Friday, May 7, 2010


Fridays can be rough. Friday mornings in particular. Because TGIF, but at the same time, at least 8 hours to go. And yes, I am counting down...
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!


  1. Love this post, especially b/c I'm new to the M-F/9-5 world. Along with a large Americano, to get through work on Fridays, I often spend way too much time reading other people's blogs! But I made it to Friday so I deserve it right? Hope you have a good post-work run! (I did mine in the am so I can make it to happy hour)!

  2. Yeah, the 9-5 world is ROUGH! I always thought it would be so much easier than school, and it is in MANY ways, but it also is hard to just be somewhere for 40 hours per week! Thus my love of weekends!

    Hope you both survived your Fridays! :)