Saturday, February 12, 2011

well i guess this is growing up

over 6 months ago, my (now ex) party girl (who i shall now call the fiesty girl) upped and moved far away. recently she's headed back for a short vacation to catch up with family and friends.

it was nice to catch up with her and as her vacation was coming to a close after this weekend, she suggested a night of partying, something she (and all of us alike) haven't done in a long long time.

i was still recovering from the flu, in a busy period at work, on my very last weekend before the next few would be solely devotedc to long crazy hours at work. but this is the fiesty girl, the one who for the last 6 years (excluding the last 6 months) i just bout spent every weekend with. and so lugging my laptop (knowing that i would have to work over the weekend), i decided to meet her later at night.

the yummy mommy was there. i haven't seen her in bout just as long as i haven't seen the fiesty girl. that's the thing bout the yummy mommy, she's ridiculously flaky like that and any attempts to keep in touch or meet up is usually really hard.

it was just like old times. and yet not.

we went to a clubbing stretch that we used to go back in the day. except that it was kinda funny to realise that it's been so long (probably years) since i last went there that i found myself having to think harder in order to navigate the area. our usual clubbing places were packed (with waay too young people, i may add) and we found ourselves settling into bar stools in a retro looking place that even though was always there, we've never been before.

surprisingly it wasn't that retro. and the band was great. for the most part i just sat there listening and bopping to the music while sipping my apple juice (sick remember?).

around 1am we all decided to call it quits as we were tired and the fiesty girl had an early day the next night. a rather early night for us but then again this is the new us.

through it all i couldn't help but realise how things have completely changed. the scene i used to be so familiar with and enjoyed was now boring to me. the people from said scene that i used to meet so often were now having their own lives and making me realise that maybe we were never that close to begin with (and yes sometimes i feel the yummy mommy is one of them due to her lack of effort in keeping in touch). the alcohol i used to injest in relatively hefty amounts was now not needed for me to be able to enjoy myself anyway.

things are different, but i actually quite like it this way.


At 7:14 PM, Blogger Lifebeginsat30ty said...

As the world turns and all that :) It is so funny how here and there people get married, have kids, move away...until one day you realize nothing was like it was before. But if you're happy the way it is now then that's all that matters :)

At 5:57 PM, Blogger jo said...

lifebeginsat30ty: i know what you mean. i see so many of my school friends get married and have kids and frankly it's scary as heck 'coz we're the same age! yeah i guess i too have changed in the last years but not quite at that whole married with kids level yet. i wonder if i'll get there.

At 9:21 PM, Anonymous G/W said...

I still feel that way sometimes and it hasn't even been that long since I stopped going clubbing.
There is this one bar though that all the new-19 year olds flock to- and I've refused to step in there. The last time I went there, I felt ancient.. and I'm 22, for god's sake!

At 9:22 PM, Anonymous G/W said...

P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!


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