Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So Long, Farewell...

My sweet little Tabbi-kins is off on an Asian adventure and I miss her! However, before she skipped town, she finished her DC chapter with lots and lots of adventures-and let me tag along on quite a few of them. Here are some highlights...
NYC Museum Tour

We broke the cardinal rule of Chinatown buses. Do NOT, I repeat do NOT sit next to the potties...eek!

The Fray and Jack's Mannequin Concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion

Tabbi's Leavin on a Jet Plane Good-bye Party

I love this girl and her zest for life. I love that we know the same people (dating back 15 years...) and the same places. I love her heart of gold. I love all the adventures we've been on together (Duck, NYC 3X, Palmyra/Niagara Falls, Eastern Market, Williamsburg/Richmond, Cherry Blossom Festivals, Scottish Christmas Parades, Drag Queen Races, Rehoboth Beach, Police 5ks, musicals and ballets, Costco Pizza, Sunday dinners, Georgetown Gelato, touring with friends from home/USU, lil fender-benders :), and on and on). And I love that we've helped each other through our growing pains (sometimes its hard being a big girl!) over the last 2 years.

I love my Tabbi and I'm so glad it's not goodbye, just see you later...we're both from Tree town, she can't get rid of me that easily :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Being better...

I just got off the phone with an "old" friend. We've really only known each other for 3-ish years, but I'm pretty sure our souls have been friends forever! No matter how much time passes between conversations or emails, we're always on the same page...we just "get" each other. And as if having one friend like this isn't blessing enough, I met her along with 3 other girls that I equally adore. We all lived together as interns in DC...discovering a new city, embarking on our "careers" and getting our first taste of the real world. To this day, I count these girls as one of the greatest "tender mercies" that I've been blessed with. These girls are beautiful, smart, talented...way out of my league!

Over the years, I've tried to determine what makes my relationships with Melissa, Allison, Ashlee and Mindy so unique, and I've come to a few conclusions...
They see the best in me. There isn't a competitive, catty bone in any of their bodies.
They are some of my best cheerleaders. They're the first to congratulate and cheer when good things happen and the first to comfort and console when life gets rough. No matter how far I might be from the person I should be, they know what I'm capable of and treat me like I'm already there (they epitomize the Goethe quote below). They make me want to be the best Kami I can be...and I hope that I do the same for them.

"Treat a man as he is, he will remain so. Treat a man the way he can be and ought to be, and he will become as he can be and should be." -Goethe

Oh how I love these girls...its been too long since we've all gotten together (and I missed the reunion tour this past weekend) so I just wanted to let them know how much I adore them! I'm one lucky girl to have friends like these...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hot off the Press...

I'd like to thank the "lady" that leaves her Express newspaper in the bathroom stall at work. I thought only dudes read the paper on the pot...you learn something new everyday!