The odd thing about friendship

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I don't think it's nice to throw things at people but some times it happens. I was basking in the pathetic glory of my first featured blog yesterday when *pow* I got hit with a ball. It was called a friendship ball. I live in dread of these things (go away meme go away). I am not at all literate when it comes to the technical part of blogging. No cute photos or helpful links in my blog. I have not expanded my network on AR the way I plan to in the future so no large group of associates to tap into when *thwack* you get hit with a request like this.

I tried to ignore it but she won't let me. So I got to thinking about this whole friendship thing. Who are my friends? I realized I am very blessed. Here on AR I am surrounded by friends. There may not be great quantity but the quality can't be beat.

I have several old friends here on the Rain.

Jason Sardi (I'd add a link but I don't know how). I don't even know where to begin, or where to end come to think of it. I have known Jason, affectionately known to many as Sardipants, for a ridiculous amount of time like 10 years. He has always been a strange and twisted individual. No wonder he's so close to my heart. I have watched him grow as a person, a business man and now as a writer. Jason opens his heart easily and closes it regretfully and only under severe provocation. If you don't know him, go read his blog and you will. He's about as real as they come.

Scott Geary (still can't figure that link thing out).  Aka Scooter, Long Stroke, The whale. My best friend, my lover, my brother in arms.  I haven't know Scott quite as long as I've known Sardi but since I live with him I know a lot about him that I don't about Sardi. This is a good thing. Scott is one of the most caring people I know. Although he's been in the mortgage industry forever and a day, a little known fact is that he holds a degree in Social Work. Scott is passionate about everything he does whether it's helping someone buy a house, his golf game or getting to the bottom of that Dewars bottle. My life is better for him and would be very bleak indeed without him.

Then I have some new friends that I have made through the Rain.

Sandra Cummings (how the hell do I add a link???) Since I haven't known her that long I don't have a nickname for her. I will say *ouch* she's the one who threw the damn ball at me. Through some convoluted emailing I think I have to post this or go clean her house. Here I am. At a time in my life when I thought I didn't need new friends, along came Sandra. She is opinionated, funny and brave enough to spend the night at my house. I am so pleased that I know her, even if her husband is nuts.

Dan Cummings (will someone please freaking help me get this link thing?) Another old friend, Bill Engleman, has a saying "crazier than a sh*t house rat" . I think that sums Dano up. 4am lawn mowing for heaven's sake! He does have excellent taste in women (see above) though and his wry, dry sense of humor is not to be missed. Also, when I grow up I want to run as well as Dan. He totally kicks my ass.

I'd write about Jennifer Bukaty but Sandra already hit her with a ball and Jen posted a beautiful blog that I'd link to if I could only figure out how to!!!!!!!!!

 

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Rainmaker
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Sandra Cummings
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
William Raveis Real Estate

First to comment, First to comment...I love the new pictures...Yeah!

Now I have to go read your post!

October 03, 2008 03:17 PM
Rainer
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Beth Forbes
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You're a goober. :-) I was so tired of hearing you whine about the picture I figured out the photo shop thingy...

MWA!

October 03, 2008 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandra Cummings
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
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Okay I'm back. Love the new picture! Love it, Love it. It is just so dare cute! As for the linking, it's easy, call me I talk you through it.

Thanks for not saying Dan is "crazier than a sh*t house rat" for being married to me.

 

(by the way, does this mean you won't be coming over and cleaning my house?)

October 03, 2008 03:24 PM
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Dan Cummings
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I'll never quite understand all these crazy references about me.... I'm the normal one! Someone must be spreading stories and half truths that lead people to believe I'm a tad nutty!

No comment concerning my tasting women but I do have a decent eye for sizing them right...  And your half naked photo looks good but I was expecting a different angle.

 

October 03, 2008 04:08 PM
Rainer
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Beth Forbes
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Sandra, I barely clean my own house. Now that I've posted the bouncing ball thing I'm going to have a drink. I need to find a more professional picture but I guess this one will do for now.

October 03, 2008 04:37 PM
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Beth Forbes
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Crazy Dan the Running Man. That is NOT a half naked photo. I resemble that remark. I think Scott hid the short shorts in fear that I might actually post a picture of my rear end.

October 03, 2008 04:47 PM
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Sandra Cummings
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Beth - Drinking? I will be expecting a "Friday 5 martini" post later then. : -)

Dano - The song fits! By the way, what women have you been tasting?

