Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday!!

It's another one of those busy days - too busy to write The Single Girl Files post that I'd planned on! Instead, I got an idea from a new blog I'm following, Vandy's The Testosterone Three And Me ... We Want to Know Wednesday!!

We Want to Know Wednesday Q&A is hosted by:

Impulsive Addict, Janette, Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn (Also, all great blogs that I've just discovered, so go check 'em out!!)

The theme of the Q&A this week is Friendship:

{1} Do you make friends easily?
{2} What 3 qualities are a must in a friend?
{3} What makes you a good friend?
{4} Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
Yes? tell us about your meet up. No? who would you love to meet?
{5} Who is your best friend? Tell us about them.

Here are my answers:

  1. Do you make friends easily? Strangely I've been lucky to have a great group of friends whom I've mostly known since my early Elementary or High School days, and I tend to cling to them. Any "new" friends I've made over the years were usually friends of other friends that I was introduced to. My whole first year of college, I barely got to know any of my classmates, because I stuck to the one person in the program that came from my high school. When she left after first year, I was forced to get to know the rest of them - all great people, and I was so glad that I got to know them, but it took me a long, long time to get there... Which is weird, because I'm generally a chatty, happy-go-lucky crazyperson!! (I know...that doesn't make sense. *sigh*)

  2. What 3 qualities are a must in a friend? 1- Great sense of humour (my friends and I all laugh so much when we're together!) 2- Good listener (I tend to ramble...about stupid things...I need them to be patient with me...) 3- Be there for me when I need them (again, super-fortunate in this department...I didn't realize how loyal and supportive my friends were until I went through several dark times this past year. Their presence in my life made those dark days a little easier to get through.)

  3. What makes a good friend? I think all of those qualities I listed above! My friends are fun, I look forward to being with them - in fact, that's how I rate my interest in a guy. "Would I rather be with him or hanging out with my friends?" So far, I haven't come across very many dudes who pass this test. Hence, the reason for The Single Girl Files... ;)

  4. *EDIT* Just realized I somehow missed an important word in this question: YOU - What makes YOU a good friend? ...haha... And to answer that, I'd like to think I'm loyal, I try to bring the laughs, and I've got my friends' backs. And I did just say I'd rather hang with them than with most guys I've met, so that's gotta count for somethin', right?!

  5. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
    Yes? tell us about your meet up. No? who would you love to meet?
    As I've mentioned before, it's only been in the past year that I've branched out into the blogosphere and started reading other blogs and getting to know other bloggers. For the first three years of my blog's existence, I lived in my own little bloggy bubble. And then, when I did start following others, it was mostly friends of mine that I already knew who had joined me in the blogging community! I haven't yet met any bloggy friends who I didn't already know, but if I ever got the chance, I'd love to meet Nicole at Life's a Beach , who has become a wonderful interweb friend, MODG because she's an absolute RIOT!! (but probably wouldn't want to be friends with me because I'm fat), and Lena at Mom2MemphisAndRuby - who I know lives in my area and I think we were in the same high school at the same time, but I don't think we've ever met! :)

  6. Who is your best friend? Tell us about them. That's just wayyyy too hard a question to answer, because I don't think I can single out just one of my friends as my "best" friend - they are all the BEST!! The best friend I've had for the longest time is Stacy - we go back to the days in diapers. We got to know each other at church, and she let me tag along behind her throughtout Pre-K while I cried every day for my mom or grandma to come pick me up. I have fond memories of sleeping over at her house when we were kids - the time I fell off her top bunk and broke her dresser when I landed on it (yeah. it happened. ouch.), the times we got up early to make breakfast for her family, all the macaroni-tomato soup-cheez whiz lunches, the time I trailed all over to all the local bars with her mom while she step-danced on St. Paddy's Day when I was still in Elementary School...I could go on and on. As adults, we are still good friends, and I can say she is a wonderful mother, ambitious and creative, and, like all my best friends, always there for me. :)

Stacy and her adorable daughter, Maddy

What about you - tell us about your friends!!

If you'd like to add your thoughts to We Want to Know Wednesday, click any of the links to the blogs I mentioned at the top, and LINK UP!!!


Stacy said...

AWWW THANKS JILL for that, I needed that on this dreary, yucky, rainy day!

Nadine Hightower said...

I lurked the internet a long time before I ever started blogging. I was not in a good place to be friendly to others. So I don't make friends easy either... so I can relate.

VandyJ said...

I totally get where you were coming from in college--I had a hard time making friends--still do, but the ones I have made are great ones.

Nicole said...

One of these days I guess I'm going to have to come to Canada :)

I have a hard time making friends too but I'm very loyal to the friends I make. The friends I have don't agree with me when I say I'm shy... but I truly am...

Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

Aw! First time someone's linked me up! So sweet! :)
I'm sure we've run into each other and not really known it! We should try to organize a blogger's night out sometime!
Always love your posts!

Impulsive Addict said...

I tend to stick to the same group of people too so I can relate. College was REALLY hard for me to make friends.

Did you just say a blogger may not want to meet you because you're fat? Are you being serious? That is just super shallow. Who would say that?

Thank you so much for linking up with us (and following my blog!) Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

Lena, love the idea of a local blogger meet-up some time! I know there's quite a few of us now, it would be fun to all get together sometime!

Shawn said...

Making new friends is hard me me as well. Moving 1500 miles from home and all my friends was tough but it forced me to do the unthinkable, make the first move in forming new friendships.

I wish I had IRL friends that blogged but not having them here on this type of forum has opened up so many wonderful opportunities to meet new friends!

Thanks for linking up and I'll see you next week!

Natalia said...

My husband is similar with his friendships. Most of his friends are people he has known for 10+ years. I'm a little jealous of that.