Monday, June 21, 2010

A Shout-Out to My Female Friends

DISCLAIMER: If you don't know me, then you probably won't know who or what I'm talking about here, so, I'd strongly suggest you read something else. Also, even if you are mentioned in this post, some of the references I'll make will only make sense to the people they're intended for. Still with me? Then, here we go.
I think most people who truly know me that most of my at least somewhat good friends are female. It isn't surprising, when you consider that I was raised in a house full of women. So, in this post, I'm going to address each of my good friends of the female persuasion. This is in no order; remember that.
First and foremost, I have to thank my very best friend. Emily, you are amazing. I honestly can say that I have never had a friend even remotely like you. I know that we don't get to talk much anymore, with you being busy with wedding planning and all, but know that I'm still on your side. Also, and I absolutely mean this, I really do wish you and Alan all the best. Thanks for being an amazing friend.
Brittany, or, should I say, Brii, I can honestly say that I'm very glad we've become friends. We've had some awesome conversations, and I hope we can continue to chat, although I know you've been busy with starting your singing career and all. You are a wonderful person, and I hope we do meet again at some point; after all, it's been three years since we last saw each other! Thanks for being an awesome friend.
Lydia, or, as I say at the library, Ms. Lydia, I know things have been hard for you recently. Still, the strength you have shown in the face of all that adversity is quite admirable. You're always looking out for me, even when I'm not even at the library. I'm very glad to know someone like you. Thanks for everything, especially for being a top-notch friend!
Ashley G., aka Asland, I know we haven't seen each other in a long time, but I'm very glad that you have become my friend, because you are an amazing person. I have enjoyed chatting with you and getting to know you better. Thanks for being a wonderful friend!
Christina K., I realize we didn't talk that much in high school, but I'm very glad for the friendship we've had over the past few years. I hope that our friendship continues for many years to come! It's nice having a fellow nerd as a friend; we can talk about technology, books, sci-fi/fantasy, etc., for a long time. Thanks for being a first-rate friend!
Cari, you have been my friend on Facebook almost from the time I joined! I am so glad that you have stuck around; quite a few of my original Facebook friends are long gone from my friends list. I really enjoy chatting with you, especially the way you tell me things exactly as they are. Some people would call that blunt, but you're truly my friend, so you know that's the only way to talk to me. I hope to see you again at some point, although we've both been talking about it for a while, so it might not happen. I'll still keep up hope that it does, though. Thanks for being a splendid friend!
Kristen, I know we haven't seen each other in four years, but, thanks to modern technology, we have continued to stay in touch, and it has been great. You are a great person, and I am very glad to know you. Thanks for being a terrific friend!
Lorie, we've only known each other for about a year, but you have been such a good friend to me during that time. Every time I see you, you get a big smile on your face and give me an even bigger hug, and it always makes me feel great inside. Thanks for being a first-class friend, and enjoy that book!
Krystal A., it just seems like you've been hit with one thing after another lately. Despite that, you always have a big smile on your face when you see me, and that makes me happy. I realize we've only been friends a matter of months, but it's been great, and I hope it continues for a very long time. Thanks for being a fabulous friend!
Stacey, every time we interact, whether it's when I see you at the shoe store, or just chatting on Facebook, you always lift me up. It's great knowing I have a friend like you, and I hope you and I will continue to be friends for many years to come. Thanks for being a divine friend.
Crystal J., I know things haven't been good for you lately, and I know you've been quite anxious. I probably would be, too, if I were in your situation. Still, you're a wonderful person, and I know that, with God's help, you'll get through it. Thanks for being a stellar friend!
Last but not least, Tanya, it made me sad when I saw you were no longer my job coach. Nevertheless, I'm very glad that you still want to keep in touch with me. Although we haven't had one in a while, I look forward to the next time you and I have a chat on Facebook. Thanks for everything!
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