I might have agreed to dress up as an Elf when I go to the pub on Christmas Eve - I know; me in a pub :) It was while there last night (for a meal with a friend and friends of my friend; not for drinking) that we got chatting to the lovely barmaid that works there (the landlord was busy in the kitchens all night, but he did pop out to see me briefly before my dinner colleagues arrived - he had to have his Sarah fix.. hahaha) and I happened to mention I was dressing up at work that day, and one thing lead to another which ended up with me agreeing to dress up - I do have a cunning plan though. I am going to hang some mistletoe from my hat; I reckon that should get me a few christmas kisses and make up for those that might enjoy taking the piss :) Also, free drinks were mentioned if I do, so it's got to be worth it for that reason too:) Mind you I'm driving so they'll only be soft drinks; maybe I should wait until New Years Eve when I'm not driving :) Goodness that will be 3 Wednesdays in a row I'll have visited the place; we'll have to go somewhere else for a while as we've now more than made it up to him for not going over there for a couple of months.
I also went out on Tuesday night this week too; I know.. 2 nights in one week. 1 day immediately after the other. What's going on in the world? No wonder I don't have a clue what day of the week it is today (I got even more confused when Becky arrived an hour early this morning too). It was for a good cause though, as Becky's Dad does a lot for brain cancer research and had organised a quiz to raise some money. I managed to talk Chris into coming (thankfully he didn't really take any persuading) and we only managed to get my oldest, closest friend (his brother in law) to come with us. First time I've been out on an evening with him since before he got married over 10 years ago, yet when we were younger we used to see each other all the time, so aside from it being a good night out to raise money for a worthy cause, it was also a great night for me on a personal level. I was out with the boys - who are now well on their way to being middle-aged men :) We should have called our team Bookays Bitches.. hahahaha.
Originally I was driving, but Dave had a job interview yesterday morning so offered to pick me up, which meant I was able to have a vodka (or 2.... 3... :) ) I did tell Chris when he went to the bar I wanted Coca Cola but he chose to ignore me; I ended up having to walk to work yesterday as there was no way I would have been legal to drive anywhere. Not only was the company great, but we only went and won the quiz as well (ooh; I also won in the raffle the very prize I'd donated.. hahaha). We wouldn't have done if we'd not checked the marking of the team checking our answer, because they'd not given us our bonus points in one round, and had only given us half on another, but we put it right and were victors, and I don't mind admitting it felt good (of course it really is only ever about the taking part and raising money, but it still felt good to be on the winning team).
Have to admit I could get quite used to this social life stuff - if only I had the money to keep it up and do it more often, but I shall enjoy the nights out I can and make the most of them.