TGI Friday Open Thread: What Is Your Dream Day?

This TGI Friday open thread comes courtesy of our lovely reader CMJ , you know, the CMJ who graced us with this amazing piece of art:

Who wants to know: What is your dream day?

You know, if you could do anything for a day, money no object, no work, with or without kids, all of that good stuff. How would you spend it? I can’t answer this question because I have too many scenarios! I have my fancy adult dream day and then I have one that involves me not getting dressed and watching TV all day and then I have one where I hang out with the kids. I’m conflicted! So tell me all about your dream day!

I do know my dream day will NOT happen this weekend because I have to carve pumpkins (ewwwww pumpkin guts) and clean my house. Not very dreamy.

Also, you may or may not have been aware of this little drama fest that Meghan had to address.  For those of you keeping tabs, Meghan is STILL BANNED from commenting on The Atlantic article.  It should be noted, I still write about rape, vaginas, abortions and feminist issues, as do many of the writers here and on our sister sites. SO Whatever.

So, tell us all about your dream day! My dream TGI Friday Open Thread obviously needs alcohol, so I will be scrounging through my kitchen trying to find something boozy and delicious. You too? Excellent! I hate drinking alone!

As every, you can talk about whatever you like, this is YOUR Open Thread, so do eeeet. (Bacon and Bitching always allowed)

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  • CMJ

    Mine involves Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, ABC Family original programming (movies and/or TV shows), and potato chips. All the potato chips in the world.

    • Eve Vawter

      Not enough information. we need to know what KIND of chips. with or without dip?

    • CMJ

      There’s ALWAYS DIP. French onion with ruffles and wavy lays. and kettle chips. And target makes these baked salt and vinegar chips I can’t buy anymore because I just eat them and nothing else.

    • CMJ

      WAIT. I need to add Aaron Tveit singing show tunes to me to this day:

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      You have read The Giver, right? Kind of old, and for younger kids…but fave dystopian fiction of all time….

  • NicknamesAreDull

    My dream day is kid-free. I feel a little guilty, because I love my daughter and I think she’s super cool, but I also love quiet. Quiet and I used to be BFFs and now we’re more like old college friends.

    So, I want a day where I don’t have to get dressed, I can nom on all the food we don’t let my daughter eat, read all the books I’ve been putting off and clear out my DVR.

    • Eve Vawter

      NOT enough information! what will you watch and read?

    • NicknamesAreDull

      I have Catch-22, Devil Wears Prada, Revenge Wears Prada and East of Eden on my nightstand, I’ve been meaning to read them. On my DVR, I have Sabrina the Teenage Witch (it’s my guilty pleasure), Hell on Wheels, and Cutthroat Kitchen.

      And the food we won’t let my daughter eat (regularly):
      Ruffles and sour cream and onion dip
      tortilla and my (awesome) onion, bacon, spinach and artichoke dip
      Hot Cheetos
      Fried green beans
      Onion rings

  • cesp

    Two men, a bottle of massage lotion and a gallon of Ben & Jerries Cherries Garcia.

    • cesp

      Although I should probably invite my husband…

    • Eve Vawter

      NOT enough information! what mens?

    • cesp

      Ok, my husband and the guy who plays Thor. But he has to be in character the whole time.

    • Eve Vawter
    • CMJ

      OMG, I just LOL’d. Hilarious.

  • staferny

    I would need a stolen copy of whatever George RR Martin has written so far for the next GofT book, a hot tub and a few bottles of honey mead, no, make that skins or horns, to keep with the theme of the book. Also the hot tub would have to be outside and it would need to be snowing, fat snowflakes, not those lame little Styrofoam bead looking ones.

  • alice

    my dream day would involve all the things i like to do on vacation, but without those annoying “you’re not 20 anymore, bitch” side effects.

    it would start at luxury resort in costa rica, on a private beach, with the most attentive barstaff in the world, and my husband. we could easily find beach chairs. and i could day drink as many margaritas as i liked, and not have to take a three hour nap afterwards, and then wake up with an unfortunate sugar & rum hangover at 7pm.

    there would be no internet or cell service. and no kids.

    there would be plenty of kinky marathon sex, at all hours of the day. my vagina would be MVP all week and never once give me the “if you keep pounding me like this, i’m going to pay you back with a raging UTI” sign.

    i would eat, and eat, and eat, and never fall into a food coma. or get bloated. my stomach would stay as flat as it is the morning after a juice cleanse.

    i would be naked most of the time, or wearing a bikini. (see above)

    after dinner every night we would go out for more drinks, and dancing, and then make love on the beach (and AGAIN not get a yeast infection!) and then drink some more, maybe order room service, go nightswimming, watch the sunrise.

    and i would never, ever, ever say “i’m tired honey, let’s go back to the room and sleep. i’m too tired. i’m tired.”

    So basically my dream day is just eating, drinking, fucking, and apparently being on amphetamines?

    • TwentiSomething Mom

      This is awesome

  • Tiffany

    No husband or kids for a day (can’t remember the last time I was alone). Live music, like a random cover band playing every song that I know. An Oktoberfest beer (or 3), and a piece of chocolate cake (or 3). And maybe a bathroom where I can pee alone, where my kids can’t find me.

  • Cee

    My dream day….a long bath in a beautiful tub with some sort of view. You know, in a place where I can see a nice view of a city or nature outside, but they can’t see this hot bod. Followed by massages and relaxing watching tv on the world’s most comfortable bed with a cuddly puppy and kitten, eating fruit, cheese, bread, tacos (sorry!), desserts and drinks personally fed to me by Tom Hiddleston and not gaining any weight or having a hang over from this.

