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.