|social awkwardness teal deer
||[Oct. 9th, 2009|03:52 am]
The Question Club
So, TQC, my friend invited me to his birthday party/get-together tomorrow night. It's my only night off work this weekend and I never really get a chance to go out anymore, so my SO is urging me to go. HOWEVER, the only person I will know at this get-together is the guy who invited me, and it's just me who is invited (not my SO, and we don't have any mutual friends). Plus, the guy invited me kinda last minute (he mentioned the party earlier in the week, but didn't invite me until earlier tonight) so I'm wondering if he even really meant the invite/expected me to come. I am really nervous/debating not going at all because I'm already predicting I'll end up awkward and lonely, not talking to anyone. Also, I will be the only under-age (under 21) person there, and it's not like I can bring any kind of alcohol, so I feel shitty/weird about that too. There will be drinking and drinking games, so obviously that would calm my nerves, but obvsly I'm not going to be drunk the moment I walk in the door.
Should I even bother going to this party? If so, what do I bring besides alcohol (since I can't)? Am I a chump for not bringing alcohol but then drinking it at the party?
How do I stop being so awkward without the aide of alcohol (or BEFORE the aide of alcohol, I should say)?
As you can probably tell by all the negatives I've mentioned, I'm reeealllly leaning towards not going...