Shark Tank

5 years ago with 4 comments in Uncategorized
Welp, I managed to host another party. This one was to say goodbye to my apartment, since I’ll be moving out this Feb. I had TWENTY people over.1 I was planning to do the good host thing when each person came: take the coat, get them a drink, get them talking to somebody, then wait for the next one. Instead, since everybody was fashionably late by almost exactly the same amount of time, ...

Hosting

5 years ago with 12 comments in Uncategorized
Post-party blues. I had more than twenty people over last night, and all I’ve got to show for it is a kitchen floor covered in beery footprints — someone brought a keg?! — and a pantry full of tortilla fragments and mostly-empties. It was fun, which frankly sort of surprised me. For someone who used to be scared of going to parties at all — or really even just talking ...

On Celibacy, Diplomacy, and Beer

5 years ago with 33 comments in Uncategorized
I like arguing. The more I’m surrounded by liberals, the more conservative I start talking. The converse is also true. I don’t, for example, have any great love for the Novus Ordo Mass in particular, but surround me with traddies and you’d think I came straight from Steubenville.1 This isn’t a great character trait. I’d like to think it’s because I’m ...