Him: what are you drinking these days? (he has some sort of booze hook-up and often brings in bottles to people at work)
Me: nothing really. I don't like to drink alone.
Me: well, I occasionally make Jell-O shots with vodka...
Him: we should go out for a drink some time.
Me: eh...I only really go out on Fridays to Applebee's. Don and I befriended the bartender there, and he only works Fridays and Saturdays. So Fridays are sort of my designated day to have a social life.
Him: oh, well then I'll go there and buy you a drink.
Me: thank you?
There I was, picturing awkward drinks with my usual Friday "date" and another "date." So I did what any rational person would(n't) do: decided to invite more people to join Jamie's Awkward Party (also known as Jamie's Inappropriate Men Party). So far, I found one other guy to come along - a guy friend (married, so he definitely fits in the parameters for the second party name) who works in another department. He doesn't know the other players, and apparently thrives on awkward. I joked about inviting Scott, but...well, that just seemed like a bad idea on many levels. I really am planning on inviting some more people from work. If I build up enough of a crowd, then it'll be much more of a party atmosphere and (hopefully) less awkward.
So...anyone free on Friday around 2:45? First round of fried green beans are on me (or one of my dates...)!