Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Celebrations

A quick update on yesterday's post. I found my iPod. It was in my coat pocket. The very same coat pocket I checked numerous times. Always empty your pockets folks. Don't just check them. I wonder how many people are going to stop reading here and simply comment to congratulate me on finding my iPod. Probably a lot more than would have before now I've given them the idea.

Due to a scheduling error both C+D were posted on the same day. Seeing as D (Dancing) had received comments and this hadn't, I decided that this would be the one to be pulled down and reposted. I do know my alphabet, I just lost the ability to schedule posts properly. 

As I mentioned a bit ago it was my sister's surprise birthday party recently. She turned 16 and had a small tea party on the day. She had no idea at all that she had another party coming on the Saturday after. That's right folks, people really DO throw surprise parties, and sometimes they can even work and be a surprise.

However I was very out of place there. I didn't really know anyone. It was the first time I had seen my stepsister and her 9 kids in a few years. One of them also has seriously stunted growth and is 18 but about the same size as my second eldest niece, who is 11.

I did have Jessie with me though. So if anything she was more out of place than me. The only people she really knew there was me and my sister, who she goes to college with. Having eachother meant that while we were bored for most of it, we still had something to do. I'm not complaining, it's just that I didn't really know anyone, and I didn't really like the music. I talked to the DJ and he agreed that the music was bad, but he was called on short notice and so couldn't get anything good. Shame.

The person I felt the most sorry for though was my dad. At times like this, I spend time with him. However because I had Jessie this time, he got left on his own quite a lot. He survived, somehow, but I don't know. It would have been nice if he at least had someone to talk to. He's fine with his own company though.

My sister didn't seem to be really enjoying herself either for most of it. I should probably have talked to her. The party wasn't that bad, but it was geared towards people who weren't my age, and I barely knew anyone. Plus I never really was the partying type. I can't remember the last time I had anything close to a birthday party.

28 comments:

  1. I'm glad you found your ipod Mark. I wanted to let you know that you're not updating in Google Reader or on my Blogroll. This has been happening to a lot of people lately. I didn't see your blog come up and came over because I know you never miss posting and I was worried about you.

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    1. It was most likely caused because I pulled the post down and re-scheduled it. It happened the last time I did that. Hopefully the problem has been fixed and it will show up in readers now. Thank you for worrying about me though :) I guess an unbroken record comes in handy sometimes. Nice to know people care too :)

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    2. We do care Mark. I set my morning watch by you and when I didn't see you alarm bells went off in my maternal brain!!

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    3. If I could favourite a comment that would be one I did. I'm not really used to people caring.

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  2. Hurray that you found it! That's just great news and makes my day a good one just to hear it. So happy for you.

    As to the party (yes, I read the whole post) - sometimes they do turn out awkward... and it's always hard to know which ones are going to go that way before hand! Still, even if your sister wasn't totally comfortable, I bet it made her happy to have people who care enough to throw her a surprise party.

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    1. I figured it was going to be awkward right from the start because I never saw her as the partying type. At first she seemed happy but then I guess it just dragged on for her. I'm glad I made you happy :)

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  3. So glad you found the iPod!!!! Good for you. I hate when that stuff happens. Hey, I find any type of getogether awkward. So it never ends. Sorry.

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    1. I don't think I'll ever find social gatherings not awkward either. Lousy society.

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  4. Oh... surprise birthday parties are weird that way, they really make almost everyone feel a tad bit awkward. Great to know you've found your missing iPod. I tend to lose a lot of my stuff as well.

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  5. lmfao i had a feeling it was there. some sort of jedi powers...

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  6. Glad you found your iPod! :) x

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  7. happy to know you got it

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  8. I would congratulate you on finding your iPod, but from reading the first paragraph I know you'd be expecting that. So instead I'll congratulate you on everything else in life APART from finding the iPod ;)

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    1. It seems that finding the iPod is the only thing I can be congratulated on.

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  9. I have read terrible stories on the intertubes about people who lost their ipods. I'm glad you found it. I hope one day to be rich so perhaps I can pay someone to go to a party with me, and pretend to be my friend. It will cut down on the socially awkward moments.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that guy had his iPod stolen, not lost. I wouldn't do something as utterly stupid as that, don't worry. All you need for that is a friend, though I suppose if you were rich you could just buy a friend.

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  10. Just about any get together is awkward at some point. At least in my experience. And I'm glad you found your iPod. I keep trying to lose my Zune but it keeps coming back. :(

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    1. Zunes are just evil that way. I wasn't aware people still used them really. Thanks for stopping by on a Wednesday too, normally you guys are so busy you have trouble stopping by when you're actually on.

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  11. Not knowing how to interact with people at a get together is just a terrible thing.

    That's kind of why I'm scared of my quitting smoking. Smoking is a great buffer from being/looking bored at a party.

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    1. I'd be afraid of quitting smoking because I didn't want to seem like a quitter. Jessie smokes so even as a non-smoker we had that excuse. Well, she did, I had the excuse that I was with her.

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  12. I know the feel. I have a suspicion my friends might be planning some sort of birthday thing for me and I'm not looking forward to it. I don't like being put in the spotlight like that, not the partying type either. :P

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    1. I think I would actually die if someone threw a surprise party for me.

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  13. Hmm, sorry the party wasn't that great. At least it wasn't too bad though?... I guess?

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  14. 9 kids? Seriously? Damn.

    Also, congrats on finding your ipod.

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  15. Your sister should have had a party with my (big, fat, Colombian) family. One of my cousins is a DJ and is known for blasting music until six in the morning. @_@

    Glad you found the iPod. You should conserve it in lucite and keep a Remembrall to remind you that it has been placed in your pocket.

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. I would do but if it's in lucite then I wouldn't be able to listen to it :) Remembralls suck. They only tell you you've forgotten something. Not what it is. What's the point of them?

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