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Monday, October 16, 2006

Times Have Changed

The times, they sure have changed.

10 years ago, my ideal evening consisted of: a bite to eat at the pub; catching a band at a bar; inviting everyone back for a party at my place; ending the evening by tossing off my clothes and going to bed with a man at about 4 am.

5 years ago, my ideal evening was: a four-course meal at a swank restaurant and a nice bottle of wine; a play; a nightcap; candles, music, changing into something “more comfortable” and going to bed with my man at about 1 am.

Last night, after a particularly exhausting day with Cakes, BP was working and I enjoyed my current ideal evening: a huge bowl of pasta, smothered with both cheddar and parmesan, accompanied by a glass of home-made red; a long, hot shower; changing into my track pants and lounging on the couch watching Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives, accompanied by another glass of wine and more cheese; checking email and site meter; putting on my pajamas; sprawling in bed alone, asleep by exactly 10:30 pm.

Oy.

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19 Comments:

Blogger penelopeto said...

god, the in-bed-alone thing sounds great. if you can believe it, i was considering turning down hockey tickets because i just didn't think i could stay out that late.
of course i snapped out of it, but still... sad sad news.

8:55 AM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

Can I come over and join you? Sounds like heaven...

9:53 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Ha, that is funny! I still haven't mastered the going to bed at a reasonable hour, which is why I always have bags under my eyes that could hold a week's laundry...

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmm sleep and cheese (drool)

11:07 AM  
Anonymous ali said...

sounds PERFECT!
(and i missed TAR last night. i'm kicking myself. please tell me what i missed!)

11:10 AM  
Blogger myredwagon said...

seriously I know what you are talking about - I went out on Friday around 7, had dinner and a few pints and was home and in bed by 10:30 - not long ago I would have been starting my night at 10!

12:55 PM  
Blogger myredwagon said...

seriously I know what you are talking about - I went out on Friday around 7, had dinner and a few pints and was home and in bed by 10:30 - not long ago I would have been starting my night at 10!

12:55 PM  
Blogger myredwagon said...

seriously I know what you are talking about - I went out on Friday around 7, had dinner and a few pints and was home and in bed by 10:30 - not long ago I would have been starting my night at 10!

12:55 PM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Times really have changed. I know exactly what you mean. And your dinner with the wine and all that cheese ... that is SO what I would have done :)

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful life!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheese, wine and chocolate turns every night into an ideal evening.
Last night was far from the perfect night as I had none of the above, two children that would not go to sleep and a husband at a rock concert. At 11:45 PM, I finally got some me time so I submitted a photo order online three times because I kept receiving an error message. AAAAHHHH... Sorry to vent here. I'm just jealous of your good times.

3:30 PM  
Blogger creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

Too funny!

I completely know the feeling. These day, I just want to take naps all weekend long.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

SOOOOOO true! And current ideal evening sounds awesome right now to me! ;)

5:14 PM  
Blogger Emma Kaufmann said...

Exactly the same as my life, only these days, with the two kiddos, I don't even make it until 10.30!!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

10:30 sounds pretty good to me. (Says she who is still reading blogs instead of paying bills and going to bed.)

12:05 AM  
Blogger hautemama said...

Isn't it amazing how our definition of fun changes after kids?

12:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I know what you mean there!:-)

12:31 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Sounds absolutly dreamy.....and I'm being serious.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Denguy said...

Ya, if I'm up after 1am, it takes me two days to recover.

And, hey myredwagon, I used to start the night out at 10, too.

7:17 PM  

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