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Those things that people do

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This is one of my roommates. She likes to get into my stuff but I don’t really mind.

On Saturday I was at a baby shower for a friend. Like weddings and other rite-of-passage events, baby showers are events that society uses to remind me that I am probably from another planet. If I’m not awkward, then I just don’t really know or understand what’s going on as people go through a series of rituals and traditions that are totally foreign to me.

And at no time is this more obvious then when the mother in law initiates the practice of making the mom-to-be wear a wrapping paper hat. The whole time the thing was being made I couldn’t really figure out why people were giggling in eager expectation. This is funny, why? Sometimes it doesn’t really matter why. You should just go along with it. It’s just another one of those things that people in your culture do.

Lucky for me there were a lot of people there, enough that it was okay that the small group of people I actually knew gravitated to our own place where we could hang out without spending a lot of awkward time interacting with second aunts of people we didn’t know.

The hosts had put a lot of effort into decorating and the food was pretty decent so overall it was enjoyable. I was glad to see that a lot of people were very generous and the mom-to-be got a lot of gifts that will hopefully help out a lot.

Sunday we saw All’s Well that Ends Well at Bard on the Beach. I enjoyed it but someone really needs to get Helena a copy of He’s Just Not That Into You.

3 Responses to “Those things that people do”

  1. Kevin Says:

    You should have snuck some booze in, It would have made it more bearable.

    As well, I want to get married and have man babies just for the parties (and gifts) you get to have.

    Engagement Party
    Stag and Doe
    Bridal Shower
    Wedding
    Baby Shower
    Baby Birthday
    My cheatin husband/wife ran away with my dry cleaner’s wife/husband party
    Divorce Party

  2. erin Says:

    Newly single girl’s night out party
    Tupperware party…

    The list goes on.

  3. Krista Says:

    Newly single girls night out… I don’t think I have ever been or would ever want to go to one of those. Seems like you prefer more intimate settings besides the norm. Nothing wrong or alien about that!

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