Dutch Date Night

Good afternoon, my friends! Thank you SO much for helping me decide what I should do for my Substance Abuse project. My Grandma left a comment suggesting that I get rid of my potty mouth, but I couldn’t come up with a an idea for “treatment.” Oh well. F it ;) (Just kidding, Mare!)

After thinking long and hard – and reading your very helpful comments – I have decided to forgo all technology after 8PM. This means no computer, no TV. I’m focused, guys. I’m dedicated to the cause. Maybe I’ll even go Lindsay Lohan-chic and invest in an ankle monitor ;)

Too much?

I’ve decided that I can use my phone for conversational purposes (no texting), as that is a positive trade-off. The only exceptions for the technology are 1. Tuesdays = Glee at 8PM, sorry. 2. If I need to use the computer after 8PM, I can only use Word to write my papers. Sound fair? I think so.

My “treatment” will be reading or journaling or anything else that happens to come up! I’m excited to see how it goes. I’m a little nervous as well, because I’m usually working on my blog until 10PM. Yikes! This will be difficult.

Okay – that’s enough about school work! Thanks for putting up with it. I feel like once I put it in writing, I’m more likely to stick to it :)

Lunch today was a veggie bowl with brown rice, a crisp Fuji apple and a Babybel cheese wheel. I could eat 10 of those Babybel wheels. They are so tasty!

Tonight Cory and I are going on what we call a Dutch Date. A Dutch Date means we go out, but we pay for ourselves. Some people think this isn’t proper. Some people totally agree. My opinion is that after you’ve been dating someone for 4.5 years, you can’t expect them to pay for you every time you go out. It’s easier to swing $10 for yourself rather than $20 for the two of you – do you see what I mean?

Anyway, I’m telling you this now because I fear I won’t have time to get back and post after dinner (and because of Glee) and make my 8PM rule. I mean, I can’t relapse on the first day! ;)

If I was a gambling woman, I’d say you’ll probably be seeing pictures tomorrow morning of a you-pick-two made up of chicken noodle soup and half of a Thai chopped chicken salad ;)

Let’s chat – Do you think the boy should always pay for dates – regardless of how long you’ve been together? What do you normally order from Panera?




  1. Mandy says

    I agree with dutching, (haha i like that word), and also with the girl paying for both every once in a while, its nice to treat the men too!
    I always get the you pick two chicken frontega samdwhich and chick noodle soup in a bread bowl yummmmm!

  2. says

    When my boyfriend and I started seeing each other, I paid for a lot of our outings because I was working full-time and he was in college. Now he typically pays when we go out because his income is much higher than mine and I’m on a super-tight budget. So we make it work based on the circumstances :) A lot of the time he’ll pay for dinner and then I’ll pay for our Starbucks coffee “dessert” afterward, since that’s more affordable for me right now.

    Good luck with your 8pm challenge! I do a lot of evening blogging as well, and I’m terrible about getting to bed at a reasonable hour, even though I should…that challenge would be tough for me!

  3. says

    Me and Cush are the same way…going Dutch is the perfect way to go sometimes :) Good luck with the 8pm rule…you’ve almost inspired me to try it ..we’ll see haha. Panera – Broccoli & Cheese Soup with Thai Chicken Salad.. miss it!

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