So the party actually went well. Sure when I got there all the girls were sitting in the living room and the guys were hanging out in the hallway, but it picked up after a while. I made good friends with the tortilla chips and pastelitos, but I also tried to semi-socialize (and yes, mocking was involved).
Twister did not make a cameo. You know what did? Singles Bingo. I actually stepped outside and came back as it was finishing so I had no chance of winning.
That is until it was time to play Suck and Blow. I’d never played it before so let me explain for those whose minds are rolling around in the gutter: The group stands in a circle and the goal of the game is to pass a card from mouth to mouth by only inhaling (to keep the card in place) and exhaling (to let it go to the next person). As the only person who did not drop the card, I was claimed the winner. It also means I was the only one who didn’t kiss a soul that night. I swear that competitiveness of mine is going to get me so far someday.
No biggie. No one caught my eye anyway (though it’s hard to do that when you’re not trying to look). I did notice that one guy was wearing Chucks so mental props went his way…right before some chick cornered him on the couch for the rest of the night. (Btw, maybe I should've brought along the business cards after all. Turns out said chick reads my work and spent a good 15 minutes talking to me about it.)
Also, I don’t know if it was the green ambient lighting or what, but I couldn’t really tell some of the guys apart. They seemed to be different manifestations of the same man: lively Dominican who likes to dance. I’m sure they have their differences, but I sure didn’t notice them or talk to any long enough to find out. The party was basically as diverse as Glamour’s cover girls (read: all the same) and it was exactly what I’d expected.
There was one guy Heidi and I talked to for a while, but that was because the three of us were trying to listen in on the love connection happening on the couch right next to him. Good times.
So that was that. No love connection and no numbers, but plenty of laughs. So what's next? Speed dating?
By the way, the chips were really good.