Friday, December 31, 2010

Scary Social Events, an update

I set a goal to average one "scary social event," that is, a social event with no family members, each week this year. That would be 52, of course. By my accounting, my final event, a New Year's Eve party tonight, will be number 42. Didn't quite make it. However, I long ago stopped counting ordinary outings with the boyfriend, as well as my nearly daily knitting meetups at work.

During this year, I joined the knitting group at work, resumed being in charge of a book club, and met up with a bunch of fellow basketball fans, one of whom turned into a boyfriend (well, now ex, but still). I rediscovered my love of bowling, which was enough to overcome my fear of those shared shoes.

All in all, pretty good, and certainly what I was hoping for.

During 2011, I want to continue this effort. I'd like to join a neighborhood knitting group, ask a promising female acquaintance out to coffee, and rekindle some old dropped friendships.


  1. Wow! 42 is a lot! As much as you call these social events "scary" it sounds like you do an amazing job at keeping up with them. I impressed :).

    Happy New Year! And good luck with all this year's scary social events!

  2. 42 ain't bad. :) Keep up the good work. You are such an inspiration to me.
    Hey, btw, have you heard of It's great for knitters and crocheters. If you already have an account, you can friend me if you want. My username is yarntwisted.

  3. Hi Shana. I do have a ravelry account, but I haven't been there in a while. When I fulfill my resolution to knit more, I'll be sure to friend you. :)

  4. Good, Ann! I'm glad to hear this. I hope you find success! I agree, 42 is a lot! You've been really consistent, so congrats! Good luck this year.