    And that drama….gosh. I talked to my gf about it (and your mamma’s love!) still disappointed! *shakes head*

    • Eve Vawter

      That cat and puppy will eat all the tacos :(

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    On a beach eating and drinking without getting fat or hungover because in my dreams I look cute in a bikini

    • Eve Vawter

      I bet you look cute in a bikini!

    • LiteBrite

      In my dreams I never get a hangover.

  • Alicia Kiner

    You all have great ideas. My dream day would include a full body massage, cause I haven’t had one… ever. A day at a private beach with my hubby, (period and kid free preferably). Lots of fruity adult type beverages, and all that yummy yet bad for you stuff. Like hot wings, french fries, chocolate cheesecake. Probably have to throw in some Lays BBQ chips to go with all the fruity cocktails. And all day to do whatever.. he he,.. came up. ;) That would be kinda perfect to me.

  • Shelly Lloyd

    It would involve Sean Bean :-) And sex. Did I forget to mention the sex?

  • LadyClodia

    There was snow on the ground this morning. Boo. It’s all gone now, but still.

    My perfect day would consist of no kids, moscato wine, tiramisu, hanging out in a nice hotel room with my husband, and a Barenaked Ladies concert. Our anniversary came pretty close this year, except there wasn’t wine or tiramisu.

  • meteor_echo

    It would have to be a day without depression or anxiety attacks, and involving awesome pets: cats, snakes, lizards and owls. A lot of food, like sushi, pizza and Jelly Bellies, and probably some cream soda to drink. It would be great to see my friends in person and hang out with them.
    I’d love to read something awesome and maybe find some nice collectibles on Ebay, or to draw an amazing drawing.
    Sex would be optional but not necessary.
    I guess my dream day is boring.

    • Cee

      Oh yea! A day without anxiety would rock!

    • LiteBrite

      Cats, sushi, and sex. Sounds way less than “boring” to me. :)

    • meteor_echo

      More like cats, lizards, sushi, candy and a good book :)

      I’d have such a mean stomach ache the next day =_=

  • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    Do I get some kind of Mommyish points for saying today has been the perfect day because a) there was no work or school and b) I got to run fun errands and c) when I wasn’t sleeping late or running fun errands, I got to read up on Mommyish in REAL TIME and not 4 hours after all commenters got bored with the articles like is normal for me. The perfect Friday.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      And I have recently decided that calories don’t count because it doesn’t seem to matter whether I count them or not, they find me, so I dug into the Halloween candy a bit early :)

    • Eve Vawter

      This is the sweetest thank you!

  • Eve Vawter

    Attention! Emergency! I have vodka and no tonic :(

  • DeanaCal

    As many chocolate martinis as I want, and all the Chili Cheese Fritos. And Captain Jack Harkness.
    Alternatively, Race car driving school.

  • jendra_berri

    First I sleep in till about 10:00. I go out for brunch with friends. I order my favourite with French press coffee. I then hit the spa for a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure. I have lunch at my favourite Thai restaurant alone. I come home, take my baby on a walk with my husband. We come home, put our son to bed and have friends over for Indian food we’ve ordered in. We enjoy it with wine and great conversation until around midnight.
    In this fantasy day I also own a dishwasher.

    • Eve Vawter

      I love all of this

  • Tea

    Hit the renaissance fair or a good reenactment battle, take the scenic route home, drink hard cider and listen to flogging molly, and have angry hooligan sex.

    • Eve Vawter

      I am not sure what angry hooligan sex is but I want to go to there.

  • Peggy

    Sadly, I have this day set in my mind…drop kids off at daycare, early morning run along the canal, breakfast at the crepe place nearby, massage and pedicure at the spa, lunch at the greek restaurant also along the canal, and reading (re-reading) either a Harry Potter or Hunger Games book. If only….

  • LiteBrite

    I don’t know about this one. Normally I’d say a whole day of shopping for just myself because any time I DO go shopping it’s like to Target – with my kid – because I don’t have time on the weekend to spend all day at the mall. But I shopped all day last Friday, and it was kind of boring.

    Then I thought maybe laying on the couch and watching horror movies all day, but I’m suffering through a cold right now and I got to do that yesterday. And that was kind of boring too after awhile.

    So I don’t know. But I do know it has to involve alcohol. Bacon. And maybe Rob Zombie.

    • Eve Vawter

      I’m sorry you are sick. I can totally see you and Mr. Zombie sitting around, discussing neighborhood issues, your kids etc.

    • LiteBrite

      Yeah, it sucks that I had to get sick right before the weekend of all the Halloween festivities. Of course that would happen.

      I think Zombie is childless. And against skateparks. Maybe we could have an argument about the latter. :)

    • Eve Vawter

      I am gonna make you guys have a talk show together

  • Daisy

    In my dream day, I fly to California. I buy a super cute new dress and big sunglasses and stroll around Hollywood. I am immediately discovered by a bigtime movie producer who wants to cast me in her next film, but since I only get one dream day, I skip past the filiming part and hit the red carpet that night. I am wearing another new dress, with lots of sparkles. While at this fancy Hollywood party, I meet Ian Somerhalder. I whisk him back to my hotel room, and we spend all night… watching Grey’s Anatomy and discussing politics :)