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Humbled before the spirits
This weekend, I volunteered to work at Oktoberfest as hosted by the Boston Beer Summit and Spaten at the Park Plaza Castle. I toted heavy things. I drank too much. I had a hangover the next day. It’s funny, I remember coming home on Saturday thinking that I would have to relate all of the things that went on over the course of the evening, but I was in no condition to write then. Instead, I responded to a couple of e-mails when I got home, one of which never reached its destination, the other was barely readable. I thought both were hysterically funny at the time because I was having such a hard time hitting the right keys as I typed.

In the aftermath, I’ve found it a little difficult to remember what I thought was so important to relate. Now, weird things are kicking around in my head, replacing memories of fun and funny things that happened. I’ve been nursing a bit of post-inebriation guilt, mostly circulating around the idea that somehow I didn’t do enough and Josh won’t me as a volunteer next time around. I’m also a little worried about relating stories about not being fully in control, courtesy of my overdeveloped sense of propriety.

Today's not the best day to record a night in which I probably repeatedly embarrassed myself, though. I'm down, I'm feeling lonely for some reason, and I'm also well into the partly cloudy mood that strikes me whenever I come off the tail end of a stressful project.

Update: In the end, I did write the tale of my debauchery. It's posted below as a friends only entry, and then only because wisdom_seeker asked nicely. Her curiosity benefits all.
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: September 24th, 2002 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, the thing is that most volunteers do VERY LITTLE. In comparison, you did a TON of stuff. Don't worry, he'll have you back... especially because you did that last job you had for so long. :)
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: September 24th, 2002 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The last job was a lot more fun than I thought it'd be. I was the Lord Mayor of Pee Town!

Of course, after falling down so much while clearing out the other drunks (using SECRET TECH!), I expect that, should I ever volunteer again, it'll be back to Pee Town I go.

Though someone needed to coordinate with the parking folks who ran the lot back by P-town. It got dicey at times.

komos From: komos Date: September 24th, 2002 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
You didn't fall while you were clearing away drunks... you fell after everyone left when you were cleaning and again later into the pile of empty kegs. :P

komos From: komos Date: September 24th, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had what you had said earlier about the slackers in my head most of the evening. Even in the face of having drunk more than I probably should, I was trying to remain at least reasonably responsible. It was one of the reasons why I volunteered for the "ugly job" so readily, and it also contributed to my sticking around to herd drunks out the door and to help with the clean up.

I can't remember, though... at some point, did you appear out of thin air and surprise me with a beer? I was so stunned that I fell over. ;)
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: September 24th, 2002 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)


You asked for the beer. Remember? Apparently not.
komos From: komos Date: September 24th, 2002 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember your coming out to check how we were doing and our having a discussion about your bringing beer out. Then I remember your being gone.

After that, it either felt like a very long time or an instant before you returned. I didn't see you come back, so I was very surprised to see you there.
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