On my vaguebooking list, I had an item for men who like meat, and tagged a bunch accordingly. This probably wasn’t that vague for most of them as I started an outing a number of years ago called “MMMMM”. It stood for “Mid-Month Movie Madness for Men”, basically a guys night out to grab some dinner beforehand and then a movie. But attendance varied depending on the movie, location, timing, etc. I tried kickstarting it a few times, but it never really gelled as an outing.
Later, it morphed into an occasional wing night here and there, and the MMMMM transformed into “Mid-month Madness for Men who like Meat”. Why limited to men? No real reason other than that I frequently get to do outings with friends and couples, but rarely just the guys. It isn’t just about seeing friends or eating wings, it’s also an opportunity to just have a guys night regularly that I won’t do if I don’t schedule it. Which is weird in a way. It’s not like we’re talking dirtbikes and power tools, there’s nothing about it that makes it “guy”-ish, it’s just guys that are invited.
But I feel like I don’t put enough energy into it, despite liking the time. People don’t know about it far enough in advance, other things crop up, etc. So if I want people to be able to attend, it helps not to spring it on them 3 days ahead. Of course, by contrast, if it is a regular thing, it’s easy to say no one month and come the next. Which is fine too. I really won’t be hurt, sniff sniff. 🙂
But I do want to give different people a chance to participate, and some can’t make Mondays or Tuesdays or Wednesdays, so I’m going to rotate it through a bit:
- Monday January 19th
- Tuesday February 17th
- Wednesday March 18th
- Monday April 13th
- Tuesday May 12th
- Wednesday June 17th
If all goes well, I’ll schedule the next six months too! Now I just need to post, and copy the guys who are invited (although open to other guys too). Maybe if there’s interest, the women could come one of the months (March maybe?).