“Oh yes it’s ladies night and the feeling’s right. Oh yes it’s ladies night, oh what a night” ~~ Kool & the Gang
So a few years ago, my friends and I decided we would see Fifty Shades of Grey when it was relased. We’d all read the book. Yeah, it was a bit on the raunchy side….opened our minds to a few things. What better way to spend a night then with your best friends and Christian Grey? An epic girls night was upon us and on Valentine’s weekend no less. So what do you do? Uhh….you hang out with the girls on the 13th and you spend time with your love on the 14th. Done. We decided….dinner, drinks, popcorn and bdsm. Can’t wait.
Whether you’re single, in a relationship, a parent…you have to prepare for these things. Two weeks before: confirm that everyone is still on board. Double check with significant others, make babysitting arrangements, plan dinner for the kids. Whatever you have to do…get it done. I mean, we’d been waiting for this for over a year. I ordered the tickets and picked them up in advance because I wanted to enjoy the night without having to wait in a million lines.
Bring on the happy hour! It was the longest week ever for me. A minor outpatient procedure on Monday. Didn’t recover as quickly as I wanted. Completely sidelined for four days. All I knew was, come hell or high water, I was going out on Friday night. We meet up to unwind and relax. There are six of us in total: a Shirley Temple for the non drinker, vodka cranberry, beer (Stella), pina colada & whiskey/diet coke & lime start us off. Appetizers, dinner, tons of drinks and laughter. Nothing can beat sitting down, laughing out loud, and talking about nothing with your girlfriends.
The line to get into the theater was long as hell. I’d never seen so many women in one place. And it wasn’t even a male review! They were drunk and excited. No one was pushy or rude. Everyone was having a good time. There wasn’t a man in sight. We couldn’t help but wonder if all the men would be forced to go on Valentine’s Day. How was the movie? Better than I expected. The company? The best I could’ve asked for.
I’m a single girl who’s looking for something. I want to be able to laugh all the time. I want to be able to say anything without worrying about offending someone. I want, love, support, friendship…I want it all. But for right now, I’m glad I have a group of friends that are truly the best of me. We “compliment each other”. Our frienships range from 20 years to a little over a year. They’ve supported me through pregnancies, separation, divorce, job transfers, kid issues, boyfriends, heartbreaks, laughter…you name it. We listen to each other and never pass judgement. Walk a mile in my stilettos, and only then can you judge me.
If you have friends that would do anything for you and you for them, let them know. Hang out, laugh, drink, talk shit. Enjoy life and celebrate the milestones. I’m lucky to have a few…are you?
xoxo ~ D