I am all for going out and having a good time, but I'm stumped as to why it costs more to go out on a Friday night than a Sunday afternoon.
When I returned from Detroit on Friday night, I mentioned that I wanted to go to Kanki for dinner. It's the nicest Japanese Steak House in Raleigh - and dinner for two starts around $50. Tina was tired and I wasn't doing too well either (still in a suit from the interview). So we talked for a few moments and decided that a Sunday afternoon date would be better.
So we woke up this morning and planned out our date day. We would go to lunch at Kanki, hang around the mall (where the restaurant is) for a little while to kill some time, then go to a matinee showing of Big Fish.
By the end of the afternoon, we'd spent just over $40. Woo hoo! But I still don't understand why it was so much cheaper.
Snacks purchased at Target rather than the theatre: $1.25
Movie tickets: $11.00
So our advice to people who want to do a lot with a little? Stay at home on Friday night, go out on Sunday afternoon. :)