Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Connecticut, Scrabble, Friends, and other things Sally loved

Sally loved lots of things, but here are a few she totally worshipped:
  • Connecticut -- she loved New Haven, her hometown.
  • The beach -- she was a Piesces, 'nuff said.
  • Scrabble -- she beat everyone in my family -- unless they were sick or upset, then sometimes she let us win.
  • Friends -- she valued her girlfriends and taught me to do the same.
  • Birthdays -- she always knew how to make it special.
Last weekend, I got to do all 5 things: I visited my friend Katie in Connecticut to surprise her for her birthday and we played Scrabble and took a trip to the beach. Pretty much the formula for happiness, according to Sally! Actually, I'd add one more to my formula: French toast at a diner.

I've always loved going to visit Katie. Now it's even more fun because she and her fiance Raf just bought a house together. Some girls feel shafted when their best girlfriends find a man, but seeing Katie and Raf is like getting double the fun. I love them as a couple, and I love both of them individually. Around them, I feel 100% myself -- which is why I can go visit them and be totally satisfied staying home on a Saturday night playing Scrabble, drinking wine, and ordering pizza at midnight!

Which friends do you feel 100% comfy around? Write their names below to give thanks!


  1. Aw, Marisa! Thank you. You're my best friend for life, too. (And, folks, she's in my wedding party!) Oh, had I known those photos were going to make it to your blog, I might have showered that morning!!
    PS--for the record, Marisa beat me at scrabble. Sally would have been proud.

  2. I cut all my food before eating too. Good job Katie!

  3. Um, you & Rams. I mean, who else is just as goofy as I am?