What a great day! Tanisha, Gray, and Alex went to work, and Tanisha, Gray, and Alex each came home with a promotion! I know we’re hippies so things like promotions shouldn’t really matter–but success is success no matter how you look at it, and when I see my roomies feeling so happy for having done such good work, it makes me happy, too!
I decided we’d throw a big party to celebrate. We’ve got a lot of friends between us, and it’s fun to have everyone hang out together in our big house.
It took me a while to decide what type of party to throw. I love the casualness of a house party. And I love the playfulness of an incognito costume party, but even more, I adore the irony of a black and white. So self-conscious in a hip kind of way.
The party was a blast! I played caterer and whipped up a black-and-white cake and another dish or two.
Even though we’d hired a mixologist, Alex stepped in to tend the bar. I don’t even know if the mixologist ever showed up! Or if he or she did, then he or she decided to just join the party.
Tanisha got a little freaked out by all the dirty dishes, but Forrest got this great idea to hang out by the pool to help her relax, and pretty soon, half the party guests joined them in swim suits by the poolside! So much for black-and-white! It was more like tan and beige!
By the end of the party, half the guests were wearing suits, and everyone gathered in the main room to dance!
After the party, we had a lot of clean up to do, and I had a plumbing job to take care of.
Even though I keep expecting romances to pop up between us, what I like most is the way that we’re all friends with each other.
We’re there to cheer for each other when things are going well, and to support each other when things are tough. And mostly, we’re just here to be together, chatting, joking, and hanging out.