Friday 5: “Nine Times?” “Nine Times!”

  1. If you were to play hooky on your next regular work day with no negative consequences, and if you could only spend the day by yourself, what out-of-the-house fun activities would you pursue? I’d probably start with an iced coffee and pastry at my favorite coffee shop in town, in part because my husband’s is like 6’5″ and complains that a little muffin for breakfast doesn’t cut it for him and only goes with me on Sundays because I like to go, which is kind of sweet. But I’d definitely take advantage of the opportunity to go without him…come to think of it, I’m off Monday, so maybe that’s what I’ll do. Anyway. Then I’d probably shop, either at the outlets or in the South Hills because again, not activities the husband enjoys. I’d consider a movie, but it would depend–I generally prefer to go to movies with somebody, but if there’s something I want to see that he’s not into, fine. Except I’d probably tap a friend from a horror movie. I’d go do cardio at the gym because I save weight lifting for when I go with him because I need supervision. I realize to most people, this sounds like a kind of mundane day, but I think it sounds pretty nice!
  2. In the same situation, what stay-home fun activities would you pursue? This I do plenty–Internet, write, read, and Netflix. My husband and I have our shows and then I have some of my own that he’s not really interested in, so I’d tackle those.
  3. If you played hooky specifically because someone else needed the time off, who in your life would be your accomplice and what would be first on the agenda? My husband because, you know, husband, but also because I’m way more likely to take a day off here and there than he is, but I think it would benefit him more. I also have more vacation time than he does because I’ve been with my company longer, so it’s easier for me and I don’t have to be as careful with my days as he does. He ate up a lot during the moving process last month. So I’d make him take a day and get out of the office and do something. First on the agenda would be sleeping in, then a breakfast buffet so he could eat as much as he wanted, then a trip to the mountains. If we didn’t spend the whole day there–and it’s likely we would–we’d go to a movie, then either the park or the gym.
  4. When did you last visit a museum, and what item on exhibit impressed you? It’s been a while, maybe getting close to a year ago now, but we did one of those themed, adults-only, After Dark museum events at the art and history museum in Pittsburgh. I wasn’t too impressed by any exhibits specifically just because I’ve been there so many times, but one of the events on the schedule was a guided tour of some of the museum’s most interesting items. So that was really cool to hear more about what the museum has, how they got it, and what makes it stand out in the collection and why the curators love it.
  5. What’s something you’ve recently gotten away with? Nothing interesting. Speeding. Having opinions.

As always, from Friday 5.

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