I learned two things last night. The more important of the two: Me and shots do not go very well together. I need to learn how to say no when someone shoves a shot in my hand. Either that or I need to learn how to play off me throwing or giving it away.
I do not do shots. Period.
I can drink nothing all night and one shot will do me in the next day. I'm talking a headache that resides in the back of my head whispering, "it was that shot."
And the other lesson: Appearances can be deceiving.
Let me preface this by saying, #2 is out of town. (and yes, this part is about him, ha go figure)
In this large group of people that I hang out with people come and go. Meaning that its never really the same set of people each time we go out. There are the main stars who always show no matter what and then there are the guest stars with recurring roles, and there are introducing characters - we can call newbies.
There was a newbie last night with a guest star. I've only seen the guest star one other time a long time ago. The guest star introduced me to the newbie:
"This is Golightly. She's #2's girlfriend"
HOLD UP. WAIT A MINUTE. WHAT?
"No, I'm not" and I had to make sure and say that real loud. Over the deejayed music, so all that was near me could hear. I didn't want that fib to get back to anyone. You know what I mean?
"Oh, I'm sorry. I just assumed that's how you knew everyone"
He went on to explain, that since I only started hanging out with them a couple months back and I always seemed to be close to #2, that that was the relationship.
Uhm hmm, so I reflected.
Do I come across as his girlfriend?
Seriously, I can see how someone new to the group would pin that out. I mean, hello, the dynamic.
And now in the back of my head playing neighbor with my headache is a fantasy of the above. It doesn't look or feel so bad.