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09 October 2011 @ 01:27 am
birthday party achieved!!  
there are no pictures because i totally didn't bring my camera, but this is the official note that not only did a birthday party happen, but it was GOOD!

two weeks ago i was freaked out.  because i wanted to have a birthday party but i didn't think anyone would come.  or not the *important* people.  or something.  I think I was my own worst enemy - thinking that I'd made friends, but they weren't close enough friends to want to show up for a saturday night or something.  I literally talked myself out of the thought of a party, and then....

my housemate talked me into having it.  Well, as much as any one person can talk another into it, but i said something about wanting to do cocktails and cupcakes and he thought it was a great idea, and why not have a party and then... well, the facebook event went up and there we were.

And I realized that even though some of my best friends in the world are hours or states (or many states) away, that I have friends who will show up and wish me happy birthday and who I have fun with and I love talking with and who are awesome.

Why yes, i have had like six drinks and am barely able to spell, why do you ask?


anyway, this is the post party drunk post, if it wasn't obvious, to the event where people came, they talked, we talked, my worlds meshed, the people i've known forever and the people i've known for a couple of days and low and behold, it was goooooood!

also?  if you ever decide to have a russian themed party, i would heartily suggest white russian cupcakes and black russian cupackes and a drink called the 'moscow mule' made with ginger beer (non alcoholic) and vodka (totally alcoholic) and lime.  They work.  Trust me!

Maija and Jeff were awesome, and beautiful, and showed up first and BROUGHT US A COFFEE TABLE! which was awesome and amusing.  And Kevin and his girlfriend were amazing and next and just eeeee! and then came Phillip and Ingrid and Jackie and Charisse and her brother Mike and Hunter and Rosie and then that was everyone (i don't throw that big of parties) and it was JUST the right number to get to flit from person to person but still have actual conversations.  And Alec (boy!housemate) took his co-hosting duties mariginally seriously - in that we both made people drinks and he made a music playlist and put his computer int eh living room - and we all had a grand silly time.

And the dog, while she wanted to bark at people, once they were inside the house, did pretty amazing for a puppy who has issues with people. She took treats and sniffed and even woefully begged to get cheese and/or black russian cupcakes).

And even though Charisse was doing her 'i'm too cool for you' thing (which really, i suppose i'm going to have to ask her about, since this is like her third week of doing it, and it is seriously getting old) everyone ELSE had a great time, seemed to hit it off, and had smart conversations and silly conversations and just ... fun!

which means that not only am i not dead (or socially dead and over the hill and too old to throw a party), but i am passing another year in this life in happiness.  surrounded (at least in part) by people I really love. 


also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
literate and stylish: rome hugmishloran on October 9th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
Sounds like a lovely party imho. And you know if I was even vaguely in the country, I'd have come! xxx Happy birthday!!
my monkied brain: b/g - look of lovekatekat1010 on October 9th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
I WOULD SO MAKE YOU COME TO MY BIRTHDAY PARTY IF YOU WERE ON THIS CONTINENT!!!! Perhaps it will happen someday? Come to a latin conference in LA or something??? you can stay with me!!

but anyway, thank you darling!!! *squishes you to itty bits*
literate and stylish: glomp!mishloran on October 9th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
One day there will be a Latin conference in LA (pffffft) or a Japanese conference in England somewhere near wherever-it-is-I-am-at-the-current-time (more likely) and we will totally meet up. And on that day it shall be joyful! :)
seldomifever: b/gseldomifever on October 9th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!
my monkied brain: b/g - hug [ntm]katekat1010 on October 9th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
awww thank you darlin!!
Vertigoakavertigo on October 9th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!!

Should I say it in Russian?
my monkied brain: AI_charming kris smilekatekat1010 on October 9th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
not belated!! (real birthday is on monday, so you're safe) and thank you darling!!

and if you said it in russian i would totally not understand it, so let's just go for english ;)
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: kate rocks (take 3)elizabuffy on October 9th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you had a good time! I didn't want to call last night for fear of interrupting the partay.


samanthahirr: Playing w/ Matchessamanthahirr on October 31st, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
Happy all-the-way-belated!

If you still have Ginger Beer and Lime in the house, may I suggest replacing the vodka with Dark Rum to make the ridiculously delicious "Dark & Stormy." Oh my god, they go down so smoooooth.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on November 1st, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I JUST tried one of those the other night, and agreed, they are FABULOUS! I'm now a huge convert of ginger beer instead of ginger ale for all of these drinks though (before i was doing ginger ale, but now it's just too sweet)

oh, and thank you sweetest! *twirls you around*