11.19.2010

Apparently I need friends


It's Friday, which means the usual small talk conversations with co-workers revolves around weekend plans. The past few weeks, when asked this question, my response has been something like, "Oh, not much, John has to study, boards are coming up." You know, the kind of response that indicates you have nothing to do, and are therefore going to sit around and do a whole lot of nothing, while your husband fries his brains out. Surprisingly, I'm A-OK with being a homebody and having nothing to do, most of the time anyway. Don't get me wrong, I equally love getting out, having fun, and playing on the weekends, but sometimes, staying in sounds equally appealing. I usually have to defend myself in my response though, so I quickly add to my "pathetic-ness", "We'll probably go out to eat with some friends," because yes, I do have some friends out here, thank you very much. But today, that response is not applicable to this weekend. So, the typical "Oh, not much, John has to study, boards are coming up," was the best I could do. To which I was told, "You really need to get some girlfriends." If that doesn't make one feel entirely pathetic, please tell me what does? I did follow-up, in my defense of course, that I have Christmas shopping and other errands to run this weekend. So, John studying and me "having no girlfriends" is semi-ok...

In other news, John just text me saying, "I got on A in the class. It's official!" Makes him studying all the time that much more worth it. Even though 20 minutes earlier, while at lunch together, he claimed that A's in his classes or not, he'll still graduate from dental school.  One fine dentist coming your way, and, in some eyes, a lonely weekend ahead. Awesome!

7 comments:

alexkono said...

dude, i can totally relate. i have alot of girlfriends at school, but none that i have been able to really chill with when im not drowning at the library. too bad most weekends BOTH me and brian have tons of hw. and even when we dont, we only hang out with each other. too bad you dont live close. we could hang out and our husbands could be boyfriends. er, friends.

Nick & Dana said...

we should have a girls night! unless of course... you were looking forward to staying in tonight ;) i actually don't mind it either.. sometimes..

Motion DeSmiths said...

I really loved the instant friends that law school provided. Now I have to work to get girl friends. It's like dating without the prospect of making out. My Friday sounds like yours, cuz.

Joy said...

After being gone at work all day, I like staying home.

Colie said...

Enjoy it! I have to fight like the dickens to have a quiet night, and people say, "Wait. You're not going to come hang out with us so that you can... stay home?" That's why I liked living with you. Being with you WAS staying home. :)

The Richmans said...

You and me both, sister. I really wish I had friends here. My life is sad.

Cynthia Lovell said...

We are really proud of you and John and very much appreciate the support that you give to him!!! Things will get a lot "funner" when his boards are over. We are very excited about the "other" news! John getting an "A" in a six hr. class is Exceptional!