Monday, February 8, 2010

Girltalk


"My therapist has put you in my web," she explained with a glass of wine in her hand. We were alternating handfuls from the giant bowl of popcorn in front of us, post-Grey's Anatomy. "She told me that I need some normal friends, and I said I have one -- you!" Her big smile always lifts my spirits.

We've been stuck together for almost four years; hard to believe. I rented a room from a boy I occassionally made out with, and she sublet from his sister. I had job applications out across the country, but somehow I ended up here and she followed. We've had our moments, as most roomates have, but she's one of those people that you just can't shake (and don't want to). She's fiercely loyal, gives her entire being to everyone she loves and everything she does, and she's got a great rack.

We went out dancing, pre-PJs, popcorn, and Grey's Anatomy. It felt like the old days in our new city, but the crowd was a bit creepier. I had to fight the urge to yell "Leggings are not pants!" and we contemplated whether the girl in the crochet dress was wearing lace panties, or if there was a word pasted across her behind. We tried out the latin beats and happily danced to some 90's hits before heading back to my place for a girly sleepover.

Weekends like this cement the importance of old friends. There was also a phone call from four of my highschool ladies that left my brain buzzing with memories and an exercise letting new friends move away -- but Calgary is only a short roadtrip away.

8 comments:

Emily Jane said...

What a wonderful post. You made me want my first girly sleepover in about six years!

Did you get Muse tickets for Calgary? Are you going in Edmonton? We looked at flights last night for Vancouver (the only weekend night they're playing)... and it would cost us $900.

:(

Mandy said...

I love sleepovers with my friends! We have them every once in a while and its always so much fun. I am glad that you and your friend had such a fun time.

Vanessa said...

I love this post. I want for sleepovers from the old days. ♥

Kyla Roma said...

Ha! I love the normal friends part. I've been on the receiving side of that comment a number of times and it always makes me smile.

Co Co said...

It's amazing that you have somone you can easily do this kind of stuff with. I just recently moved to a new city and sometimes I wish my friends from my old city were nearby so we could do the same things.

jamie said...

aw I love this. I've always had guy friends. I need more girlfriends.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Great post! Sometimes I really miss having roommates :-)

hannahkaty.com said...

Ah. This post made me feel so nostalgic for my girlfriends at home, especially my best friend. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and helping me to recall memories with my closest girlies.

Best,

Hannah Katy