Friday, September 02, 2011

Alone vs Not Alone

Since I live alone and hang out by myself a lot, I have a weird set of rules about what I feel is acceptable for me to do alone versus what says pathetic to me.  I was thinking about that as I was driving home today.  I thought about going to Oklahoma to go to a casino over the weekend. (Although in general I find going to casinos to be an odd activity unless I'm actually in Vegas or Atlantic City), but I feel like that's an activity that is pathetic to do alone. So here are the rules of going places alone as defined by me:

Eating out - Fine depending on the quality of the restaurant.  Dennys - no problem.  Ruths Chris steak house or fancier - weird.
Movies - Fine alone
Theater - Depends. Musicals are okay but like the symphony no. (No logic there).
Drinking in a bar - Not so much alone. I think that's sad.
Attend a sporting event - iffy. I think they're more fun when you're there with other people. But I've done it alone and it wasn't a big deal.
Going to a casino - Since I already think going to the Indian casinos are a little bit sad, I think going alone is super sad.


Kate the Peon said...

I've gone to casinos alone and most always that makes me feel AWFUL. The worst was one year I drove to one (an hour away, in a sketchy town (literally driving past a prison)), and as soon as I got there I felt worse. They announced the NY and I wanted to cry.

So, yeah. I'm with you on that one.

Lyndsy said...

I'm with you on drinking in a bar. Drinking on your own makes you an alcoholic...