TGIF is a relatively new phrase for me. Working in the hospitality industry for the past five years, Friday's rarely screamed "WEEKEND!" For me, it sounded a lot more like "I put my name on the waiting list over an hour ago and a couple that walked in after us is being seated before us and I don't care if I have a party of 16 plus three high chairs because we are the customer and we are always right so we should get a free dessert." Okay, maybe I'm kidding...actually, no, I'm not kidding.
Now that I work anywhere from eight to ten hours a day five days a week, Friday's are my saving grace. There's no better feeling than hopping into the driver's seat of my car at five(ish) on Friday afternoon. Most of said afternoons, I hop on the crosstown and head over to Ryan's place where I spend the majority of the weekend. He lives about 45 minutes away from my house now, so I always look forward to spending some extra days with him!
I'm super pumped because this weekend, Ryan and I are going to the zoo! I've been wanting to go for such a long time, so we finally picked a day. He's making up for the fact that I couldn't go to Ginnie Springs with him this past weekend ;) But really, I haven't been to our local zoo in about four years. I'm hoping for a sunny day filled with feeding giraffes, watching elephants feed themselves (my fave), and observing a monkey or ten. Needless to say, my inner child will be making an appearance tomorrow and I hope Ryan is ready for it. Who am I kidding? He's dating me. He tolerates me on the regular, so I'm sure he'll be well prepared.
Happy weekend, friends! XOXO