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:
over the top of the roll,
as little as I have to,
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.