I finished my lesson for church today early, so I thought I would revisit this much neglected blog of mine. When I don't have the energy for narrative, I make a list.
Every now and then I’ll have a good, long Google conversation with my friend Mike. I don’t know why, but talking to him reminded me of a post he put up on his blog awhile ago with a list of things that, depending on how many on the list you can answer “yes” to, will tell you how good a friend you are of his. I was able to answer more than half of them in the affirmative.
I enjoy a good narcissistic exercise every now and then so last night as I was enjoying one of my favorite Saturday night activities, I thought of my own list:
1. You can tell me what I was referring to as one of my favorite Saturday night activities.
2. You’ve come with me on a weekend getaway or a summer vacation.
3. I’ve introduced you to 2+ of my family members.
4. I’ve invited you over for dinner.
5. I’ve asked for your input on a talk or lesson and you were responsive and helpful.
6. You’ve come to visit me at work, whether during the work day or for Gallery Stroll.
7. I’ve obsessed about something in front of you and you still talk to me.
8. You’ve come to more than one of my concerts.
9. I’ve stayed up talking to you past my bedtime.
10. I cried in front of you and didn’t feel like I needed to apologize for being stupid or silly.
11. You told me I was pretty (sometimes I’m easy)
12. You still read this blog.
Here’s the break down:
If you can claim 6+ items, we are Very Good Friends.
If you can claim 4+ items, we are Mostly Friends.
If you can claim 2+ items, we are Kinda Friends.
*Disclaimer: the validity of this exercise is inconsequential and shouldn't be taken too seriously. But if you happen to do really well, I will take a respective amount of pleasure in that.