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August 24th, 2002

parties @ 10:37 am

Current Mood: moody moody
Current Music: stomach gurglings

Some people love floating from one person to another, making light conversation, or perhaps just watching people go about their merry business. I can't stand it - I like to get into heavy conversation, and most parties I go to just don't encourage that sort of thing. Last night was no exception. It was mostly a much younger crowd (I'd guess a median of about 22), and the conversations I heard there I'd heard or participated in far too many times previously.

Alcohol's novelty has worn off for me; drinking to avoid boredom doesn't work. When I find myself outside of the party mood and bored, I get tired, antisocial and alienated, and just want to get the fuck out. I didn't say any goodbyes last night; I was in far too foul a mood to go through the motions. I noticed that when I'm upset and in a social situation, I keep a resolutely neutral expression, forcibly making my facial muscles relax. If I look irritated about something, I'm probably in a better mood than when showing nothing at all.

 
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From:jorm
Date:August 24th, 2002 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Welcome to my world!

I can remember going to parties where everyone got drunk and I didn't and rapidly entering into *very* foul and anti-social moods. I quit
drinking at 25 and I sometimes wonder if I had *already* gotten bored with it and was just allowing my addiction to keep the wheels moving.

I have found that, as a sober human, groups of people who are drunk or on drugs tend to be either a) stupidly hostile towards themselves and others; b) sappishly inane and phenomenally stupid in conversation. Mostly b.

It's hard, because I know most of the time that the person(s) are pretty bright or calm in the real world and I have to dissociate drunken behavior with the sober person that I'll see tomorrow.

Of course, I could be a bit too critical. I resent having to babysit grown adults.

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From:the_wolflord
Date:August 24th, 2002 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Sorry you didn't have a good time. It was good to see you though, even if we didn't talk.


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From:adoor
Date:August 24th, 2002 02:19 pm (UTC)
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sorry to hear your evening sucked. i tend to overcompensate for terrible antisocial moods by allowing/forcing myself to act drunker than i am, often with hi-larious result...except not really. can we guess the mood ari was in last night? i think i had a better time than you, though. and now i'm really just sorta babbling, possibly inanely, so i'm going to stop.
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From:moof
Date:August 24th, 2002 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I'd be rather worried if hadn't had a better time than me.
From:phoebek
Date:August 24th, 2002 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Gee, I confess I would be too.
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From:adoor
Date:August 25th, 2002 05:14 am (UTC)
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*leers invitingly*
what? what was that? it was so dark in that room....
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From:moof
Date:August 25th, 2002 01:25 am (UTC)
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Heh. All such people had already been dragged away by others into said corner.
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From:adoor
Date:August 25th, 2002 05:16 am (UTC)
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for "heavy conversation" eh? wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more!

i really, really need to stop making comments at this time of night...morning....
From:sdragon
Date:August 27th, 2002 03:06 am (UTC)

Solidarity

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*whew* and here I thought I was the only intellectual party-pooper around . . . Next time, bring a lasso. Bear traps place strategically by the punch bowl work well too, but the catchee isn't in much of a discussing mood after that. I haven't tried the "mixed-drink-under-the-box-and-string" trick yet, now that I think about it . . . Hang in there! ^_^

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