To make my Fridays better, I do a few things:
1. Sleep in. I can wake up at 8:30 and still get to work on time...ah the beauty of living within walking distance of my office.
2. Coffee. I always drink extremely large quantities of coffee. But on Fridays, after a week of drinking gallons of bad office coffee, I like to treat myself to an Americano. Have you tried this drink? It's the best coffee ever.
I had my first Americano when I took a creative writing class at the Junior College the summer after sophomore (or maybe freshman?) year of high school. I felt like such a grown-up, going to the coffee-cart during our break. But the woman had just run out of regular coffee!
Can I make you an espresso drink instead? she offered. Me: Ummmmmmmm...(blank stare, terrified eyes, gah! what do I say?)
Here, I'll make you an Americano, it's just like coffee. (She was probably more confused by my confusion than I was. I should mention here that I looked exactly the same at 15 as I do now.)
I took a sip, and my love for Americanos was born. Just espresso and hot water, but somehow mixed together they make a smooth rich coffee experience that I cannot imagine life without. Sold. Done. For life.
3. Post-work workout. For some reason I feel far less rushed on Friday evenings. Anything that's happening is happening later (in the "going out" dept.). I love taking my time, doing a tempo run or long workout, leisurely stretching, abs, etc.
After that I may or may not feel like doing something social. I'm not going to lie, I'm often content with going home to a movie and chillaxing, just looking forward to my weekend.
On that note...HAPPY FRIDAY!