Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dinner Parties

To: Present Self
When: November 18th, 2009

Am I officially an old and sophisticated guy because I now take part in dinner parties? I hope not. When I was younger I thought it was something that old, prim and proper dull couples did. But I've been participating in one every Wednesday for over a month now and I'm enjoying it.

It started when Dan and Braden (my roommates) invited fellow cast members of a local musical (which I ran the sound board for) over for dinner. We decided on a theme involving a particular cuisine and everyone cooked their own dish to share. The food so far has always been outstanding. Besides sharing a meal, everyone watches So You Think You Can Dance, Glee, Family Guy, and sometimes South Park. Now I don't really care for SYTYCD but I find Glee somewhat entertaining. Of course I love Family Guy and South Park.

But more than the TV shows or food, I enjoy the people. It's an entertaining bunch of young adults comprised of mostly gay men and young women (go figure), and there never tends to be a dull moment with this group of theater folk. I'm really thankful for this opportunity to meet new people and socialize. I was particularly shy growing up and almost always kept to myself but now I'm making up for that. Feeling more comfortable around similar people probably has a little to do with it. So thanks to Dan and Braden for this chance to grow and expand my social life.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds really fun! Plus it's great you're meeting new people, learning about food, ideas and opinions too. It's important to put yourself out there sometimes, I've gone through lonely stages in my life and the only way to get past them is to talk to people, even if it's awkward at first. You may not end up being their friend but you learned more in talking with them and in being a more confident person.