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  1. G. Long
    July 18, 2013 @ 1:30 am

    I don’t find this ‘t cute, or sweet. I find it deeply moving. It brought tears to my eyes.


  2. kc
    August 31, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    tears of remembrance for my bestie. Beautiful post.


  3. chrystal
    September 4, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    what a wonderful post! I’m going to call my best friend right now 🙂


  4. Melissa
    November 21, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    I have always wanted to do this!! Due to my life choices when I was young, I was an oppressed and terrified young mother too embarrassed to admit that I needed help. I got out of that situation a long-ass time ago, and am waiting for the right time to go road tripping until I find out where I want to be…maybe after my kids join the NBA or something, but the time WILL come!!


  5. Angela
    September 4, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    I know this post is old, but I wanted to thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of your life! My BFF and I have known each other for 24 years (since we were 8) and we also lived together after college. So. Much. Laughter. Every day, every night. We both made little money in our first “grown-up” jobs, and our apartment was kind of crappy. But dear lord, did we laugh! Your post made me smile because it brought back all those memories. Thank you!


  6. Emily
    September 25, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    How long did you stay? What made you decide it was time to go home?


  7. Rita Marie
    January 27, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    Your writing is just beautiful. and funny. and witty. and heartfelt. I am now in love with your blog. Thank you for continuing to write.


  8. Lara (the one featured in the post)
    January 27, 2015 @ 2:23 pm

    ^^^ I love this comment. I too am grateful she continues to write. <3


  9. Christy
    January 31, 2015 @ 9:02 am

    I am years late to the party, but had to say that this is hands-down the best piece of writing I’ve ever read about friendship between girls/women. I don’t know how you did it, but you captured exactly what it’s like. I’ve read few things come close.

    And thank you for the urn/auction post. I happened upon it this morning while contemplating an online auction catalog. My heart was palpitating with anxiety over the prospect of not winning an oil-on-canvas of ships on rough sea. I decided not to go to the auction.


  10. Elise
    March 17, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    You might not be checking for comments at this late date, but I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful post. You and Lara are so lucky to have connected, and to have the adventure of moving somewhere together at 22! It’s perfection!

    I have three close friends I’ve known since grade school, and the thought of not being able to see them every single day until we graduated from high school is crazy. They made high school fun and memorable. That you were able to sustain a long-distance friendship in the days before free minutes and the internet is quite the feat! And that you had to go without Lara being a daily physical presence in your life – tragic.

    One day you will be sending Lara a birthday card and realize you’ve been friends for 40 or 50 years. It’s an odd feeling (but amazing!) My friends and I only manage to get together every couple of years – we are spread around the country – but when we do, it’s just talk laugh talk laugh lather rinse repeat. Having women friends who have known you through almost every stage of your life is worth more than gold.

    Thanks again for this post and all your other posts. For an office drone, you have livened up a lot of time since I discovered your amazing blog. THANK YOU SO MUCH.


  11. Deborah
    December 12, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    I know you wrote this several years ago (five to be exact) but I was reading through your blog from the beginning, and something from the shower curtain caught my eye “ugly bug ball” I not only know that movie but have loved it since I was a kid. My best friend and my kids are the only other people I know who would know what that meant. Summer Magic is a great movie still.


  12. Kris Dablet
    January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    I’ve cried like that, laughing without sound, except for an occasional squeak or gulp or snort, while tears ran down my face and every look at my friend only made it worse (better). Better moments cannot be created or forgotten. And I’ve been lucky enough to have the same thing with my Mom while traveling….we’ll never forget that one road in Northern Ireland…..


  13. Janice
    March 31, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

    Ahhh this made me cry 🙂
    My oldest dearest friend has since earned her wings, but this post brought back SO many great memories!
    Thank you for that.

    PS – LOVE that you have a start at the beginning button. Which is exactly what I’ve done and currently totally enjoying your posts. So thanks for that too 😉


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