I sucked it up and went to two events last week to which I would normally have said, "no freakin' way."
The first was a Lock & Key party; men got a key; women got a lock. The point was to use that as ice breaker to meet new people. I gotta tell you - that party was veeerrrry interesting. I have at least six posts that I'll put up over the next couple of weeks.
The second was the First Every Bachelor Auction, to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I swore I was just going to support the cause and have some fun (I did both) - but darn it, this guy was really cute. Then he made his entry on a uni-cycle - SOLD!
Except not really, because some lady (whose shoes did not match her outfit - just sayin') out-bid me by $30. Which doesn't sound like a lot, but I was already $50 over my limit, which I didn't even plan on spending in the first place. Damn uni-cycle.
I had a chance to go up and say something to him at the after party, but I have to say - I suck at that kind of thing. I'll tell you a secret... I worry that the guy just won't think I'm pretty. That's intimidating, but believe it or not, it's not my biggest worry. The thing I worry about most is that I will make the guy uncomfortable. He'll either have to pretend to like me, or find a way to get out of talking to me. That would suck for a nice guy.
I probably need to work on that, but for right now, I'm just going to be proud of myself for having gone to both events, having fun and wearing heels for the entire night.
By the way - as I knew she would, the evening's emcee did wonderful. You rock, Amanda!