Friday, May 14, 2010

The BFF search begins

So I've been hard at work these past 2 weeks, auditioning new best friends. I've decided that most likely, I'm going to promote from within. Just to keep the learning curve to a minimum. (1) There are a lot of important things that I don't have time to teach a new BFF, like when my birthday is. (3)

One of my leading contenders is Hope, aka Lolita Travelsalot, a friend since our La Leche League days, 12 years ago. You know her as my baycation partner in crime, and also from BlogHer '08.

That's Hope on the left, and btw, this is the picture to
be used in my obituary.


Pros:
  • Fabulous wardrobe that she's willing to share, and even pretends will fit me, even though, c'mon, look at her!
  • Willing to drink before noon.
  • Long shared history. I've spent the past week looking for the most adorable picture of Noa and her middle daughter dressed like bumblebees for their dance recital when they were 4.
  • Not only remembered my birthday but even took me out for lunch.
Cons: (4)
  • Because she's so gosh-darned awesome, her schedule is pretty full. I hate to break this to you, but I'm a fairly high maintenance friend.
And so the search continues . . .

1) My husband mentioned that until my post last week, he thought *HE* was my best friend. Isn't that cute? Although, funny story: I was reading this book called
How to Have a New Husband by Friday (2) and it mandated that you shouldn't complain about your husband to your friends. Which begs the question, who should I complain about my husband to? Total strangers on the street? Grocery clerks? Not a well thought out book, I think we can agree.
2)
Which was utter tripe, and I took a lot of crap for reading it, even though it was just for potential blog fodder.
3) It was last Monday by the way, and a tremendous number of contestants neglected to so much as send a card and were immediately disqualified.
4) Besides, you know, working too hard and caring too much.

11 comments:

Stimey said...

It kind of seems like an SGBFF needs to have the commitment to make YOU her full time job. I don't know if I'm seeing that here.

The Zadge said...

Willing to drink before noon seems, to me, to be the criteria that should outweigh all others.

vuboq said...

I'm soooooo disappointed that I don't meet the distance criteria. Otherwise, I'm sure I would be the Most Perfect BFF EVER. *sigh*

MarathonMom said...

What about that redhead in the middle? You gotta watch out for them. I know........ But before noon *and* la leche is a very rare combo and you should take it while it's on the table.

country mouse said...

What? You didn't get the diamond and emerald birthday tiara I sent you? F***ing UPS--now I'll *never* be the new BFF!

Marinka said...

I like Lolita because she is tall. And that's really important in a best friend.

Getrealmommy said...

Totally cracks me up! I can relate, because I moved far from home (Denver to Berkeley), and I have realized that making new friends is totally like dating. Akward first meet ups-do you give out your digits, or does that look desperate? Bad first dates-I thought we were meeting for drinks, didn't think I would get your whole life story in the first 20 minutes....
You have to sort through some bad apples before you find the good ones.

Good luck! :)

Lady Travelsalot said...

Gosh, I'm just so damn honored to be nominated! No surprise, I've started my twitter campaign. Unfortunately, you remain ridiculously absent from Facebook or I'd be slamming that too.

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country mouse said...

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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

The fact that she has a fab wardrobe AND she is willing to share gets her a lot of points IMO ;-)