Friday, June 06, 2008

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." (Take two)

How do I love thee, Fridays? Let me count the ways.

Not being one who works conventionally, I don't normally phew with relief at Friday. Apart from the family being mostly home all day on a weekend, I still potter about doing my artwork, website work, writing articles, planning to write novels and reading. But today, Oh I am glad it's Friday.

I'm not sure why. There are only three weeks of school to go til the end of term ... (we're back to school mid August, so don't go thinking we get three months break!) and I must confess I could do without the 5.45am starts to the day.

I was out last night, which might account for my lethargy. I went to see Sex and the City. I never watched the series *winces at the gasps of disbelief* but it was too good an invite to miss. The British Club in Bangkok had hired a VIP cinema to host a women only viewing of the movie (a couple of men did sneak in; nobody stoned them for being there, but Husband would have killed me for taking him along to it. Pah, no danger of that, this was a Girls Night Out.) The British Club hired the cinema, and then to make up the numbers invited the British Women's Group and the American Women's Group to attend. A glass of wine, a radioactive looking soft drink and rather splendid canapes were served, then coke and popcorn during the movie. The cinema seats recline: feet up and back ... well, back. And you get a blanket, which was just as well because the aircon was blowing a proper gale of about minus something.

I was at the British Club itself earlier in the day for a committee meeting and I managed to wangle an article in their magazine, Outpost, providing it's not too promotional, about my Andaman Discoveries trip - see November 07 for posts about this. However, the deadline is Tuesday! Aaagh. We never heard anything back from the Bangkok Post about my rewritten article, so I'm going to get going on finding somewhere else for that. Now that it's July June (thank you Lane) ... it might be worth thinking about the anniversary...

Anyway, so there I am: glad it's friday.

7 comments:

Yvonne said...

The cinema night sounds brilliant, right up my alley! I look forward to Friday's too, mainly because I have my bf around so the apartment is more lively!

Lucy Diamond said...

I love Fridays too...a good excuse to have a Crunchie. Mmmm. And no school run to nag about tomorrow. Excellent.
I am going to see SATC next week, looking forward to it!
Have a good weekend x

laurie said...

i have a friend who hasn't held a traditional job in years. she freelances and writes out of her home. any day of the week could be any day of the week.

and yet she still gets darkly depressed on sunday nights.... a holdover, i guess, from the days when Monday morning meant back to school, or back to work.

JJ said...

Yvonne, it was fun at the cinema. The film's a bit silly but fun enough.

Sue, sadly I don't require it to be Friday to eat Chocolate! Oh yes, the lie in...

Laurie, wow, that's so odd. Your poor friend. I had a friend years ago who was a teacher and as Sunday approached and the end of holidays loomed she got seriously depressed. It's always been my yardstick - you're that unhappy, you're in the wrong job!

Flowerpot said...

i love the idea of that club!

Lane said...

I've never seen SITC either (well a couple of episodes but didn't really 'get it'). The cinema club sounds good though!

It's July? Really? Or did I read that wrong?;-)

Susie Vereker said...

Takes me back, all that about the British Club and the BWG! Is it true that they have knocked down the front two houses in the British Embassy compound? I tried to check on Google satellite view but couldn't quite see.