That’s why it’s always nice when someone takes the time to reach out and befriend you. -JD, Scrubs
Tuesday nights have become movie night for me and Brazil since Match has class that night, and her husband is off at college during the week. I love getting to spend that time together, even though I know when the baby comes we probably won’t get together quite as much. We went to see I Love You Man, and I thought it was hilarious. I really identified with Paul Rudd’s character Peter, because I have a hard time making new girl friends. I feel like if I approach a girl at the gym to hang out, she’ll think I’m hitting on her or something. While I do have a few great girlfriends, we don’t hang out as often as I would like. Having Coast Sister visit made me realize just how much I miss having a close friend to hang out with regularly.
While Brazil and I do have our movie night, she’s not really the kind of friend I call up on a regular basis to gab with, or spontaneously make plans with. She’s in a different phase of her life, about to have a baby, and everything is going to change. I’m so glad she’s my friend, but I realize that like Couple Wife, our time together will be sporatic.
Anyways, because of this, I could really sympathize with the characters in I Love You Man, and I could also see how Match was a bit like the main character as well. He doesn’t have a true “best friend” and I am happy to say that I do (she’s just across the freakin’ country). But as he says, he doesn’t really have the time, and what free time he does have, he likes to spend with me. And I’m not going to complain, especially since he’s happy with that. Then again, I’m a lot more social than he is.
So last night I’m in the middle of making a big taco dinner, when Gym Buddy calls. We’re finding out that our weekday schedules are a bit off, so it’s frustrating finding time to go to to the gym together. But instead of inviting me to work out this weekend, she invited me to go shopping with her and some friends. She said that we could even do brunch beforehand. I felt exactly like Peter in the movie, as I ran over to Match and squealed that GB called and we were going shopping this weekend. He said he loved seeing me with friends, especially when Coast Sister was here. “You were so happy, and I knew you needed that time with your friend” he said. He said he feels better when he’s off in class or at his internship knowing I’m out having fun, not just cleaning the apartment top to bottom and being completely OCD.
I liked the fact that Gym Buddy called me. I feel like with my friends, even my older ones, I’m always the one to call and ask to hang out, so it was refreshing to have someone else reach out first. GB mentioned that there would be some other girls there, so I’m just hoping they aren’t hardcore shoppers. There’s only so much clothes shopping I can handle. As I mentioned before I don’t have that feminine gene. Maybe if I drink a red bull or something I’ll be prepared.