Party Time – Tell us about the “best” party you attended this year.
If you pay close attention, if you listen intently, you will hear a slight drawl to my words. You will detect the oaky scent of the scotch on my breath as I spin this tale. You can look in my eyes and see the haze nestled there, kicked back to enjoy a long night and probably tomorrow morning too.
I have just returned home from a night of sampling several different scotches, and spending the evening with some of my best friends. So, before you ask, I will tell you: I am drunk. I have had my, and probably your, share of drinks this evening.
I almost didn’t respond to this post, not because I don’t have a tale of an elaborate party, not because I can’t remember the laughs we shared or the silliness we enjoyed. No, I was going to skip it because there simply are too many. On any given weekend my friends and I get together to celebrate another week in the books, another week in which we made it through and found ourselves alive and happy to be together.
We have a few drinks, pick at some cheese or maybe order a late night pizza. We talk about the world, our daily struggles, debate about almost anything, but there is rarely an argument—we appreciate the opinions of one another and listen intently as someone explains why they agree or disagree with a point just made.
There are special parties throughout the year, Halloween being the most prominent, every year we go all out attending the same party that requires a costume. There’s also New Years Eve, where we usually throw an ugly sweater party—everyone must wear the ugliest sweater they can find and we all laugh uproariously at each other’s choice. When we wake up the next morning we slowly make our way out to the front porch to sip on mimosas. We then have “dramatic porch readings”, a custom that involves everyone reading out-loud from a book of their choice, it can be funny or sad, it can be scary or moving—your choice.
So you see, we party… a lot, and each is no better than the one before or after. I love these people, and relish the moments we spend together. I couldn’t ever pick one night above any other.