April 29th, 2013

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I get a lot done when I'm being antisocial

We were supposed to go to Castlepoint this weekend, but I was feeling like Not Being Social after my whirlwind week of trying to charm strangers and come across as intelligent, and Dr Wheel was feeling laid low after having a flu shot, so we flagged the destination party in favour of home comfort and people we know well. It was the right choice.

TBH, I'm not sure how I feel about destination parties. It kind of obliges you to commit a lot more time and money to helping someone celebrate than you normally would - which is fine if it's a rare event to celebrate something Super Extra Special - but it also excludes those who haven't the resources to get to the destination, and when every event is a destination one, it also starts to feel like an unnecessary pressure. I want to support and celebrate X good thing, but I don't want to dedicate several hundred dollars and 2-3 days of my time to it on a regular basis, you know? Does that make me a bad person?

Anyway, we stayed home and it was just what the doctor ordered.

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This weekend I also planted bulbs. Thank you, Northern Hemisphere folks, for posting pictures of spring all over the show. It reminded me that if one wants tulips and daffodils in spring, one has to put them in the ground in late autumn. I fully expect glorious displays in a couple of months' time. You hear me, contrary pot garden? *glares at contrary pot garden* This is what I want:



This is what I will probably get:



But I keep trying. That's worth something, right?