In retrospect, it was still too much too soon. But I went to Rich O's after work. My excuse was that it was pizza night, and I'd skipped last Monday, so if I didn't have pizza tonight, I might die or something.
Contrary to popular belief, I don't particularly want to die right now.
Also, is pizza-withdrawal a real affliction?
Anyway, there's some new dork working there. I never saw him before in my life, and when I sat in the throne, he came up and asked me if I wanted a beer.
My first inclination was to say, "No thanks. I'm flattered, but I'm straight."
But then I saw that he was carrying an official Rich O's notepad, so I went ahead and ordered an NABC Jasmine (110).
Then people left me alone for the most part, except this one dude who asked me some stupid question that didn't really need an answer.
Then MisunderstoodGirl sat and talked to me for a while about irrelevant things, and that was cool because I was really freaking out that people would want to get relevant on me.
Then ArtGirl came in and I got to talk to her for the next hour or so. We played musical chairs. It was fun.
Then I had another Jasmine (120) even though it was getting pretty late and therefore scary for me to be there.
Then TremensGirl came in and said more words to me in five minutes than she's said to me in the previous four months. So that was nice.
Then I found myself rambling on and on to MusicalYuppieDude about relevant things, so I knew it was time for me to leave. Luckily, my pizza was ready by then, so I came home.
Too soon. I knew that going in, but I still went. That place has a very annoying pull on me sometimes.