Thursday, July 16, 2009

Date Night

So I recieved a text from Coach that went like this:

2 things. The coaches get together is August 1st (for your anal retenive outlook calendar). 2nd. I'm making tonight date night. Grill or eat out?

Love him. Occured to me that many people don't do date night. they loose that after a while (I hear the 40 guys I work with at work complain all the time about their wifes complaining about not going out anymore). I've had the boys ask me what I would want to do. So I googled, here's a list. I eliminated the ones I thought were stupid, vomiticious-romantic-gag-me, nasty, impractical (snow in Texas! right...)

2. Try live entertainment, such as a band at a local bar, instead of a movie.
3. Pick a TV show, get a season's worth on DVD and make a running date to watch it together every night.
4. Head out to a midnight cult movie, like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Showgirls or Donnie Darko.
6. Try brunch and a matinee; fancy restaurants are way more affordable in the a.m.
18. Enjoy a rousing game of Twister.
19. Dress up your backyard picnic table with a white tablecloth. Add candles, fancy cheese, chocolate and voilĂ : five-star fun.
21. Make a mixed tape or CD.
22. Create a beer garden: Scour local stores for unusual beers
23. Invest in an ice-cream maker or a bread maker; then invent your own homemade treats.
25. Order live lobsters, plop them in a pot and have yourselves a shore thing. (Try, which even has a cooking guide.)
27. Museums usually have one free night a week, so hit one then.
28. Find a happy hour with 10-cent wings and two-dollar draft beers.
32. Hit the local video arcade.
33. Go to the library and page through the coffee-table art books.
34. Suit up and spend a late afternoon at the indoor pool of the Y.
35. Head to the highest point in town. Spend an early evening watching the twinkling lights turn on.
39. Make yourselves the biggest, craziest ice cream sundae ever. (YESSSS!!!)
51. Head to an ice skating rink and strap on skates for some icy fun.
52. Poke around an antique shop.
53. Ride the Ferris wheel at a local carnival.
61. One word: Frisbee.
66. Pick up The Girl's Guide to Football by Peaco Todd, for a mini tutorial. Then join your guy at his next big game.
68. Head to a batting cage and swing at some balls.
69. Trim your fingernails, wear thick socks and hit the bowling alley.
71. Hit a sports bar and cheer on the team.
72. Map out a long bike ride through a local park.
73. Fire up the grill for burgers and sticky s'mores.
74. Play paintball. (SWEEEEEETTT)
76. A bar, beers and darts. Anyone up for some healthy competition?
83. Rent a fancy car. Tool around as if you actually own it.
84. Find a nearby bed-and-breakfast. Spend the night someplace where someone else makes the bed and cooks breakfast.
92. Get up and move: Try swing dancing, tangoing or square dancing.
95. Find out if a nearby wine store throws free wine tastings. Or try wineries, which often open their doors to curious customers.
96. Same goes for cheese shops. Call and ask if they have regular tasting parties.
97. Get all dressed up and catch an orchestra or opera performance.
98. Dig out that concert T-shirt: You're never too old to catch your favorite classic rock band on its reunion tour.

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