So, here we are on the first day of BlogFEST 2012 and what better way to get this party started than to kick it off with a writing prompt about parties?
I love a great party—so I’m excited to bring you this blogging party of sorts!! I’m hoping that it brings a bunch of happy bloggers together throughout the blogging community, and therefore I hope you’ll share the BlogFEST 2012 Facebook page with your friends today and invite them to come and blog with us through the month of October!!
PROMPT FOR TODAY:
I want you to share a Party Story. Anything goes: costume party, Halloween party, wedding party, family barbeque, Christmas party, bar mitzvah, dinner party, –oh the possibilities are endless!! And I’m curious to know if you are the life of the party or the one sitting back being entertained??
Many of you know me—some personally and some through blogging and social networking. But I’m pretty much a WYSIWYG kinda gal, usually. (WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get). I am pretty laid back for the most part—although I stick to my principles like nobody’s business. I love life and I try whenever possible to count my blessings. If you know me through my writing—you’ve probably picked up on that by now—and it is no different in real life. However, you probably would not mistake me for someone who is a comedian of any sorts—especially through my writing.
A comedian—I am not—except in my younger days—when I was very frequently the life of the party. It turns out that when I attended parties in my college days, a little party flavor (read: alcohol) went a long way in bringing out the stand up comedian in me.
Who would have thought?
I never planned it that way—and sadly I do not have much recollection of that frame of mind—but my friends would always question me after (when I was a little more sober), “Have you ever thought of trying stand up comedy?” To which I would usually flash a look of horror across my face at the thought of it.
One time, while attending such a festive event— a group of us wandered away from an over crowded party house. We decided to step outside and get a breather—and we soon enough found ourselves wandering down by the river—behind the house—and many other houses. Apparently, I lit up our little crowd by the waters in a fit of ongoing laughter. Some of the other neighbors did not appreciate this—so apparently the cops got called to the scene.
Well, the cops came upon us with their flashlights and there I was center stage and my audience of a few friends (maybe 6—I really don’t remember) was roaring. I honestly thought the cops were just some other party goers and I didn’t stop with my impromptu stand up routine. I wasn’t exactly sober—so it took a few minutes for me to register that they were there to get all of us to quiet down or leave altogether. It turns out, I happened to know one of the officers—and well—the next thing you know, they were laughing right along with us. They only let it go on for about 10 - 15 minutes after they arrived. And then they had us take it back to the house where the neighbors couldn’t hear us.
A true story! Uhm—sorry neighbors.
That was then, many, many years ago. I’ve grown up a lot since those days. Not that I don’t enjoy going to a party—I really love the opportunity to go—but usually they are birthday parties, family cook outs, and once in awhile a wedding reception. I’ve grown up, mellowed out, and changed my habits. I enjoy being the one relaxing with a glass of wine on the sofa and watching everyone else entertain me. I still love to laugh and I find plenty of opportunity to do so, I just no longer take center stage.
Now it is your turn to share!!
If you are participating in BlogFEST 2012 and you want to be a part of the small giveaway—be sure to link back to this post when you respond (in your blog post) about parties!! When you are posted go back to the BlogFEST 2012 page and leave the URL to your post on the wall under today’s thread!! I can’t wait to read your responses!!