Anytime that Leah and I get together, our go to move is to jump in the car, grab some Starbucks (whoever has more money on their Gold Card treats), and start chatting. It is amazing how much time we have wasted just talking ourselves in circles.
Creepy side note...in college, we used to have moments where we needed to get ready for class or a night out, but wouldn't want to end our conversation, so we figured out a way to strategically hang towels over our glass shower door so we could shower and talk at the same time.
So what the heck do we spend hours conversing about? There are a few key topics that tend to re-occur.
I've known Chris for longer than Leah has, and Leah was on the Rowing Club exec board with EJ back during our "we're just friends, I swear" phase. We have hit a lot of relationship milestones at about the same time, and since we are all such good friends, it has always been natural for Leah and I to turn to each other for advice, celebration, or someone to vent to. You should've heard us toward the end of senior year when we were trying to figure out transitioning 3 year relationships to the real world. Hot damn. Starbucks made a lot of money that April.
Applying to grad school is hard. Applying to jobs is harder. Sometimes, you just need someone to tell you that you're awesome despite all of the rejection letters. Ever hear about how Leah applied to Terrapin? I was working for a print and embroidery business at the time. We made a Koozie that said "Hire Leah at Terrapin" and sent it in with her application. Guess they liked it?
Yeah we both have wedding boards on Pinterest, but watch the look of fear in Chris and EJ's eyes whenever the topic of marriage or engagement comes up and you'll know that those boards will be out of commission for a little while longer. That being said, Leah and I both know each other's feelings on the topic and our ideal timelines. These conversations also include freaking out over other people's engagements and discussion of the awkward comments our mothers like to make. But more on that later...
After 23 years we basically have our own figured out, er, sort of...the Kleins and the Kucks can throw come curve balls, man. Mostly we are concerned with those people who may potentially become family one day. Any time either of us visits with "the in laws" you can bet your ass there is a two hour debriefing after the fact. Who else are you supposed to tell when your boyfriend's mother asks him if you're pregnant (when really you just have a really unfortunately timed UTI)??? I couldn't make this up if I tried.
That's the beauty of friendship. New fur baby? Weird reaction to your new birth control? Awesome blog idea? Bored while walking the dog? Just pick up the phone. BFFs 4 Lyfe.