I tried not to laugh when we both showed up wearing similar shirts. I tried not to laugh when you took a sip of your latte and had a foam mustache. I tried not to laugh when we both realized we spent the last three hours of our morning purely gigging, making faces, gargling sound effects, and telling obnoxiously embarrassing stories. But I could not contain the laughter that erupted when, in the midst of drinking coffee, I complained that the barista must dislike me since he gave me an unusually long straw for such a small glass of iced-coffee, and without thinking twice you pulled out your pocket knife and snipped my straw down to the perfect size. It was such an unexpected gentleman-like move that I could not contain my surprised mirth.
Who knew traveling all the way across town just to have a cup of conversational java with a swell fella could make me smile so much.
I realize I like carpooling in groups. I like sitting too close for comfort with people because it forces you to talk. I like nighttime best because the masks and layers come off and everyone feels free to be themselves. I like laughing. I like yelling across tables. I like smiling so much my face aches. I like making connections with friends who only moments ago were strangers. I like sitting in circles and bitching about the sting of drinking sake. I like celebrations, hugs, and posing for ugly nighttime photos. I like girl talk, nerd talk, and plain ol’ talking. I like going out, getting dolled up, and not knowing where the night will end. I realize I like having wonderful people in my life who remind me daily that life is truly wonderful.
I can only hope there will be more Friday night get togethers that I will be so lucky to have the fortune of being a part of.
Me and my friends in public, trying to sit still and act “normal” but alas being unable to contain our bubbly enthusiasm and excitement because we’re just weird.
Yup, can’t help it if know what I like and what like is wearing ridiculous outfits that make me giggle.
If that ain’t the coolest let’s hangout and be friends statement I’ve ever heard, then I don’t know what is. Pffff, drink coffee in the same room and say things to each other, hahahhahaha, na boy we’re going to sip soda-pop in two completely different rooms, maybe elevators if we’re feeling spontaneous, and practice our telecommunication skills.