Daily Dialogue: Too Old to Party?

For 20 minutes a day, though this may change next week, I write two women talking with nothing planned, simply letting the conversation take me. No, it’s not psychotic.

Lisa
Wendy?

Wendy
Yes, Lisa?

Lisa
Is the car warm enough?

Wendy
Yes, Lisa.

Lisa
Shall we go in?

Wendy
Yes, Lisa.

Lisa
Where are we going?

Wendy
A slumber party. Ricci is having it, remember?

Lisa
I knew she was having a party, I didn’t know it was… Aren’t we a little old for sleepovers? By about ten years?

Wendy
If someone had a party and people got so drunk that they had to stay the night, would you frown upon that?

Lisa
No. I mean, I’d shake my head at the alcohol poisoning, but I wouldn’t see a problem with that.

Wendy
And if that party was a masquerade ball, how would that make you feel?

Lisa
I’d feel sorry for the masks that got smashed under a sleeping foot or boob, but… What’s your point?

Wendy
How is that situation different from a slumber party in your 30s?

Lisa
Because we did it as kids and teenagers.

Wendy
You had sex when you were a teenager. Gonna give that up?

Lisa
Fuck no.

Wendy
And your favorite food when you were a little girl. Gonna give that up?

Lisa
They’ll have to pry that slice of pepperoni and spinach pizza from my cold, dead hands.

Wendy
…THAT’S your favorite food? Always a surprise with you.

Lisa
Hey, this isn’t about me. Ok, it kinda is, but you leave my food alone.

Wendy
My point is that you shouldn’t give up something just because you’re a different age.

Lisa
You sound like one of those people who still can’t let go of their childhood and have DOOMED cinema for–

Wendy
Don’t lump me in with them. I can let go. I’ve let go of plenty. But. I don’t have to let go of everything. Slumber parties can be awesome if you don’t have parents or kids to worry about.

Lisa
How so?

Wendy
Think about it. We can be as loud as we want and don’t have to worry about waking up anyone or curfews.

Lisa
Except the neighbors.

Wendy
Ah, they’ll get over it, it’s a Friday.

Lisa
I’m still not convinced.

Wendy
Ok, what about sleepovers did you like when you were younger?

Lisa
Pillow forts and scary stories.

Wendy
You’re never too old for pillow forts and scary stories. Do you know how many people in nursing homes recreate Custer’s Last Stand on their reclining beds? And how dare you say that anyone can be too old to be scared shitless.

Lisa
Do we have to wear pajamas?

Wendy
Do you wear pajamas?

Lisa
No, I sleep in my underwear.

Wendy
You might wanna wear pajamas. Let’s not make the other gals cope with body issues.

Lisa
What? It’s not my fault pepperoni and spinach pizza keeps me slim.

Wendy
Maybe we should order one or two or five of those tonight…

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