Monday, September 29, 2008

Nothing Like Spending Time with the People Who Get You the Best

Inky loves that MasterCard commercial where the dorky kids dance to "We Want the Funk." In it, the announcer says "Spending time with people who understand you: priceless." And, as we all know, it's true. There's nothing quite like getting to just be yourself around people you've known and trusted for years. The kinds of people who truly get you, can finish your sentences and perhaps most importantly, people who have learned to be forgiving of your shortcomings.

This weekend, I spent a lot of time with the two people in my life who most embody these traits. XL came up to York to hang out with Inky and I, and to watch a ton of sports. We started off on Friday night having some Aussie meat pies, which we all washed down with some Toohey's New, an Aussie beer. Then we set about the process of readying ourselves for the evenings viewing, which would commence at Midnight, in the form of the 2008 AFL Grand Final, live from Down Under. To keep ourselves up till that late hour, we gorged ourselves on candy and each of us rode the sugar high till different points in the game.

The rest of the weekend was could have very easily been a snippet of the time we all lived together back in 1998 or any other point in the last dozen years for that matter. We quote movies and TV shows to one another, or we make light of the absurd things going on around us, and most importantly they make me laugh. It's important to have bedrock people in your life that help remind you of the good things in life and forget the bad. For me, I'm lucky to be married to one and have the other as a best friend.

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