Party Girl

I don’t have very many friends and I take full responsibility for that. Friends require a lot of maintenance – drinks, shopping, phone conversations – and I’d rather lay in bed and read. I have a good time once I’m out (please see #elsalto), it just takes one hell of a pep-talk to get myself dressed and out the door. Depression? Laziness? An old soul? Pick one.

And then, if I wasn’t nervous enough about going to Blogher solo, I find out that most people are there to socialize and party when I was planning on going to a full days worth of sessions. I knew that the networking was the main draw, but I’m not a party person so I was hoping that most of my networking would be done through the sessions and not the after-parties. But, do I really want to socialize with the mommy bloggers that cut loose and dance on the bar after a few mocktails when I can have a rip-roaring time in advanced social media, syndication and stats? I think the choice is obvious.

Basically – I’m a homebody and a bookworm (have you seen the list of books I’ve read in the past year?) and I’m beginning to think that this may clash with my blog persona. Even in college I used to weasel my way out of Thirsty Thursdays and Penny Pitchers – I was to 2 house parties all four (okay, four and a half) years of college and never set foot in four of the six bars on campus – but everyone thought I was out every weekend.

My mom told me yesterday that I’m an open book – is that what makes people think my inhibitions are low? I’m loud and chatty once you get me going and I do enjoy a Margarita every now and again ( I also won’t turn down a Bloody Mary, Jack & Ginger, Jack & Coke, or Vodka Tonic – extra lime) but I don’t know what about me screams party girl…so I’m going to read now.

21 thoughts on “Party Girl

  1. The canoe is getting crowded 🙂 That’s why I haven’t gone to any blogging events like BlogHer. I’m a socially inept. lol!

    You’ll be fine at BlogHer though. From what I hear, it’s a fun event and most of the attendees are probably going to be more like you than the party types. Hey, we all blog, after all, don’t we? There’s one common interest right there 🙂

    JMoms last blog post..Bejeweled Giveaway!

  2. We have a lot in common. My friends know my weekends are only planned on Saturday (if that) Sundays are made for staying at home and doing absolutely nothing.
    I am looking forward to BlogHer. I hope it is as good as everyone says but I am also looking forward to having a hotel room all to myself with peace and quiet.

    Midwest Mommys last blog post..Pool

  3. I love you and you don’t need many friends. It is all about quality not quantity. Books don’t hurt your feelings, leave you feeling left out or talk back to you….I heart books!

    Love, Me

    Jennifers last blog post..The Fish Children

  4. Haha! It is funny to find out how much alike you are with other people – especially when you feel like the odd-ball out half the time. 🙂 Nice to know you are a fellow bookworm/homebody!

    Stacys last blog post..My Loves

  5. JMom – You’re right, I have to remember that we’re all there because we have a common interest. It’s a conversation starter!

  6. Stacy – I didn’t realize that there were so many of our bookworm/homebodies. Everybody seems so outgoing!

  7. I’ve gotten to where I prefer to be home than anywhere else. I make plans but then back out because I don’t want to leave the house. I, too, have a good time once I get there. I wish I was a bookworm. I have several to read but just haven’t gotten around to it.

    Lynns last blog post..Catching Up

  8. your soo darn cute girl! I wish i could invite myself over with a bottle of jack and coke and we could chat it up! you are great for socializing…period….

  9. Vein – The maintaining is the part I’m REALLY bad at. I need to make more of an effort. I’m just such an email/internet person that I can’t bring myself to call regularly.

  10. Total homebody here and I think I’m in the same position as you. I hardly have any local friends except for my neighbor and a few great gals I have met after knowing them online. I’m outgoing when I get out there but I much prefer to be at home with hubs. I wanted to go to BlogHer so bad (hello, I’m in the area LOL) but couldn’t get a ticket and I definitely wouldn’t have expected to network while partying ha ha.

    You’re not alone!

    Angie (Losing It and Loving It)s last blog post..Weekly Weigh In: June 17

  11. Hi Corrin! I think you’ll probably find there are more people like us than TV shows and commercials would let on-even more so in the computer age. On Saturday nights I like to be home with my cats and watch British sitcoms on PBS. I’m more of a homebody since I live further away from where I grew up since my family and friends mostly stayed in one area. I like being away though and have many places to visit and possibly move to.

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