My social batteries aren't leak proof. Image: Wikipedia

My social batteries aren’t leak proof. Image: Wikipedia

I’ve never been super social. I’m an introvert and shy, and I like being at home most of the time. But I do have plenty of friends that I like very much, and I enjoy spending time with them. I’m just a bit out of practice. I get in the habit of staying home because I don’t like spending time around people that I don’t like spending time around, and most of my groups of friends contain people that I don’t care for. I prefer to get together in much smaller groups, but it’s hard to arrange such things sometimes.

Yesterday I had a very social day. A wake in the morning for someone we knew through the SCA, so we were surrounded by SCA folks. Then some time wastage in the Fry’s parking lot so we didn’t have to drive all the way home. (We filled the time with a German lesson and lots of wedding ring window shopping on our phones.) Then an evening filled with conversation and games at a good friend’s birthday party. I got to see some of my favorite people, some of whom I don’t get to see very often. It was great. But I’ve used up my social batteries for a while.

I hope the rest of the weekend will mostly include doing things with Rory, and some quiet down time. I need to recharge my social batteries again. They get run down quickly, and they take quite a long time to recharge. I get most of my social requirements from just being with my family here at home. Rory is great company, and provides more than sufficient intelligent conversation for my day to day needs.

Pardon me while I go back to being a hermit.