A grand aunt of ours was Ms Malaprop. An uncle of mine would report her latest malapropism and would sometimes invent his own stories and ‘blame’ it on her. Here’s one that I’m not sure was hers or his, but it’s the first thing I thought of on this topic. A Malaprop was upset with her daughter for not getting up to dance at a party and was heard saying: “Now, Judy go and dance. Don’t stand at the back like a cauliflower!”

English: cauliflower

English: cauliflower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, if you were to ask me if I’m the life of the party, I’d say, I’m definitely a cauliflower! I prefer to hang on the side-lines and and chat with a small group.

It’s not that I have a problem being the centre of attraction. No, I’ve done my sharing of training and talking to large audiences of various kinds. But at a party, I’m certainly nowhere near the action.

I recently discovered that I’m a closet introvert! What’s that you ask? An introvert pretending to an extrovert! The funny thing is, when I told my husband that, he said, “I know you’re not an extrovert.” And I thought I was self-aware!

What I love doing at parties, the few I go to anyway, is people-watching. After I’ve started blogging, that becomes good fodder for writing!

Are you the life of the party or do you like to sit back and be entertained? Share a party story!


I’m taking part in BlogFEST 2012 – the biggest blog party in October! Today’s host is the lovely, Jenn Duffy-Pearson of Wine n Chat. Read her post here.