Saturday, November 14, 2009

Holiday Party

Last night was an enjoyable night. My friend had a great time and was happy that he could finally drink. He is usually the designated driver. It was an early night too, home before 2am. While we were eating dinner Chancho kept texting me to update me on what was going on at work. (which meant he was bored) There really wasn't much going on because it was raining and cold out. However he did find out when the Holiday party was going to be this year. Last year I wasn't able to make it because I was at school when it happened. This year I have no excuse and will be his date. It's on a Wednesday night. I know far enough in advance that I can request off for it and I'll be going. Needless to say, I am a bit nervous. It will  be my formal introduction into his precinct. Everyone will be able to put a face to the name now. He says I have nothing to worry about because it's open bar and everyone will be drunk. It also is only 3 hours long. His partners are talking of an after party already. This is him finally merging his personal life with work. He said that he has always wanted to keep the two separate. Which is probably a reason why he doesn't have many civilian friends. I'm trying to be positive about it, I am talking myself into making it a lesser deal than how I really feel. I do have plenty of time before it happens though. I should revisit those feelings when it gets closer.

Quote of the Day: "Don't fear failure so much you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."


  1. My useless advice? One drink at "official" party. Period. No matter if "everyone will be drunk", there'll be some who aren't and they'll be watching like a hawk.

    You'll have a blast at the after party!!!!!

  2. I think that sounds like fun! Is it formal dress? I'm thinking it's kind of hard to mix personal and professional, but the closer he gets to some of these guys, the more like family they are and then there's no separation! I'm always a little nervous at first when meeting people for the first time no matter what situation it is.

  3. I agree with Meadowlark. One the official party. At the after party, don't worry about it as much.
    Don't stress too much about making a good impression. Everyone else will be worried about it too, and most everyone will be on their best behavior. Good Luck & Have FUN!!!

  4. I agree,one drink than let loose at the after party,hah just kidding. Relax and have a blast!