Sunday, September 20, 2009
single girl mascot
there is a couple in my ward who throws an awesome halloween party every year. i have seen the pictures and heard the stories and objectively, they are awesome parties. i get invited, but have never gone. there have been times i just didnt feel like being social and other times that i had scheduling conflicts. this year, when i got the evite something stood out to me that i never noticed before. i am the lone single person invited to this party. i am sure it was the same for previous years, but i never noticed or paid attention until now. it was weird scanning down the list of invitees and seeing couple after couple and standing out was my name. all by itself. i could go by myself and be fine. its not that. i know all these people and have fun with them. i could take a date, but that could seriously backfire on me. mormons like to match everyone up and marry them off as soon as possible and showing up with a date could make me fair game for that kind of craziness. i know the last time i brought a date to church was a nightmare. the questions. the goofy grins. everything short of a wink and a gentle elbow to the ribs. i hate that and being at a party removes all the propriety that being at church provides. mmmmmm what to do?