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Kaliwood Meets the Ville

ImageIf you aren't reading the musings of Kaliwood I suggest you go there right now. Far more fashionable than I can dream to be, it'll give you some tips on feminism and how to live your life outside of swimmingbikingrunning. You know, how to live in real life. If you're wondering why this shameless plug has been inserted, it's because on Tuesday I got to have dinner with this lovely lady who I have known since I was 18, naturally skinny, very mildly fashionable, and if you can believe it, a party animal. Even though we have a lot of differences, we are scarily similar when it comes to the important stuff like our careers and our lack of urgency when it comes to marriage.

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So again you ask, why do I care? You might not. But following in the footsteps of the Discom-BOB-ulated runner I thought I'd mention a little of what I'm thankful for this Thursday. I'm thankful for my favorite people. If we're being honest, I only have a small handful of favorite people. People are ok, but it takes a special one to be one of the favorites. I'm not an easy person to befriend and more so, I'm not terribly social so when one of the faves happens to live 70+ miles away the best I can muster is an occasional text, a quick facebook chat during the workday and when and only when the stars align, a dinner. I am thankful to have friends I feel like I can press pause with and no matter how long I leave it, I can always press play and pick things back up with. I'm thankful to have friends I haven't seen in years but am able to talk to and stay connected with through the internet (what?! the internet isn't the devil?!). I'm thankful to have friends who were merely acquaintances years ago but through some fantastic twist of fate we have found each other through a common goal. Yes, Team Awesome Jess, I'm talking about you. I'm thankful to finally have my sister back and living in the same town as me! I'm also thankful to now be just a bit older and able to recognize that the best friends aren't the ones who are nearby or the ones you see everyday. In my case, they're my pause pals. So now I will leave you with pics from the past. Appreciate your friends today and everyday!

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  1. Awww thanks! Alex asked me a while ago how I know you, and I was like, umm well we met in High School and went to Europe. Then I started reading her blog and we started talking online again? Hahaha! It's like the reverse of normal bloggy-type people. I think it's way cooler that way. :)

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  2. I love love love this post!! (( BUT I WANT TO KILL YOU FOR POSTING THAT PICTURE! Pink is clearly NOT my color and I look awful!!))

    But anyways I had SOOO much fun catching up with you at dinner and can't wait to do it again soon!!!!

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