23 October 2014

If we were friends in real life!

Ok first, I should say that I hate saying "if we were friends in real life." Because honestly, the friends I've made by way of blogging and social media -- they are as real as the ones that I see in person. So there's that.
But do you ever have those bloggers that you've been reading and following for years and think to yourself "Man, I bet we'd be bestie's if we knew each other in 'real life!'" I think that way all of the time. There are some people that I just click with and wish more than anything I could meet them. But there are also so many things about a blogger(s) that I don't know. And that I would probably only know if I spent a lot of time with them in person. So here are some things you would probably know about me if we were friends in real life.


// If we were friends in real life, you should know that I basically don't get out of my yoga pants unless I'm going "out on the town." The grocery store, the bank, the post office, school drop off, home depot... wherever. I feel it's perfectly acceptable to wear my yoga pants everywhere. So if we were friends in real life and were meeting for froyo, don't expect me to look cute. ;-)

// If we were friends in real life, you would know that I eat my pizza without cheese. Yes, sauce & toppings and that's it. Melted cheese makes me gag. I have tried for years to overcome it, but it's still a work in progress. Weird as it might be, it's something you would and should know if we were friends in real life.

// If we were friends in real life, you would know that my Husband and have lighthearted bickering sessions on the daily. It's totally normal. We don't love each other any less than any other couple, but over the years, we've gotten comfortable picking on each other in front of other people. So when you and your husband invite us out on a double date - don't say I didn't warn you.

// If we were friends in real life, you should know that my memory kind of sucks sometimes. It's not that I don't think what you've told me is important. Because trust me, I am listening to you when you talk to me. But between running my photography business, teaching my fitness class at the gym, running this blog, being a mommy, and all the other day-to-day stuff, my memory is shot. Am I making excuses? Perhaps. But it just comes with the territory. You will probably need to remind me about stuff. But as your friend, I want you to know, I appreciate your reminders and don't consider it nagging. ;-)

// If we were friends in real life you should know that while I'm extremely opinionated, I will always respect you and yours. In fact, I love diversity and embrace different perspectives. Just know that with this, comes the expectations that you will do the same for me. I am a firm believer that you don't have to agree with someone to love them and respect them fully.

// If we were friends in real life, you would know that I'm a drama-free kind of girl. I have plenty of drama on the day-to-day with my Two and Four Year Olds. Ain't got no time for drama amongst friends. I will walk away from drama every time, without looking back.

// If we were friends in real life, you would know that if you needed me, I will do everything humanly possible to be there for you. I will drop whatever I'm doing to help you if you call for help, and I won't hesitate to lend an ear, or a shoulder, if you need one. And chances are, I'll cry right along with you.

So. Those are some of the things you would and should know about me if we were 'friends in real life' :-)

Tell me, what are some things I should know about you??


38 comments:

Jess Beer said...

I can't with the no melted cheese. I can eat melted cheese on it's own (which will probably make you gag, haha).

But seriously, why do you have to be on the other side of the country? We would definitely be friends in real life.

Jessica Slusser said...

I think you should know that I too live in my Yoga pants when every possible and that my memory is also shot and I don't even have kids to use as an excuse! I'm with Jess Beer above, we could totally be friends "in real life".

Amber Gregory said...

I love these! I also LOVE pizza without cheese so I bet if I cooked one for you (with my homemade dough!) you wouldn't complain like everybody else does!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

The melted cheese thing. :-P I think you mentioned that before because it sounds familiar, but still makes me chuckle. Mmm, melted cheese.

50poundmonkey said...

If we were friends in real life, you'd need to know that I love to be outside. I'd drag you out on the trail, to the tennis courts, or even the backyard swing... just because. I'm not scared of spiders and snakes and I actually think they're cool (but I'm not found of roaches). Grasshoppers give me the willies with their crazy long, stick, exoskeleton legs... I'm an earth mama, and I love to laugh. Enjoyed your post!!

50poundmonkey said...

*fond dammit, FOND... I'm not fond of roaches... especially when they're "found". I hate typos too. You'd need to know that!

veryerin.com said...

The pizza thing is so funny to me! I'm from Wisconsin where cheese is practically a religion!

I'm totally with you on the yoga pants thought. Seriously, why do people ever NOT wear yoga pants??

I love your blog!

Fiona said...

You sound like you'd be a great friend. I think more people need to learn to drop everything and be there for their friends the minute they need them.

Ms. Vixen said...

lol, this was cool. Minus the yoga pants and pizza without cheese (which I don't think qualifies as being pizza anymore) we seem to be the same person!!

April Lynn said...

My husband and I don't fight but we do "very openly give opinions". I totally get this. My MIL is so confused by our dynamic sometimes. It may seem like like we're mad but we really aren't.

I totally get the feeling like you could be friends with certain bloggers. I feel like that too.

Jordan Wise said...

The husband thing is the funniest, I feel like we all have some sort of experience with that.

Southern Mama and Child said...

Haha, this is too funny! And, I agree! Totally relate with the husband story :)

Tania T said...

Haha!Really great post,my favorite!Well I can describe myself with one word..Monica(from Friends)..I am just like her!A loud voice-never wants to lose-control freak-super clean-cooks all the time-blessed from friends-love her friends person called Tania.So would you like to play with me?Can we be friends?!

