Monday, November 1, 2010

expect the unexpected

Weekends are my favourite part of the week. Of course, there’s the whole sleeping in and not having to go to work part that always makes it such a relief to get to the end of the week but what I really love about weekends is the extra time to do fun things and the adventures that often ensue. While weekdays usually include errands and exercise, the weekend is often reserved for friends, family or fun and sometimes you never know what that will mean. For me, this weekend involved all three and while I knew it would be a good one, I couldn’t have predicted that I’d be as good as it was.
You know those days or nights when you’ve got good plans but if someone were to ask you about them, you’d say it was nothing special? And then you go out, have more fun than you could have imagined and look back and laugh at all the outrageous outtakes that made your night memorable? That pretty much sums up my weekend. I spent the last few days visiting a good friend a few hours away, and while I was really looking forward to the time we would spend together, I could never have imagined that such simple sentences would unleash a series of unforgettable adventures. When the owner of the pub we went to for a little live music casually told us there was a bowling lane out back (and he wasn’t kidding!) our night took a turn for the random as we suddenly found ourselves setting up own our pins and crossing our fingers for a strike. And when we were asked if we brought anything to throw by the cashier of the movie theatre where we went to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show, we shouldn’t have been surprised by the rice, toast and decks of cards that were launched through the theatre. They might seem like you-had-to-be-there moments but they were the moments that made my weekend. They were unexpected, a little strange and a lot of fun.
I love those nights – nights that need explanations with stories that couldn’t be scripted. It’s those nights that are often the most unforgettable, when one unexpected event turns into two and suddenly you can’t remember the last time you had so much fun. It’s those nights that start out okay and end amazing with a roller coaster of ridiculous all in between. It’s the unexpected fun that if you tried to plan for, you’d fail. It’s the rush of being in the right place at the right time without realizing that you’ve got all the ingredients for the recipe for fun. So if anyone ever tells you that there’s a bowling lane behind their bar, believe them. You never know where the night will take you.

What unexpected moments have made for memorable nights for you? What’s your favourite thing about the weekend?

18 comments:

Brittany said...

You know how I feel about those "unexpected surprises" ;) I live for them!

Sounds like a fantastic weekend!

Chiara said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!!! I love unplanned and unexpected!!!
xoxo
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Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

That sounds like an awesome weekend! I love those unplanned moments too...I haven't had one in a while, but I guess I can't really plan for that!

SJ said...

ha ha! what a great weekend! i love that you got to throw things at the theatre and bowling at the pub is brilliant!!!

i love when you start your weekend thinking 'oh yeah, i'll do such and such' and then you end up having an awesome night out with friends and none of it was planned. i love spontaneous fun :)

Faiza said...

love how your weekend turned out to be the perfect mix of wonderful and wonderment!

wishful nals said...

my favorite part about the weekends is stopping to just breathe. taking a moment. i love the unexpected + spontaneous things that happen in that 'quiet' space. xo!

Krystal said...

Those nights really are the best, I'm glad you got to have some :)

The French Maid said...

How fun was that! Of course, we think a game of scrabble and a bottle of wine while listening to great music is the best night ever!
--Lee Ann

Sobrina Tung said...

your weekend sounds lovely :) I'm always so embarrassed when someone asks me what I did over the weekend and I can't remember! All I remember is that it was fun and great even if nothing was super memorable.

tanvii.com said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. I have such weekend too ... specially when you except nothing you end up having the time of your life! Such is life, too ... No? :)

Sarah said...

I love random moments, they are the ones you'll never forget!

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Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I love it when that happens. I'm a homebody so I often want to say no to things then I go and have fun! Should say yes more...

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I just love nights like that! The unexpected can be a very good thing :) xoxo

Sandy a la Mode said...

weekends are seriously the BEST~!!!
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Rhea said...

I love catching up on my sleep on the weekends and being free to explore or create or do whatever the heck I want...although yes, I do have to do a lot of cleaning, laundry, shopping and thatnecessary stuff.

Nice post!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh I totally agree! I love my job but weekend adventures are the best!!

Jude said...

I love when life surprises you like that, how wonderful to see this :)

Wendy said...

I think you summed up what I love about the weekends for me. My ultimate favorite thing is that there is no planned schedule (not usually). I just go with the flow.