So now that I’ve finally got a free evening (he says at 10.30pm, at the evening’s commencement) I’m utterly flabbergasted as to how I should be spending my time. I’ve been so busy getting out to comedy/music gigs, that the novelty of having a mundane evening of the gym and have a simple meal seems almost exciting in itself. This just proves that the exception rules at times. I mean, the week gets busier from here on out, of course, but tonight it’s just me and my thoughts.
Shit. What do I do without something to do? Have I forgotten how to relax? Maybe my best call is to look ahead and plan stuff. Since this is such a ludicrously busy month, I should make hay. That’s it. No idiomatic purpose or anything. I’m just gonna use my time to make hay. Time to cut, dry and store some herbaceous plants. But not really. How about I sort some ideas for this flatwarming thing I’ve been promising for a while?
Idea 1: M People
The logic follows that since we’re “Moving on up” to new heights of flatdom, given my swanky new flatmate, I can justify this M People theme. See, M People were a 90s house band with a hit single Moving On Up, so in their honour I figure I can get people to dress as people or characters whose names begin with the letter ‘M’. Double names like Marilyn Monroe or Michael Madsen are double points. Yeah, this theme sucks the big one, right? Let’s move on out.
Idea 2: Art for Art’s Sake
That’s sake as in the Japanese liquor, by the way. It’s not, I’m just razzing you. The idea is to pull out the printer I found in the shed, buy some coloured pencils and print off a shit-ton of pop culture related colouring pages from the internet. Finding cool stuff is as easy as searching in Google. Imagine a whole wall covered in obscure pop culturing. Doesn’t that sound magical? A couple of Cthulhus, Spider Jerusalems and Street Sharks. I’m just looking for company for my Bioshock Big Daddy page I did back at my gymnastics job. I can only see the pictures getting more lewd and loose as the night went on.
Idea 3: Flat Chilling
The flat warming thing is so done. I’m thinking a night of ultimate comfort, chilling out like someone of calamitous intent. The dress theme would be to wear whatever makes you comfortable. I’d be hoping for pyjamas, onesies, snuggies, etc. BYO, with guilty pleasures encouraged. Maybe some great ‘girly’ cocktails, low rent alcohol. Food catered by the bakery I work at (well, free stuff I brought home after my shifts), which is essentially all comfort food. The music I haven’t quite figured out. I’m thinking either a bunch of Boards of Canada-esque stuff or a playlist of low hanging fruit style pop music. Catchy songs so obvious it’s like being sledgehammered in the face. Jack Johnson – Flake. Gnarles Barkley – Crazy. Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire. Hits of yesteryear that were old and tired, but haven’t been heard in quite some time. This theme is currently winning.
Idea 4: Summer Camp
The summer’s over, but surely for one last day we can pretend it never left? Daisy Dukes and faded shirts. Swimming trunks and some item of clothing utilizing a handkerchief. Team colours/spirit. Fun camp style games (mixed with alcohol). Gaudy singalong with uke or guitar. Smores on the stove. This one has the greatest potential to kill us all. I love it.
Idea 5: Assorted
- Rubix Cube.
- Favourite Toronto event of the past year.
- Best celebrity fiasco.
- Famous alcoholics and their vice.
- Too soon.
- Watch Space Jam. Drink.
- Congregate and socialise without a prescribed theme.
Okay, things got a bit crazy there. Look at what happens when I have free time to think. A dangerous thing indeed. What great ideas lie uncovered in this brain o’ mine? Only free time will tell.