lots of people outside, doing things. i just talked with beth for a while, ordered take out and am now sitting here stewing in my post-workout nastiness. i am vile in that way. i don’t run for the shower after i work out. i get so tired, i can just kind of let it go until the next day. or else i’m in a hurry and i don’t want to take the time. it is not uncommon for me to run 5 miles, come home and do a quick italian shower (washcloth, sink, extra deodorant and perfume) and go straight out. earthy, earthy me.
but i digress … the point is, i need to work on the social life. it’s friday night and i find myself here at home, with netflix and my cat. a depressing bridget jones-esque stereotype. my trainer asks, every friday: “what are you doing tonight?” and i tell him i’m beat and i don’t go out on fridays. truth is i would go out on fridays, but to where and with whom? i hate the bars. if my friends are going and there’s a thing and it comes to that, yes, i’ll go. in truth, however, i much prefer staying in, though some company would be nice.
i’ve lived alone for six years now and while i am certainly comfortable being with myself, i sometimes wish i had a roommate. clearly i want more than a roommate at some point. i want a relationship, kiddies, the whole bit. but for right now, i’d settle for someone to sit around and watch TV with. does that sound pathetic? i have many great friends who would fit that that bill comfortably, but there’s the whole ugly issue of planning.
“want to come watch chappelle show re-runs with me? cool. okay take the crosstown bus on 14th — get off at hudson. no i don’t have any food … yes, i love chips and salsa, that would be great. okay well i should be back from the gym by 9. you don’t mind if i don’t shower, right? oh and i go to bed early now so you’ve got to leave by 11, okay? great, thanks, see you then.”
you know on friends and seinfeld, one of the great features of the friendships was proximity. they were all neighbors. it made it so easy, so possible to get together on a daily and hourly basis. i actually have one close friend who lives a few blocks away but she’s even more antisocial than i am so i am not really realizing the proximity benefit as much as i’d like to. (suzanne: you can tell traci i said that … lord knows she never reads the blog).
well the food is here and netflix beckons. ta ta!