When it comes to restaurants and entertainment venues, I’ve pretty much sworn off Groupon, Living Social and all of those other deal sites. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the deal. Shaquea loves a deal. It’s just that, I want to purchase the deals and use them at my leisure. Instead, I’m always scrambling to use them before they expire. I just had one expire on me the other day! That shit is for the birds.
Anyways, I had a deal to use at a bar/restaurant near my home that expired this week. No lie, I spent about 20 minutes puzzling over who to invite, feeling upset because I didn’t know “more single people” on my side of South Tampa and cursing out Mo for needing 3 hours to get ready to go anyplace. Finally, as I sat there mumbling about how difficult all of this was, it occurred to me that I could just go alone.
DUH! I just recently wrote a post about the importance of alone time! So how was I suddenly acting just like those needy people in my post?!
Furthermore, I NEEDED to sit down for air. Lately, I’ve been so busy I can’t think straight. And I’d been dying to start reading the book I got for my birthday.
So tonight, I used the deal all on myself. I ordered one of the most expensive entrees on the menu, got myself a glass of wine, relaxed on the deck outside of the restaurant and started my book.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Social butterflies must remember to relax their wings. Every day aint a damn party.
LESSON LEARNED: Knowing I need to do something does not always ensure that I will remember and/or act accordingly. I am a work in progress.