Well, the let loose thing sort of fizzled out. BUT I am going out for desert and a drink with one of my friends. It's a compromise.
I will tell you.. I need to start finding new friends.. cause the current roster are boring and dropping like flies . This a phenomenon that has been going on for a while. My guy friends get married and disappear. It happens gradually but it does happen. A co-worker and I were talking about this the other day and found it was a common problem. His roommate, got married and moved out...into a new place in the same apartment building. The guy barely remembers my co-workers name when they pass in the lobby.
My women friends.. Same thing. I don't think the new husbands appreciate single guy friends.
Especially me. Single, thin, got all his hair.. been called cute. I can see when they look at me they see 'threat'. Shame since I'm not.
Both genders also worry way too much about work.. doing insane hours and just don't have the energy to go out. Even on the weekends.