Thursday, February 25, 2010

Party Time!

I haven't been to one for a while and we are only going to this because our host is a near neighbour and we both like him and knew his parents. And still I feel nervous - at my age. It's too silly.
Tell me I'm not the only one.

Goodbye. I've barely said a word to you, it is always like that at parties, we never see the people, we never say the things we should like to say, but it is the same everywhere in this life. Let us hopethat when we are dead things will be better arranged.
Marcel Proust1871-1922
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14 comments:

mapstew said...

Get the frock on!

Partaaaaay! :¬)

xxx

savannah said...

y'all are not the only one, sugar! i LOVE parties and still get nervous right until the first guest arrives or the door opens for me! have fun!!! xoxoxoxox

Four Dinners said...

It's amazing how voddy reduces nerves....

I haven't been nervous in years...;-)

Enjoy the party!!!!!!!

Kim Ayres said...

You'll be the belle of the ball!

Do you have any party tricks up your sleeve, just in case? Juggling, tap-dancing, or playing the peruvian nose flute?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

If it is a BIG party with a lot of people--too many people---I never really liked those. It is everything you said. You don;t really talk to anyone and you rarely know everyone there....I like small gatherings where you can really sit down and talk! But, you will be with your MTL and that in itself makes things easier and better....ENJOY, as much as you can. Msybe the food will be super good! (lol)

Eryl Shields said...

I hope you had a marvellous time. I love parties but never go to any these days. XXX

Granny Annie said...

I would always rather be at home in my jammies. Parties were required when I worked. Now I love saying "No Thank You".

Gadjo Dilo said...

Was Marcel Proust much of a party goer? I thought he always stayed at home trying to avoid having an asthma attack. But even so he probably went to more parties than I do!

Jimmy Bastard said...

In my eyes doll face, you are the only party going on. Everything else is merely music and dance.

Pat said...

Mapstew: I'm guessing you are a party person:)

Savannah: and I'll bet neither of us has ever had anything but a ball at a party.

Four.D: there was a time when I would have a loosening drink before; now I just take a couple of Quiet Life. I never saw the point of vodka when you can't taste it. Not that I particularly like the taste of gin, whisky or brandy.

Kim: no but I find my gift for nosiness quite helpful:)

Naomi: it fulfilled all the good things you mentioned - especially the food:)

Eryl: the parties one used to go to seem to have died out. Quiet friendly gatherings seem to be more the thing. Mind you who knows what they get up to after one's left:)

Grannie Annie: we made an exception for this one as the host is such a nice person and there used to be three of them (Ma and Pa) and now there's just one.


Gadjo: its decades since I read him so I can't be certain but have left a query with a blog that specialises in Proust and will get back to you.

Jimmy: sometimes you just take my breath away.

Keith said...

Party? What's that?.....Oh yes, now I remember. I used to go to those hundreds of years ago, but now nobody ever invites me any more.

Is it because I am a sad, smelly, grumpy old git, or is it because everybody thinks I'm dead?

*sigh*

Pat said...

Keith: 'Is it because I am a sad, smelly, grumpy old git'
'Smelly ' is not allowed. Get thee to a shower Keith!
And couldn't the odd celebration at your pub and at John's pass for a party?

Guyana-Gyal said...

I don't know why, but I think you know how to enjoy yourself amongst complete strangers.

I went to a party some Brazilians had, and I was surprised at how conservative it was!

I did enjoy myself though.

Pat said...

GG: it would be fun to go to the same party sometime:)
I'll wear a green carnation so you'll know me.