Life is strange when you are both an introvert AND and extrovert. First off, some people don’t believe that is even possible. But it is true. I love being around people, but then I absolutely, positively NEED to retreat and get away. Part of it stems from my bad memory, and inability to remember stuff. That’s when I just smile and nod along politely, grasping for straws, when the other person seems to remember everything about me, down to my favorite drink, but I can’t even remember their name. Sometimes I come off as aloof when I hit a party during an introvert period, just because the shyness has taken over. Bryan can absolutely tell when I need time to crawl inside my own head; I get jumpy and very, very nervous in social situations – when other times I might be laughing my head off in the middle of the crowd. So I certainly can be silly, boisterous and loud – a complete extrovert with complete strangers. I have even been known to dance on tables before.
So, guess what is going down a month from now?
Guess who is going? For work? With a coworker?
Guess who signed on 3 months ago, thinking how interesting it looked, after hearing about it within the web development community for, well, forever?
Guess who must have had her head up her ass the past few years and didn’t realize a shitload of bloggers go to this event too?
Guess who is now nervous as hell?
But the extrovert side is also really excited.
So, anyone else going?
Other than Heather, of course, who arrives exactly 2 minutes before me and has promised me a pillow fight to end all pillow fights.
P.S. Also, if you like ThatNight, go over and donate some dough so she can come to SXSW too. Cause as far as I can tell, I am the only one going for our Bloggies category and I will REALLY feel like a big schloob as I stand there alone while they call someone else’s name.