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a date w/ my better half

November 14th, 2009

Steve never takes me out. It’s why I’m so cranky. That, and the fact that my children refuse to eat anything besides spaghetti, mac n cheese n pizza and never want to watch anything except ICarly & that idiot SpongeBob Squarepants. Last night… we went out with our friends. Add it up:

sitter: 42 bucks
drinks/dinner at Pause: 50 bucks
attending our friend Tony’s art exhibit: 0 bucks because we are cheap and by we i mean Steven and didn’t buy anything
20 miniature candy bars we scarfed at exhibit: 0 bucks, they were free
drinks/appetizers at the Spaceroom which is remodeled but don’t worry, the light fixtures and murals are the same, they only messed with the back room: 30
watching Tony moonwalk across the Spaceroom’s floor because Steve heard a Pat Benatar song blasting and thought it was Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”: priceless

(Moonwalking? Spaceroom? Get it?)

We had so much fun.

ps steve it’s almost your birthday. i have no idea how old you will be this year, but i want to tell you, Happy birthday, big lover man.


  1. The Other Laura says

    You guys are awesome. Sounds like a great time!

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  2. Vixen says

    Damn it woman, you made me do math. Hurt mah head. And made me realize why we never go out. That was about $111 more than I could afford.

    November 15th, 2009 | #

  3. LIB says

    Why was the baby sitter so expensive!?!! $42!?!! Jeeze-louise! Was it Mary Poppins?

    Sounds like a really fun time.

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  4. Wacky Mommy says

    TOL, it was fun. Always good to remember that Steve is my husband, and not just the father of my kids and the guy who washes the dishes.

    Vixen, heard that. Charged it. Great.

    LIB, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. = 6 hours = $7 an hour. Our babysitter adores the kids and is worth 3x’s that much. I babysat a ton as a teenager — have bad memories of being 12 years old, stuck with neighbor’s newborn and 6 year old. Parents didn’t come home from Friday night til Sunday morning and gave me 20 bucks. Fuck that.

    November 15th, 2009 | #

  5. Lelo says

    I can’t believe babysitters are that expensive now! You’re good peeps to pay that. I just flashed back to a kid I babysat in college: he pulled a gun on me. I had forgotten that until this very moment. HOly crap wacky mommy! Thanks for the memories.

    P.S. Good for you on your date night: sounds like a good time was had by all.

    November 15th, 2009 | #

  6. Wacky Mommy says

    My friends are all cheap and pay the neighbor’s 13 year old 2 bucks an hour or something. I’m all — you get what u pay for. We have good snacks and good cable, too. Wacky House ROCKS.

    A gun??? And I thought dealing with the drunk, cheap parents was a problem. You win.

    November 15th, 2009 | #

  7. BlackFriend says


    babysitter? singular? OIC

    November 17th, 2009 | #

  8. Nan says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE, whenever it is!

    November 18th, 2009 | #

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