Monday, July 25, 2011

Making New Friends

My friendship themed month in my Happiness Project is hovering around the 50/50 mark.  I've been making an effort via text, phone call, and e-mail which is great.  I've seen a lot of my friends from work, they tend to be easier to see in the summer since they're off and I'm not scrambling to find coordinating weekends, which is great.  I haven't really seen my other group of friends (Christie, Crotch, Christina, and Alley), but the month isn't out and it's not like there's an expiration date on friendships or spending time together.  I also haven't been putting a lot of effort into e-friendships.  So I'm not doing terribly, but I can most certainly do better.

However, I did make a friend.  Making new friends is never easy for me because I tend to be shy at first and even a bit awkward at times.  But one night on vacation (I'm working on getting those posts up asap), Andy, my sister, his friend who lives in Orlando, and myself went out to dinner at City Walk in Universal. After we ate we went to this dueling piano bar where we had some drinks.  There was a girl about my age sitting at a table with her friends and you could just tell she was super fun.  She was singing and laughing and both my sister and I said that we wanted to be friends with her, but we were half in the bag and screeching "Tiny Dancer" as loud as we could so we didn't pay much mind to it.

Then we went to the bathroom and who was in there? Fun Girl!  When girls are drunk and in the bathroom together, we just naturally talk to one another.  I wasn't awkward at all and we hung out in the bathroom making fun of people for a while and then she left.  But on the way out we ran into her outside and we actually exchanged numbers, on a tampon, but whatevs.  Yup that's right, I picked up a friend at a bar.
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9 comments:

ModernMom said...

...better then that, you picked up a friend on a tampon? That is funny. Perhaps you are the fun girl?

Eva Gallant said...

I hope she calls you before she uses the tampon! lol I just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you find time to do the same.

Eva Gallant said...

I hope she calls you before she uses the tampon! lol I just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you find time to do the same.

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

You picked up a friend at the bar... with a tampon! I love it! It doesn't get girlier - or more in the bag - than that!

Rachel said...

I love that fact that you picked up a girl, in a bar using a tampon! That whole story rocks!

Neuffj said...

YAY for new friends! On a tampon eh?

Jennifer said...

Just read a little more about your Happiness Theme for the month - what a great concept! I can get totally anti-sosh sometimes when it comes to my friends (and meeting new ones!). I literally have to force myself to come out of my shell! I suppose I should try this out and become a better friend, huh? ;-)

Stopping by to congratulate you on your SITS feature! Hope you enjoy your day!

Charlotte said...

I think that's awesome! It gets so hard to meet people as we get older and our social circles tend to think out a bit. And I've totally made friends with girls at bars... I find that once I get out of the NYC area the girls are WAY friendlier :)

confidenceiseverything said...

Hey... I'm really bad at making new friends too! I am really awkward when I first meet someone. I've always been really shy and it's hard for me to strike up any sort of conversation with other people. I have to say though, as the years go by I find myself getting a little better at about it. It's so much easier to meet new friends online... and that's why I love blogging :).

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