Monday, October 31, 2011

Brave enough to ask the big questions

Do you ever think about your friends?  I do.  I think about how nice or pretty or funny they are.  I think about how they don't have gray hair and probably shave their legs more often than I do.  But I've begun to wonder if I really know them?  Sure, I can spell their names, find their houses, and call their pets by name ... kind of.  But what about the things I don't know?   What if they're famous and I'm missing out?  What if they have an evil clone - will I know my friend enough to pick her out?  These are the things that keep me awake at night and Facebook has been of no help to me whatsoever.

For example, there's Caution.  No.  Not me.  But a friend who shares my first name and last initial.  It caused a mix-up once or twice, but our husbands apparently know who we are and that helps.  Here's what I do know: she is a numbers wizard.  She speaks math as her second language and she doesn't even have an accent! I also know she is a great scout leader and her cooking/baking/entertaining would make Martha cry with jealousy.  She's probably a lot nicer than Martha, too.  So what else could I possibly need to know?  For starters, does she ever cheat and use her fingers to count?  Can she hula hoop?  Plain pretzels or with mustard?

See what I mean?  You think you know someone, but what you DON'T know may be more interesting and valuable.

There's another friend around here.  Another scout leader and capable leader. I KNOW that she's smart and fun and that she thrives on organization and creative ideas.  She is also fond of pirates. So what is it that I don't know?  Does she floss as often as she probably tells the dentist?  Creamy or chunky peanut butter? Christmas music before Thanksgiving or not?  And though she might want to sing karaoke, do WE want her to?

So what is my point here you ask desperately hoping there is one. Rest assured, I am very point driven and today's is this:  Do we know each other beyond names, general continent of residence, and whether or not we have the ability to type withouttt typos?

If you've been curious about who I am, here are the answers:
yes,
sometimes,
strawberry,
over the top of the roll,
as little as I have to,
about $51.86.

Doesn't that feel better??? We are actually getting to really know each other and I couldn't be happier.
Anything else you need to know, just ask.  In the meantime, I'm going to log back into Facebook to find out if my friends have birthdays or not.

11 comments:

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

Curious....pirates or parties?

Jeannelle said...

Because we actually met once, I do think about you often and wonder how you're doing. Now you're making me wonder this, too: Are YOU famous and do YOU have an evil clone?

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

I know, Pirate Parties.

The Incredible Woody said...

I AM the evil clone and I WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!!! Bwahahaha!!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Well, this morning I thought I knew a lot of things about my friends.
Now? I don't know anyone....and I have some serious questions for myself too.

Laura~peach~ said...

i am still trying to figure out if i even know myself... nope sure dont...

Mental P Mama said...

No pretzels at all.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I have read this a dozen times in my Google Reader but it was too deep for my brain. After listening to a few audio books where the cop questions the witness, I think I'm ready.

hours before my wedding the subject of favorite colors came up and I asked my BFF what my favorite color was. She was totally clueless. LOL It was a great day! She knows everything and I finally got her on something.

Now what was your question?

Oh, no, I don't know squat about anyone. My mind is a sieve and I'm lucky that I remember their names.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm really glad that you've allowed us to step up to that more intimate level of our friendship. Really? $51.86???

Happy New Year from your GREY haired virtual friend, who: yes, never, plain, yep-sad, but I actually do and does it matter if anyone else wants you to sing Karaoke?

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, I am certain that what we don't know about our friends is very interesting. Except for me, of course; I have no secrets.haha

Double Wide Mom said...

I'm glad someone else has asked these questions. I often wonder if my friends have tattoos that they have never mentioned!