Shuttle Driver to the Perfect Party
When i was in Death City getting Willow a second passport, i got 4 text messages asking if i could drive the shuttle home from Trout’s bachelor party (which was 100 miles away in Louisa VA). Showing not surprisingly that people have trouble keeping track of where i am. It also shows that i am a first responder shuttle driver. A reasonable assumption actually.
Earlier in the week i had been a shuttle driver for Fox’s bachelorette party. Mostly, this is the short but menacing drive from Twin Oaks to Acorn. Menacing in that getting home after the party can be tricky somethings, trying to guess how long the party will be fun, if this person flirting with you is going to stick around, if you will like the next band of DJ as much as you do the current one, if you can stay later and still get up early for that shift you probably never should have scheduled yourself for.
And i am the first responder principally because i am generally willing and often available on short notice. It does not take long, it is highly appreciated and i hardly drink at all, making me a great designated driver. I am also on the insurance of both communities as a dual member and have access to both fleets of vehicles. I am a like a universal donor.
Building Better Parties: Fox and Trout got married. They did up the celebrations quite right, if you ask me. They had two ceremonies and 2 pre-parties. One of the ceremonies was a mainstream legal wedding, with family and close friends and a minister. The second was held at Acorn with all the significant number of commune friends this popular couple have (pictures in a pending blog post), but it was hardly legal.
Before the commune wedding there was a bachelor party and a bachelorette party. The communes often struggle with exclusion and especially around gender binaries. The question of came up “Can i go to the bachelors party as a gal?” The stock answer is “You should be at the party if you think you should be at the party.” Gender is a personal choice. You can be girl enough to go to the bachelorette party, even if your chromosomes think differently.
Many attendees were impressed by these events. I was happy to get people there and home.
About paxusa funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.
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