Here is one of the last photos I took of beautiful Fall foliage. The other day, there was a huge gust of wind and I saw almost every leaf fall off the tree outside my window at work. I'm sure all these trees met the same fate.
Soooo, I went out tonight and it was fun. I drove, because I didn't think I'd feel like drinking. But you know how it is, Erik bought me a beer and then K.'s boyrfriend, A. bought me a beer and next thing you know, I'm wishing I had walked downtown.
At one point, my friend K. was trying to help me out by being my wing person, but she was a little too drunk to do the job effectively. She saw a hot guy standing behind me, holding his jacket and waiting for his beer. So, she turned to him and said, "Hey, if you want, you can put your coat underneath her and she'll sit on it for you..." He looked confused and then horrified and then K. and I started laughing hysterically at how NOT helpful that was. He very politely declined and then I'm sure he made that twirling of his finger around his ear motion to his friend, to indicate how crazy he thought we were. Again, it's not like I'm looking anyway, but I'm glad that happened, because I'm sure we'll laugh about that for years to come.
I switched to drinking water and was trying to sober up, when we left our bar stools and went to sit at a table with some friends. Of course, I sat in between two people, one of which I knew and the other was someone I didn't know, but from the conversation it sounded like she might be currently dating the guy I dated last Winter. Which was fine, I like meeting new people. As it turns out, she and the guy who was sitting on the other side of me, both just happened to be Republicans. I really like the guy, no matter what his politics, but I also really don't want to have to talk about Obama's tax policies at a bar. I'd also rather not have someone try to convert me to their religion at a bar either. If you want to talk about sex, or drugs we used to take when we were young and stupid, or music, or which Star Trek movie sucked, or point out hot girls or guys to me, I'm right there for that, but anything very serious, makes my head hurt. The good thing was, it sure sobered me up really fast. I was in great shape to drive K. and A. home and get to my place as well.
The moral of the story tonight is, don't let your friend try to hit on a guy for you by asking him if he wants you to sit on his coat. Trust me, it doesn't work. And if you're trying to sober up, just sit between two people who want to tell you all about tax policies, it is one sure fire way to do it.