Thursday, May 20, 2010

TMI Thursday: I Shouldn't Mix Acquaintances Without Alcohol Involved

***Alright, folks, you know the rules. Join us all in humiliating the crap out of yourself every Thursday by sharing some completely tasteless, wholly unclassy, “how many readers can I estrange THIS week??” TMI story about your life. Or hell, about someone else’s!

This week's TMI is about last night. It's more embarrassing than a TMI kind of thing. I went bowling with my daddy and some men from our church on Tuesday. I learned a lot because one of the men is a bowling coach. I wanted to go again to see if the consistency I learned could carry over without his tips after every roll.

I invited a number of people I hang out with to go. It ended up that just three of my girls from church were able to go. And of course Bad. But as a best friend, he was on the automatic list if he didn't have anything to do at the time. I told him to bring some of his boys because I thought it might be a better if he weren't the only guy there. Big mistake.

I normally only hang around these girls at church or at someone's house, or when we're all out together going somewhere. I normally only hang around these guys at a bar or a club or somewhere there is lots of alcohol. I had no idea how horribly they'd mix.

My girls were sooooos stand off-ish. The guys were a bit over the top. The one guy I was most worried about because his social skills are a bit... lacking... actually pulled Bad to the side to ask what was wrong with my friends and why were they so mean!

One girl was bowling badly and got into a bad mood. Another was so rude: she told them a name that wasn't hers; she kept physically pushing one away; by the end of the night she had stopped talking to them altogether. The third was trying to make the most of it (Libra!), but then she started flirting with my designated flirt person (I love his hair, neat and well-kept dreadlocks, what can I say?).

Those guys kept trying to strike up conversation. But they're not the most charming men. That type of behavior works in a club when everyone's been drinking. But when my girls are sober and looking for intelligent conversation, it just didn't work. So Bad and I did what we always do when the crowd around us isn't jelling: we just laughed and joked and tried to pretend it wasn't happening.

I can't imagine what'll happen the next time I suggest to either of them that we hang out with some of my people of the opposite sex. They'll probably be like, "Hell naw!"

I forget that my close friends can mix with any group. Lesson learned I guess. My hang-out group is not the same as my close friends. And next time, sneak a flask into the bowling alley. I'm just kidding. Sort of.

UPDATE: I meant to put this is for Kerri & Shaun, just keep forgetting. Here is my cat Belle.

4 New Hypotheses:

I'm really hesitant to bring friends together because it usually doesn't work out-or it works out great for a short period of time then goes to sh*t and they hate each other.

It does get annoying sometimes, I kind of feel like I'm lying to one friend when I'm hanging out with someone else but that's life.


Wow, my really close friends mix well. But I suppose they've had time to learn how because I've known them all for at least five years.

I think maybe I was expecting too much of these people without evidence they could actually mix.

Would your friends be mad if they knew you were hanging with someone who wasn't them?


LOVE YOUR CAT! Belle is so cute! You are dead on CeCe - sleeping cats are the cutest creatures alive!


They really truly are! I should have just taken video because she was just rolling around in my mother's robe and it was so adorable!

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