One parts gin, two parts ginger ale

November 10, 2001

there will be an interesection of people, places and things tonight: cocktails swirling and bottles clanking and voices carrying from room to room to room. i can already hear the conversations in my head (how do you know so-and-so, what do you do, where do you live?) and smell the alcohol on my breath. i can’t wear heels, lest i trip.

i am trying not to think about it too much, but i get hostess anxiety every time. friends of friends of friends meeting for the first time just sounds like a bad science experiment. an explosion waiting to happen. i just want everyone to have a nice time.

and i’m sure everyone will. i have thrown enough parties to know that there comes a point where you can’t really do much, except serve good food & booze, dim the lights, crank up the stereo, and then knock back drinks until the room is at a tilt and all you see is laughter.


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