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Monday, September 13, 2010

Friends You Love Blog Hop: My Roomie-to-be


Welcome to our second Friends You Love Blog Hop!

This month is about building friendships and making our existing friendships stronger...

We challenge you to dig into your "followers" list and find a follower you don't know well (someone who doesn't comment regularly) and reach out to them and ask them to do a guest post on YOUR blog. Link up with your guest post and have your new friend (guest poster) link up as well!

We will be running this blog hop every Monday this month, so spread the word, spread the love, and darn it, go make some new friends!

When I was trying to find someone to guest post for me this week, I thought I KNOW! I'll ask my roomie for Type A Mom. While we "know" each other already, I thought it would be a good way to bribe her to be my friend so she doesn't ditch me to be all by myself at the conference  to get to know each other better.

Amethyst writes the blog Life, Music & Laughter: Life With a Soundtrack.  Since I relate all major events in my life to songs, I definitely love how she adds song lyrics to her posts.

So, when Shell asked me to guest post for her, I was like "OMG! YES!" I was so honored because Shell is so freakin' cool! Then I read the rules about the blog hop and realized she was asking me because I'm like that weird kid that's always staring at the cool kids and doesn't really say anything, so, her asking me was like "either say something, or go away you freak!" So, here I am! talking with the cool kids! And, in public!

And now, the pressure is on to say something really cool, so, you can't tell what a big nerd I am, and I might actually get invited to one of the cool kid parties. Which reminds me of the time in High School that my friend and I planned a little party.

I've always had lots of friends, but I've never actually felt like I fit in in any one group. I'm kind of a friendship nomad wandering from friend to friend stopping off for awhile, but never really having that one place to call home; no one to call and say "oh my gosh, guess what happened?!" and no one calling me to say "wanna go shopping?" I don't have that one girl that I do absolutely everything with, the one that just gets me.

So, I was in High School, and my nomadic ways had taken me to being friends with a girl in my Orchestra class (see, told ya, total nerd, here.) Her parents were going out of town, so we planned a small party of 10-15 people. I told my mom I was spending the night, "of course her parents are going to be there, Mom."
Word of our party spread like wildfire, and next thing you know there's beer, boys, cheerleaders, wrestlers, and a foot through a television screen! This was totally out of control, but we were the cool girls hosting this awesome party! Everyone was gonna wanna hang with us! Finally, I would fit in!

Then, because all good things must come to an end...

One of the boys had answered the phone, and it was my mom on the other end. With drunken brilliance he told me "it's okay, I told her I was your boyfriend!"

"What?! You did what?!"

Next thing I know, my mother is at the house yelling at everyone to get out because she had called the cops.
I don't know about you, but I just don't think there is any way to retain coolness when you're being dragged to the car by your mom while you cry how it wasn't your fault! Nope, no chance of being cool after that incident!

Of course, that was High School, thankfully, who you are in school doesn't stay with you in the real world. I'm much more confident than I was then. I'm still a nerd, but I'm okay with just being me; that tattooed music loving, frugal shopping, little bit weird, mother, wife, magazine junkie, pirate girl. And, while I still don't have that one bestie girl to call on, and I still sometimes don't feel like I fit in, I have a lot of people to call friend; and that's pretty damn cool!

I hope that you will go meet Amethyst! And visit some of the linkers- maybe the blog you hop to will be a new one to you or maybe their guest will be! It's all about making new friends!

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Blogger Casey said...

Ohhh Shell, I think I found a new blog to follow!! :-)

September 13, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

How fun!!!!! I need to do this too! Great idea!

September 13, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

How fun!!!!! I need to do this too! Great idea!

September 13, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I just fell in love with her! That first paragraph cracked me up, and then it just kept getting better. Thank God HS isn't forever. Great guest, great post! :)

September 13, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Love it! I was totally a nomad in high school too. Funny things there are so many people that remember me from high school and I have no recollection of them! I'm off to follow this funny lady now!

September 13, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

OMG, what a party! Love it.

September 13, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Shell, Wait til you hear this! Amethyst commented on my blog and then I went over and commented on her blog and yes, we talked about how awesome YOU are. And the next thing I know, I realize she lives in Florida. And then the next thing we know, we discover we live in the same tiny town! Her girls go to the same high school as my neighbor boys and our best friends!

I am so very excited. I can't wait to do lunch or something.

And yes, thank goodness we are not the same people we are in high school. I'd still be trying to impossibly have a Farrah, (Charlies' Angels) 'do and squealing at every stupid thing a boy would say to me. I won't even talk about the keg parties.

September 13, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

This was awesome, and totally relatable!! Another new blog to follow!!

September 13, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness she is hilarious! I could just see the whole thing as I was reading it in my mind. Poor thing. Off to follow...

September 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

This is a cool idea. It will shock me if followers who don't comment actually know who I am!

Clicking over to visit your cool new friend now!

September 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL How funny!

And thank goodness our highschool days are behind us!! Ugh, I dont ever want to go back to those days. lol

September 13, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Loved her! Heading to check out her blog now :)

September 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

That's a great idea. Loved her blog.

September 13, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Inspiring You To Save! said...

Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in. Its the first thing posted on my site.


September 13, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

You had me at PIRATE!

Seriously - super fun guest post!!!

September 13, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Shmonae said...

Dear "not so cool friend",
I think you sound like a great friend to have!! Shell is lucky ;)

September 13, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

What a great post! Yes, thank goodness high school doesn't last forever.. I will go check out her blog even though I wish I could be your roomie!

September 13, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I have been dragged kicking and screaming by mom before. I know exactly how she felt. But PIRATES are awesome. Off to find a new friend! :D

September 13, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Mothers' Hideaway said...

I love this idea. I need to pick a guest blogger!

September 13, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Just went and introduced myself to her! Very cute blog!

How the heck are you...?? I am not sure if I am coming or going lately. I just get caught up and then start something else...yikes!

September 14, 2010 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Colie's Kitchen said...

You have a great blog!! I am really enjoying looking around. Thanks for sharing!! I am now a new follower!! Nicole @ colieskitchen.com BTW I found you on a blog hop!

September 14, 2010 at 1:45 AM  
Blogger cornflakegirl74 said...

What a great new blogger you just introduced me to! I love the opening and pretty much nodded in agreement throughout the rest of the post (fellow orchestra girl here!).

I'm going to hop over to her blog now. Hope you're all having a great week :)

September 14, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Helene said...

Nerd or not, she sounds like a friend I'd love to have!!! Off to check out her blog now!!!

September 14, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

Wow Shell, look at all these cool people that liked me! They must be really smart ;)

Thanks for having me post. It was so much fun! Can't wait to see you IRL next week. AAAAAAAAA IT's NEXT WEEK! OMG! I NEED TO GET READY! AAAAAAAAAA *Home Alone screams*

September 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

Amethyst sounds like a "real" person :) I was the same way in high school--I always felt invisible, but people tell me I was very much like I am today (friendly, outgoing, funny). I just don't remember it that way. Oh well... It's great to meet you, Amethyst! :)

September 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Mandi Miller said...

I had no idea this blog hop existed!! I am bookmarking this page so I can participate next time! I absolutely LOVE this idea!

September 18, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
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