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Inez Porter ([personal profile] mama_porter) wrote2009-01-03 04:26 pm
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I'm going to a party

The gentleman I'm seeing - or should I say dating? Can a woman my age date or is that just for young people? - has invited me to a party at the home of someone he works with. A lot of his co-workers are going to be there, too. He told me it's a dinner party with cocktails beforehand and I'm so nervous because I don't think I'm all that good at small talk. Usually we spend time here or he takes me to a restaurant and I feel so comfortable with him. I don't want his friends to think I'm stupid or anything and I don't want to embarrass him by saying something dumb. This is the first time in a long time that I've gone to a party where I literally only know one person. Why did I say yes?!

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
I've spent way to much time at parties and military/diplomatic functions over the years.

I would have to assume that Will got it from you. ;)

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, I see. You'd think I'd be better at this considering Tobias dragged me to his bank functions all the time. But I knew most of those people beforehand. I'll heed your advice and just relax and try to have a good time.

LOL Sometimes I'm not so sure. I used to be so much more shy and reserved when I was a young woman, but Will was chatty and curious about people before he could even form words! Maybe he rubbed off on me.

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe you just needed someone to show you the ropes. Besides, it sounds to me like it was a pretty even exchange. You gave him your smarts and he gave you his...exuberance.

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
I like the sound of that! Though Tobias gave Will his smarts. But that's very sweet of you to say.

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I never knew him, so I'll stick with my first impressions and say it was you just the same.

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I appreciate that very much, honey. You are a charmer.

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh. It's an old habit I can't quite seem to shake. It tends to get me in trouble on occasion.

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't you ever shake it! But how in the world could it get you into trouble?

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-04 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Some people take it the wrong way or I use it on people who I shouldn't use it on cause they take it the wrong way or, well, just various things like that.

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-06 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, okay, I can see how that could cause some trouble. But something tells me you don't mind some trouble now and then.

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-06 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Who, me? I don't even know the meaning of the word.

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-08 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
Now why don't I believe you?

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-08 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Like I said, you're a smart woman.

[identity profile] lt-wes-janson.livejournal.com 2009-01-09 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
*see icon for flustered look*

[identity profile] momma-p.livejournal.com 2009-01-10 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL Cute!