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The Unplanned Date

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Last week was a crazy week. Well, crazier than most weeks. I had planned to go camping on the weekend but then, on Thursday night when I got home from work, I found out that the internet was down. Turns out, there was an outage all across Sydney for my internet provider. Which resulted in me panicking big time! You see, I had planned on working on my homework for uni on Thursday and Friday before heading out camping for the weekend. This threw my plans out the window. I had one piece of homework due Thursday and another due Sunday. In the end, I had no choice but to bail on my friend who was camping and do my homework on the weekend.

Good thing I did because there was no internet at all on Thursday. Luckily it returned on Friday.

Saturday morning and afternoon, I ended up completing my homework, starting my essays and other assignments. Mr Imperfect {yes, we finally settled on a name for the partner on the blog}, suggested we do something later that night. I was happy staying home with some wine and DVDs but he suggested we head out for dinner. So we did.

We decided to try out Cronulla RSL and got there around 7ish. Turns out, most of the Shire residents head there on a Saturday night. The wait for the restaurant was going to be over an hour. There was no way I was willing to wait for that. Instead, we headed down to the Sports bar for a couple of drinks before heading out to this little Italian restaurant across the road that we’ve been to a couple of times. Little Italy does some awesome food and we ordered a pizza and some bruschetta. They were pretty busy too that night, but we were lucky to get a table. 45 minutes later, we had had out bruschetta but there was no sign of the pizza, even though the table next to us seemed to get their quickly. When we finally enquired about the pizza, they found out that it hadn’t been registered properly in the system. It arrived in the next 10 minutes with apologies and a free serving of bruschetta.

Funnily enough, we weren’t too upset. We had a laugh about it. Enjoyed the pizza. Mr Imperfect was tipsy after his two drinks {the lightweight!} but I was fine in spite of having matched him {I wonder what that says about my alcohol consumption}. When it was time to pay the bill, there was again some difficulty with the computer system which didn’t register our table. We figured the meal was free. Except the girl at the checkout didn’t think we were very funny.

After paying and leaving, I mused at how we had not planned anything for that night and yet, it had turned out to be really nice. We hadn’t been watching TV {him} or staring at the phone {me} or computer screen {us}. We were just there with each other, sharing laughs, talking about stuff, and well, just being together. It was so different from most evenings when we would multitask while having dinner or just forget to be. It was perfect.

Mr. Imperfect and I have been talking about needing to switch off each night for at least an hour. We are both guilty. Both of us blog, and I have other social media stuff I follow or uni work to do while he watches DVDs or TV. There is way too much screen time and I know how it can be problematic in the long run. So we are going to try and switch off. I have made a promise to myself and apparently now, to all of you, that I will switch off my screen time by 10:00 p.m. for 30 days. If I fail, I will donate $200 to Animal Welfare League. I took this pledge through Promise or Pay which I thought was a great concept as it’s a win-win all the way.

Do you have unplanned dates that turn out perfect in their imperfections?

Do you have a certain time you ‘switch off’ from technology?

Do share!

***Linking with Kylie for One Perfect Moment***

Note: I wasn’t paid to promote Promise or Pay but I was approached by them. I thought it was a cool and worthy concept and was happy to support them on this page. 

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Raychael aka Mystery Case
    16 March 2015 at 11:23 am

    I often schedule social media free weekends. It took a bit to lead up to them. I started with the odd day here and there. I feel so much better for it though. The social media side to blogging can be exhausting and sometimes you just really need to disconnect to reconnect with real life and the family.
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  • Raychael aka Mystery Case
    16 March 2015 at 11:23 am

    I often schedule social media free weekends. It took a bit to lead up to them. I started with the odd day here and there. I feel so much better for it though. The social media side to blogging can be exhausting and sometimes you just really need to disconnect to reconnect with real life and the family.
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  • swati Bassi
    17 March 2015 at 4:03 am

    Really a nice thing promise or pay. You end winning both ways.
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  • swati Bassi
    17 March 2015 at 4:03 am

    Really a nice thing promise or pay. You end winning both ways.
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  • Zita
    18 March 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Sounds like a great night and a great idea!!!
    (and I love his name!! haha)
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  • Zita
    18 March 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Sounds like a great night and a great idea!!!
    (and I love his name!! haha)
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  • Kylie Purtell - A Study in Contradictions
    22 March 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I love nights like that. They don’t happen around here nearly as much anymore with the girls, but we do make an effort every now and then to just throw caution to the wind and see where it takes us. I think I need to take your pledge, I’ve been spending so much time on the computer lately. But it will have to wait until the end of March when I finish Tafe I think!. Too many assignments due!

    Oh, and I love Little Italy too! I’ve been there with my sister and her husband a couple of times and the food is always fantastic!
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  • Kylie Purtell - A Study in Contradictions
    22 March 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I love nights like that. They don’t happen around here nearly as much anymore with the girls, but we do make an effort every now and then to just throw caution to the wind and see where it takes us. I think I need to take your pledge, I’ve been spending so much time on the computer lately. But it will have to wait until the end of March when I finish Tafe I think!. Too many assignments due!

    Oh, and I love Little Italy too! I’ve been there with my sister and her husband a couple of times and the food is always fantastic!
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