I got there and checked in at the desk. I was by myself because I have nobody to +1.
I didn’t eat any dinner because I expected to stuff my face at the party. There were two trays of cheese cubes and meat circles. Mostly empty. I picked up a small plate and got two of everything. Next I wandered around the room absent-mindedly eating my cubes and circles while looking for someone I recognized to sit by. It is kind of a band/small-town admin party but I was still hard pressed to find many people I knew.
I finally picked a table where a few people I recognized were sitting. I don’t know their names. We exchanged niceties and within seconds my plate was empty. The music was loud and everyone in the room was talking and laughing. I sat there with my hands in my lap trying not to look too far out of place. After about 5-10 minutes of that, the awkwardness was getting very uncomfortable. I got up and pretended to go stand in the drink line and then slipped out the door which was conveniently nearby.
I was right. It sucked.
If I had someone to go along with me it might have not sucked as much. Such is my life.
TV is better. I have a new episode of Big Bang Theory on my DVR.