Monday, July 30, 2007

Friends

I am blessed that I have a lot of friends, real life friends that I have had since grade school and high school. Sure, I have new friends from work and theater and from different stages in my life, but for the most part the friends that I see and hang out with now are the same people I hung out with for the past 20 to 25 years. Every few months someone hosts a gathering and we all get together.

Yesterday Lori and Paul hosted. By my count there were 17 adults and 15 children. It was a great time. There were great conversations and updates regarding everyone’s lives and it was all interrupted by “Stop that.”, “No honey, you need to share.”, “Have you seen my kid?” and so forth.

Most of my friends read Poop and Boogies. Yesterday my friend Susan, we met when we were 14 years old, asked me “What do I need to do to make it on Poop and Boogies?”

I laughed and had some kind of smart-ass comment, but it was left at that. But her question got me to thinking: Why haven’t I posted more about my friends?

I guess the main reason is the fact that I was Orlando for the past two years and that I did not see them all that often. Another reason is I don’t want to offend anyone. Sure, my family is fair game when it comes to posting but I am not sure how my friends would take it. I have a history of putting my foot in my mouth and offending them face-to-face and I am not sure of what the implications would be if I offended them on the Internet.

I do want to say, I am very proud of the fact that they consider me their friend and that is something worth blogging about.

Oh, and Susan, another way to get mentioned, here, is to announce in a room full of people, “Tara, I just wanted let you know that my family really enjoyed playing Pass the Pickle with your family.”

I am not sure what that means but I found it funny.

12 comments:

t_cole said...

oooohhhhhh Susan....
be very VERY careful what you wish for...

TBG said...

Susan might regret wanting to be on the blog!

It is wonderful to have such great friends.

kalki said...

It sounds like you've got great friends there, a group based on openness and, um, sharing.

(Naughty.)

Jen said...

haha It thought that was funny, too! I laughed out loud!

Tara said...

You have made Susan very happy!! I feel so lucky to be a part of such a great group of friends! Always great to see you all! P.S. The Pass the Pickel game is like hot potato! A real crowd pleaser!

Anonymous said...

Tara sounds like a swinger!

Kami said...

Pass the Pickle, huh?

Nilbo said...

If you play Pass the Pickle too much, you end up at parties where conversations are interrupted by “Stop that.”, “No honey, you need to share.”, “Have you seen my kid?” and so forth. (My personal favourite was always "Honey, their dog doesn't like it when you put your finger there".)

So, Susan. How YOU doin'?

Stacie said...

Pass the Pickle? That's not something we play with other families in my house...in fact...

oh nevermind...

Stacie

Susan (aka Tori Spelling) said...

Ahhh....I am basking in the happy glow of attention......Finally!! All publicity is good publicity, I always say.

And while I can certainly vouch for Bill's history of offending people, I think I have actually only been truly offended 3 or 4 times in 17 years. Maybe 5. That is a decent percentage.

Excuse me, now, I have to go think of more benign comments that can be misinterpreted and and prepare to say them in front of Bill...

Susan (aka Tori Spelling) said...

Actually, it's been 23 years. An even better percentage.

Circus Kelli said...

Does Susan have any "dish" on the younger William? Maybe she should get her own blog... ;)