We haven't been getting out a whole lot recently. And I am totally fine with that. Torsten's been working, I've been relaxing and plowing through a bunch of library books, the dog's been chasing flies... it's been very domestic around here.
Not that we don't get out at all. We go to friends' houses and we have friends over here. We go for hikes and to the dog park and to the gym and occasionally to the mountains. We even run errands from time to time. I go to my book club, and thoroughly enjoy it.
But we don't go out, like the way a lot of people go out. Part of it is being on a budget, and part of it is liking being at home. We're homebodies, I guess. We don't go out to eat, and we don't go out to bars, and we don't go out shopping. We don't really go to festivals (unless you count the weekly farmers' market). We don't even go to the movies.
We keep MEANING to go to the movies. We have a list of stuff we want to see. That dragon movie, we wanted to see. A bunch of Oscar nominees. Shrek. Toy Story, shortly. Sex and the City 2 (though based on the reviews of that one I'm thinking it can wait until we can get the DVD for free through Redbox).
But somehow we never end up going. The last movie we saw in the theater was Avatar, and I can't even remember the one before that. We did buy discount movie tickets at Costco, but let me just say it's lucky they don't expire because we've had them for months. I think we'll use them on Shrek and Toy Story. But I make no promises, because seriously, I don't know what it is, but we somehow never actually get out the door and to the damn theater.
The thing is, our lack of nightlife... it doesn't bother me. We've been watching more of The Wire, and it's been growing on me. We've been reading, and spending evenings on the patio enjoying the weather, and playing with the dog. I've been well-rested and Torsten is getting a lot of work done. We like our house, and we spend a lot of time in it, and when we do get out of the house it's mostly to get moving.
And I like it that way. Even though it's probably not the norm for most people. It suits us, and our lives right now, perfectly.
What about you? How often do you go out? And when you go out, what kinds of things do you do?
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