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I'm Asking: Do You Go Out on Weeknights?

I'm Asking: Do You Go Out on Weeknights?

Planning a girls' night during the week with my closest pals is always a challenge. One is a go-getter whose assistant does all her scheduling so putting anything on her calendar involves at least six emails — and she never leaves the office before dark anyway. One is committed to picking up her stepchildren from after school care everyday at five and one has to take the ferry to the suburbs. Our family commitments and work seem to keep the four of us sequestered in our "school night" schedules so we rarely go out during the week (whether together or apart) unless it's to grab a quick bite to eat.

Are you able to finish up work early and sneak out with your lovers or friends on weeknights, or do you lay low during the week and reserve your revelry for the weekends when you have more free time?

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cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
I do sometimes, but I get up early so I go to bed early :|
jelibeann jelibeann 6 years
thanks so much for reporting back! I'm happy to hear it (and jealous)...I will definitely be purchasing tickets if he comes around my area
esmerb esmerb 6 years
After work and working out all I want to do is lay on the couch reading and watching TV and being lazy. And although I'm young, I sometimes can't help but want to do nothing during a weeknight.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Le sigh, I don't go out on WEEKENDS anymore! :P
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
It's hard to go out. Especially around November when there are a lot of tests and essays and papers to grade, I am completely in over my head and going out means wasting precious time. I try to get things back to my students in a timely manner for their sake and my sake, so I keep the going out until Friday when I don't feel so guilty or overwhelmed.
breenachelle breenachelle 6 years
No not as much sinc I have little ones. Homework and potty training suck up all of my diva mommy time. I do try to see my girl friends one day a month to catch up.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
We used to go out on week nights all the time, but not since we started having kids and not since some of us have moved to nearby towns so it's more of a drive. With our schedules as complicated as they are, our formerly spontaneous get togethers now need to be planned at least a week or two in advance and always happen on the weekends.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
jelibeann- I'm reporting back...Thom Yorke was absolutely amazing! I've seen him twice before with Radiohead, but I have to say, this is probably the best his voice has ever sounded. I thought the new band was great- I was surprised at how well Flea meshed with Thom. So great!
mek123 mek123 6 years
I usually meet up with friends at least once during the week. It is easier now that my son is older and I don't have to pick him up after daycare.
tiff58 tiff58 6 years
I used to when I did not live an hour from work. Now, not so much. Weeknights are for working out, sleeping, and cooking dinner, and that's really all I have time for, sadly.
sourcherries sourcherries 6 years
I wish I could! But I get up super-early (Michelle Obama's 4:30 a.m., ya'all!) and keep busy during the week with weeknight activities--tennis, yoga, etc, so I save my big stuff for Fridays and Saturdays. I've become one of those b-n-t people!
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
still nursing my hangover from monday night football :)
rach716 rach716 6 years
I actually tend to go out with my friends and such more during the week. I live/work near NYC (work is 5 mins away) so I tend to rather go straight out to meet my friends from work than on the weekends when it takes longer. Also, my boyfriend works pretty late during the week so I like to save my weekends for him :)
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
It depends, if it is something like coffee or a quick dinner, then occasionally, yes. But most of the time, weekends work best for everyone's schedule.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I'm always going to one or more pub quizzes every week, it's fun!
jelibeann jelibeann 6 years
as I yawn while typing this...we finally got together with another couple we've been trying to have dinner with for weeks last night and I could not be more exhausted today! I did have a pretty busy weekend, but it's really just sad how much more tiring a night out is than it was just a few years ago... on another note, tarabara...please report back on that Thom Yorke concert! I'm a huge Radiohead fan and I heard he was touring on his own...love him
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Occasionally...during the summer, our city has this Thursday night outdoor concert thing that we go to sometimes. We usually end up taking Friday off work to recover, though!
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
I tend to go out at least one weeknight, usually two. Last Monday, I went out to see my friend's band, the next night was a reunion dinner with old coworkers, and a couple of days later it was the midnight screening of Paranormal Activity. Tonight is the Thom Yorke concert. It can get pretty tiring, but I might as well do it while I'm still young!
starofsorrow starofsorrow 6 years
I still go out on weeknights when I can. As a matter of fact, this Thursday, I'll be going out for an early birthday dinner! Can't wait!
doogirl doogirl 6 years
Most of my friends, like me, have a family, so we're all locked into the school night routine. Going out would require babysitters and that's just not worth it to most of us. Plus my husband works the afternoon to evening shift at the Prison he works at. However, instead of going out, we usually have people over on Friday nights. All the kids are taken care of and are safe, and the adults can hang out and have a couple of drinks!
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