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Going Out After Work

Your Two Cents: Friday Night Out?

One of the great debates (and arguments) I've had with a good friend in the years post college is whether or not to head out after work on a Friday night. For her, the end of the week is always cause for celebration, and her celebration usually involves dinner and drinks out. But while she revs right up after work and heads to the closest happy hour or wine bar, I'm celebrating the week's end in my sweats with a movie and an order of takeout. After a busy week at the office, I can hardly sum up the energy required to pop in the DVD, let alone make it to meet the girls for a round of drinks. Instead, my big night is usually Saturday, once I've recuperated from the long workweek, and have a good night's sleep behind me. What about you? TGIF! — does that mean you're headed out or are you headed home to unwind?

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Lyv Lyv 7 years
My big night is usually Saturday too. A lot of my friends have to get up early on Saturday to work so Friday nights always have less of a crowd. I'm usually pretty tired by Friday night too, so I'll only go out if it's something major I can't miss like a concert or a party.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I am usually spent by Friday night so all I want to do is relax. It's especially easy when it's way to cold outside and helps me save on $
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I'm a homebody to begin with, but if I were to go out, I'd prefer it be on a Saturday. By the time I get off work Friday, it's already 10 pm, and I'm always tired from the work week. I like to go home and relax.
Anne26 Anne26 7 years
I met up with a group of my best girl friends after work for drinks. BEST times ever then went out to meet up with a guy they have all been trying to hook me up with. It went okay. I love to be with all my closest friends after work. We have some fun times.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 7 years
I actually am a more stay-at-home gal, but my boyfriend is a "go out and get a drink and stay up late" type. So I end up going out mostly.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Nah, I'd rather spend Fridays at home with my husband. We usually watch a DVD and hang out.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
I am having movie night at my house for a couple of friends and then tomorrow I am running errands and shopping.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
Yeah, I'm usually pooped by Friday, and just want to stay in with a DVD. But sometimes I muster the energy for dinner and a movie. I often work too late to make it to happy hour. Tonight however, I'm going out with the bf for cheap mexican, and movie, and a drink. I slept well last night.
mek123 mek123 7 years
When I was in my 20s, every Friday night was happy hour and as I've got older, most Friday nights are home with my feet up.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
either or, but i'd choose to go out saturday and stay in friday if i had to
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
:siiiigh: I wish I could muster up the energy. Am feeling fuddy-duddyness and usually crave home. I do try to meet the girls once in a while at happy hours, but sometimes resent the fact that I'm the one doing all the driving.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I've always liked going out on Fridays and staying in on Saturday. It's usually less crowded and I believe there are fewer rowdy, obnoxious people ("frat boys") out on Friday night. I normally don't head out straight from the office though - I go home and relax a little first.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I usually stay in on Friday nights. If I do "go out," it's always something low key, like dinner, a movie, or a happy hour.
syako syako 7 years
Home! Then maybe out with my hubby if we feel like it. But always home first. :)
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