Admittedly, for those of you with significant others working or stationed far away, I'm sure you've had quite enough of alone time and would cheerfully kick me for saying this, and understandably so. It is the couples who aren't separated by circumstance, but who choose to spend nearly every waking second together, that work together or took every class together - those are the ones that leave me entirely befuddled. After all, how else can you truly appreciate one another if you don't have the occasional Secret Single Behavior ("SSB") evening alone? Doesn't the time apart, secure that you will see your SO very soon, make the time apart delectable? Am I right here?
When I do get the odd night to myself, I wish that I could tell you that I'm busy baking casseroles in the shape of a wee Birkin, all while balancing my checkbook & running the Junior League single-handedly & catching up on some light quantum physics* reading. In actual fact, if I'm not otherwise out with friends, my SSB checklist - how handy would this be for our young professionals' Martha-lite-omnimedia project, by the way? - goes something like this:
Facial Exfoliation / Pluckage - Check
Wine? - Check
George Forman-ed Meal du Jour? - Check
Magazine / Catalogue Reading? - Check
Ice Cream? - Check
Sauvignon blanc, Dreyer's rocky road, and unsupervised internet access. Please try to contain your overwhelming envy.
What does your typical SSB night include?