Thursday, August 27, 2009

Welcome to the JLC!

My welcome party for the Junior League was a success! I met some great people whilst munching (but not over munching) on some yummy food and drinking white wine. But no evening is perfect...so for your entertainment...here are some not so enjoyable tidbits about my night out:
  • I didn't join the Junior League to be in a sorority. I despise when people refer to it as a "sorority for adults." It makes me want to quit before I start.
  • Why did you serve me wine with ice? Lady, that is weird.
  • The house was so hot that I was a hot mess within 20 minutes of arriving. My curls had completely come undone, I had practically sweated off all my makeup, and my leather boots were sticking to my legs like nobody's business.
  • If one more person asks me what I do for a living or where I live or why I moved to Cleveland I think I am going to scream. I do not heart small talk.
  • I met approximately 30 people last night and I can only remember 2 names.
But on the plus side, I did meet a girl who just moved here from Indianapolis (where I am from originally) which is totally random and awesome all at the same time. Unfortunately, she is not one of the people whose name I remember. Hopefully name tags are required for all events...

So, cocktail party, check. Next meeting we get assigned our small groups and learn about our community projects. I am eager to get into this part of the league and move on from our glorified happy hours. Don't get me wrong, I love me some vino, but I can't wait to get out there and help our city! Believe me...it needs it.

11 comments:

Llama said...

Good luck with the junior league...sound like you have a good head on your shoulders. Looking forward to hearing about some of your projects :)

Dollface said...

ummm ice with your wine, thats weird!!! but I am excited to hear about all of these things to look forward to when mine starts this Sept, yay, xxxoooo girlie

Lucy Marie said...

Please don't laugh at me but I have no idea what juniour league is. Apparently, this is not something we have in Canada.

Shaina said...

Hmmm,interesting. I am not one for small talk really either, and lately it seems like I've been meeting so many people that I just have the same conversations over and over again! Oy. Annoying. And the ice in the wine bit...? Awkward. SO not JL-esque. :)

Kristen said...

good luck! Sounds like an awesome thing to get involved in!

Lindsey said...

My mom loves ice in her wine and I think it's weird too! Haha!

New England Girl said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! :) I am glad you had some funny and random tidbits to throw at us though. Ice in wine? So strange... My dad has done that before [with red wine even!!!} and I just give him looks. I don't even question it.

Annie said...

sounds like you had a great time!!

if you don't mind, please inform me what junior league is ;)
i don't think i've ever heard of it except in bloggy land.

glad you enjoy it though!!

Brittany Ann said...

So, um...I have a really shallow question...whatcha wear?

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ice in wine?? =) ha. Sounded like a great time overall, so glad it went well!

a H.I.T. said...

I'm going to be joining a Junior League when we move too! There are two competing leagues so I'm hoping there's enough service to go around :)