Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm So Thankful for My Friends

Ever since high school, I've always been one of those girls who's had lots of different groups of friends.  I have varied interests, so this has followed me through high school into college and now beyond.  I am so lucky to have my friends.  They have been there for me in some extremely difficult circumstances.  They listen to me and love me despite my craziness.  I thank God for my friends every single day. 

I thought I would make a list of some of my friends here and some of the categories they fit into.  This is in no way an all-inclusive list and the thoughts here are quite random.  I think maybe I will blog about other friends as their "categories" come to my mind.

Knows all the same pop culture references.
This title belongs to my friend Neri.  One time in high school, a teacher made some off-the-cuff remark like "it's not like anyone remembers the name of the prostitute Hugh Grant got caught with."  No lie, sitting right next to each other in that class, at the exact same moment in time, Neri and I both said out-loud "Divine Brown!"  Everyone looked at us like we were crazy.  And we kind of are. But Neri is the friend who always gets my pop culture references without prompting and vice versa. We share a common love/hate relationship with all the Kardashians.   We also have a bit of a friendly rivalry when it comes to SEC football.  Bless her heart, Neri is a Florida fan.

Knows too much for us not to be friends.
This one goes to my best friend Courtney.  I say this casually- but Courtney really does know pretty much everything.  She is that friend who gets all my family references without background stories.  I'm pretty sure she loves some members of my family as much as I do.  She also just gets me and I can be myself around her.  She is also one friend who reminds me never to give up. She understands my current state of cynicism but reminds me to be optimistic and always has faith in me and reminds me to have faith in myself.

Makes me feel like I'm not the only cynical one in the world.
Thank God for my friend Lauren. Just when I think I'm the most cynical person I know, I can call Lauren and have her agree with my cynical points.  And it makes us both laugh.  We are in the same boat of many of life's categories right now and it is such a comfort to me to have a friend who understands our stage in life and can laugh about it. 

Knows how to keep my cynicism in check.
My friend Kathryn keeps my cynicism in check.  She's the one who calls me pessimistic when I call myself realistic.  She reminds me that it is okay to love things like Disney World and have obsessions over nail polish.  She reminds me that I shouldn't be so hard on myself and other people.

Has extreme social networking/ blogging/ writing skills.
My friend Jenn has been blogging for longer than I've known her I think and I really admire her social networking and blogging and writing skills.  She is constantly connecting people on Twitter and never posts a blog that she hasn't put a lot of thought into. She is the ultimate social butterfly and I really respect that.  She can also always be counted upon for a twitter conversation or a West Wing reference.

Will always respond to my emails and texts during the work day.
My friend Emily is my partner in crime during the work day.  We are also very similarly minded about most political issues.  We are also not afraid to disagree with each other on political or life issues and we don't beat around the bush when it comes to expressing our opinions.  She is also just about as obsessed with blogs as I am and speaks blog language, if you know what I mean.

The true romantic.
My friend Rachel is a true romantic and does not make apologies for believing in romance.  She always believes in the good in people and in the good in the future.  She loves history and has a slight fascination with most of our founding fathers. 

Unabashedly loves bacon.
My friend Colleen absolutely loves bacon.  I mean, who doesn't love bacon?! Nobody I know!  We also share a common love of the television show Weeds and Ina Garten. If you need a laugh, you can contact Colleen anytime and she will oblige. 

Oldest friend.
My friend Jenny is my oldest friend.  We've known each other since I was 8 or 9.  She was and still is a trouble-maker and I love her.  Sometimes I wonder how she didn't get us into more trouble when I was a kid/ teenager? She definitely challenged my goody-two-shoes ways of life.  We've always had a bond but similar experiences in our young adult lives have bonded us more than ever. I am so thankful to have a friend who can understand what I'm going through better than anyone else because she has been through it herself! 


  1. Haha I've totally been blogging since before we knew each other! Too funny... I think I started the spring before we met. I remember blogging about that whole program before I went. I'll have to dig that up in the archives...

  2. What a sweet post. I think it is very healthy to surround yourself with different types of friends. Keeps life interesting and fun, and I think it makes for a more tolerant person. Although because you have such a mix of friends it must mean you are already tolerant and accepting of anyone :)


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