late phoenix said...

up...and stoned

V said...

Sounds like you'll be busy indeed! We’re up and in a bit of a tightsqueeze!

MinorityReport said...

Did you pencil in sleep at any point this month? Phew!

I'm up...and it's my blog's 2nd that it tied in w/ HNT this year. :)

Mit©helangelo said...

Keeping the theme going... it is time once again to escape from the cocoon and hopefully turn into a beautiful butterfly ;)

I'm Up!

Mr. Smith said...

Nice! Keep the summer rollin' all year man! Were up!

viemoira said...

I think I am more social online then in rl...
Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself Os!
MG is beautiful!

I'm up at The Cavern! :)
Happy HNT everyone!

Shibari Reiss said...

What a lovely social butterfly you are ...
LOVE MG and perfect shirt :)
Glad your summer is going so awesome OS!
loves ya!

oh ... and I am

KaziGrrl said...

Oh my! quite the social butterfly indeed!

I'm always happy when people I was friends with 30+ years ago still turn out to be people I'd hang with now :)

I'm up at

Cheeky Minx said...

The line about your face being the kind that burns itself onto people's minds had me cackling... It's so very true, social butterfly.

Lovely MG (and great shirt, I agree).

I'm up.

Diva said...

Gosh you're quite the busy bee. It all sounds like fun. It's been awhile for me, I'm up though.

Anonymous said...

Good times with good friends. You stay busy in the best of ways.

Osbasso said...

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JM said...

Social butterfly indeed! It's always nice to get out and do things though, can't stay on machines all our lives.

I'm up, peaceful and tranquil which is a pleasant change from all the goings on in my world at the moment.

Pocket RockettZ said...

You all look so happy at the table.
What a busy schedule you have. I hope all your other social butterfly adventures make you smile just as much.

I am UP and it's not about the water.

heelsnstocking said...

You sound busy but for all the right reasons!

I'm up... Well going to bed actually, sharing a naked nap

Happy HNT xxxx

Faile said...

I'm up. Feeling fit and lively this week.

HyperSexualGirl said...

Nice picture with the "first serious" girlfriend.

My mother's mother's sister's granddaughter (aka 'third cousin')

Actually, wouldn't that make her your second cousin? Your mother's mother is your grandmother. So you're only stepping back two generations.

And I'm up!

mina said...

Happy HNT! I'm up and expressing a need.

xo mina

?uestion said...

Took a little hiatus, but I'm up this week

BTExpress said...

I'm now an associate producer for two movies and an actor in one of them. Who'd a thunk it? Read all about it this week. Happy HNT my friends.

padme amidala said...

Happy HNT Os! We are up! Check it out!


AL said...

Looking good everyone!

I'm up...

Molls said...

I'm finally up!

Connell said...

OK...I know it's after four o'clock.
I can't help it I'm a late person.
Actually, that turns out to be more helpful in a lot of cases...but, nevermind that,
because I"M UP!
and I solved the problem by just starting a new blog...
the address....
it was something simple...
OH! I have to have a photograph?
Well, I dunno.
I'm up, anyway.


Anonymous said...

I'm up and just a little dirty.

Infidelity Chronicles said...

We're always up for HNT!

Miranda, Jules, and Gwyn

Anonymous said...

Thirtieth high school reunion for me this fall. I can't believe that it's been that long.

BTW: We are up at Married In Oho.

Joanna Cake said...

I met a Blast From The Past again recently and, as you said, it's like no time has passed. What attracted you then is still there - not necessarily in a sexual way. Great friendships are often built like that. Didnt get in until 4.30 am this morning and, curiously, not feeling too bad this afternoon - interspersed my brandies with glasses of water, the only way to survive :)