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2010Sep10

So far, for me, one of the hardest parts of being single again is not having a built-in person to do things with. I’m not afraid to go places by myself, and have done so, but it often makes me sad. And finding someone to do a specific thing with me takes energy and perseverance (that I frequently don’t have), because my very few friends who aren’t married are really busy in other ways. I know that sometimes it’s a fight to find any quality time with your spouse, or enough relaxation time to keep you going. I’ve been there. I’m not angry, and I don’t expect anyone to shuffle their schedule for me! But it’s disappointing when I have to skip something just because I didn’t want to do it alone.

In an effort to counteract that, I’ve decided that on Friday nights when I don’t have other plans, I’ll watch a movie. I’ve been out of touch with movies for several years and my list is long. So far I’ve seen Whip It (loved it) and The Back-Up Plan (90 minutes I’ll never get back). Now there are a lot of movies opening in theaters that I want to see – You Again, The Social Network, Easy A, even the Wall Street sequel because I will watch anything Shia LaBeouf is in. So I plan to start calling a few friends and tell them that this is my plan if they want to come with, and if no one does, I will still go. I WILL.

Other than that, I want to try new restaurants and reclaim more of my old ones. (I hardly ever go out to eat anymore, which I guess is good money- and health-wise, but not much fun.) I want to go to Greek Fest on October 2. I want to go to Dolphins and Whales at the IMAX. I want to attend at least one Tiger football game this season. I really, really, really want to see Wicked at the Orpheum – is it already sold out? I want to look at fall foliage, whenever it arrives. I want to LIVE LIFE. WITH PEOPLE.

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6 Responses to +1

  1. bluiis says:

    If I were closer, I’d love to do stuff with you! I think it’s great you’re getting out and doing things. :)

  2. Go, go, go see Wicked if you get the chance. I saw it last year. It was AMAZING!

    Good for you on the promise to yourself to get out there. I never shied away from getting out there by myself. I’ve been to many movies and restaurants by myself! You can do it.

  3. Robbie says:

    I will be glad to hang out with you! Anytime- just ask :)

  4. Jenn says:

    Sometimes I think we’re pop culture soul mates! I just watched The Back Up Plan & that is EXACTLY how I described it to others! Haha.

  5. Brenda says:

    Jenn, one of my friends said it was the funniest movie ever, so I was extremely let down!! I just find it impossible to take J.Lo seriously, and can’t figure out why.

  6. Esther Joy says:

    My sisters saw Wicked in Louisville last year and they enjoyed it! (However, Phantom in ATL won overall for best live musical.)

    You know, I would love to read what you have to say about books and movies since I think you have excellent taste. Just a random thought that passed through my mind.

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