 

October 03, 2008 04:54 PM
Rainer
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Beth Forbes
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We'll have to see Sandra. Alex has been on the bad sites again and I'm a bit afraid to use the computer at home. I did notice that comment from CDRM but figured you should be the one ask that particular question!

October 03, 2008 05:06 PM
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Beth - New picture, eh?  Well congrats... your subscribership will now go through the roof.

Your words mean a lot, thank you from the doldrums of my very heart. 

Okay, since the sincerity thing is out of the way... time to get into rant mode;-)

October 03, 2008 05:07 PM
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Psssst....Ah Beth, that wasn't Alex:-)

October 03, 2008 05:08 PM
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Beth Forbes
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Sardipants, what exactly is wrong with the freakin' picture??? I thought it was demure enough... And if you've been using my computer for well, surfing, please stop. The office smells...

October 03, 2008 05:14 PM
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Beth... My mistake, when I see more skin than shirt from my perspective it is half naked, which isn't meant to imply a bad thing.  Scott must know something I don't because I'd say the chances of you posing in those shorts are pretty slim...

Sandra... My mistake 2.... was responding back about my "taste in women"

Sardipants... With a nick name like that you do have something to rant about!

October 03, 2008 05:33 PM
Rainer
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Beth Forbes
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CDRM- Okay I see your point. I'm now mistaken and since I'm so embarrassed I will have to have a martini. And I have posed in the shorts, its the posting Scott's worried about.

October 03, 2008 05:42 PM
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Dan Cummings
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Ok..... I'm on a roll..  My mistake 3,  posing in the shorts for private eyes is one thing but I was actually thinking the odds of you "posting" the photo was slim.  Now I need a drink but I'm starving and my wife has been playing with the computer and neglecting my dinner.

October 03, 2008 05:54 PM
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Beth.... I would hope that you know Scott in a few ways since you live with him than you would know Sardi... lol   Hey, I haven't been around much lately and I didn't read it yet, but congrats on the feature. Did you have 5 martini hour?  I should come up for this weekly festivity.  I am going to head out now... but not sure if it will be my martini or scotch.  Have a great weekend.. and PS... I like the new picture...

jeff belonger

October 03, 2008 05:57 PM
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Jennifer Monroe
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
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I can't believe I found this because I got a google alert! Totally missed it since I didn't recognize the picture. You would think - knowing me - I'd have caught it immediately! Please post the pic in the little shorts. I'm back home now and could really use some fresh inspiration :)

Mwa! And pour me another, will ya??

October 03, 2008 11:23 PM
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Frio Wileo

You hang around cool people. 

Always wondered of the etymology of "friendship." Did some Viking give a poor leper a ride to the frozen tundra aboard a wooden vessel? I know several folks who qualify for friendbarge, aptly describing the support one must gather to maintain the burden of intimacy. 

Many chums have dragged me into sublime joy; were they a friendtug?

Dudes that smoke each other's pot? Friendcanoes? I've been fortunate to avoid the discomfort of friendferries really wanting to be more like friendfairies: identical pronounciations on the lower East Side. Too cheap to pay the Ferryman. I also can't swim. 

I guess we carry our friends like we carry our luggage or our characters or our demons. I'd like to label my cohort alliances as friendtrolleys or friendcarts or friendwagons. Stick rotating 360 degree wheels underneath our soles and watch us turn spastically in the A&P parking lot. 

 

 

October 04, 2008 12:02 PM
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Jennifer Monroe
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LMFAO @ "Frio"!  Oh how I could take that even further, but I don't want to lose the three friends I still have :))

October 04, 2008 12:10 PM
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Beth Forbes
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Dan, Dan Dan. I actually laughed out loud Now I need a drink but I'm starving and my wife has been playing with the computer and neglecting my dinner. Let your wife play on the computer, I'll send you some ziti.

Hi Belonger! All you have to do is call! We don't go out every Friday, sometimes we just mix the 'tinis at home and drunk dial each other, but you're welcome to join in...

Now Jennifer, I don't even know what a google alert is or how I might have showed up on one. I would think, you knowing me that you'd have recognized me. Heck girl we just saw each other a few days ago!

Frio or should I call you Wileo? How about friendrafts where you tie all your friends up and float them down the river?

October 06, 2008 10:14 AM
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Elizabeth Nieves
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It does NOT need to be cutsied up to be good. Content is KING! Your words stand just fine all by themselves. You've rolled the Friendship Ball to some great peeps. GBU!

October 10, 2008 11:05 PM
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