Day 85: You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

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My friend that I have known for almost twenty years visited me this weekend from out-of-town. Here is a list of some of the things I learned about proper etiquette during our weekend together.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

1. Don’t take your vegan friend to dinner at a seafood and steakhouse restaurant, even if the place has a very nice water view.

2. Don’t forget to put a hand towel in the guest bathroom for hand drying.

3. Don’t forget to buy a box of Kleenex, so you don’t have to hand your friend a roll of toilet paper when she is crying.

4. Don’t give your friend unsolicited advice about her relationship with her siblings, especially if you are an only child.

5. Don’t interrupt your friend in the middle of her serious talk by leaning across the dinner table, tugging gently on her long blonde hair, and saying, “You have such pretty hair! You look like Rapunzel.”

6. Don’t accept a wrapped present from your friend, examine the shape of the gift, and before unwrapping, proudly ask, “Is this a framed photo?”

7. Don’t interrupt your friend in the middle of a joke with the punch line, even if you are super excited that you figured out the end.

8. Don’t tell your friend that the guest bedroom gives you the creeps a little bit; she might have trouble sleeping in there.

9. Don’t tell your friend that the previous owner of the house you live in filled the guest bedroom with wall-to-wall china dolls, because your friend might insist you sleep in the guest room with her.

10. Don’t tell your friend you’ll sleep in the same bedroom as her to make her feel safe and then quietly tiptoe out when she falls asleep.

11. Don’t tell your friend your son sees the ghost of your dog in the guest bedroom and that you think it might be a portal to another universe; because your friend will opt to sleep on the couch, despite the new pillow and new sheets you bought for the guest bed.

12. Don’t lean in real close and ask your friend if she can see the small zit you feel growing on the tip of your nose.

13. Don’t read ten posts of your blog in a row at midnight to your friend, even if she is laughing hysterically.

14. Don’t ask your friend if she could please listen to one more blog post, after she has yawned and said she is falling asleep.

15. Don’t show videos that you posted on your blog as an alternative to reading more posts, your friend will become more tired and her eyes will begin to shut.

~ Love you “L.” You’ve got a friend in me!

 

 

Artist:Randy Newman & Lyle Lovett
Movie:Toy story

You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you’re miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got troubles, well I’ve got ’em too
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and we see it through

You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me

Some other folks might be
A little bit smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger too
Maybe
But none of them will ever love you the way I do
It’s me and you
And as the years go by
Boys, our friendship will never die
You’re gonna see
It’s our destiny
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me

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35 thoughts on “Day 85: You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

  1. I don’t mind if you break all those rules except 8, 9, 10, and 11…lol…you’ll still be my friend!!!! 🙂 🙂 love your blog, Sam…it’s just lovely reading through it…thanks for sharing…good to know you had a wonderful weekend!!!! you must be exhausted by now after a busy but enjoyable weekend with your friend…good night, Sam 🙂 {{{{hugssss}}}}

  2. hey whats wrong in reading out all the blog posts..i would read them out and then tell them to log in and post their reply….I hope you read out my blogs too after yours were done….you did read mine didnt you ?
    Hilarious post Sam you are a darling 🙂
    love n hugs 🙂

  3. OK! How funny I wrote a poem yesterday titled “Portal”. Ha ha ha

    So you are not supposed to do those things to friends? What do we do with friends? I do number 6 to everyone, since a child! It gets my mom so frustrated. Hee hee

    China dolls! I would be running out of there I know they linger some strange some kind of exisitence that tries to get you in the middle of the night. It doesn’t matter how long they have been gone! 🙂

  4. ~Sam, I love the video I have playing in my head of this whole thing.
    I can only repeat what Angel has said,
    “So you are not supposed to do those things to friends? What do we do with friends?”
    Also I love that you tugged your friends hair and said, “You have such pretty hair! You look like Rapunzel.” That is JUST the sort of thing I do.
    Love you loads.
    Lees. xxx 🙂

  5. Loved this, but yeah, if I were your friend the dolls/ghost whole guest bedroom thing *might* freak me out JUST a little teeny tiny bit. 😉 I probably would have told her after she left. Oops.

  6. OKAY ——- NOW THIS IS SO PERFECTLY CHARMING ……..
    MY FAVE —- AND I LOVE TO QUOTE YOU SAM……!!!!!!

    “3. Don’t read ten posts of your blog in a row at midnight to your friend, even if she is laughing hysterically.”

    I CAN TOTALLY VISUALIZE THE WHOLE WEEKEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HOW SWEET AND WONDERFUL AND SO FULL OF LOVE ……
    JUST AS YOU ARE XOXOXO
    BIG HUGS
    XX
    CAT

  7. Oh, Sam, this is absolutely hilarious! I especially laugh at the guest room comments, but then again, china dolls would scare me, too. I have seen too many horror flicks with dolls! 🙂 Anyway, I love this song and such a fun post! Thank you for the smiles! 🙂

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