Lifestyles of the Busy and Not So Busy

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    May 08, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    Do you have an active lifestyle? Does your TV hardly ever get turned on?

    I have a busy work scheduale since I own a landscape design company, and now is the busy season. Running a business........making presentations to clients..meetings etc.

    After work hours I generally prefer to go out to a restaurant...a movie..... a show....dancing....a few drinks......a social event etc.......with or without friends.......so bascially I'm out 6- 7 nights a week.

    Still.........there are people who prefer to stay home and chill and enjoy more domestic activities.

    Which one are you?
  • kaccioto

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    May 08, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    i PREFER to stay home with the hubby and watch real housewives of nyc..

    buuuuttt, my job is kinda social (dinner/drinks w/clients, managers, etc) where i'm basically out every night. so long as i have at least half a day to myself in the week, i'm good.
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    May 08, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    Don't watch TV. Rarely go out with my friends anymore (they all have jobs, are married, or are out of the province/country).

    My job (3d moder/texture artist) requires me to stay in front of the PC about 70% of my waking hours. Not the healthiest, but I love my work.
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    May 08, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    My last 8 days, starting with Thursday, April 30th:

    Thursday: "Moulin Rouge" theme party for over 300, to raise money for HIV/AIDS, where I bought a table for 10 to be my guests, including our former Mayor and now a City Commissioner and his wife. Can-Can dancers, acrobats, casino tables, auctions, period costumed hosts and more.

    Friday: Cocktails and dinner with friends at 2 local gay places.

    Saturday: We attended the premier of a film documentary about the murder of a young gay man in Yuma, Arizona in 2005, and the ultimate apprehension of his killer ("Amancio" http://www.theamancioproject.org). Afterwards went to a private reception with the film makers and the film's real-life heroic star.

    Sunday: Attended Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at the Miami Opera (Ziff Theatre) with my partner's sister, a retired opera singer herself, met with the cast afterwards. Then had dinner with 3 more friends who joined us.

    Monday: Dinner with a dear lesbian friend, while my partner was attending a planning meeting for a gay men's social club.

    Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo with my hubby, first time I've been able to get him into a Mexican restaurant in over 2 years! LOL!

    Wednesday: Attended a performance of "The Andrews Brothers" which is a silly but entertaining drag show based on a fictional World War II USO show. http://risingactiontheatre.com/. We know the performers, whom we've engaged for our own private party this November, when we're doing a 1940s "Hollywood Canteen" theme party for about 100 of our friends.

    Thursday: Reception at a lovely 90-year-old original Florida home for the "Spirit of Hope Society" to honor people who are major donors to an HIV/AIDS charitable organization. Our names are listed here: http://browardhouse.org/partners.html

    Tonight is Friday, when we usually go out, but we've agreed we need a break after 8 days in a row. The phone is jumping off the hook, but so far we've managed to say "no" to everyone. I think his resolve will collapse before mine, but we will see... LOL!
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    May 08, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    I am such a home body, but, given the choice, I'd prefer to invite people over and cook for them then go out to a restaurant.. but a love being around ma mates so I go out when I have to
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    May 08, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    I like staying at home, most of the things I like doing are here. That said, I will almost never turn down an invitation to hang out with good company pretty much regardless of what that hanging out involves, since that is always great times.
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    May 08, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    Not so busy any more Retired
  • Webster666

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    May 08, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    Not busy.
    I finished one career, went back to school, graduated, and ran up against the George W. Bush Great Depression. So, I'm a happy guy (born under the sign of Cancer) staying at home and living on my savings. I enjoy doing a little gardening. I work out.
    There's almost nothing on TV, so I spend a lot of time using my lap top. I'm lucky, and a little spoiled.
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    May 08, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Busy.
    Med school student, and I have 3 jobs. Sucks eh?
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    May 08, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    Rune saidI like staying at home, most of the things I like doing are here. That said, I will almost never turn down an invitation to hang out with good company pretty much regardless of what that hanging out involves, since that is always great times.

    Kinda sounds paradoxical, but I understand what you mean and I'm the same way.

    I'd say I live a pretty well balanced life. I work hard, but try not to work excessive hours anymore. I watch a little bit of TV (the news, sports, or some travel shows) usually when I get home from work. But on the weekends, the TV is usually off and I'm either reading or I'm out somewhere, doing something outdoors with friends, out to eat, browsing a bookstore, seeing a show, or enjoying nice weather in the park.
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    May 08, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    busy, med student and working in the lab

    but since i'm living in a foreign country, I try to experience as much as I can..
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    May 10, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    I'm a super busy guy, and any down time I have is at home. My front porch is my friend and sanctity, since I'm a loner. Just a statement, not a complaint.

    However, I will gladly accept an invite. I just don't feel comfortable entertaining at home.
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    May 10, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    Right now, I guess I am almost 100% homebody. Lost my job back in Sept and I don't have a car. So I am on the computer searching for work in my field, blogging, etc....

    Am in an apt, so no yardwork per se' but I like the morning time, when it's quiet and I have my coffee and the paper, mainly on Sunday morning. When I am working, I tend to be just work and go home, but I swore that once I go back to work, there will be an "way from the apt life".....
  • jrs1

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    May 14, 2009 9:27 AM GMT

    Sadly, if I'm not studying, I'm working and vice versa. My weekends are spent (when not in school) with friends and thinking ... I'm a homebody by all accounts otherwise.
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    May 14, 2009 9:38 AM GMT
    I mix it up. There are weeks when I'm out and about, and weeks when I'm feeling lazy and prefer to stay home. My weekends are spent working on projects around the house (landscaping, gardening). The one thing I don't do is waste time watching television shows. I don't like to throw my money at restaurants, but when I do, it's only Japanese/sushi ones. I love to cook, and rarely find a restaurant that prepares food the way that I like it to be prepared. Nothing pisses me off more than throwing down a bill for sub-par food and shitty service, and there seems to be far more shit restaurants in NYC than excellent ones.
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    May 14, 2009 9:50 AM GMT
    My past week:
    Friday - drove to the next city, went out for dinner with daughter and her bf, then took in some stand up at Laughter Factory, closed the evening with drinks on a terrace.
    Saturday - beach in the morning, brunch with daughter and her bf, drove back home. Met a buddy in the evening.
    Sunday - back to work. Yeah, I know it's weird - life in the middle east. Rollerblading on the seawall.
    Monday - Rollerblading and met a buddy in the evening.
    Tuesday - Met up with a buddy.
    Wednesday - dinner out at a local Portugese place. Over consumed but no ill effects this morning icon_surprised.gif
    Thursday - flying to Singapore this evening. Gotta pack and get ready when I finish work.

    Pretty typical and for me a purrrrrr fect week icon_biggrin.gif

    No time for tv - even if I wanted to watch it, which I seldom do cause I find it too frustrating clicking through the hundred channels of shit to find anything worth watching
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    May 14, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    I try to keep things balanced, but I tend to stay late at work way too often. Weekday evenings are gym time/running time, dinner, and having quiet 'me' time. Weekends are my social time - I can go nonstop from Friday afternoon through Sunday night. I love my friends and occasionally hang out with them during the week if they ask, but I try not to....tends to blow my budget, diet, and workout routine.