Friday, August 25, 2006

Will you be my friend?

For weeks now we've been waiting and waiting for a MWR (MoraleWarefareRecreation) event on post. There was a beer tasting at the confrence center today and we went. It was pretty fun. There were two local breweries, a KC brewery and for some silly reason Bud also showed. We had a few samples, tried some of the finger foods and up pops people we knew were here in the same class as the hubby.

We will call her Texas the man's wife. Texas when I first met her almost 3 years ago I thought was a bit snotty and self absorbed. She seemd to only focus on going back to TX regardless of what it might do for her hubby's career and on these silly special type of headlights for the BMW she ordered. Usually I am right on with my first observations but tonight I was proved wrong.

Talking was a little strained as we both worked through the conversation. Its been a while since the time I last saw her but things went well. We both talked about things we wanted to do and what we were doing to keep ourselves busy. I asked if she scrapbooked which was well a little but that she could do more. I then asked if she wanted to hang out some time and go look at things etc. I then mentioned the Starbucks we found and her eyes lit up. Aha! I told her where is was and then I gave her my number. She is much more down to earth than the last time we met. Maybe time or maybe I just met her on a bad day when just like me I was so ready to just go home back to a real place with real things and our family and friends.

So I pretty much asked her if she wanted to be my friend...its like 5th grade all over again but this time I have killer cookies I baked myself in a tin right behind the Senseo coffee maker!


MQ said...

Isn't it great to find a friend in a second chance?

I did that with a friend once. She was a total snob when I first met her, but on subsequent meetings she was the sweetest thing in the world. Weird!

Andrew said...

I am always amazed, when I think a person is one type of person, then I scratch beneath the surface - I always find we are more alike than I originally thought.

To Love, Honor and Dismay

CaliValleyGirl said...

Wow...I have had that happen on occasion, where the person I wrote off suddenly turns into someone I can connect with. That's a great pick-me up for me, since I will have to start making friends again here, since I arrived back in LA yesterday...a true Valley Girl once again!