August 22, 2008

Play Night

Everywhere else we've lived, I've been the freak. The honorary single woman. My father was a workaholic and my Mom complained ALL the time about it. I married a workaholic man who works very hard. I decided to not complain and just make the best of it. Which means I'm often looking for people to hang out with during times that are usually 'couples' times. Even before marriage, I learned to enjoy going to movies by myself. That's stood me in good stead many times in the past 11 years!

Tonight, Jrex isn't working, he's at his Man club bookclub. I was looking for a friend to catch a movie with me. I asked Smart Girl, who is also married to a "very hard worker". She'd planned a really nice date night so asked for a rain check.

At 7 pm, I was about to hop on my bike and head over to the Stanford Theater for the double feature when Smart Girl called. Turned out her hubby was busy and she'd love to go see a movie! We drove to see The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. It was a perfect movie for a girls' night out. I enjoyed the first one and was able to overlook the clich├ęs and enjoy this one as well. I loved that most of the romance in the movie was casually biracial. It just wasn't relevant that one guy was Asian, another African-American and one Greek (and all HOT and much, much younger than me).

I know it's an illness here in Silicon Valley, but it's very fun to have other friends whose marriages aren't on a M-F 9-5 schedule.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

You are a great sport about your husband's work schedule. We have definitely been there in our marriage at various points, and I did not adapt as well as you have.

Thanks for the movie rec.

Mama Nabi said...

I think I need you to move here... really. I have a lab...

Anonymous said...

Way to go.

so-yun said...

Didn't even know II was out. The first one was nice and sweet. =)

An Asian guy as love interest? now i gotta see that movie!

OTRgirl said...

An Asian guy who gets to take his shirt off and have a love scene! I told Jrex I think we should get a weight set...;-)