Saturday, September 15, 2012
Y2 Day 17: Political Scientists at Play
I didn't take an early walk but I walked after doing chores, and then lifted weights and did my throw-downs. It felt good to sweat — but I still miss my friend.
Why can't all my friends come live next door to me????? Or in my basement????? That would be awesome.
Tonight Husband and I went to a party at his department chair's house; Husband is a tenured professor at Northeastern University's Political Science Department, and his colleagues include former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. Husband was untenured when I met and married him, so it was a huge source of anxiety in our lives; where would we be living in a few years??? But it all worked out, obvs.
Anyway — given my new realization that I really generally dislike parties, I wasn't psyched about this one at all; I told Husband that I planned to sit in a corner and read (and I did in fact bring a book), and he said, "Whatever you need, honey, I will bring you drinks" — is he not the best?
But it turned out to be amazingly fun — mostly because I'd forgotten (because we haven't all gotten together in a while) that most of these people are very old friends whom I've known for 20+ years. And the ones I haven't known that long, the junior faculty, the kids — well, they're untenured, they're busy sucking up to me.
It is AWESOME to be the suckee instead of the sucker, I'll tell you that!!
And the food was sublime and the wine was plentiful, and I ended up having a truly magnificent time. And apparently we're having the junior faculty over to dinner in a few weeks. Oh, and I was also quoted as saying that I am my husband's geisha. You know — whatev. People say stuff. That's all I'm saying.
(OK, remember when I mentioned that I spilled a glass of water on my keyboard last night? It has taken me three days to type this much. Once again, I need a new keyboard. But this time, it's not the fault of alcohol!!!!)
Tired now. Time for bathy!
—Lady C, suburban geisha