The staff where I work has (what they call) "first Friday". An email goes out once a month and asks who's available to meet for a drink after work at a local restaurant bar. I participated for a year or so, but realized that the combination of an early drink and a Friday put me to sleep soon after I went home. That's not my idea of a fun Friday! (Although, I wish there was another way to catch up with all of them. Especially now that L and I are more isolated in a separate building.)
Now I'm enjoying a group of Salemites for a (fairly) regular Monday meet-up for happy hour. We found each other online--either through blogging or twitter. I'm loving the company of this group. It's energizing AND I don't fall asleep once I get home.
Five years ago who knew I'd be getting so much enjoyment out of something called "blogging"? I thank Rebekah for giving me the opportunity to take a moment and think about that.