Happy New Year Steepster!
Hope everyone had a good night, and rang in the new year in the perfect way for them whether that be drunk and out partying or at home with a cozy mug of tea or anything in between or otherwise.
Personally, I spent the evening at a coworker’s (from VV not DT) getting drunk and playing board game with another one of our former coworkers and the host’s sister. It was actually a really, really fun time. Lately my house has filled so testosterone filled that I good “girl’s night” with friends was the perfect thing to really pull me out of a mood/rut I don’t think I was even fully aware I was in.
Most of the evening, my drink of choice was just straight salted caramel Criollu but I also had a couple glasses of this tea/vodka mixed with some cheaper, grocery store pre-made iced tea. The Criollu was better, but this was nice too. It felt appropriate to be drinking something fun and mellow for an upbeat evening of board games and laughter.
Also, something really cool happened. So, Liz, my coworker who’s house we were at, has two sisters who I’ve never met. One of them joined us for the evening, and she was just so fucking awesome. We like instantly hit it off – we just had a million things in common and she was so fucking chill. Well, one of the things that it turns out we have in common is that we’re both asexual! For her, I was the first other asexual person she had ever met and having also had that experience I know the feeling of actually, in a way, getting real validation that you are not alone. It’s so positive and uplifting, and comforting. Also, though, even though I’ve met a handful of asexual people before this is the first time I’ve ever met someone who is also ace, in person, that was just through random coincidence and not through LGBTQIA themed events or at LGBTQIA bars. And that was also such a positive feeling…
My roommate calls me, affectionately, a jellyfish because I’m asexual. At this point, I don’t even know where the nickname came from but it’s always stuck. At the end of the night, Liz’s sister was really determined to not let me leave without one of her art pieces. What was on the picture? The most gorgeously painted jellyfish.
Just.. fate, guys.
PS. I want to point out that I drank this one prior to midnight. I think that picking a good “first tea of the year” is very important and significant – so just wanted to be clear that this was not my first tea of 2017. Still need to steep that special guy up, though I have one picked out already…