Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In which I brag about a blog friend.

When I started blogging, never did I imagine the friendships I'd develop with people around the country. I really do enjoy getting to know new people and communicate with them on a regular basis. I'm sure all my real life friends who don't blog think I'm a freak because I talk about these people I've never met as if they are my long lost sisters, but, like I said, they don't blog, so how could they possibly get it?

There I go again, speaking incoherently.

I have SO MANY friends that I'd love to give big, giant squeezes to sooner, rather than later, but, unfortunately, I've thus far only met one. And boy, is she a good one.

In case you forgot, I went to NYC with a total "stranger" Rosh back in November. While walking down 5th Ave one day, we were lured into Lindt Chocolatier by a lady with candy. Dark chocolate peppermint truffles, to be exact. I firmly believe that a piece of chocolate everyday keeps the bitchiness away, but I refrained from purchasing any and kept walking down 5th while trying to get a good shot of the Empire State Building.

Then, in the beginning of December, Rosh asks for my address because she had gotten me a little something. I was all, "What the hell girl, you just gave me a free trip to NYC." But I like gifts, so I gave her my address and stalked the mailman nonstop.

Y'all, the freakin' box cost 10 bucks to ship. It was NOT small. I tore into it like a kid on Christmas morning and found this:

A silhouette of the Empire State Building!

I LOVE this!!!! It's sitting on my shelf where I have a couple other things from New York and waiting to be framed. How cool is that though? I've never seen anything like it!

But that's not all. Rosh also spoiled me rotten with TWO bags of the fabulous dark chocolate peppermint truffles that we loved oh so much AND a box of mixed flavored truffles for my family!

I mean, honestly! I was speechless!

We really did hit it off really well and I am so glad to have a made a new and awesome friend like Rosh. I only wish we lived closer so we could see each other more frequently, but fortunately, we both love to travel ;)

Rosh, thank you SO MUCH for spoiling me even more than you already had!! You are one of the kindest, most sincere, most thoughtful people I have ever met and I am honored to have you be a part of my life. Hugs!!

Other readers, Rosh just applied to nursing school today. Since I know y'all have so much love to give, go to her blog and tell her congrats and good luck!

ps. anyone else feel that I've been overly mushy this week?

pps. Momma Fancypants is having surgery tomorrow, if you could please pray for her, that she comes through the anesthesia without any complications, & for the doctor, that God works through his hands without fail, we would really appreciate it. She's kind of nervous, so we'll take all the good vibes we can get.

Hugs, Registered & Protected


Sailor Bride said...

First: AWESOME! I was just whining on facebook about not getting any cool mail. Now I'm even more jealous.

Second: Momma Fancypants is definitely in my prayers. I hope everything goes well.

Third: Glad I am not the only one who refers to bloggy friends in real life. I'll be talking to my grandmom and it will go like this:
ME:"Nan, you know what so and so said."
Nan: "Who is that? I don't think I know her"
Me: "No, I've mentioned her to you before."
Nan: "Oh, is her husband on the ship with Gene?"
Me: "No, we tweet and read eachothers blogs. Anyway, she said such and such and I just couldn't believe what someone had the audaity to say back!"
Nan: "But you don't even KNOW her, what difference does it make?"

BUT, I do know her- possibly on a more intimate level than her "real" friends and family becsuse we share secrets!

[sorry for my novel of a comment]

Adriane said...

Wow, what a generous friend Rosh is! You hit the bloggy friend jackpot!

I totally understand how some people just don't "get" having blog/Internet friends. Seriously, though...people who read my blogs probably have a better picture of me and my family than some I actually know IRL.

I'll definitely check out Rosh's blog...I love new blog friends.

Rosh said...

Aww, thanks for the shout out. Totally made my rotten work day a million times better! You're the best! =)

I'll be praying for your mom (and your family, too!) that everything goes well.

Katherine said...

Wow! That's awesome. Blog friends really ARE amazing.

I'll keep your mom in my thoughts!

Big Fat Gini said...

So, so, so awesome! I love that silhouette, too! Amazing!

Lots and lots of good vibes for Mrs. Fancypants! Update when you can, friend!

Katie said...

How awesome! Blog friends are so great.

Pam said...


Kate said...

I'm glad to stumble upon your blog! You certainly are lucky to have a wonderful pal like Rosh! Wow the dark chocolate truffles are mouth watering! yum!
Am I a Good Friend?
How good is your friendship?

denise said...

First, I hope everything goes well with your mom. I will absolutely be thinking about your family!

Second, I totally agree, I like some of my blog friends BETTER than my RL friends and I haven't met any yet.

Third, I wish I had more $$. But I will be in Chicago March 2-6 for work - if you wanted a FREE hotel room for a few days and sightsee (and hang out a little with me in the evening) - I'd share my room. Its all yours. Email me for more info if interested.

Helene said...

Everyone needs a friend like Rosh...starting with me. Where can I get one of her??? Seriously, she sounds like an amazing friend!

Sending many prayers for your mom!! I hope she comes through with flying colors!

Day 2 Day Living said...

I could use some chocolate right about now...wanna share?
I love that picture, just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is Momma Fancypants and I want to thank all of "daughter fancypants'" friends for your prayers and well-wishes for my surgery. Everything went well and "Demi" or whichever name she answers to, has been a very good nurse to me. We are looking forward to getting out of this snowy, cold place to a warm and sunny beach! Thanks also, for being such good blog friends, bc , "Demi" talks about you all the time and how you make her laugh, too.
Happy days to all.

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