saturday night


on August 4, 2002

It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting home alone…….. Loser! lol!

Vic’s in Ipswich for a hen’s night and I miss her 🙁  It’s quite strange – ever since we found out about her being pregnant I worry about her a lot more.

It’s been an interesting day – we had the super six around for breakfast this morning to watch the tri-nations match between NZ and Australia.  The All Blacks had another heart-breaking loss in the last minute.  MacDonald gave away a penalty with time up on the clock and it was slotted away to give Australia the win :glum:  Buggery bollocks!!  This was only partially relieved by Nigel Avery winning double gold in the 105kg+ weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games……………

And it’s raining 🙁


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18 Responses to “saturday night”

  1. Bekah says:

    What’s a “hen’s night”?

  2. Marc says:

    I’m sure you call them something else in the US – a hens night is the female equivalent of a stag party.

  3. Lynda says:

    I don’t think there’s anything like that in the US.  Only because it happens every time a group of women get together.  Maybe a “girl’s night out”?

    A hen’s night.  That sounds like a measurement of time.

    “Seem’s like Doug has been in the big city for a year, but it’s only been two weeks since he left the farm.”

    “I know, it seems like a hen’s night, doesn’t it?”

  4. Marc says:

    No it’s more than that (I think)

    They did silly things like dress the bride to be up with a veil, handcuffs, learner plates (like on a car), rabbit ears! etc and then get her to do “tasks” These were written on cards and consisted of thing such as “kiss the tallest man in the room”, “get a man to give you his underwear” and so on……..

    Mind you if this happens every time a group of women get together in your town the so be it wink lol!

  5. Lynda says:

    Ummmmm.  Other than a bachlorette party, I’ve never heard of anyone doing this in the U.S. on a regular basis.  I mean, enough to warrant a name for it.

    I’m sure there are some fetish groups that get together like this, but I’d think men would be included there…

    I know groups of 12 year old girls do stuff like this nearly every time they get together, but other than that.. no…

    If I ever go to England, I’ll need to remember NOT to go to a “hen’s night” should someone invite me. smile

  6. Marc says:

    Hmm – I think I need to explain slightly more smile

    This is a party held by a group female friends and relatives before one of them gets married.  It’s not done on a regular basis (unless you have lot’s of friends getting married at the same time! wink)

    Guys have done this for years and recently women have started doing it…. there’s nothing fetishist about it – it’s just celebrating the brides last days as a single woman.

    Is this the description of a bachlorette party? 

  7. Lynda says:

    Ahh.  Yes.  That makes much more sense then. smile A bachlorette party.

    Whew!  I was beginning to think y’all were a bunch of freaky English people! smile

  8. Marc says:

    Phew – I’m glad we got there in the end :zoink:

  9. Lynda says:

    By the way, just to show you how 1 track my mind is, you said Vic was in Ipswich and my mind immediately read that as Ipswitch

    ::shakes head::

  10. Marc says:

    sad……… lol! 

    yeah – Vic’s a software developer! heh heh :vbg:

  11. Bekah says:


    Bachlorette party = hen’s night.

    Where in the hell did that name come from?

    What do you guys call Bachlor parties?

  12. Lynda says:

    I’m guessing they call them “stag” parties.

  13. Marc says:

    And you’d be right smile

    I’m sure I’ve seen them called stag parties in US movies?

  14. Lynda says:

    Not usually.

    We even have a movie called Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks. smile

    Maybe they change the name for British releases like they changed the name in the US for Harry Potter…


  15. Marc says:

    After searching google it does indeed seem to be a UK (and sometimes Canadian) name.

    There are a couple of sites in the US that use the terms interchangably such as this one although it seems to refer to it in a more historical sense.

    PS:  It stayed as Bachelor Party over here.

  16. Lynda says:

    Canada’s tripping.  They’ll swear to the high heavens that they’re all British.  I’m surprised they don’t drive on the left side of the road.

  17. Marc says:

    lol!  They’ll swear to the high heavens that they’re all British – unless of course they think they’re French!  😮

  18. Lynda says:

    By the way, the only time I hear the word “stag” used around here is used in the context of a guy going somewhere without a date.

    “He’s going stag to the party.”

    Either way, I suppose it means a guy who is unattached.

    Odd way we use words, isn’t it?