The Upside of Downsizing

Because I haven’t been working my regular 8-5 job, I’ve been treating weekdays as weekends lately. Since I stopped working at The Company I’ve gone out 3-4 nights a week. It’s overkill for sure, but I guess I can take advantage of the days off until I get another “real job”.

Today for example, I don’t work until 5:30. I could have gone out last night, slept until noon and still had plenty of time to get ready for work.

Last Thursday night was one of the BPBBs birthdays. If you head over to my Cast and Crew you’ll see I’ve updated it with these boys – there are about 5 main guys in this group. In the spirit of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs I’m calling them: Hyper (who Blondie and I work with), Grumpy, Cocky, Sleepy and Shy.

Thursday was Shy’s birthday. Shy works up North on the rigs and is only in town sporadically. We always have a good time with the BPBBs so when I saw Shy come in and sit at the bar while Hyper, Blondie and I were working (best lounge team ever) I knew it was going to be a fun (if a little messy) night.

Turns out Grumpy had stood Shy up (on his birthday!) because he was too tired to go out. I got done work first so I sat with Shy doing shots and chatting. Since Blondie and Hyper weren’t scheduled to be off for another hour or so we decided to mosey on over to The Restaurant after-work-hang-out pub while we waited.

Did I mention Shy is nicely built and extremely good looking?

Needless to say, I really didn’t mind keeping him entertained while we waited.

Weirdly enough, he’s actually a really nice guy too. When the fuck does that ever happen?

So after they were done working, the four of us headed over to the bar we’ve affectionately nicknamed the WhoreHouse for some Seven-Dollar Triples.

You can guess where this is going.

We danced, we drank…As per usual the boys wouldn’t let us pay for anything so we had to sneak away to buy some birthday shots.

Then of course Blondie decided an after party at my house would be a fantastic idea. After all, I did have two bottles of wine, music and no roommate to worry about waking up.

Never mind my white carpets (now stained wino red), my kitten (that Blondie is allergic to) or the fact that I don’t have a spare room (no worries – Shy just crashed with me while the other two shared the couches).

I guess not having a day job to worry about isn’t such a bad thing…for now*.

*when I come crawling to you people asking for the number to AA, crying that I can’t pay rent or my bills and wearing dollar-discount underwear from the Korean lingerie shop I will probably change my tune. Until then, random nights out are in.

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16 responses

  1. Um. Shy looks like a stone cold fox.

  2. I like how you name you friends. I should start doing that! Shy does look like a stone cold fox.

  3. I hate when I write “you friends” instead of “your friends” – and I love Sade too

  4. He looks cute!!!Also, on an unrelated subject, what hair dye do you use??? I can never get my hair that shade of blonde!!

  5. Good for you! You may as well go out and have a fantastic time while you don’t have the horrible 8a-5p work responsiblities!So….anything possible with Shy???

  6. Ben – Um. Yes he is. Yes he is.Dr. Zibbers – Bubble Up!Lydia – Gotta love typos ;> It's easier to keep track of friends that way!Paula – I use the super blondest Nice n' Easy Clairol stuff. My hair is dark red naturally so I make sure it's the Super Light <>Ash<> Blonde (cool tones)Alleged – I’m hoping so, he’s sexy as hell. We’re going out Wednesday so we’ll see…

  7. I am unemployed too! Yup just savoring the time till I have to grow up and get a real job. Kudos to you for having no one to answer to, I have an entire house hold full and that’s why I escape every now and again. Good for the soul.As for your carpet-I know it sounds like a bad infomercial but try Oxyclean. It comes in a tub, in a powder form. Mix the solution as directed and you will see immediate results. As for Wed nite-good luck with Shy. Wear something uber-sexy!!!

  8. Lol! Dollar discount undewear… LOVE IT. You’ll def land yourself a job before that happens. Enjoy your random nights, they’re always well deserved!

  9. That’s it!I’m quitting my job.

  10. Enjoy it! You’re going to have the rest of your life to work.

  11. Sounds like an amazing night! Thank you for the sweet comment on my wedding post last week – I’m behind in replies but I’m glad I’ve found our blog, reader’d it, and got to tune in just in time for the randomness =)

  12. You shared a bed with Shy…ow ow..wink wink, nudge, nudge. I gotcha 😉 Ha.

  13. I think I’d probably have sex with everyone in that picture. Like that’s saying anything for me.

  14. Is it wrong that I can’t stop staring at Shy’s upper arm? Nooooo…I’m sure you can’t either 😉 Went out for dollar beers tonight and have to be at work in 6 hours (I’m usually sleeping by 10) so this was a perfect post for me to read before bed!

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