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10 adults share their nostalgic and simple friday night routine during middle school

People reminisce about their Friday night adventures, invoking a nostalgic journey and acting as a reminder of simpler times.

10 adults share their nostalgic and simple friday night routine during middle school
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Eventful Fridays

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Thirdman

Everybody loves Fridays. A Friday indicates the end of a week and the arrival of the weekend for many individuals to take some much needed rest. The day becomes even more fun for children in school as they share what they would do for the weekend with their friends and head home with excitement. Reddit user u/weewooweewoo1985 asked the community, "When you were in middle school, what was the perfect way to spend a Friday night?" Here are 10 of the best answers that is sure to induce a sense of nostalgia. 

1. Sneak out of the house

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ron Lach

Sneak out of the house, go to the illegal rave in the city your friend's older sister told you about, take acid for the first time. All in the summer of 89. That was how we rolled when the older siblings were in high school and told us about such things lol. It was a new thing, it may have been the very first in our city and was super illegal, she had to go talk to a bouncer at some club to get directions to some old warehouse it was in. u/Soundwave-1976

2. Going to their grandma's house

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio

Grandma's house while my parents drank, a whole pizza from the good place with my favorite toppings pepperoni and bell peppers, a comedy movie, and popcorn from the stovetop and not Act 2. Still diet and caffeine-free coke, but it's still better than Shasta. It's my favorite because I wasn't old enough to be out on my own but my brother was so it was nice to get some game time just me and her. u/just_hating

3. Prepare to go for a paintball match

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Bulat Khamitov

Lay all my paintball gear out on my bed and meticulously check and repack everything. Field strip, clean, and lubricate my marker (paintball gun), even though I had almost certainly done that right after the last time I played. Anxiously rechecked the weather forecast, praying to anything and everything I could think of that we wouldn't get rained out. Call my buddy and confirm that he was going to the field too. I'm about to turn 42 and some version of this is still one of my favorite ways to spend a Friday night. The gear mostly lives in the garage now, except the markers which hang on the wall in my home office. And the anticipatory paintball packing rituals wait until my wife and daughter have gone to bed. u/MrBarraclough

4. Spend time at the roller rink

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio

Roller rink, then sleepover. Nearly every Friday. If it was before a softball game on Saturday, the sleepover was always at our coach’s house. They had two daughters, my best friends and were on the team. Their home wasn’t very big, so we were everywhere! They made sure we got enough sleep, had a good breakfast, and had plenty of bonding time. We came in first in both our 7th and 8th grade years. u/BlackLakeBlueFish

5. Youth club

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio

Middle school is 11-14ish? Younger? I spent most Friday nights at the youth club, as we didn't have many other options. Thursdays were computer club (mostly C64/Spectrums), the rest of the week was homework (Sept-June), or playing games (football, tag, etc) in the neighborhood until it got dark (Jul-Aug). Youth club had music and biscuits and a pool table, and was run by a teacher we'd all liked at primary school. I feel old. u/bopeepsheep

6. Watching Titanic at a sleepover

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ron Lach

Sleeping over at my friend’s house and busting out the Titanic VHS set in the middle of the night, giggling about the stuff we were too young for our parents to want us to see. Eating popcorn drenched in butter, staying up until the small hours and then laying around telling dumb jokes in the dark because we couldn’t get to sleep. I don’t miss being a kid; there’s so much about being an adult that’s better. But those are good memories. u/YawningDodo

7. Play in someone's yard

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kampus Production

We had this thing we called "Carnival". All the kids in the neighborhood would meet in someone's yard and play games until our parents called us home. Hide and Sneak, Smear the <whatever it's called now>, Kick the Can, Ghosts in the graveyard. Sometimes just football or baseball. It was a blast! Sometimes the parents would sit in the yards drinking beers and sometimes not. During the winter, a perfect Friday was TGIF on ABC and Pizza Hut. u/Ackmiral_Adbar

8. Play Nintendo 64

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tomasz Filipek

Dating myself, but I have such fond memories of going to sleep over at my best friend's house. We'd either go rent a video when I got there, or she'd already have a couple she'd rented earlier in the day. We'd watch movies, have some snacks, then stay up to 1-2 a.m. talking or playing the Nintendo 64, go to sleep and then we'd wake up to her mom's pancake breakfast.

Happy memories! u/HibouWho

9. Watch movies

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio

Get the Sega put and play some gauntlet 4. Used to have a notebook with all our save codes in it. Red dwarf needs food badly! That or going and picking out a movie from Block Buster and hitting up the dollar store for some candy and the 7-Eleven for slurpees and candy cigarettes. Watch the movies until dark and then go to sleep on the trampoline. Sometimes we'd go to the grocery store and get jojos and soda and then just hang out downstairs playing hide and seek or kick the can or bears in the woods. Oh, playing murder in the dark was a good one too. On Saturday we'd take the bus to the mall and goof off. Eat orange julious and froyo and corn dogs on a stick (though I preferred cheese on a stick) and window shop. Maybe hit up the dollar theater. Oh, go to the roller rink, especially if they were doing a dance night. I miss roller rinks. Bowling was good too, but I don't think we really started hanging out at the lanes until high school. u/xcedra

10. Attend football games

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Luis Henrique

Grew up in a small town so we normally went to the high school football, basketball, and baseball games. A few times that was our cover we'd tell our parents and we then sneak off to sip on beer (I don't think any of us ever finished a bottle just a bit past the neck) or make out with the girls somewhere on the school campus. u/HeartachetoHouston. Usually, during football season we'd play a game, then afterward with teammates, I would grab some pizzas, then hit up parties all throughout our town. u/Rich-Appearance-7145

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