Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Friends

Frantically formulating Friday's fun fare...fiddle-fart...fiddle-fart...FOCUS, fercryingoutloud!

For real, I am just going to pick a topic today. Go Away Fozzie, it is not you! Sadly, family, it is not you either. For goodness sake, why is my husband still standing next to me? Oh, it is to make suggestions like Fred Flinstone...flee, will ya?

Finally, free to frolic in the fabulousness of my final answer...friends! Remember back when you had a best friend in math class, and a best friend from your neighborhood, and one from homeroom? Now it feels like the categories have changed a bit, but still need some sort of explanation. There are facebook friends, blog world friends...two categories that flummox those with no familiarity with such folly. I fear that there are also PlayStation 3 friends as well, but fortunately, (or unfortunately) I don't have any of those. Finally, there are friends...the ones you can just call friends and people somehow understand and know what you are talking about.

Facts (ok, they're opinions):


A friend will iron tablecloths nice and fancy for you, instead of just calling you out for being too freakin' lazy to do so yourself.

A friend who drops a double batch of Chex mix on the floor will just sit down next to you and together you will eat what seems salvageable until you are full.

A friend will wait for you to laugh first if you don't make it to the bathroom in time. (At least that is what I think a friend would do.)

A friend does not comment on how the quantity of chocolate you eat could foster frumpiness.

A friend does not keep figures on favors. They ask, you ask and somehow it's fair.

A friend may feign distaste for your foes, but will frankly inform you if you're being friggin' unreasonable.

A friend shares her food and makes any feast feel fancy.

A friend may finish your sentences, but would never finish your favorite candy.

A friend will let you feel funny, at least for a little while, even when your jokes have fallen flat.


Finally, a friend will show up at your front door, in your incoming emails or call your fone (let it slide) when you least expect, but most need it. Friends are fabulous!

May you find friends that forgive your faults, with no fear of flaunting their own flaws in return...knowing that you will return the favor.

23 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous foray into the field of friendships . (fone?). .....sorry couldn't let it slide! Lol

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  2. Too cute reading about friends, I like the one that they will finish your sentence but not your chocolate, that is my kind of friend! LOL I wrote abour friends today too :)

    betty

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  3. Ah, such a sweet post. Love the one about letting you feel funny. So true. We all need a pity laugh every now and then.

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  4. I love this! And may I add that a friend is one whose blog can make you laugh on a grey and rainy day. I am so honored to be your blog-o-sphere buddy. :)

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    1. Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by, and the feeling is mutual funny friend!

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  5. As usual, you are perfect with the "FUN" letter F. I am jealous!

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  6. Someone who irons for me is definitely my friend. Great post!

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  7. This is great---but you forgot the friends who will drink your lame-ass Genny Cream Ale and not complain.

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  9. What a wonderful reminder of what a friend is.

    Julie

    http://blueberrry-dreams.blogspot.com

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  10. OMG.....so cute and clever! I'm a new follower from "over 40" hop. Can't wait to look around your place. :)

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  11. This was a hoot! Thanks for the laughs...and friends are so many things that keep our lives tied together when all seems to come undone. Nice to be in A to Z with you!

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    1. You are very welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

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  12. A friend would not only not comment on chocolate consumption, the would fly over with fudge!

    Heh!

    Cat

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    1. And not Fat free fudge either...for sure!

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  13. This is adorable, and very true. When I first moved to Atlanta I made friends with a seemingly great group of people. Things were great for about a year, until I started to realize that they were very catty, and often two faced to others. I got a new roommate, who turned out to be emotionally and physically abusive. It only took dealing with that situation, and my friends reaction to it, to see how bad of friends they really were. I endured a few lonely months between then and now, but made it through thanks to my dry erase board, where I listed the true qualities of a good friend, and decided to not compromise on them again. Now, I have great friends, and it was totally worth it.

    Great post!

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    1. Sorry there was so much dark before you got to the light! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Girl, you can rock some alliteration!

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  15. Awesome post. Although friends may eat your favourite candy... If it was theirs too and they had no willpower. Or at least I may have done that a time or two. ;)

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  16. Following along on your alphabet, and I must stop here at F to tell you how much I love your definition of Friends. Fabulous, fantastic, funny, and fraught with truth.

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  17. I like where you are going with your a-z. Alliteration is a favorite of mine. I'll stop back to see you along the way.

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