Sunday, November 3, 2013

Three Days of Thankfulness


So today was a realxy kinda Sunday.  We continued our usual routine of church and brunch (apple and turkey panini turned out to be an excellent choice!).   Then, I tutored, wrote a paper about my communication style, and studied for my Comps.

NoSODAvember has been going bueno.  I did not have my usual soda with brunch today.  I opted for a cranberry/pineapple juice mixture.  Fab choice!  Very sugary though (duh Erin) so next week I may ask our waiter to cut it with water.

     Last night my bff Ra and I went to see Matt Nathanson in concert at the Electric Factory.  It was AMAZEBALLS!  This was my fourth MN concert (Cara's 8th...snaps for Ra).  I was thinking back and I think I have almost seen him as many times as I have seen Taylor Swift.  I've seen her six times.  Matt's concerts are fantastic because it is a combination of humor+amazing song writing+people watching.  If you've never been to a Matt Nathanson concert I highly suggest going.  He's hilarious!  Last night he told us his theory about how each of us has a teeny tiny Whitney Houston in us.  Some of us have '80s Whitney where we're all poppy, headband wearing, and jumping around, some of us are the Bobby Brown era Whitney (no explanation necessary) and a very small percentage of us, "3%" to quote MN have The Bodyguard Whitney.  (I'm an '80s Whitney for sure.  Give this girl some big hair and I Wanna Dance With Somebody any/every/all day) He pointed to an older gentlemen and idenitfied him as "the chosen one who embodies The Bodyguard Whitney.  We all LOLed.  Cara turned me on to Matt our freshmen year of college and I have been hooked ever since.  His lyrics are so honest, so true, and poetic.  He's not cheesy or commercially pop.  He's very original and was an English major in college.  He's a great writer and you should check him out if you already haven't.  He is so much more than Come on Get Higher.  Try to watch him live on Youtube because you will get to experience the humor, too!!  My favorite MN song is I Saw.  

     Today in the tradition of 30 Days of Thankfulness I am thankful for my friends.  I have so many amazing friends in my life and I'm so excited/blessed/amazed/fortunate/and grateful to have them all be a part of my life.  I know that I hit the jackpot!  I have some friends that I made when I was 3 and some that I made this year.  I just can't believe how much I have learned and grown because of having them in my life.  They listen to my crazy ideas, stories, tolerate my interrupting, laugh at my jokes (even the ones that aren't funny), analyze relationships over and over with me, give me hugs when I need them, give me tough love when I need it, make me laugh when I cry, and reel me in when I've gone off the deep end.  They give me the support, love, and laughter I need in my life.  I've always been taught to surround yourself with people that are better than you because then you will aspire to be a better person.  I think I have done just this.  My friends are great people.  They are everything to me and I wish them all the best in life and love.  A lot of my friends are going to be teachers and I know that the future of education is bright because of these lovely ladies.  I love love love my friends and wouldn't be one ounce as a happy as I am now if I didn't have them.

Laughter Is The Language Of Friendship

It Is One Of The Blessings Of Old Friends
That You Can Be Stupid With Them-Emerson

’ll be your shoulder when you need someone to lean on,
Be your shelter,When you need someone to see you through-Reba McEntire

You find out who your friends are
Somebody's gonna drop everything
Run out and crank up their car
Hit the gas, get there fast
Never stop to think 'what's in it for me?' or 'it's way too far'
They just show on up with their big old heart-Tim McGraw

But let one of those rocks give way then you slide back 
down look up and see who's around then-Tim McGraw

Just To See You Smile, I'd Do Anything That
You Wanted Me To-Tim McGraw

But It's Comforting To Know, That The Ones You 
Love Are Always In Your Heart, And If You're
Very Lucky, A Plane Ride Away-Sex And The City

I'll Be There For You When The Rain Starts To Pour

Sisters Before Misters

"Sometimes Me Think, What Is A Friend?
And Then Me Say 'A Friend Is Someone 
To Share The Last Cookie With'"-Cookie Monster

We Made A Deal Ages Ago,
Men, Babies, It Doesn't Matter,
We're Soul Mates-Sex And The City

Friendship Is Born At That Moment When One
Person Says To Another:  "What, you too?  I
Thought I Was The Only One!"-C.S. Lewis

I Do Not Wish To Treat Friendships 
Daintily, But With The Roughest Courage.-Emerson

Friendship Is Weird.  You Pick A Human
You've Met And You're Like, "Yup, I Like 
This One," And You Just Do
Stuff With Them.

If you are single there is always one thing you should
 take out with you on a Saturday night, 
your friends. -Sex And The City

No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, 
you'll never get through it without your friends.- Sex And The City

We make a great team. Why, we're like one of those classic, 
famous teams. He's like Mozart and I'm like Mozart's friend. No, I'm like 
Butch Cassidy, and Michael is like Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart, you're gonna get a bullet in your head, courtesy of Butch Cassidy.-Dwight, The Office

So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This
Way *clapclapclapclap* 

True Friendship Isn't About 
Being Inseparable.  It's About Being
Separated And Nothing Changes.

I'll Be There For You, Cause You're 
There For Me Too!

If A Friendship Lasts Longer Than 7 Years, 
Psychologists Say It Will Last A Lifetime (20 years as Besties!)

Best Friends:  They Know How Stupid You Are 
And Still Choose To Be Seen In Public With You

We Will Always Be Friends Until We're Old
And Senile...And Then We'll Be New Friends


Friendship Is When Locals Let You Take
Selfies At Landmarks-Me

....And In Streetcars

You And I Are More Than Friends.
We're Like a Really Small Gang

Friendship, For Example, Is A Real Gift. It's
Given With No Expectations And No Gratitude
Is Needed.  Not Between Real Friends.-Boy Meets World 

Friendship...It Isn't Something You Learn In School.
But If You Haven't Learned The Meaning Of Friendship,
You Really Haven't Learned Anything. -Muhammad Ali

Maybe Our Girlfriends Are Our Soul Mates,
And Maybe Boys Are Just People To Have Fun With
-Sex And The City

The Best Friendships Are Built On Sarcasm 
& Inappropriateness

It's Hard To Find People Who 
Will Love You No Matter What-Sex and The City

 Lose One Friend, Lose All Friends, Lose Yourself.
I Got Friends In Low Places-Garth Brooks

You're My Person-Grey's Anatomy

Friendships Don't Just Magically Last 
For Years, You Have To Invest In
Them-Sex And The City

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... 
It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things 
which give value to survival. C. S. Lewis
If you find someone who makes you smile, 
who checks up on you often to see 
if you're okay, who watches out for you and wants the best for you, 
don't let them go. Keep them close and don't take them for granted.
 People like that are hard to find.-Unknown

Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and
 sometimes it’s the one you make 
for yourself.-Sex And The City

Michael and I have a very special connection. He's like Batman, 
I'm like Robin.
 He's like The Lone Ranger and I'm like Tonto.-Dwight, The Office

Walking With A Friend In The Dark,
Is Better Than Walking Alone In 
The Light-Helen Keller

Sometimes Talking To Your Best Friend 
Is All The Therapy You Need.

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