DC Area should-meet-new-people dope?

Hi everyone.

I don’t want to usurp the much-touted Multi-Birthday dope tomorrow, but I think I’d like to arrange a little get-together of my own.

Here’s the lowdown:

I’ve been back here for about 2 years, after having lost my job and being forced to move out of California, and I then spent a good deal of time living in various *!@#holes and being unemployed. I’m going through a painful breakup right now (just in time for valentine’s day!), and I’ve had other problems over the past 2 years that have more or less kept me from meeting people, making friends, etc.

I’ve decided to bite the bullet and say “When life gives you lemons, freeze them until they’re rock solid and then throw them at passing…” wait, that’s not how it goes… well, you get the idea.

I’m trying to look at this as a “new beginning” as it were, and I’m trying to shed my antisocial tendencies and go out and meet some people.

Given some simple statistical calculations, I’m guess there are some other people on here in the DC area in at least vaguely similar situations. And to them I say - come out!

Not that I’ll disciminate - all are welcome.

I don’t much care where/what is to be done, if anyone has any suggestions, I’m all ears.

As to the when. This weekend would be good, but if it won’t work out for other people, I’m flexible.

Takers? Ideas?

Why not come to the birthday dope? EVERYONE is invited, the more the merrier.

There’s gonna be cake!

Actually, I probably would, except I forgot to omit one key fact. Remember the painful breakup? Well, we still live together and she got her wisdom teeth out today, so I can’t go out tomorrow night 'cause I have to play doctor!

After that it would be OK. I would have mentioned that except I didn’t think anyone would want to go out tomorrow night on such short notice. (that and I was trying to eat my chinese food and play doctor whilst I was posting - I omitted certain key facts I guess :slight_smile:

After tomorrow it should be safe for me to do whatever, but I’m responsible for making sure she doesn’t start bleeding and takes her antibiotics, etc, etc.

Oh she can survive for a couple of hours! I had all four of mine out at once and I was home most of the day by myself the same day!

From the looks of the forecasts, this Sunday may be even worse than Saturday.

Check out Asylum’s Balt/D.C. Appetizers and Alcohol Appreciation Society thread. That get-together is scheduled for February 28. Come on out!

Well, maybe I will stop by. She seems to be doing better - past the point where I have to play nursemaid constantly… and she does have a bottle of percocet to keep her company. I’ll check out the thread. I’m not a big fan of cake, but that’s no reason to exclude anything! :slight_smile:

I saw that one too, I think I even responded :slight_smile: But I’ll have to check up on this again too.

I still like the idea of some sort of “Anti-Antisocial” get together, but hey, I can make due.

TTO. Come to Opal’s B-day party, and steal a few perks from your ex’s bottle. I can’t get my dental work done until Tue at the earliest, and T3’s aren’t cutting it anymore.

Teletron, please come out to the Birthday dope. It’ll give you a good idea of who we are and how fun we are. It’s not a night-time thing, it’s just a late lunch/early dinner/hangin’ out sort of thing.

Come to the birthday party.

And celebrate MY birthday, dammit!

If you aren’t at the birthday party, the terrorists have already won.

Weirddave: I got your IM. The only thing I had for my surgery was a bottle of liquid endocet, which lasted about 2 days.