I am, honest! I have the best friends imaginable.
First of all there’s my blondie-bear, who’s several states and two time zones away from me right now. He called last night all excited because he wants me to take off the 30th & 31st from work and fly out there and spend a long weekend in San Jose. Doesn’t that sound blissful? We haven’t had a vacation-vacation in quite a long time. It seems like the last one was in 1999. Other than that, all our “vacations” have been to visit family or to have family visit here. So I’m really looking forward to it. Now I just have to see if I can arrange to get off work.
Next there’s my awesome sister Izzybella. It might be possible to have a better sister, but I highly doubt it. She has been there for me through everything, and even when we get snippy with each other (which doesn’t happen very often), we’re able to make up super fast. She just put in her notice that she’s leaving her second job, and I’m very happy, because it seems like many times when we want to do something on a Friday or Saturday or Sunday, she has to work. But she FINALLY realized that it’s all about me, so she quit so I can have her around more! Yay!
Next there’s Soleil. I met Soleil when we had a Shakespeare class together in college. I love our professor, he’s just such a sweetie, and he and I still correspond once in a while. But he has no butt. I swear! I would just sit there during his lectures and stare at him in fascination, wondering how his pants stayed up because the man has no butt! (Yeah, I like the butts on the guys.) And he also did these hideous little quizzes at the beginning of every class. They’d have questions like “how many hops did Cleopatra take through the town in Act whatever-the-hell-it-was” and of course I didn’t know because Antony and Cleopatra is a hella long play, and I just felt glad to have gotten through it, forget noticing how many hops Cleo took through the town! But I still got an A in his class because I did well on almost all the quizzes and I write a mean 5-paragraph essay. And Soleil and I worked on a class presentation with a couple of other people, and she knew my sister because they were in the theatre department together, and I just fell in love with her. So I was really glad when I got to audition for “What Happened” and ended up getting to spend lots o’ time with her. She’s caring, honest, loving, creative, artistic–in case you can’t tell, I really really love her. Joe and I have adopted her because we lurve her so much. And she’s sweet and let us adopt her!
And L-squared. She’s my newest sister. And Izzybella and I had a discussion the other day that if A. and L-squared had had the opportunity to know each other, they would have totally loved each other. They’d have probably gotten along better with each other even than with us, and that would have been okay. So we think that A. is probably totally cool with us adopting L-squared as another sister. L-squared is funny, goofy, sweet, creative, and quirky. We have lots of fun together. Clover was saying last night that L-squared is a really good actor. When I told Clover that this was her first play, she was quite surprised. I hope L-squared does more stuff with us. It’s fun.
Clover is another incredible friend. I’ve raved about her awesomeness on here before, so I’ll try not to repeat myself too much. But she is. Last night we went to Zio’s, home of the best chocolate cake in the world, and ate and drank Cokes and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked. And then we went to see the Simpson’s movie and laughed our asses off. It was fun. And she loans me her kids whenever I need them, which is also pretty cool of her. Of course, she’d probably say that it’s cool of me to take them when I need them, but that’s not so. It’s strictly with the greed on my part! I don’t covet her kids, but I love them madly.
A-banana, Clover’s daughter, is also extremely cool, like her mom and the one of her aunts that I’ve met. We had a good time out shopping today. Okay, let me rephrase that. We had a good time today. It wasn’t so much fun in the mall because hella lotta people there today taking advantage of the sales tax holiday (clothes & shoes & backpacks under $100 per item). And Plato’s Closet was so packed that I couldn’t take it and left A-bandana there to browse and try on clothes while I went next door to Panda and ate a vegetarian spring roll and drink a Dr. Pepper. I’ve known A-montana since she was 2 or 3, and now she’s a lovely teenage girl who is very fun to be with.
V., Soleil’s best friend and “partner in crime” has moved to Ohio, and I’m missing her dreadfully!! She has had mercy on us, and provided blupdates, but it’s just not the same. I cannot wait until she’s back for the winter holidays, and we’re all sitting at Spiral Diner scarfing hummus (except for Izzybella, who can’t eat the delectable stuff) and talking 90 miles a minute.
SGW, who was my WW buddy when we were doing WW, is another blessing of a friend. She’s as ornery as I am, and funny. We always have fun together. And we’re working together again on some serious lard-busting. Even that is fun when you’ve got a friend to do it with!
And all my blogfriends, whom I haven’t met in person yet but love nonetheless, you also make me feel really lucky to count you as friends. I read your blogs and share in your life a little bit, and isn’t that what being friends is about? I pray for you, think of you, wonder how you’re doing.
So life is good. I’m happy today. It’s been a great day and I just needed to sit down and count my blessings!