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Living in a big city like Seattle figures to have tons of nightlife and things to do every weekend. A few of my friends were trying to brainstorm ideas of what to do, when we had a free evening a few nights back and we were stuck for ideas. There’s always the standard restaurants, or bars or other places to sit and chill over a drink or two. But we wanted something else. Going back to my high school days, we used to just see movies when we were bored…. but i haven’t seen many movies recently and the selection quite frankly, is less than stellar. Everything is either a remake of an older movie/comicbook/tv-show, or sequals to movies that aren’t worthy of sequal status. (i.e. Transporter 2 or The Dukes of Hazzard)
I don’t know exactly what’s missing in Seattle’s nightlife, but I know it makes hanging out at home a really tempting option. The drinks at home are one-fifth the cost of a bar, and at the end of the night, you don’t smell like a cigarette butt from the second-hand smoke…. two great attributes. If only there was something cool, like a shuffleboard table… or a way to order french fries from your kitchen… that would make it the ultimate hang-out spot. There’s a song by David Frizzell called, “I’m gonna hire a wino to decorate our home“. It’s about a wife telling her husband that she’s going to decorate the home like a bar, so the husband will spend his time and money at home. It’s an oldie-but-goodie song, so don’t be turned off by the hick-ish sounding country beat. Here’s a song sample… take a listen. It’s Labor Day weekend and so far, over two nights, I’ve done two of the more traditional nightlife options; saw a movie (40-year old virgin) one night and went out to a music spot the other night. Good stuff.