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Wednesday February 16, 2005

Dinner with friends... a rarity

Sarah and I hit Olive Garden after work today, and ordered ourselves half the menu. That black tie mousse cake sure is good... yum. Of course, this means that tomorrow I'll be wearing my fat(ter) pants.

Now that I'm working 50 hours a week, hanging out with my friends is getting harder and harder. We're all on different schedules, and half the time one of us is too tired to even make the effort to drive over. We've all become boring losers. What the heck happened?

All-night movie marathons (with excessive intake of high-calorie food items) used to be the norm, but are now a rarity. Lately there have been no cosmic bowling outings, no random trips downtown. Losers, all of us.

Considering that my friends are basically my family, it really sucks not getting to see them as often as I used to. I can't wait for the day that I win the lottery, so that I can spend all of my time renting movies from Hollywood video with all my friends in tow. We'll sit around and eat cheese puffs just like we did in college. It will be great.

Until then, I'll have to tolerate my new life as a solitary dork that comes home from work and watches Seinfeld reruns. I miss my friends.



I miss you too!!! Friday you busy?

Your Old Roomie on February 16, 2005 11:10 PM

I haven't eaten with friends in the longest time! Thanks for reminding me to set some time off for my pals. :)

ganns on February 17, 2005 03:58 AM

Drina, I know how you feel. I had a group of friends and we hung out at a coffee bar called the Donut Diner. That's where I met my husband. We eventually all got married and still hung out once in a while, now that kids are involved it is few and far between that we see each other. My one good friend Alethea and I make a date to go to Ikea once a month for the $1 breakfast and we spend the day together kid and husband free. Maybe that is something you and your friends can do too. Pick one day and every month no matter what get together for some friend time. I sometimes miss the old single life, but I wouldn't give the life I have up for anything.

LizU on February 17, 2005 12:05 PM

Welcome to the working world and adult hood. Its sucks, but life goes on.

Bro on February 17, 2005 04:06 PM

Hi there Drina. I saw you linked from Vaughn's Icthus blog, and then noticed you linked to me! How kind :)

Very rad blog, by the way. I dig the colour scheme.

I think I've seen you post on Gutless Pacifist, if I'm not mistaken.

Just wanted to stop by and say "hi" :)



Eric Lee on February 17, 2005 06:58 PM

"Soy un perdidor/I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me"---Beck, "Loser".

I'm a solitary dork who comes home from work and surfs the Web. We dorks keep the world running--never be ashamed of dorkhood!

From the Phantom Zone, Monster from the Id

Monster from the Id on February 19, 2005 10:26 AM

Hi Eric! Thanks for stopping in. Yeah, that's me over there at GP. It's a great blog, ain't it?

Everyone else, it's nice to see I'm not alone on this one!!!

Drina on February 19, 2005 09:20 PM