Sunday, March 19, 2006

Crazy old ladies out on the town.

I went out on Friday night with some friends. We were celebrating a birthday, sort of, and just in general having fun. I had a great time, but I learned a few valuable lessons.
1. I am far, far too old to start an evening at 8 pm. By the time dinner was over, I was yawning and trying to look perky despite wanting to curl up and take a nap.
2. Middle age women (yes, I think we might be there now) look like fools at most bars. The first bar we stopped at I couldn't get over the age of the people in line with us. They were mere babies! I wanted to ask one girl if her mother knew she went out dressed like that...
3. If I were to wear my oh-so-sexy bathing suit, I would still be wearing way more clothes than most people on the dance floor. Aren't they cold?!
4. The best way to feel young and hot is to go to a bar filled with older, drunker folks. We found that bar on Friday night, and I am ashamed to say we loved it. Had a blast. The band played music we recognized from our youth, and a sweet old man bought us a round of shooters, and all he wanted was for us to come again and bring our friends.
5. Did I mention I'm too old for this sort of thing? Just in case I didn't learn my lesson, the next morning I had it drilled into my skull with a jackhammer. Oddly enough, no one else seemed to hear the jackhammer...
6. If for any reason you are planning to hike a few blocks at -30 C, be sure and wear appropriate shoes. After you lose your toes to frostbite, no one will care about your cute shoes from Korea.


OldHorsetailSnake said...

Just remember how swell it was (at the time)....

Mary P. said...

The last time I really went out on the town, my youngest was 15 months old. I got home at 4:20 a.m. (Told you it was "really".) She woke up at twenty to six.

Urgh. Not a day I want to live over. (And I wasn't even hung over.)

Now, when I go out, we start early (6:30 or 7:00), hit the places with people our age (ie. grown-ups who don't dance in nothing but their lingerie), and we're home by 11:30. If that sounds pathetic, that's because you're still young enough to have something to prove. (nyah)

And we have a TON of fun. :-)