We had a girls’ night out after work yesterday. A group of women, some single, some married, and one married with children (me!) headed to T.G.I. Friday’s at 5 o’clock on the dot. Margaritas were ordered, dinner was served, and we chatted about everything from work to travel to one woman’s recent breakup with her boyfriend. Then, appropriately enough, we headed over to the movie theatre for “The Breakup.” I loved the beginning, but thought the last 30 minutes dragged. And as much as I heart Jennifer Anniston, she’s typecast in my brain as “Brad’s ex.” Darn him!
A girls’ night out is very rare for me and I think it gets tougher the more children you have. I think this is just the third time this year I’ve done something in the evening sans hubby and kids. I’m definitely not out doing tequila shots or gettin’ freaky on bar tables, but I think all moms need a night out on the town, even if it is a tame one. And husbands need a night out with the guys, too. The hubby has been quite a workaholic lately, and I think he could use a night of smoking cigars, playing darts, and sipping on Scotch.
The hubby and I typically rent DVDs and kick back in the comfort of our own living room. There’s nothing better, though, than watching a blockbuster on the big screen. But the cinematic experience is not without flaw:
* Why does the theatre insist on charging a $1 extra for toxic orange cheese on nachos?
* Why do the concessions employees manage to talk you into buying a mega Coke and buttered popcorn after you’re completely stuffed from dinner?
* Why do people sit directly in front of you when there are rows and rows of empty seats?
* Why is it 59 degrees in the theatre?
* Why must you sit through commercial after commercial in addition to movie previews (which I personally like)?
So do you have any pet peeves about the movie going experience? And do you have a regular night out with the girls (or guys?)