So off I went to Alex's birthday party...This is a multiple blog recorded party, if you read the combined blogs of everyone who was there eventually you will work out what happened.
She had insisted on inappropriate dress for the evening so I had to go in my funeral gear.
So we all got merry and I had an authentic cartoon angel and devil moment when a rather good looking young girl came up to me and said:
"There are some things I need to achieve before I'm 20 and one of them is kissing a Vicar" which is quite clearly horse shit.
But funnily enough at that very moment the little 'devil me' appeared on my shoulder just like in Tom and Jerry and said "kiss her, kiss her, come on, it could be her birthday any day!" and then the little angle me appeared and said "No! resist temptation"
I squashed them both and offered her my cheek. Which she pecked and then run off giggling. Don't get me wrong I actually hate it when people do that to me. She was just objectivifying me. It's not flattering when someone doesn't actually engage with you as a person but just see's your dog collar. Its like having big tits. I'm a person dammit!
The rest of the party was fab! I spent a long time chatting to Alex (male) friend of Alex (female and birthday girl) and spent quite a bit of time talking shite with Alex (female birthday girl and friend of Alex) because Alex had been having a birthday for quite a long time by this point in the evening and was pickeled as Birthday girls are wont to be.
She was last seen (having had a very happy birthday) staggering up the stairs towards the way out in the Hobbit gently and carefully guided by hands who clearly knew the way home better than she did.
Photos to be published tomorrow.
Church of England Chaplain University of Southampton