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On Arisia 
21st-Jan-2009 10:55 am
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I had an excellent time working the Green Room with erin_trying, rosefox, sinboy, glib_dichotomy, malaul, and Randee [edit: kitteridge, and anyone else I missed [edit: deyo, and mactavish, for example]. I didn't get to spend much time out and about in the con, but it all worked out. Got some tasties from Dealer's Row, and got significant driving experience—at night and in (light) snow on the way home, even!

Big loud drinking/dancing parties hold no interest for me, and I must remind myself that this is not a character flaw, and it does not mean that I will never meet anyone interesting, and it does not mean that I should force myself to go. It does mean that the "inflationary" portion of my friend-gathering life is likely over, however, as I don't have the forced social environment like High School anymore. [By "inflationary", I am referring to the cosmological concept of inflation, which is when the young universe expanded extraordinarily fast before slowing down to where we are now.] I'm OK with that. It also means that I will likely have a bad time at any party like that. And I already know that I will have a bad time at any party I'm too sleepy at.

Reading the above, I wonder if I'm becoming an introvert lately. I've always loved casual contact with people (i.e., living in the city, making small talk), but I just cannot deal with loud, crowded, hot, dark parties. They do not move me in the slightest, and I find them uncomfortable. Much the same thing with bars, although, in addition, they seem pointless.

Bah, after writing such things, I feel like such a stick-in-the-mud and/or old man. Also, boring.
Comments 
21st-Jan-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Was excellent to meet you! (*points to icon for ID, noting also that she is 4'11"*)

I'm not one for that sort of party, either. Mine was well-lit and more low-key.

Um, except when we were engaged in a vigorous game of keep-the-balloon-off-the-floor. Because we are all still kids, really.
21st-Jan-2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I recognize that face!
I was one of the folks in the green room working with Xoder...
Mostly keeping the table clean and being cheerfull

Hello again
21st-Jan-2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hello! Everyone in the green room was great. :) Thanks for helping to make it so!
21st-Jan-2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Keep-the-balloon-off-the-floor? You obviously did not have a game, but a minor scrimmage as I was not there. I am a seasoned professional at this past-time!
21st-Jan-2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hey, next time you're in town, we'll get the team back together!

(I managed to do this in a corset. Without falling out. That's a damn fine corset.)
21st-Jan-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I do believe that randee = lj user kitridge

I tried to go to that one party, the one with the lil invite, and I think I made it into the back wall and I had to leave.
That many people, with the heat, was almost enough to knock me into panic attack!
Im not used to this side of me yet
its bizzare...

I dont think it means your becoming introverted.
I think it just means what you like and dont like have changed.
The fact you can see and accept those changes is good
very good

I hear you on the casual contact thing.
I needed to find a way to enjoy the parties I went to, and that kiss thing with Erin worked well. Without that, I think I would have just cowered in a corner and looked patheric and unapproachable.

you arent a stick in the mud or an old man or boring
youre an evolving human that knows what you like and dont like...
21st-Jan-2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Randee = kitteridge.

It was lovely to have you on board. As for parties, eh, your lack of that kink is okay. *) I personally prefer daylit, activity-based gatherings. I think I lasted about fifteen minutes at the Halloween party, mostly because I was on the balcony, and parties where it's too loud to talk to anyone are right out. What's the point?
21st-Jan-2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is me. Lovely to have met you too!

And I second that on the parties. Ever been to a Quiet Party? They're kind of interesting ... though not for everyone clearly.....
21st-Jan-2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I missed you entirely, I think!
21st-Jan-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I think I did, sorry to say. I forgot you were having a party! (I was happy to have met Xoder though!)

Next time I hope... this was my first Arisia and there was so much to do!
21st-Jan-2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
I think I went to one of Rose's once, with my DS and a book. And ended up talking the whole time. I guess I'm not so good at being quiet :-D
21st-Jan-2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
You might have liked the tea party. I liked it a lot better than the drinking parties.
21st-Jan-2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
It is seriously awesome to see you under any circumstances. I've come to associate your presence with good conventions. I suspect that other people agree.

Were those tasties the fudges, or did I miss something even yummier?
21st-Jan-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Hickory smoked salt and a nice steak rub were the yummies. Also some nice games and some jewelry for erin_trying
21st-Jan-2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
I do love my costume bling. Also, a new jingly-jangly hip scarf.
21st-Jan-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
deyo! [and mactavish!]
21st-Jan-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you so so much for always having hugs for me when I wandered into the green room. It was one of the highlights of my Arisia! You give great hugs! :)
22nd-Jan-2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm always looking for an appreciative huggee who is awesome as well. You appear to fit the bill quite nicely!
22nd-Jan-2009 07:09 am (UTC)
plus the hug-attacking of me... including the apparently "romantic" hugs in the elevator...
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