I know that to extroverts, hearing introverts complain about doing things with friends probably sounds like crazy talk.
“Oh, so you’re going to be doing things you like doing, with people you enjoy spending time with? Bummer.”
But when you are going to be doing things you like doing with people you enjoy spending time with precious few breaks for recharge time, it becomes overstimulating. Like, the main thing you want to do is just go into the basement and tell the kiddos to boot up the N64 and put Mario Party 2 on there and teach the finer points of how you used to do it old school. But, no. You have to stay with the grownups.
Anyway, this weekend we are going to be spending evenings with dear friends and playing stuff like One Night Werewolf and Cards Against Humanity with them and their family that happens to be in town. While Maribou is working late on Friday, I’m going to drop off the car for her at work and walk home and, while walking home, walk past a lovely little college diner that makes a nice Rueben. And, of course, all of the usual chores and errands that one requires to finish up so that one can make it to the next weekend.
But, jeez louise, we’ve been doing wonderful things with people I enjoy spending time with for weeks and weeks and weeks. It results in me not having gas in my car and doing stuff like staying up about an hour after I ought to have gone to bed even on a school night.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Huddle” by Anders Sandberg. Used under a creative commons license.)