Thursday, May 31, 2012

Going out alone

Last Saturday night I went out alone, no not just without the kids, totally on my lonesome. And I loved it. My friend Bee sent me her tickets to see David Sedaris recording his BBC radio programme Meet David Sedaris, it was hilarious. I laughed a lot.



I used to go out alone a lot, to the cinema and exhibitions. Partly because I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of getting everyone to agree to a date, but also, I just like doing my own thing sometimes, arriving and leaving exactly when I want. Thinking, not talking. Do you ever go out alone? What do you take for company? I had a book, my phone and Instagram of course.

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  1. I also like doing things on my own, but never did anything like this. Looks like a very good idea!

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  2. I really like going out on my own too. But for me it's more that my friends here aren't really into the same things as me - exhibitions, films, food. And I think you can savour things in a different way if you are on your own, you can just totally 'be there' if you know what I mean! I usually get a magazine or a book to sit with too. x

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  3. I've seen David Sedaris live too! His voice was not what I'd expected after reading his books.

    I love going to the cinema on my own. I like that it allows me the space and quiet after the film too, to just absorb what I'd seen, rather than start talking about it straight away.

    I'll come with you though next time...

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  4. How nice - and how funny, because Dan and I went to the Sunday morning showing! He was great (although typically I struggled to hear him)! I never go out on my own, but would rather like to. Glad you had a nice time.x

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  5. I love it too. Solo cinema-ing is the best, except when I really want to discuss the movie later of course ;) David Sedaris was in Brisbane not so long ago! He's really doing a tour, isn't he? Who's that asleep on the chair? haha ;) Kx

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  6. zigsma - funny how voices and faces don't seem to match up at all sometimes! and his voice seems to get higher as he gets older!

    kerry - how funny! glad you enjoyed the bits you could hear :-)

    kylie - there was a long wait. we had to get there super early as even though we all had tickets, it was still first come first served. i expect she just nodded off!

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  7. I rarely go anywhere on my own, but when I do I love it. A couple of weeks ago we had our local open house arts trail, and Frank took our boys round all the kid-friendly pirate themed bits while I wandered around for hours meeting artists & makers, chatting and taking photos - it was lovely! xx

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  8. I often do things on my own, it's easy - freedom! No being let down, no arguments, setting your own pace, it's great. Though I wouldn't want it all the time : )

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  9. Ooh sounds like bliss...I would always take a book and maybe music depending where i was...I suppose I don't go out much on my own but I like my own company, suppose thats handy in this line of work though!

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  10. Oh it's been so long since I've really been out on my own! I used to do it when I lived in LA (just after I graduated uni so I was somehow less self-conscious then and there was a lot of people watching to be done!) One of my first bosses once forced me to go to the cinema on my own as she used to say that every woman needed to do that at least once!

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  11. Over the years I learned to be an alone person and now I love it! In fact, I now have a need to be alone every now and then...comes in handy now I'm starting my own business!

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  12. I like to keep my diary with me, it is always the best time to plan and organize life when you get time alone. I do enjoy occasionally doing things on my own, it clears my head, although I have never went to the cinema on my own (maybe should try it)!

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  13. i like this reminder ...cos i don't ever go out alone ... i sometimes feel like this family always travels together like a performing troupe ... off we go .. here we are ..taa daa! BUT i think I might just do it! only having alone time when at work is not good , no? Hx

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  14. I took myself out for lunch the other day and it was bliss. The silence is weird but good. x.

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  15. It's my 40th next year, and apart from going away for a weekend with Mike and no kids, the other thing I want to do is go away on my own somewhere, on a train. That would be heaven.

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  16. I went out for lunch by myself yesterday at a restaurant in town. I sat by a window seat and had a view of the ocean, and my Kindle kept me entertained.

    Julie Q

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  17. sounds good to me, I used to go out on my own loads when I was a student but less so now, unless trips to the post office count! x

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