Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful for the People I Still Know

Some people feel that because I currently don't have a full-time I should be blogging on this thing 24/7. "You should be having giveaways five days a week!" a certain someone said. "Bring back Biz Quiz and Where in the World!"

Sorry to disappoint you, Sis, but no. For as much as I'd love to dedicate my entire being to this blog (right), I've actually been playing the social butterfly the last few days and reconnecting with old friends.

- I really needed an outing last week so I went to Public House with my undergrad buddy JK and some of her friends. We made fun of people's dancing, were probably made fun of and made "friends" with a couple weirdos who joined me in singing "Living on a Prayer." That song always does the trick.

- On Saturday I was immersed in football after a spontaneous invite from JK to meet her at Central Park. Her friend was playing with some UCLA alumni and afterwards we headed to Cornerstone Tavern for bar food, drinks...and more football watching. Thing lasted life, but I survived :)

- I spent Monday in Brooklyn with one of my high school BFFs that I hadn't seen in over a year (til I ran into her on my way back from the press trip)! We spent three hours working away at Starbucks and another three hours talking over dinner. It was incredible discovering what we'd gone through in the past year and why we each kept to ourselves instead of reaching out for the other. I left her house overjoyed that we'd reconnected and that it had been as if we never lost touch at all.

- And then Tuesday I had dinner with my closest girls from grad school whom I also hadn't seen in over a year. We rehashed every outing, every guy we crushed over and played "Where the Hell Are They Now?" with practically every kid in our class (Facebook is good for that, you know). Midnight came too soon and I wish it didn't end, but I walked home laughing to myself thinking of all the memories I made that year.

These are just some of the little things I'm grateful for at this moment. The fact that I've had awesome people in my life and that time can pass and then revert just as quickly.

And, of course, I'm thankful for you. You keep coming back (for some odd reason) to leave me smiles and words of encouragement day after day and I truly appreciate it. So I'll leave you with one quote I received last week from a sweet e-mail subscriber:

"'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We're afraid.' 'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We will fall!' 'Come to the edge.' And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew." ~Guillaume Apollinaire

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.


  1. I love catching up with old friends. Nothing like it!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Good for you! I am glad you are having fun and living life.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I constantly feel like I need to up mah social butterflyness. I'm thankful for all mah bloggy friendz too (& dat includes you, ma'am)!

  4. I'm actually getting exhausted from all the fun-having! I never even knew there was a term for the night before Thanksgiving (Blackout Wednesday), but I went barhopping with some friends last night and didn't roll in 'til 4-something AM.

    Hope you all enjoy your day. Eat that turkey!

  5. Sounds like you have been having a great time.

    Keep enjoying life :)


  6. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    I'm so glad you reconnected with old friends! They are both your past and your future!

  7. I hope you are enjoying Thanksgiving with family friends.

    :) I'm thankful I connected with some new friends - like YOU!

    I hope all that social networking helps you find the perfect "next thing" career-wise and the perfect Mr. Next Guy.


  8. Regardless of what free time you have, there is no reason why you should be blogging 24/7... Unless that's what you want to be doing. After all, as fun as blogging is, there's more to life than blogging. Right?

  9. Oh, and I'm glad you were able to meet up with those friends again. :)

  10. I do believe you should be in bed at 4am, missy. If I have to be tired and lazy, you should be too...isn't that what people always wish? That their misery would be shared?

    Okay, fine. No misery for you right now. I'll hoard it. Thanksgiving was peaceful and slow....more than it's been in 15 years. I was happy with this.

    The new dog might have barfed a hairball on our chair in the living room. Hubs found it this afternoon and is none too happy. I giggled.

  11. YAY you and your social self! It's good to take time and reconnect.


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