The 20’s were spent rockin’ the suburbs. Penniless but with plenty of time to spare, partying was on a budget. Smoking durrys and aimlessly driving around the city with mates was Friday night’s thrill.
Then the 30’s saw the polar opposite. Single and career driven, both money and time were spilling over in abundance. Unattached and uncommitted, life was an absolute riot.
Drinking till 3am on a school night was the norm. Strutting into the office at 9am sharp, wearing the professional suit and flawless makeup became an art form.
Since entering the fabulous 40’s, party mode is entirely different and definitely trickier.
How does one manage to still go out for a fun Saturday night without losing composure as a responsible (cough) mother of twinlets?
Last Saturday afternoon saw the Digital Parents catch up; a gathering of on-line pals. We read about each other’s quirks and perks, follow each other’s journeys. Meeting in the real life becomes a natural transition and conversations have an effortless, natural flow. (And it’s not just the alcohol talking, yo!)
It’s a connection non-bloggers don’t understand.
Being the token male of the evening, and just as hilarious as I imagined, Kevin easily claimed rock star status.
I’m bummed that I didn’t take a snap of Tamsin‘s (literally) killer shoes. Spikes and all!
Having a chin wag with the gorgeous and eloquent, Veronica, I was reminded how our friendship is so much more mature for its year and a bit existence.
Walking back to the train station, I did a Jess, tripped up on the footpath and sprained my ankle. Now, there’s the party days I remember!
I can say in complete contentment, this blogosphere is my social circle for this next decade and beyond.
Real life friends won’t get it. Spouses will shake heads at the copious amount of time dedicated to the computer screen and phone. Family members are left aghast.
Those who don’t get my blogging, don’t get me.
Looks like I have big shoes to fill when it’s my turn to round y’all up in May!
Speaking of bloggy friendships transformed into real life, joining Essentially Jess for IBOT.