By BERN MORLEY
There was a time in my life when the entire week revolved around my Friday night. The rest of the week was merely an obstacle I had to continuously hurdle to make it through to that magic 5pm siren.
Having said that, in hindsight, my Friday nights were always a variation of the same activity. Meet at a bar, enjoy cheap, watered down drinks and continue on into an evening that combined even more drinking, bad dancing and consequently, eating a pizza in a taxi queue at 2am.
Somewhere along the way, I began to not only dislike spending my Fridays night like this, I started to resent them. Having said that, for some unknown reason there has always been this part of me that feels “pressure” to be doing “something” with my Friday nights. Even as a parent. But why do we feel we have to be out somewhere to be enjoying them? Why aren’t we embracing the wind down of a Friday? Why aren’t we enjoying more me-time? Why on earth are we out there fighting with our elbows to get in line and be served overpriced fancy craft beer at an overpriced fancy bar, only to have to stand around, crammed into a corner and feeling uncomfortable?
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Moccona Coffee. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
I for one am happy to be staying in on Friday night and this is why:
Baths. Long, hot, steamy, solo baths.
It is SUCH a luxury to just hop into a bath, at just the right temperature and sink down into it. On Friday’s with the week behind me and the weekend in front of me, this feels especially delicious.
I have more money
Seriously. To go out to a bar these days nearly bankrupts me. $9 for one beer? For real? Add that to the food I used to consume and the long haul taxi I’d grab to take me home and it all added up to one expensive night out.