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Scotch, Wii & a Fedora

Bad jokes. Scotch. Wii sports. “That’s what she said”. Starbucks. Smack talking. Playing with puppies. A Fedora.

Good friends. Good times. Good memories.

It amazes me how at ease I feel with my group of friends. Over the years, the group has sort of gotten smaller and morphed a tad…but at the root of it is a gang of friends who don’t mind the years that go by and who accept each other unconditionally. No matter where we go in life, we always end up feeling home when we get together.

Tonight was another example of that. I kept bringing up the fact that I’ve known N for 9 years. 9 years feels like a lifetime when it comes to a friendship, especially one that goes strong past high school. The group of friends I have now? We haven’t grown apart despite the distance sometimes, and the months that might pass without us talking…because all it boils down to is how solid our friendship is…and it.is.solid.

I feel at home. I know that 10 years from now, we’ll still feel at home when we come together. It feels good to be myself around people. I can forget about the stress I feel, the problems waiting for me at home and at times, the heartache of loneliness…because for those hours…or hour…or minutes…I’m among family.

It’s true what they say. We might not be able to choose our blood but in our friends, we choose our family.

Thanks guys…for everything and for the good times. Let’s raise our glasses to many many more years filled with memories and inside jokes.

Who are some of your closest friends? How long have you known them? What makes you feel at home *with* them? What makes someone family beyond being a friend?

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  • LivingWicked December 27, 2008, 4:06 pm

    Tara. Rachael. YOU. Carol. Tanya. Tori. Chrissa. Squish. Cass.

    Rachael is my oldest friend in the group. I have known her since the 9th grade. She is my other half mommy-wise. And marriage-wise. She is family to me. Like a sister I never had.

    Tara, well she is my naughty half. The single lady I live vicariously through.

    You ladies are my soul sisters. To have a connection with you over the web first before ever having a conversation or sharing a hug is a force to be reckoned with.

    LivingWicked’s last blog post..Just 5 MotherFucking Minutes.

  • perpstu December 29, 2008, 10:48 am

    My core group of friends has stayed the same for the last 12 years or so. We have evolved, new people have come in and some have moved away, butthe core group stays the same!

  • cassie December 29, 2008, 1:02 pm

    Who are some of your closest friends? Jeff, Kay, Katie, Casey, JoJo……all of my ladies…..the list could go on forever

    How long have you known them? known Katie the longest…since 5th grade…Casey since 7th grade and Jeff and Kay for 14 years now

    What makes you feel at home *with* them? the fact that they get my humor and accept me without judgement

    What makes someone family beyond being a friend? again….accepting me for who I am with all my quirks! someone who GIVES as much as takes!!!!

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