Lovelyladyjb said...

I love cheese. Like love it. Could eat it in any form, but I would respect your preferences lol!! More cheese for me :) - could we make the pizza half cheese half not? Also, thank God for yoga pants. How about the ones that are more legging esq- those can pass. Fall is amazing throw on a sweater and scarf over said yoga pants instant success... Lol! Great post!

Miss.AishaLC said...

I am with you with the yoga pants.. It's maxi skirts for me in the summer... I feel like I can get away with wearing the same skirt like 3 times a week LOL.

& pizza without cheese? Oh man- IDK if I could do that but hey- it may be good! :)

Heather O'Neill said...

I love your posts...they always make me feel like I'm in the room talking with you in person. And if we were friends in real life, well...I think we'd be great friends because I pretty much do all of these as well...except the cheese thing...I LOVE cheese in any form...especially melty! ;)

Caroline Barnes said...

Loved reading this post! My husband and I are the same LOL It's kind of weird for certain people, but that's us!!! I work from home so yoga pant are great alll day long, can't wait for winter so I can just put my boots and long jacket over them without anyone noticing ;)

Sharon Gilman said...

I **Totally** agree with you! Even if you don't know each other IRL, you can still develop great friendships with fellow bloggers online. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself!

Esther Ju*Lee said...

haha my husband and i love to bicker all the time.. and usually the couples we end up hanging out with most are totally okay with that.. there are some that get really uncomfortable.. and while i can still hang out and be respectful and try to accommodate to others.. i just don't like when i can't act like myself. :)

spiffykerms said...

WHAT. I wonder why melted cheese makes you gag? I'm sorry if this is also disturbing to you, but my Brother (then I started) used to heat up cheese in the microwave and just eat it on the plate hahaha.

Omg I get so worried when other couples bicker in front of us. I have a friend who does it, and it's kinda awkward!

I love an opinionated person who is blunt and honest with me. I think we'd get along just fine.

Breanna Sheffield said...

forgetful? That is my middle name. I think i go through a pack of post-it notes every week! My husband and I don't schedule a daily bicker session but about 90% of the time it happens EVERY evening. Man, we could really be friends!! Yoga pants they save my life.

Megan Chamberlin said...

I would take all your melted cheese for you, because I am a melted-cheese-eater! And my husband and I would just start our own bantering, so no worries! :)

Angelic Sinova said...

I love this! I definitely consider some of the bloggers and readers I've connected with online 'friends' but it would be awesome to be 'real life' friends too! I'm also forgetful! It takes me 3-4 times meeting a person to remember their names <3

Rebecca Jones said...

This is a great post ... I love learning more about you and not just reading fluff ... It personalizes your work!

Lauren said...

We would be friends in real life for reals :) My husband and I pick on each other all the time, my friends think we need our own show. They (luckily) find it hilarious! I also love pizza without cheese, and pineapples!

Justina Gemignani said...

My friends on the the internet would totally be real life friends too!

Lindsay Living Vegan said...

Cheese-less pizza is the best!! I love this post so much!

Karissa Ancell said...

I feel like we could be friends, we seem very similar but we won't share a pizza, I like cheese.

Miranda Myrabev said...

It took me forever and a day before I started eating pizza mostly I avoided it because I am not a cheese fan but now I am good. If we were friends in real life you will know I talk a lot like a lot

Gretchen Bossio said...

I talk about baby names all the time - like, I could have 10 kids and they'd all have solid names ready to go :)

Ashley @ Hello nature said...

Love this post - so fun getting to know you! I am SO right there with you about being drama free. I've cut my close friends list in half because of this because I hate drama with so much passion.

Janet said...

Amen to the yoga pants!! Me too me too haha. And I'm pretty sure there's something about giving birth/parenting that destroys memory cells...

Whitney H said...

We have so much in common! I live in my yoga pants, and I don't even have kids... whoops! haha. My husband and I totally pick on each other too. Being serious all the time is for the birds!

Deidre Miller said...

First. Let me tell you that I LOVE your blog and I am so glad I found it through these little groups. Second, I totally get the "real life vs blog life" thing. My blog friends are my ready friend. Third, yoga pants. YES. and everything else - loved learning all about you. Basically I feel like we could be besties.

Winter White said...

I think we could totally be friends in "real life" lol! I high fived you on almost everything you wrote. What a great post!

heckyeshotmess said...

I am really glad to see the last one! I feel the same way and it's truly hard to find people the same! I have dropped everything for people before and never got the same in return.
I think I can rely on a lot of my blogger / social media friends more than someone 5 minutes away from me!

I agree with the yoga pants - although since I don't have many, I wear my leggings. Everywhere!! Jeans are evil!

We could be real life friends!

- Amanda

Lauren @ Lot Forty Eight said...

OH MY GOSH I didn't think there was anyone out there that doesn't like cheese like me!!!!

Jackie said...

I'm so glad that we ARE friends in real life...even if I am 3.5 hours away from you now. :( Also, I am so glad that Tommy and I are not the only couple that bicker all the time, too! All with love, of course. ;) Miss you, Mandy (obviously, since I'm stalking your blog right now)!