I went to three parties today, which must be a personal record. First, a barbecue at a friend’s, which was really nice, and I remembered how much I loved barbecues. Then gathering number two, which was louder and a little dizzying, but fun nonetheless. Having exhausted gathering number two, we snuck off to one of these 'whole year' parties that we get invited to now. A disappointment really: it turns out they’re just a bunch of people getting wasted in the local park, which isn't really our thing, so we went home. Do these people really do this every Friday?