Being that we both are were single (and a touch bitter), the roommate and I decided to throw a big Singles Awareness Day party at our place this year and invite all of our friends. We even told the coupled up ones they could come, but that they would have be open to being made fun of for the evening. However, a week before the party he finally gives his number to (I was kind of pushing him to) the hot mechanic that he’s had a crush on since he was a child. Voila, Josh is in a relationship, and I can’t be happier for him. He asked me if he’d get made fun of now at the party, but I think he really deserves this so I figured he could have a pass.
So as the party got started, I twittered the following: This Singles Awareness Party is quickly turning into an “Angie’s the 5th wheel” party. As I was sitting in my room with Josh and his boyfriend, and our friends Jon and Sharla. All of whom I love. Soon after Megan and Eli showed up, and I wasn’t the only single person in the room. It’s always really good to see Eli, but I’m not sure about Megan… I loved her the first time I met her, but I guess I just don’t know her well enough to make an actual opinion, and to-be-fair she was really sick. I’d be cranky if I were sick too.
Tori and Steve stopped by for a little while, and it was really good to hang out with them outside of work. I really loved getting to know them on a more personal basis. Also, I made the room take a vote on how hot Tori is, and we talked about how much we complete each other. Tori’s totally my woman crush.
Cristina showed up for a little while, which is really good! It’s extremely lame that we live like 10 minutes from each other and have been friends since I was 7, and haven’t seen each other in over a year! We’re getting together on Wednesday to catch up, and hopefully we wont let another year go by before seeing each other.
Kirsten and Mary showed up, and we broke out the Karaoke soon after that. We had a good time singing along, and everyone got into watching, even if they weren’t singing!
I had so much fun with these guys! Mary and Kirsten gave me lots of cuddles on the couch, because they wanted to make sure I didn’t feel lonely on Valentine’s, and I am really glad they did. I sure like cuddles! Not to mention I am a very lovey drunk, and boy did I get drunk! Chaz brought Hot Damn, and I recommended we go grab Peppermint Schnapps so we could do Fire and Ice shots. Except little old me, who kept asking people to take a shot with me, and who was not about to be outdone by anyone (which I should have left that to the more experienced drinkers but didn’t) forgot that the alcohol that tasted like a girly cinnamon and peppermint drink, was 100 proof. Bad idea.
Chaz was my drinking buddy, and at one point in the kitchen, I hugged Chaz and told him “I love you for making my Josh so happy.” He replied “Love is a very strong word.” To which I said “Yeah, but it’s a friend love and it’s good to see Josh happy.” He simply said “Ok, I love you too.” The rest of the night he kept reminding me that he had a spare bedroom… You could see his gears turning.
I have to admit that my favorite part of the evening was after everyone left. Not because they weren’t fun, because they were sooooo much, but it was the simplicity of a moment shared after. Chaz, Josh and I stumbled into my bedroom and fell onto the bed. Josh in the middle with me on one side cuddling him, and Chaz on the other. We laid there and talked, and Chaz reached over and very sweetly took my glasses off of me, and it was such a wonderful feeling to feel included. I’d been worried about losing my friend, and I’d been a little jealous, but all of that was washed away as I totally fell in love with Chaz and the way he makes my best friend feel.
It’s good to know there is room for me still, and when Josh and I talked about it and I told him it had been my favorite moment he said it was his too. He said “It was great to be wrapped around my two favorite people!” and he thinks it’s great that I like Chaz so much, and that Chaz made such an effort to be my friend. I’m so glad I don’t have to grow apart from my best friend, because he really is the person I feel closest to in the entire world.
They also took care of me when all of those shots hit me and I spent the next three hours making good friends with the toilet. Not fun. Sunday was spent nursing a foul hangover (my first ever hangover!) but the day was worth it because I got to spend it bonding with my best friend. Josh and I watched some movies, had yummy Betos burritos and spent a good day talking about everything. I love him so much, and I feel so good that his life is taking this positive turn.
My valentines day turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever had, even if I was single through the whole thing. It’s hard to be lonely when you have so many wonderful people around you! I love them all so much, and will be forever grateful for the difference they make in my life.