I really liked how it didn't feel as if we were heading to a party. Saturday night is a time when a heavy pressure to be doing something interesting suddenly dawns on everyone. This was my first time here where I felt like I was in the right place at the right time with the right people. Just walking and talking on our way to a party.
We were so far north that I felt like we were no longer even at or by Shook University. The quaint suburban neighborhoods surrounding us felt foreign in a way that I struggled to even be able to imagine their existence had I tried to before. Instead of anxiety, I felt comfortable and curious with Moriah guiding us. She seemed to know this place already.
At first I didn't know any better. I was thinking we were supposed to dress up and do our hair. But Moriah had invited me to study that Saturday evening before going out.
"But that won't leave us time to get ready?"
"Get ready? We'll have like half an hour."
"Can you do your hair in half an hour?"
Moriah laughed. "It's not that kind of party."
"Don't worry. We'll be fine."
"I don't need to wear heels?"
She laughed again.