Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm Thankful for...New Friends

So, yesterday I was freaking out. Not majorly. Just the mild freak-out that comes with meeting someone new who you really want to like you. Like getting ready for a first date, only without all that worry about whether or not you'll be going Dutch, or if you'll be expected to put out.

(The answer is always no, girls. Respect yourselves!)

And I was searching through the pitiful contents of my closet that didn't seem so pitiful the last time I'd checked. I must have gone through a dozen outfits and rejected every one of them. They made me look like such!

I gave up, settled on the last frumpy get-up, and attempted to get a style going in my newly shorn hair. It wasn't working. I'm used to having long, flowing, waist-length locks to work with. Now it's shoulder length, and I'm clueless what to do with it. I just brushed it and let it go. What ya gonna do?

I waited, cringing at the state of my house, which would soon be viewed by new eyes. Hey, I never claimed to be a neat freak, but sometimes even I'm surprised how much clutter I will allow to pile up before I grab a pitchfork and my OCD buddy, Shannon, and get the place put to rights. Alas, Shannon's in Ohio, and my pitchfork must be buried under layers of Aqua Dots, a week's worth of old newspapers, and piles of clean laundry (yay for working washers!).

So, who was this individual who had me in such a tither? None other than the incomparable Ms. Emma Sometimes herself!

Yeah, you'd be freaked, too!

Well, it seems I had no reason to be. We're total BFF's now. She's getting a tattoo on her buttcheek that says so!

After a couple hours of braiding each others' hair, talking about boys we like, and engaging in scantily-clad pillow fights, we moved the party to Dapoppin's house. It didn't break up until the wee hours of the afternoon when Emma had to pick her kids up from school.

Oh, what fun we had! It was swell, I tell you! Swell!

Maybe even...The Best Day Ever?!!


Rimarama said...

I would be happy to pick the lint off your couch next time you're in a pickle.

Kimberly said...

Usually I'm happy for bloggy friends that get to meet each other but in this case? Writhing. With. Envy. I used to live an hour from there! An hour! For four frickin' years! Argh!!

newnorth said...

hahah, perfect song to end the post.

Regan Blair said...

Watch out for Aqua dots. I think they're being recalled. Diane Sawyer was on the news the other day with a lady whose little boy (2) ingested them. He staggered around drunkenly and then fell asleep for six hours.

Apparently they aren't good to eat.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahh that's so cute.
Glad you had such a fabulous day in the real world with two such cool blog buddies.

Emma Sometimes said...

I have piles and piles of aqua dots at my house. Apparently they are really good on mashed potatoes.

Hey look at the pretty butterflies!

I had lots of fun. I'm so glad you don't live in Florida.

dan leone said... mean to tell me that bloggers actually have physical-ness? They exist beyond the 16X16 confines of an avatar?!

Anyone live in Boston?! LOL.

Carlos said...

I almost met a reader of my blog once, long ago, but instead I didn't. I think it was a good decision.

Of course, I never considered that we could become BFFs!


piper of love said...

This is a great post girl! How did I miss out on this Thankful thing that you are doing? What a great thing to do!!

Everyone loves you, because you are superb! :)


Avery Gray said...

Rimarama--I'll need you to come on a regular basis. Our couches are unfathomably linty!

Kimberly--why the heck would you move away from this beautiful area full of kindred spirits? That's cuckoo!

Newnorth--we were busting that one out yesterday. It was great fun, AND we were sober!

Regan--you fell into my evil clutches! ;o) I know about the Aqua Dots. I was just trying to be funny. Guess I shouldn't quit my day job, huh? Wait, I don't have one of those.

Jo--thanks! Look us up the next time you're in the Pacific Northwest...whenever that will be!

Emma--yeah, thanks for that Aqua Dot smoothie recipe. It was delicious, even if I did lose a period of time. Weird.

Dan--did that just blow your mind? Crazy, huh?

Carlos--if you don't have a BFF feeling about them, it's probably best not to meet them. But we'd already talked for hours on the phone and determined we were separated at birth. Small world, isn't it?!

Pipes--I know you are, but what am I? ;o)

Jennifer said...

That's it. I'm driving down there. You made me jealous. ;-)

Avery Gray said...

Jennifer--come join the party! I'll make fondue!

QZ~Ba Doozie said...

When I next come over there to visit em's we are so totally including you in our hell raising night on the town. get ready for farts grandiouse, drinking ice tea till you faint and partying at the target til they kick us out!!!

suchsimplepleasures said...

thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a wonderful comment. it's funny, i feel the same way...that the in-laws wish he had stayed with his ex. i can't imagine wishing that on my child but, i feel that is what they want.
anyway...thanks for the kind words!

Lizzi said...

How is it that all you other blogging folk know eachother IRL?? I've never once even met anyone else who knew what a blog was, let alone had one! Maybe I need better friends ... !

R said...

I am just way too far away...

I did talk to Emma the other day on the phone for a handful of hours...I think WE are best friends, so there....


Like I said, I think you guys were separated at birth!!!

Sheila said...

Sometimes I wish I could meet my bloggy friends in person, but then I wonder if maybe in person, I am such a dork that it just won't work out!

Secret Agent Mama said...

I think I need to find some Atlanta bloggers! I am in need of some new friends, seeing as I'm drifting from a rude one with rude kids and my best one is going to be moving to freakin' NV!

But this isn't about me. LOL

Stephen said...

Friends are great. Emma's a good one to have.

Avery Gray said...

Doozer--that sounds like great fun! When ya coming down next? Up? Over?

Simplepleasures--you're quite welcome, and I meant every word!

Lizzi--I'll be your friend! (Did that sound a little desperate?)

R--you can still be BFF's with Emma. I know better than to step up to you. You'll lay me out! ;o)

Sheila--I can't be friends with anyone who ISN'T a dork! Uptight people just don't get me.

SAM--aw! I'm sorry! Maybe we should start a blog buddy site to help bloggers hook up with other bloggers in their area. (There's probably something like that already, but I have no idea what it is.)

Stephen--she is a good one! And you seem like a good one, too, for saying so!

Edge said...

I miss the days when I was single and the state of my house had no bearing on my opinion of people coming over.


meleah rebeccah said...

Oh man! Thst is so cool. There are so many bloggers I would love to meet in real life.

Glad ya'll had such a great time.

"After a couple hours of braiding each others' hair, talking about boys we like, and engaging in scantily-clad pillow fights"


cate said...

i'm jealous! don't get me wrong...i'm glad you had a good time...but i'm so very jealous!

i have yet to meet another blogger from the Ottawa area! seriously...i can't be the only one!

loveyh said...

SNIFF. You wait untill I'm half a continent away to get BFF tattoos on butts and naked pillowfights. And eat GHB--you probably made out with one another too, but only as an experiment, right?


Erin said...

I'm a tad jealous...both of you would be fabulous to meet. And the fact that you got to meet each other, that must have been a hoot! I recently got to meet one of my blogging buddies and it was one of the best things I've ever done. I thought of suggesting the tattoos on the butt to her, but I wasn't sure if it would go over well : ) Let me know if you're ever going to be somewhere in the middle of Canada.