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08 February 2011 @ 03:05 am
It's 10 to three in the morning and I have a lecture at 10am. Why am I awake, you wonder?

I am awake because I was working on my dissertation, as you do or pretend to do, and then I heard voices downstairs and then there was whiskey and some cider and random drinks that were passed around then, well, then I was tipsy.

So then we thought, genius, let's go to the park and spin light-up staffs! So I threw boots and a hoodie on over my jammies and headed out with Pirate, Roberts, Jacqueline, Matt-the-Pyro and the two pretty not-romantically-but-in-some-other-physical-way-involved ladies Jenny and Mog. We watched the spinning, I put on a top hat and a monocle. Then we realised there were swings and, well, we really couldn't ignore them, could we?

So we swung. I laughed and laughed and laughed, and let my hair down and swung up to the stars. It was wondrous. We played on the playground, I failed at the wet monkey bars and we communicated through the little dug-for-children communication pipes.

We realised there was a better playground across the park. Pirate, Quasi-Involved Girls and I got on a strange four-way swing that the users straddle and then goes about in circles; I leaned back and watched the world spin on by. Then I fell over a little fence, the size fitted for a gnome's garden, and I was giggling the whole way down, through my summersault and back up again. I climbed a tower and sat in a little crows-nest pirate pod and invited all my friends. "Would you like to share my pirate pod?"

We jumped on the little trampoline-in-the-ground device, 'boosting' or 'kipping' each other up toward the stars again. We giggled until we were breathless, then we moved on and all seven of us hopped on the big long log-swing, sitting or standing, and rode it like a confused caterpillar. We walked home laughing and I was dancing and then we joked in the kitchen.

Now I am home and it is five to three and I feel like, in the long run, this was a glorious decision. I haven't laughed so hard in a while. It was nice to have such a beautiful time after being so in the dumps lately; I hope this time I won't immediately forget that I've had recent fun! I will work hard not to.

I suppose I'll head to bed now and hope my alarm will wake me up at 8. I drank lots of water so I should be fine. I'll just be a bit tired. (; Student life, eh?


Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
[Lord Byron]
Current Mood: relievedRelieved.
Molly: Starbuck paintingzapthatmonster on February 8th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
This reminds me of an adventure I had last week where I was about to go to bed and my friend IMed me and said "PIZZA. Come eat pizza." and I was driven over there by a mutual friend and we smoked weed (do you know that I smoke weed occasionally? I always feel like an awkward disclaimer/explanation is necessary. Anyway. That fact.) and ate pizza and talked and it was lovely and then it was suddenly 2am and the person who drove me and I decided to drive up to the mountain and look at the stars. In retrospect it was probably unwise, but also entirely necessary.
Kiwi Crocus: Kiwi || Kiwi love.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
I did not know that you smoke weed occasionally, but I'm really glad to know, and I totally know the feeling of an awkward disclaimer/explanation as necessary. I also smoke weed occasionally but haven't been brave enough to 'come out' in many places - like Facebook and Livejournal and in some groups of friends - because in a lot of ways it's way harder for me to come out as an occasional smoker than it is for me to come out as gay.

I would totally have done that, and it sounds like an amazing evening well worth remembering. I guess 'wisdom' has to be in the eye of the beholder like all the rest, eh?

This comment made me so happy. You have no idea. I was all 'alskdjflasdf ♥.'
Molly: bisexualzapthatmonster on February 23rd, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. It's been a long time since I've feared judgement more than when I started smoking weed. People are so nonchalant about alcohol, even though it's such a damaging thing and weed is... not at all, and then people are naive about it and freak out and think you're ruining your life and ahhh I could ramble on about it. It's a nice thing to do when I have a day/evening off and just want de-stress and relax and watch TV with friends.
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Postscript love.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yes yes yes this. For the most part I've grown through my periods of fearing judgement for various things, but I haven't with weed. People have stigmatised it despite the nonchalance toward alcohol and commercial cigarettes. I hate people equating occasional weed smoking with ruining a life. I have a number of housemates who get ragingly drunk a number of times a week when they go out, sometimes to their own detriment - and certainly getting themselves in situations they don't want. It seems unfair.

I think the only reason I don't do it during university term is because I know that if I did it while under this stress I would just think constant cycles around my dissertation and work.
Nicki: yay!peroxidepirate on February 8th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun! Glad you had an enjoyable adventure, and I believe you made the right choice, too. :D
CaroRulescarorules on February 8th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Trampolines!!! YAY!
Veemanaismygoddess on February 9th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
This made me smile and brightened up my day considerably I've been pretty dumpy myself lately, it's wonderful to hear you had such an amazing time!