Thursday, March 03, 2005


I read a quote in the book, "My Life and the Paradise Garage" by Mel Cheren that really struck a chord with me. Basically it said that sometimes the family you pick up along the way can be more like your family than the one you were born into. Not to say I don't love my family very much (I do) but my friends are the people I chose to be in my life, who truly do understand me. I'm very fortunate to have some really great friends in my life.

This is Sumi - as of late, my partner in crime. We always manage to have lots of fun wherever we may be and usually end up spending a large part of the weekend being fantastic. ;)

Simple Vs. Real Friend

A simple friend identifies himself when he calls.
A real friend doesn't have to.

A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life.
A real friend says, "What's new with you?"
A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent.
A real friend says, "You've been whining about the same thing for 14 years. Get off your duff and do something about it."
A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.
A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!


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