It's so nice to be home. I know I have said that before, but geez it's nice. We had a nice rockin' party with just about everyone I know up here, and it was a blast. Our parties are changing a little. Used to be we would say 7 for a start time, and everyone would come at 10. Now our friends are getting older, so they actually come at 8 or so. Actually, I don't think that has anything to do with how old we are, as the party still goes on until 3 or 4.
Our definitions of a successful party have changed as well. Back in the day, three things had to happen to make it a success. 1) Someone has to throw up (this one still holds), 2) the cops have to come at least once (thank god this one is no longer true), and 3) someone has to hook up. Well, half my friends are married now, or engaged, so the hooking up has slowed down. Actually that's rather a bummer, since as one of the only single gals left, I would just about have to get lucky.
The next day (nauseous and tired, 4 hours after I planned to get going), I visited my buddies Jeff and Jen in their roles at Dickens' Fair. For those not in the know, Dickens' Fair is much like Ren Fair, same crowd, same kind of vendors, but set in Charles Dickens' England, and with characters from his novels all around you that like to act out scenes every once in a while. It's pretty funny. Just the thing for my drama queen of a friend Jeff. He was loving it, playing with all the "normals".
I saw a few fun scenes, browsed a bit (didn't buy anything, thank you very much), ate a meat pie and drank some cider, and then I was just about ready to go. I can't believe people spend all day there! The coolest thing I saw was at the adventurers club. I heard a dramatic reading in a voice that I knew well. Peeking in the door confirmed my ears; it was Lee Press On, as Edgar Allen Poe! Later Lesley Pressley showed up too! Somehow they fit into that scene perfectly.
Have I mentioned I am ecstatic to be back in San Francisco?
Yesterday was a lovely day of sitting on my ass, watching the tube, and knitting. Nothing exciting, just scarves and hats. Happy knitting. I went out to lunch with Rachel and Kira, yummy Ethiopian, and then sat and knitted with the sisters. Nice, laid back day.
Today, it's home for the holidays. Actually, we have to get on the road, like now, so I must say adieu for now. Have a great holiday, folks!